did we witness the reincarnation of Jimmy Hoffa last night?

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  1. Lazer

    Lazer lied to again

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    As for the high cost of healthcare, two prominate things happened that have gotten us to this point.
    1. Unions during WWII offered health insurance as part of compensation because of wage freeze during the war.
    2. Medicare, with the government intrusion in the healthcare/insurance marketplace, as with any government intrusion cost 'snowball' is the only result.
     
  2. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    The Constitution was written before "health insurance" was conceived.....so .....,Constitutionally,........we should not have any?

    I believe the final TARP payment to bail out banks.......700 billion of taxpayer dollars....is bring paid out this week. They were too big to allow to fail,.,,....so you and I ponyed up whether we wanted to or not. If pension funds fail......,..due to the actions of banks,....... certainty not because of any action by the people involved in the fund....... wouldn't that set off a string of catastrophic events leading to more people on welfare and Social Security?

    Would you consider a government that takes your money and gives it to the wealthiest institutions in this nation to reward risky business practices,...........to be a morally bankrupt institution?

    I believe it's "Government for the people, by the people".........so that would make people more important than say.....business, wouldn't it?.

    Unfortunately many people are enthralled with the phony jingoistic false "patriotism" espoused today by media bought and paid for by big business.......to convince people that stuff like "self-reliance" is a noble attribute..

    Self -reliance means you're all alone.......separated from each other.......so big business can cut you up piecemeal.
    Why do you think they hate Unions? Because of the power in a group of people that can stand up to rapacious businesses.

    Being in a Union is a First Amendment right........one of those things you're supposed to be defending with the Second Amendment. Unions also didn't exist when the Constitution was written.....but through the years, our "right of peaceful assembly" and freedom of Association......has been interpreted as a Constitutionally protected right........ Henry Clay Frick, richest man in the world in the 1890's..,...tried to outlaw Unions. Couldn't.........

    So, when that big business owned media starts telling you that "Unions are morally bankrupt"...........they really want you to quit belonging and be "self-reliant"..........

    They can always steamroll over an individual...

    They sure seem to be afraid of Unions....given all the time and effort they put into telling working people how "bad" they are.....
     
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