That was the point. BEFORE they went to the ER and YOU paid it back if you had insurance. NOW they have to have insurance instead of the costs being laid at your feet. Before - they could choose to pay NOTHING, even if they could afford it, they'd go in, get care, and just not pay the bill when it comes. Now - they can't choose to pay nothing since insurance is mandatory.
Where your analogy falls apart is right now if somebody can't pay and goes into an ER anyway they are still provided whatever treatment is needed to keep them alive (the law requiring that was passed by Reagan a long time ago). It's like your neighbor was allowed to drive your car anytime they needed to go somewhere but when it came time to buy gas they never paid you back, and now Obama has come along and demanded they start contributing something, whatever they can afford, to buying their own car instead of borrowing yours anytime they needed it.
Would you really rather go back to them not being required to help you out with costs at all yet still having every right to drive your car anytime they need it?
Huh, you're right. I did a search, and even when looking for that specific news it was hard to find, so I doubt many are seeing it that don't already know about it. No idea why it isn't showing on Yahoo.
Don't feel bad. I've had the same thing happen when I posted something very on topic after the last earnings call. As for what's going to happen - who knows. You can NEVER guess what Etrade is going to do. You can be sure as heck they're going to have a record earnings and then they have a loss because of a large one time decision of management. You can be sure they're going to lose money and sell beforehand thinking finally I didn't hold because every other time you've held they've gone down only to have it surge upwards $2-3 afterwards. (Just ask me how I know about that part!)
I'm no fan of the tea party, but there was no evidence that stenographer was part of any political group. She rambled incoherently about disparate topics and none of it was about the debt ceiling/healthcare/spending.