By far the high point of the morning was an exchange between Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Danielle Martin, a physician and health policy professor from Toronto.
BURR: On average, how many Canadian patients on a waiting list die each year? Do you know?
MARTIN: I don’t, sir, but I know that there are 45,000 in America who die waiting because they don’t have insurance at all.
BURR: What do you say to an elected official who goes to Florida and not the Canadian system to have a heart valve replacement?
MARTIN: It’s actually interesting, because in fact the people who are the pioneers of that particular surgery, which Premier Williams had, and have the best health outcomes in the world for that surgery, are in Toronto, at the Peter Munk Cardiac Center, just down the street from where I work.
So what I say is that sometimes people have a perception, and I believe that actually this is fueled in part by media discourse, that going to where you pay more for something, that that necessarily makes it better, but it’s not actually borne out by the evidence on outcomes from that cardiac surgery or any other.
Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, who also ran for the White House in 2012, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who made a bid for the nomination in 2008, are addressing the audience. And don't forget about former Alaska Gov. and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and Donald Trump, who seem to be flirting with 2016 bids.
ALL VERY SERIOUS PEOPLE
Will it be 100% de-void of reality?
side show bob to give major policy breif?
OK look, if a rais to 10.10 would lose a fair amount of jobs, How about half that? $7.25 to 10.10 is an increase of $2.85, so what if we raised it $1.40 an hour? Now any job loss would be less than half predicted for 10.10, ok so if we raise it ONE DOLLAR an HOUR.................any losses would be very small indeed, so if a bill is put up to raise it $1 an hour over two years it should just sail right through, right?
remember, Kochs want Social security cut,.........course theres also the voters
as the struggle to keep from looking like Ann coulture like freaks........by their viewership make crazy making a necessity, either they get the side show back or the new guys become the new side show......such is FOX.
YES the real story is:------being unable to secure insurance coverage for so-called biologic medications, which include etanercept (marketed as Enbrel) and adalimumab (Humira).
PEOPLE DROP OUT BECAUSE OF PRICE, the MEDS too damm high!
so what does this mean for CELG? what price are they counting on? Are the aynalists using numbers that the insurance companies won't support?
Yea so basicaly, the people refining and selling know about this WAY, WAY ahead of time, they could stockpile a bit, but why do that? Why not just PROFIT ENRON style on " maintanance", funny how sometimes it Takes longer than expected, humm, whats that, an increase in long positions on the futures, right before the announcement of "more downtime?" Humm, who just locked in extra profit at consumer expense? Gee the capitalist have to work really hard for money don't they.
Which planet does he live on? He ranted how the show wasn't being filmed in D.C., because they didn't have the " necessary tax breaks"..........then droned on as if this was a failure of some sorts " your not not having the right tax breaks" clearly a bad thing........who says they wanted the show? Who says they give out tax breaks? Is the D.C. economy in such bad shape that they need to grovel for Biz?...........LOL.......
how much should we spend on it?
Installing a strongman, yea that way if anything goes wrong the people there will love us right?
after all what could go wrong? its the Middleast.
thats all they care about, spend it! Just not in America.
on economics, how hes been RIGHT all the time 100%, they can't prove hi wrong so they are reduced to pretendning he isn't there........really sad, shows a sickness of the soul...
The National Rifle Association and Republicans backing the bill are capitalizing on provisions that roll back the state’s mandatory minimum sentencing scheme, known as “10-20-life” to garner support. “People make mistakes and do irrational things when in fear of death or injury. That doesn’t mean they should go to prison for 20 years.
What the NRA’s press release and op-ed don’t mention is that the bill doesn’t just remove mandatory minimum sentences for those who would be convicted of gun and violence-related crimes; it also removes all criminal and civil liability for those who successfully invoke the defense in as vague and sweeping a manner as the original Stand Your Ground law, potentially opening the door for more judicial rulings of the sort we have already seen that excuse fatal shootings of unarmed victims.
Since Benghazi dominated O’Reilly’s interview with Obama, it’s fair to check how many times O’Reilly asked Bush about at least six attacks on United States embassies and consulates during his first term. Zero. It never came up in three long interviews, according to the transcripts Fox posted.