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Cid_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 04:49 AM
Response to Reply #31
35. Fine then...
What is the difference between my pay check and my health benefits?

Is the pay check a gift out of the goodness of the govt's heart? If you say they have to pay me or no one would show up then again what is the difference?

Is everyone in the military just a freeloading moocher and if not where is the line? Base pay? OHA? COLA? Tricare?

You didn't earn your paycheck apparantly. It was just a gift from your employer.

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  -Is there a list of all the things in this country that are ALREADY socialized? Curtland1015  Jul-31-09 04:06 PM   #0 
  - Interstate highway system, most other roads, most water and sewer systems  havocmom   Jul-31-09 04:08 PM   #1 
  - Yes, and the highways were advanced significantly under IKE!  TexasObserver   Aug-01-09 12:29 PM   #52 
  - power companies SHOULD be  gmoney   Jul-31-09 04:09 PM   #2 
  - However  texastoast   Jul-31-09 04:10 PM   #3 
  - National Park System...(nt)  KansDem   Jul-31-09 04:11 PM   #4 
  - National Weather Service n/t  dmr   Aug-03-09 12:45 PM   #79 
  - Bad investments by the Wall Street banksters.  PA Democrat   Jul-31-09 04:12 PM   #5 
  - *Military *Health care for Military *Health Care for Congress  TexasObserver   Jul-31-09 04:12 PM   #6 
  - Health care for Congress isn't socialized.  MercutioATC   Jul-31-09 04:21 PM   #12 
     - Sure it is. They get free medical by the government.  TexasObserver   Jul-31-09 04:30 PM   #15 
        - No, they don't. They have the same plan that ALL federal employees do.  MercutioATC   Jul-31-09 04:37 PM   #23 
           - Government workers getting government paid health care.  TexasObserver   Jul-31-09 05:01 PM   #24 
              - The government pays 2/3 of the premium...for ALL federal employees (including Congressmen).  MercutioATC   Aug-01-09 01:38 AM   #25 
              - We're all just evil moochers...  Cid_B   Aug-01-09 03:07 AM   #26 
              - You get what every American should get when it comes to health care.  TexasObserver   Aug-01-09 03:55 AM   #27 
                 - Aside from the fact that we have a JOB....  Cid_B   Aug-01-09 03:59 AM   #28 
                    - No, you shouldn't get better health care than any American.  TexasObserver   Aug-01-09 04:10 AM   #29 
                       - Logic is your friend...  Cid_B   Aug-01-09 04:18 AM   #30 
                          - You're just a guy in the military getting free medical.  TexasObserver   Aug-01-09 04:21 AM   #31 
                          - Fine then...  Cid_B   Aug-01-09 04:49 AM   #35 
                             - You still have the delusion that you "earn" your health care. You don't.  TexasObserver   Aug-01-09 06:47 AM   #36 
                                - Any time you feel like answering my previous questions..  Cid_B   Aug-01-09 08:22 AM   #38 
                                   - I did. If you don't understand the answer, that's your problem.  TexasObserver   Aug-01-09 10:48 AM   #45 
                                      - So I'll take that as a no...  Cid_B   Aug-01-09 11:53 AM   #46 
                          - healthcare is a basic human right... It comes under "Life" in Life, Liberty  annabanana   Aug-01-09 04:57 PM   #63 
                             - You're right. It's not something that should have to be earned.  TexasObserver   Aug-03-09 06:07 PM   #81 
              - Federal employees doe not get government paid health care! They get insurance  havocmom   Aug-01-09 02:57 PM   #55 
  - Uh,  rateyes   Jul-31-09 04:19 PM   #7 
  - Corporate Welfare! nt  valerief   Jul-31-09 04:19 PM   #8 
  - Federal Emergency Management.  rateyes   Jul-31-09 04:20 PM   #9 
  - The military.  rateyes   Jul-31-09 04:21 PM   #10 
  - True. The military is completely socialist.  TexasObserver   Aug-01-09 12:23 PM   #48 
  - You must have been in a different military  FLDCVADem   Aug-01-09 12:28 PM   #51 
     - No, just paid attention.  TexasObserver   Aug-01-09 12:30 PM   #53 
        - What are you talking about?  FLDCVADem   Aug-01-09 03:01 PM   #57 
  - and the real point about the military is  iverglas   Aug-01-09 06:43 PM   #65 
  - Libraries  redqueen   Jul-31-09 04:21 PM   #11 
  - Local government I.e. municipalities and counties.  JanMichael   Jul-31-09 04:23 PM   #13 
  - You can start with the military...  Puzzler   Jul-31-09 04:23 PM   #14 
  - The World's Largest Non-Profit  elehhhhna   Jul-31-09 04:33 PM   #21 
  - Great statesmen warned against it.  TexasObserver   Aug-01-09 12:25 PM   #49 
  - Patent & Trademark Office.  elehhhhna   Jul-31-09 04:31 PM   #16 
  - The US office of personnel management. OOPS, that's outsourced...  elehhhhna   Jul-31-09 04:32 PM   #18 
     - All licensure bureaus.  elehhhhna   Jul-31-09 04:32 PM   #19 
  - Air traffic control n/t  POAS   Jul-31-09 04:32 PM   #17 
  - And TSA. Coast Guard which helps a lot of upper middle class and rich boaters  havocmom   Aug-01-09 02:58 PM   #56 
     - The airports themselves  POAS   Aug-01-09 03:30 PM   #59 
  - national defense  grasswire   Jul-31-09 04:32 PM   #20 
  - yes, definitely, and it is the most expensive military in the world by far  TexasObserver   Aug-01-09 04:54 PM   #62 
  - What have the Romans ever done for us?  Puzzler   Jul-31-09 04:35 PM   #22 
  - Well I'll probably get slammed for saying this but  DaveinJapan   Aug-01-09 04:29 AM   #32 
  - Socialism is what the biggest corporations get in America.  TexasObserver   Aug-01-09 04:31 AM   #33 
     - My thoughts exactly! nt  DaveinJapan   Aug-01-09 04:37 AM   #34 
  - Those people who check you out at the airport  proud patriot   Aug-01-09 06:54 AM   #37 
  - Socialized Airport Security!!  TexasObserver   Aug-01-09 12:31 PM   #54 
     - nor I  proud patriot   Aug-02-09 05:18 PM   #71 
  - there you go, bringing logic into the conversation  spanone   Aug-01-09 08:27 AM   #39 
  - I hate when he does that  lame54   Aug-01-09 08:29 AM   #40 
  - Medicare  nashville_brook   Aug-01-09 08:35 AM   #41 
  - NASA and NOAA  nashville_brook   Aug-01-09 08:42 AM   #42 
  - all Law Enforcement, Police, SWAT, etc.  nashville_brook   Aug-01-09 08:44 AM   #43 
  - Water, has anyone mentioned the Big Kahuna yet? WATER!  KittyWampus   Aug-01-09 09:03 AM   #44 
  - Yes, where would we be without socialized water and sewer systems?  TexasObserver   Aug-01-09 12:27 PM   #50 
  - There was a recent thread similar to this that might help.  crickets   Aug-01-09 12:16 PM   #47 
  - Here's a list I started a while back...  chaska   Aug-01-09 03:14 PM   #58 
  - Yes, basically all social and government services are socialism.  TexasObserver   Aug-01-09 03:57 PM   #60 
     - Why do you insist on repeating untruths?  FLDCVADem   Aug-01-09 03:58 PM   #61 
     - Why do you insist on personally attacking those who don't agree with you?  TexasObserver   Aug-02-09 07:50 AM   #66 
     - Just who do you work for?  havocmom   Aug-01-09 05:56 PM   #64 
        - You're missing the point. Government can provide decent health care to everyone.  TexasObserver   Aug-02-09 07:59 AM   #67 
           - You make a LOT of assumptions  havocmom   Aug-02-09 04:36 PM   #69 
              - Get back to me when you can discuss this more rationally.  TexasObserver   Aug-02-09 05:13 PM   #70 
                 - LOL In other words, no comeback  havocmom   Aug-02-09 06:27 PM   #72 
                    - In other words, be an adult.  TexasObserver   Aug-02-09 07:53 PM   #73 
                       - I'm not angry. I am just one of several here at DU who won't let your lies go unaddressed.  havocmom   Aug-02-09 09:15 PM   #74 
  - I was rattling those off to a bunch of "Obama is a socialist" types yesterday  shadowknows69   Aug-02-09 08:04 AM   #68 
  - Yeah, and there was that person that said "just keep the gov'ts hands off my medicare"....  chaska   Aug-03-09 12:17 PM   #75 
  - I think some of the confusion above is because some of us are discussing Socialism....  chaska   Aug-03-09 12:24 PM   #76 
  - Agreed. It's amazing that so many are in such a huff over it.  TexasObserver   Aug-03-09 06:04 PM   #80 
  - add social security, medicare  steelmania75   Aug-03-09 12:26 PM   #77 
  - Social Security.  Starbucks Anarchist   Aug-03-09 12:27 PM   #78 

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