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  • brezarnsoff brezarnsoff Dec 10, 2011 2:27 PM Flag


    you have to believe govt is good, that its efficient and that it works. Yet, the only thing good in govt and that actually works is the military, yet all libs hate the military.

    Yes, you're right, libs are very screwed up.

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    • um yes, 99% of all govt shuts down on the weekends. But what's that have to do with anything, sport? My corporation doesn't pay $16 for a muffin, $100 of a hammer, etc etc

      get the point? you libs are clueless

    • Your corporation shutters its dooors on Saturday?

      Isnt that a waste of your equipment and overheads?

      You think the government shuts down on Saturday? Ring 911 and find out.

    • any idiot(liberal) that claims the corporationS, WHO DON'T USE TAX PAYER MONEY, are just as inefficient as the govt needs his head examined and completely explains why our country is so screwed up.

      Liberals are the scum of the earth. Where ever they take over, California, Greece, Italy, etc etc, that country or state goes into the toilet

    • It's Saturday, sport.

    • Did you buy the computer you are using with corporation money?

    • it's becoming more and more "ideologically inconvenient for some to have such a stellar health-delivery system being run by the government," says Margaret O'Kane, president of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, which rates health plans for businesses and individuals. If VA health care continues to be the industry leader, it may become more difficult to argue that the market can do better.

    • As the reforms produced results, veterans began "voting with their feet," says Dr. Jonathan Perlin, who just resigned as the VA's health under secretary. Hundreds of thousands abandoned private physicians and enrolled in the lower-cost and higher-quality VA care. But that created a new problem. The VA's budget from Congress (currently about $30 billion annually) couldn't cover the influx. By January 2003, with hundreds of thousands waiting six months or more for their first appointment, the VA began limiting access to only vets with service-related injuries or illness or those with low income.

      Veterans' groups understandably want the health-care system expanded to accommodate vets with higher incomes and no service-related ailments. Tom Bock, commander of the American Legion, has another idea: allow elderly vets not in the system who are drawing Medicare payments to spend those benefits at a VA facility instead of going to a private doctor, as is now required by Medicare. "It's a win-win-win situation," he argues. Medicare, which pays more than $6,500 per patient annually for care by private doctors, could save with the VA's less expensive care, which costs about $5,000 per patient. The vets would receive better service at the VA's facilities, which could treat millions more patients with Medicare's cash infusion.

      But conservatives fear such an arrangement would be a Trojan horse, setting up an even larger national health-care program and taking more business from the private sector.

    • Should people be free to smoke what they want?

      To marry who they want?

      To have the number of children they want?

      To be free to rent a book from the Library without George Bush knowing about it, or to phone a friend without Cheney listening in?

      Come back when you REALLY like small government; not just runaway military spending on pork barrel fighter jets that the military doesnt want.

      Military spending works? LOL. Its bloated, secretive, goes to pet districts, and for all that money, we get the bodies of heroes dumped in landfills by the conservatives.

      Veterans were never treated with more respect than when Obama took office.

    • yes they are.

    • Ignore List.

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