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congress to end poverty by requiring all americans to become wealthy or face fines
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hey, if it makes sense to solve the problem of uninsured americans that way, why not use it for other problems?

solve the unemployment problem by forcing the unemployed to get jobs or face fines.

save the auto sector by forcing americans to buy cars or face fines.

so much potential in this private mandate concept!

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  -congress to end poverty by requiring all americans to become wealthy or face fines unblock  Sep-16-09 09:35 PM   #0 
  - That headline is Onion-worthy!  smokey nj   Sep-16-09 09:36 PM   #1 
  - they say that truth is always stranger than fiction - case in point here I think  tomm2thumbs   Sep-17-09 02:26 PM   #61 
  - Wickedly delicious....  AnneD   Sep-16-09 09:39 PM   #2 
  - self-delete  Ken Burch   Sep-17-09 07:48 PM   #86 
  - Y'know, "A Modest Proposal" has always made me a little nervous about eating  Ken Burch   Sep-17-09 07:49 PM   #87 
  - What if they can't pay the fine or penalty? Are they going to reinstitute the poor house?  aint_no_life_nowhere   Sep-16-09 09:39 PM   #3 
  - they won't have to, silly! out of fear of fines, everyone will choose to become wealthy instead!  unblock   Sep-16-09 09:42 PM   #7 
  - I don't know what came over me  aint_no_life_nowhere   Sep-16-09 09:52 PM   #15 
     - capital idea! send it to baucus!  unblock   Sep-16-09 09:55 PM   #16 
  - Road Gang Slavery.....  AnneD   Sep-16-09 09:43 PM   #10 
  - That's what I envision. Prison! FREE health care! nt  Why Syzygy   Sep-17-09 10:41 AM   #43 
  - Duplicate post - sorry  aint_no_life_nowhere   Sep-16-09 09:40 PM   #4 
  - 100% employment! A Worker's Paradise! n/t  Xipe Totec   Sep-16-09 09:40 PM   #5 
  - Can I get a tax credit and a side of deregulation to go with that?  Liberal Veteran   Sep-16-09 09:41 PM   #6 
  - Only If We Cut Capital Gains  jberryhill   Sep-16-09 10:08 PM   #20 
     - Bush the first ..yes I remember.. we all see how well that worked out I hope. nt  wroberts189   Sep-17-09 12:15 AM   #30 
  - Too bad ignorance can't be as easily fixed  havocmom   Sep-16-09 09:43 PM   #8 
  - fixed, no. fined, yes. after all, what is a lottery but a fine on stupidity?  unblock   Sep-16-09 10:41 PM   #25 
  - felony or misdemeaner ?  excess_3   Sep-16-09 09:43 PM   #9 
  - Rush often lurks around DU  Gman   Sep-16-09 09:43 PM   #11 
  - Rush suggested taxing the poor years ago. Link  denverbill   Sep-17-09 03:39 PM   #69 
  - After reading some of the  femrap   Sep-16-09 09:45 PM   #12 
  - Max will have his banking lobbyist buddies write a bill for him.  PA Democrat   Sep-16-09 09:45 PM   #13 
  - Not 13% - they're supposed to deposit 33% -  haele   Sep-17-09 05:30 PM   #77 
  - My Gut Hurts from  burrowowl   Sep-16-09 09:52 PM   #14 
  - The up side is that when we're all wealthy, we won't have to pay many taxes!  intheflow   Sep-16-09 09:57 PM   #17 
  - then we can REALLY end welfare as we know it!  unblock   Sep-16-09 10:04 PM   #19 
  - Applause! Applause! By gawd you've solved it! The end of poverty!  scarletwoman   Sep-16-09 10:04 PM   #18 
  - That is FUNNY!  branders seine   Sep-16-09 10:09 PM   #21 
  - BRILLIANT ... I have never heard a more lucid analogy made yet. KNR nt  wroberts189   Sep-16-09 10:12 PM   #22 
  - EXCELLENT!!!  MichiganVote   Sep-16-09 10:17 PM   #23 
  - Excellent. Bailouts are only for the fat cats.  Vidar   Sep-16-09 10:23 PM   #24 
  - Ya ...... pretty much.  Stinky The Clown   Sep-16-09 10:55 PM   #26 
  - Kicking -- this wonderful post deserves to be on the front page! (nt)  scarletwoman   Sep-16-09 11:06 PM   #27 
  - Well, this IS the only approach Repugs understand ...  eppur_se_muova   Sep-16-09 11:33 PM   #28 
  - Kicking this because I want to. nt  wroberts189   Sep-16-09 11:55 PM   #29 
  - Darn it!  blogslut   Sep-17-09 12:17 AM   #31 
  - Sad thing is that most freepers & GD-P DUers who would agree with those ideas!  earth mom   Sep-17-09 03:12 AM   #32 
  - i guess it's kinda colbert-esque in that way  unblock   Sep-17-09 06:03 AM   #35 
  - kick/rec  Hannah Bell   Sep-17-09 03:15 AM   #33 
  - I love this.  Naturyl   Sep-17-09 03:24 AM   #34 
  - The preferred ideal re American "reform" = drops to its knees & sucks shit from ass  Echo In Light   Sep-17-09 06:27 AM   #36 
  - K & R. The sad thing is, what we take as a complete joke, the right wing is dead-serious about.  HughBeaumont   Sep-17-09 06:50 AM   #37 
  - For crying out loud! What do you mean? In all seriousness, they're  Joe Chi Minh   Sep-17-09 07:57 AM   #38 
  - Require homeless people to buy homes!  PA Democrat   Sep-17-09 08:00 AM   #39 
  - yes! and require the hungry to get food or face fines!  unblock   Sep-17-09 08:38 AM   #40 
  - AMAZING! Send that idea to Whitehouse right away! nt  anonymous171   Sep-17-09 11:18 AM   #48 
  - Fix the housing crisis  lapislzi   Sep-17-09 08:54 AM   #41 
  - haha! Obviously why we've been misbehaving  Why Syzygy   Sep-17-09 10:40 AM   #42 
  - well, if you ask the insurers, yeah, that IS the problem  unblock   Sep-17-09 10:49 AM   #44 
     - Let me add: Oh yes ...they want those that are young and healthy.  wroberts189   Sep-17-09 02:37 PM   #64 
  - and a single sentence illuminates a whole like of bull shit  grantcart   Sep-17-09 10:50 AM   #45 
  - ha ha, i like the idea of a trap for the sarcasm-impaired!  unblock   Sep-17-09 11:15 AM   #46 
  - Ahh "progressive" thought at it's finest. K&R. nt  anonymous171   Sep-17-09 11:17 AM   #47 
  - I'll agree to that, but only on the condition that you give me tort reform!!!! nt  Romulox   Sep-17-09 11:19 AM   #49 
  - great thread!! k & r.  jonnyblitz   Sep-17-09 11:21 AM   #50 
  - NEXT: Congress to require poor and unemployed to prepay capital gains tax  jeffbr   Sep-17-09 11:22 AM   #51 
  - And NO SUBSIDIZING those people too lazy to become wealthy!  leftstreet   Sep-17-09 11:23 AM   #52 
  - So what about all these grandmas lined up for recycling?  RedCloud   Sep-17-09 12:57 PM   #53 
  - Can I get a bailout *before* I make with the financial malfeasance?  KansDem   Sep-17-09 12:59 PM   #54 
  - That's how we get wealthy: bailout. n/t  proReality   Sep-17-09 01:35 PM   #56 
  - Damn, that cuts through the crap. Thanks. K&R nt  Mithreal   Sep-17-09 01:31 PM   #55 
  - And all the teabagers are nodding....  vinylsolution   Sep-17-09 01:40 PM   #57 
  - Republicans have been pushing the "require everyone to buy health insurance"  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-17-09 02:02 PM   #58 
  - Romneycare in Massachusetts  Jon Boston   Sep-17-09 04:23 PM   #73 
  - Or ending cluelessnes by requiring everyone to buy a clue.  Ken Burch   Sep-17-09 07:58 PM   #89 
  - Wot?  irislake   Sep-17-09 02:04 PM   #59 
  - I want to force people to eat vegetables - I think it would be a better health care plan anyway  tomm2thumbs   Sep-17-09 02:24 PM   #60 
  - The whole spin in MA was that premiums would go down if there was a mandate.  wroberts189   Sep-17-09 02:28 PM   #62 
  - You're a visionary...  blueworld   Sep-17-09 02:36 PM   #63 
  - Soylent Green is PEOPLE!!!!!!  omega minimo   Sep-17-09 02:38 PM   #65 
  - 100th rec  gaspee   Sep-17-09 02:39 PM   #66 
  - The kicker is they did it a decade ago and we just didn't notice.  jotsy   Sep-17-09 03:01 PM   #67 
  - Did they find the DNA link to poverty yet -- ???  defendandprotect   Sep-17-09 03:06 PM   #68 
  - Holy cow! Can I share that?  Kitty Herder   Sep-17-09 03:39 PM   #70 
  - please do!  unblock   Sep-17-09 04:02 PM   #71 
  - Solve the starvation problem by forcing people to buy food or face fines  Vincardog   Sep-17-09 04:22 PM   #72 
  - Brilliant. I LOVE this mandate solution!  freddie mertz   Sep-17-09 04:31 PM   #74 
  - humanity wastes it's time  undergroundpanther   Sep-17-09 05:07 PM   #75 
  - The Swiss and the German plans are like this.  treestar   Sep-17-09 05:08 PM   #76 
  - i'm very wonky, when i'm not cracking wise.  unblock   Sep-17-09 06:14 PM   #79 
  - Like the Baucus plan?? nt  wroberts189   Sep-17-09 06:26 PM   #80 
  - Concise, true and funny,  truedelphi   Sep-17-09 05:43 PM   #78 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Sep-17-09 06:32 PM   #81 
  - Spot on  liberal N proud   Sep-17-09 07:06 PM   #82 
  - K & R...  winyanstaz   Sep-17-09 07:09 PM   #83 
  - The hansomly paid-off Baucus & Conrad by the insurance corporations certainly believe this.  GreenTea   Sep-17-09 07:16 PM   #84 
  - Good God...now Baucus is gonna THINK ABOUT IT!  Ken Burch   Sep-17-09 07:45 PM   #85 
  - If they force me to buy a car, can I at least get a break on the insurance cost?  TK421   Sep-17-09 07:51 PM   #88 
  - K,R, and repost to my FB page  WyoHiker   Sep-17-09 09:03 PM   #90 
  - Awesome  ptownbro   Sep-17-09 09:07 PM   #91 
 

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