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Obamacare is constitutional as a tax.

Someday, we'll be forced to buy the president's merchandise or be fined (I'm kidding, of course.)

On a sarcastic note, Obama for Dictator 2012!

Edit: And sorry if my opinion offends anyone - I just can't see how forcing everyone to buy something they may not be able to afford - and possibly will never need - is a good thing. It raises costs on the rich, the poor, and the middle class. It prevents small businesses from growing as it takes away a portion of their profits once they have more workers hired. I can't see a good side to it.

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Obamacare is constitutional as a tax.

Someday, we'll be forced to buy the president's merchandise or be fined (I'm kidding, of course.)

On a sarcastic note, Obama for Dictator 2012!

Edit: And sorry if my opinion offends anyone - I just can't see how forcing everyone to buy something they may not be able to afford - and possibly will never need - is a good thing. It raises costs on the rich, the poor, and the middle class. It prevents small businesses from growing as it takes away a portion of their profits once they have more workers hired. I can't see a good side to it.

I don't want to get in a debate about this but I would like to share my two cents with you about it. First of all, I'm not 100% satisfied. I would have much rather gotten a single payer health care system like every other modern western country. I feel like PPACA (Obamacare/Romenycare) was pushed way too hard as a bipartisan solution and has some weaknesses as a result.

Moving forward, health care reform was desperately needed in the United States. There were just so many problems with Insurance companies; not covering preexisting conditions, dropping individuals after spending too much on healthcare, etc. PPACA fixes a lot of these issues, however there is a cost. Every single American has to have health insurance by 2014 or they'll see a tax hike. You're right in that it will raise costs for the rich and the higher end of the middle class but this won't financially hurt the poor nearly as much. There is a lot of text in PPACA that works to extend Medicaid to more Americans and provide financial aid to individuals who can't afford health insurance. Additionally, "preventing small businesses from growing" is kind of a farce. A large majority of Americans have received their health insurance as a result of employee benefits. This is just part of our culture and it is the responsibility of our law to work with our culture, not against it. You will see a drop in employee wages before you see small businesses hitting some 50 employee wall and saying, "Gee, if it weren't for PPACA I could hire more workers and grow!"

Ultimately, if you can't see how health care reform is going to help insure more Americans than ever before (including a number of individuals in my family who suffer from MD) then I feel sorry for you. Again, PPACA isn't a perfect bill but it is modeled after one of the best implementations of health care reform in the US: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_health_care_reform#Outcomes

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I'm so upset with myself right now. I've made such a moronic mistake and I could kick my tail all over the globe!

About a month ago I decided to change my password on my computer. A couple days after however, I was at Best Buy just browsing around and ran across what I considered a great deal on a laptop (not that I intended to buy anything initially - I was just browsing eating up time to go do something else), so I bought it (what I'm currently using). Anyways, I've been using this laptop now for about a month and as you can imagine, because I haven't been logging into the computer, now I can't remember the password. I was stupid: I didn't write it down and I never made a password recovery disk.

Now it looks like I'm going to have to wipe out my hard drive and reinstall everything...and loose any saved data.

I can't express how angry I am with myself right now....!

I know how you feel, sucks huh? Hope you can work something out, maybe take it to a forensics type hard-drive recovery specialist (if you have the money and it is that important to you)

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Intensely hot for about 3 days (high 90s to 106), windy, and a tornado was forming in roanoke but luckily never touched down. Still power was out for tons of people in the Roanoke area, trees were everywhere, and folks had to throw out the foodstuffs in their fridges and drive to Salem to eat out. Power just came back on a day and a half later. NO AC FOR 1.5 DAYS SUCKS AT 100 degrees!!!!!

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I don't want to get in a debate about this but I would like to share my two cents with you about it. First of all, I'm not 100% satisfied. I would have much rather gotten a single payer health care system like every other modern western country. I feel like PPACA (Obamacare/Romenycare) was pushed way too hard as a bipartisan solution and has some weaknesses as a result.

Moving forward, health care reform was desperately needed in the United States. There were just so many problems with Insurance companies; not covering preexisting conditions, dropping individuals after spending too much on healthcare, etc. PPACA fixes a lot of these issues, however there is a cost. Every single American has to have health insurance by 2014 or they'll see a tax hike. You're right in that it will raise costs for the rich and the higher end of the middle class but this won't financially hurt the poor nearly as much. There is a lot of text in PPACA that works to extend Medicaid to more Americans and provide financial aid to individuals who can't afford health insurance. Additionally, "preventing small businesses from growing" is kind of a farce. A large majority of Americans have received their health insurance as a result of employee benefits. This is just part of our culture and it is the responsibility of our law to work with our culture, not against it. You will see a drop in employee wages before you see small businesses hitting some 50 employee wall and saying, "Gee, if it weren't for PPACA I could hire more workers and grow!"

Ultimately, if you can't see how health care reform is going to help insure more Americans than ever before (including a number of individuals in my family who suffer from MD) then I feel sorry for you. Again, PPACA isn't a perfect bill but it is modeled after one of the best implementations of health care reform in the US: http://en.wikipedia....reform#Outcomes

Not only is healthcare a mess but the whole method of trying to spend and tax the country's way into prosperity. It will never work, the goverment is taxing like crazy keeping businesses from hiring people (which creates jobs) and generating more revenue in the long run (which will allow more money for the government as well) If the government would draw back a little to allow growth, everyone would benefit from the result.

The only proven happening that has ever jumpstarted us into prosperity was war. War created the economic boom that flung us out of the Great Depression.

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Not only is healthcare a mess but the whole method of trying to spend and tax the country's way into prosperity. It will never work, the goverment is taxing like crazy keeping businesses from hiring people (which creates jobs) and generating more revenue in the long run (which will allow more money for the government as well) If the government would draw back a little to allow growth, everyone would benefit from the result.

I'm not sure what you mean when calling health care a mess even though it is modeled after proven-to-be-effective health care reform in Massachusetts (source). However, I agree that taxes aren't good during a bad economy. That is probably why Preisdent Obama's administration and Republican congressmen alike worked on and passed the economic stimulus bill which lowed taxes for 98% of Americans, bringing it to an all time low in over 60 years (source).

The only proven happening that has ever jumpstarted us into prosperity was war. War created the economic boom that flung us out of the Great Depression.

Sadly, you are correct. On that note, I read from some guy (whose name I cannot recall) that the best thing government officials could do right now is lie to the American people by saying that they believe we will face an alien invasion in ten years. Not only would you unit our workforce around a common goal, but it would also be huge incentive for us to focus back on space technology. While it may sound preposterous, it still gave me a good chuckle just because of how grand it would seemingly work :P

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Haven't you seen MIB??

Just about ALL the celebs are in fact visitors. :lol:

(Me? I'm keeping a low profile...)

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And...the aliens you are refering to would be......... (I have an idea of the who but want to hear your take)

The whole human race, I personally believe we have been modified on the genetic level by other worldy beings since before "man" could walk and if left to just evolution the inhabitants of this world would be very different to what we are now.

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well alrighty then. Personally I find Douglas Adams' take on the matter quite credible. I mean just look at the fjords in Norway, they're too beautiful to have formed by themselves, right?

rant: going to sleep at 3am and waking up at 1pm isn't working for me.

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I bet Rick needs someone to wash his car? Black is dreadful for showing dirt.

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