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Warren DeMontague

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Name: Easy D Montague
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I read on DU that the First Amendment is the real problem, here.

That we'll never get rid of this sort of totalitarianism as long as we have all this annoying "free speech"

.... it makes a strange sort of sense, I mean I suspect the 1st Amendment is part of the reason we are seeing these videos.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Sep 19, 2017, 07:00 AM (0 replies)

...to be fair, Romney got it from the Heritage Foundation.

https://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/conservative-origins-of-obamacare/



Look, the ACA is a definite improvement over the pre-ACA status quo, no question, AND it is certainly one of the signature accomplishments of Obama's two terms.

But Obama himself said that logically, if one was buiding a health system from scratch, a SPHC system would be the way to go- morally, fiscally, etc.

It is a measure of how successful conservatives have been in moving the overton window, in that what once were conservative proposals (look at carbon credits, as another example) now are pilloried as the most liberal policies anyone could hope to achieve.

Which is PRECISELY WHY it is so important, vital even, that good Democratic Senators like Warren and Harris and Gillibrand and Booker and Franken are signing on to Single Payer in principle. We need to move that window BACK.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:51 PM (2 replies)

Sure, and it could be fiftytwenty majilliozillion!

I mean, as long as we're just making up numbers.

http://www.businessinsider.com/bernie-sanders-wsj-18-trillion

"18 Trillion" is bullshit. If Government "pays" - or to be more precise, if everyone is put into a government managed non-profit single payer insurance pool, the money spent on for-profit insurance (including the 20% overhead added by the for-profit insurance industry) diminishes accordingly. The entire Gross National Product for 2017 was 17 Trillion Dollars. Health Care Spending was approx 3.4 Trillion. Moving everyone to a single-payer system would not magically increase the amounts spent on health care, because the net amount of health care required by people is not market-dependent, among other things. If anything, total HCS is likely to go down, because more people have access to preventative care. This, too, is one of the logical underpinnings of the ACA.

It is a disingenuous argument (to put it mildly) to play funny games with big, scary-sounding numbers as if a SPHC is going to "cost us way more". It's bullshit, and illogical. It's the same as saying "oh, it wouldn't be free, people would pay for it in taxes". Yes, but they wouldn't be paying outrageous premiums to for-profit insurance companies, would they.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:12 PM (4 replies)

Here, this is my last "overreaction" to this thread.








There. I've made the point I wanted to make, ignore it or don't- carry on. No one is going to melt if you continue to use a tired and patently false trope to try and make this point. Enjoy.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Sep 4, 2017, 04:58 PM (0 replies)

Yep. Reminds me of Tepco.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Sep 1, 2017, 06:41 AM (0 replies)

Okay, like I said, both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama came out of essentially nowhere.

Why do we have this magical thinking that a special last name will win us elections just because it reminds of saddle shoes, Elvis and losing our virginity?

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Aug 26, 2017, 05:59 PM (2 replies)

NO! we need a fully focused, no holds barred war on so-called "comedy"

Less laughing, more scowling. That's the way to win the midterms!
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun Aug 20, 2017, 06:33 PM (0 replies)

Nazis and other authoritarians hate, simply HATE being laughed at.

In fact, I'm pretty sure there's a straight mathematical inverse correlation between someone's ability to laugh at themselves, and the amount that they are full of shit.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun Aug 20, 2017, 06:24 AM (1 replies)

I would have preferred it if she would have eaten a picture of the pope

but then, I'm old school.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun Aug 20, 2017, 03:10 AM (0 replies)

"Sarandon!"

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Aug 19, 2017, 02:49 AM (0 replies)
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