Raybans thinks that because some people are claiming the new policies are more expensive, the new policies must be more expensive.
This is the same fellow who also believed it when some people claimed you could simply not sign up till you showed up at the emergency room to "sign the papers"
Raybans prefers the Republican plan, where all insurance companies would set up dummy head quarters in a US Protectorate island in the Pacific, which would have health insurance laws most favorable to insrance companies. Oh, also, Raybans is convinced you would be etter off if your doc was protected from the consequences of malpractice.
These people gave us 2001-2009, and they are not embarrassed. No shame, no scruple, no brains.
Raybans, you were always for high deductibles yet you criticised high deductibles back in october.
You also joined the chorus of know-nothings talking about not signing up till healthcare is not necessary, in complete ignorance of how the plans are set up.
The only reason you get to crow about sign up rates now: the Republican propgandists did to Obamacare what no one did to the precursor it is based on: Romneycare. Because it was rolled out by Republicans in Mass, there were no unscupulos liars telling gullible and credulous Republican bag holders not to "sign the papers" unless they happened to need care.
You will need to unscrupulously attack Obamacare in a new way after the articles come out soon about uninsured Republican bagholders asking to "sign the papers" in ERs and being surprised they are not retroactively covered, suffering $75,000 ER debts.
But dont worry, the Republican Ministry of Bagholder Information will turn it around as a failure of Obamacare, so you can decry the fate of good people getting hurt by bad Obama.
You people will continue to mess up America till 75% of the people finally rally against your insanity.
There were two types of new participants: those who lost a pile following the GLAD sytem, and those who were attracted to the board because of political postings.
Before new people came in, rightwingers were ganging up on me for correcting their misconceptions. There were 6 of them and 1 of me, and they successfully drove me off the board.
The new political people evened the numbers, and Romney lost, and the fellow who lost his GLAD pile posts less frequently now.
The disturbance in the Force was resolved.
Raybans writes this today "Also they did not solve the problem that patients go to doctors like they have a blank check because there is no motivation for them to care about how much it cost."
And tomorrow he will criticize high deductables
He can hold two mutually contradictory views due to his inability to recognize the simple fact that high deductables actually DO solve ".. the problem that patients go to doctors like they have a blank check because there is no motivation for them to care about how much it cost"
This is the same fellow who thought people could delay sigining up for insuance till they showed up in. The emergency room.
Low information with low reasoning ability.
"waht we have here is a failure to think straight"
Jad describes the kind of pervasive pessimism that permeates market bottoms, yet we are making all time highs.
Really makes you wonder.
Is the pessimism misperceived or is this what the market can do even during bad times? If the market has done so well in bad times, what will it do when millions of Jads start turning sanguine?
Dreits wanted to led. group of happy investors who would constantly congratulate him for enlightening them.
As such, it was only a matter of time before he strted up his own GLAD blog.
If Gazprom cuts supply to Ukraine, will West launch an airlift of alternative heating supplies?
The vector of all this: Russia keeps Crimea by hook or by #$%$, and the referendum will decide the fate of Ukraine.
The Western leaders seem to project they have an advantage in Ukraine, yet former Secy Defense Robert Gates went on record stating Russia has the "high cards".
No way will Russia give up Crimea.
That guy doesnt seem well at all.
He spent his life burning our money in the pentagon money pit and now he sees his life work of constant war and runaway Pentagon budgets reversed by the guy who busted his last chance to be Pres.
I thought I saw a wisp of smoke coming out of his ears. He's festering.
Remember Merkel talking of Putin not understanding reality even before he folded. Like, why even try Vlad, you got nothing.
Everyone but the Sarah Palin screwballs, including Putin, knows thatthe West has Russia on the matt.
I'm just surprised the west is pressing their advantage so hard.
Sure, Ukraine has a good head count, but its a basket case. Its best place is with Russia.
I get Merkel and compsny being aggressive, but the only way to explain our stance is payback for Syria, when the Republicans joined w Putin to backk Assad.
Does anyone care to take a guess at the number of hours per day raybans listens to haight radio?
Consider this as an explanation of raybans-style conservativism: a perception that there is not enough to go around, and you need to take as much as you get get away with, regardless of legal or moral constraints.
A perception that pecking order ("class" and other preferences) will determine who will be rewarded during feast times and who will be saved when crunch time famine comes and shortage hits. Pecking order plus selfishness..
Driven by Raging internal security about their self worth and fears they are not good enough to get a spot high enough on the pecking order which turns into triumphant self satisfaction when they feel they have secured a good spot in society, which they see as a lifeboat. They are either worried about being too low or gloating at the level they have achieved in the pecking order and looking down at "low-lifes"
This preoccupation extends to obsessive levels of vigilence to make sure groups they think have less "class" and preference (based on gender, income, various background tests) are kept to their low rankings in the pecking order.
The raybans character was created by countless generations of individuals jockeying for advantage during repeated cycles of feast and famine as human society evolved.
The Raybans character is above all a Survivor, with character traits geared toward competitive success in an environment of pervasive scarcity: character traits of remorselessness, lack of scruple or sympathy, and bondless opportunism at the expense of others.
Raybans, the would-be self-styled enthusiastic slaver, surely does live in the a-legal, a-moral Hobbesian world of struggle each against all.
The perfect example of this character type would be those who quickly rose to the top in the hierarchy of prisoners of 1933-1945 at the expense of the Primo Levis of the world.
My god, what are you still doing in this stock?
By now this stock should be owned exclusively by mrons.
What are you, d2 and Falco DOING here?
His point is: you were for the "washington establishment" before you were against it.
My point is, you. Think you can call the new administration "socialist" and the same as the existing "washington establishment" at the same time.
2 plus 2 equals any number you say.
Europe and the US hold all the cards. Russia is the new Sick Man of Europe.
The only question here is, will the West restrain itself from pressing its advantage to the point of imbalancing Russia by pushing it too hard into a corner?
The west has all the cards. Everyone but the Sarah Palin crowd knows this.
--"When folks can make a better living from welfare, foodstamps and puplic housing why bother going out to look for a job? Have a clue"
If you buy that, I have some investment opportunities you will love. Bridge securitizations. Its the next big thing.
Ray85 let me put it another way: we can all agree this presents buying opportunities but ought to be respected because we dont have a firm handle on Putin's Ambitions.
The most likely outcome will be return to pre-ouster status quo with minimal bloodshed.
Ray85, you are the smrtest guy in the room, but you are slipping in your take on this Ukraine non-event.
Russia is not Syria.
Ukraine is not Chechnya.
The west has no dog in this fight.
The whole thing will be over in a week.
The circumstances under which Russia would cut off gas to Eurozone is a black swan within a black swan.
But Ray, who would be more devastated? The Russian oligarchs need that gas income.
Thats a high capex, high opcost business.