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I think we should REALLY put this new found tax authority to the test

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Romney's the only one running on the promise of repealing it.

That's all that needs to be said.

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It's funny because the spin on this (and it would have been the same with Obama I'm sure) is ridiculous. Before it was, "It's going to kill Obama when it's ruled unconstitutional!" Now it's going to kill him because it's the "largest tax hike ever." How the hell is that even possible? Like 1% of Americans are going to have additional taxes... Rest of us will probably even save money...

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It's funny because the spin on this (and it would have been the same with Obama I'm sure) is ridiculous. Before it was, "It's going to kill Obama when it's ruled unconstitutional!" Now it's going to kill him because it's the "largest tax hike ever." How the hell is that even possible? Like 1% of Americans are going to have additional taxes... Rest of us will probably even save money...

It was never talked about because name one legal pundit that suggested the possibility that a justice would have "fixed" the law as to label it a tax and make it constitutional. Find one.

I argued from the outset that if it's a tax...it's legal, but the administration persisted in oral arguments that it wasn't...even when he uttered the word tax accidently and the justices laughed and asked him to correct it.

The administration has lied...and is choosing to continue to lie.

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Concealed hand gun is used as a deterrent?

Concealed is your addition.

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Because healthcare promotes health and life, and guns are instruments created for the sole purpose of death. You might as well say "Next they'll mandate we all jump off a cliff and fly a rocketship into the sun!" Come up with a better analogy, you're on the right track, just way way off.

Each year in the US, as Dr. Starfield reported, there are:

12,000 deaths from unnecessary surgeries;

7,000 deaths from medication errors in hospitals;

20,000 deaths from other errors in hospitals;

80,000 deaths from infections acquired in hospitals;

106,000 deaths from FDA-approved correctly prescribed medicines.

The total of medically-caused deaths in the US every year is 225,000.

This makes the medical system the third leading cause of death in America, behind heart disease and cancer.

based on a year 2000 study. I know, I know, the medical field "saves" many which ostensibly counter-balances those that it kills. I'm just making a point.

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Why did you put saves in quotes?

Your point isn't really relevant. The purpose that medicine serves is to help. The purpose that weapons serve is to harm. Outliers don't make the whole.

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My point was that modern medicine kills more people than guns in the US. Nothing more nothing less. I understand the point of medicine though. It's largely an irrelevant point, I just felt like pointing it out.

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My point was that modern medicine kills more people than guns in the US. Nothing more nothing less. I understand the point of medicine though. It's largely an irrelevant point, I just felt like pointing it out.

Think about how many would die without medicine vs. how many would die without guns.

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Yeah, I already stated that.

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I will say that Medicine and Capitalism are a bad mix. This combination does not work for the benefit of the patient, but solely for profit.

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of the 50 million that do not currently have insurance, is there a full breakdown/metric as to why they currently do not? Are they all umemployed? Single? Retired? Gypsys?

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of the 50 million that do not currently have insurance, is there a full breakdown/metric as to why they currently do not? Are they all umemployed? Single? Retired? Gypsys?

This is the crux of why I don't think this bill is any good. Most people without health insurance (people who can't afford it) are exempt from the mandate. The only thing the mandate does is make people who can afford it buy it. It's a favor to insurance companies, that's all.

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