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If the practical effects of this conflict between state and federal law are likely to be limited, more importantly, Missouri’s vote revealed once again that the country is still aghast over President Obama’s health-care presumption. Earlier this week, the Congressional Research Service reported that the new bureaucracy the bill created is so complex and indiscriminate that its size is “currently unknowable.” Capitol Hill’s independent policy arm added that among “the dozens of new governmental organizations or advisory bodies,” it is “impossible to know how much influence they will ultimately have.”
No wonder Missourians rebelled, as with voters in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia last year. There will be more such what-have-they-done ObamaCare moments. Wait until the public discovers the government is now literally determining what qualifies as “health care” in America.
Yep. Pretty much everything... except what you want they sell in another region.
Costco has pretty much become the Big Lots (for some items) of the better heeled set. I have noticed they offer a lot of items that appear to be test runs/trials of products that did not sell well (i.e. manufacturer's close-outs) . And once those items are gone, they're gone (egads, that sounds like a commercial). So in the case of the coffins, I'm wondering if Batesville casket company is having a fire sale in low end stamped steel final resting containers?
And the statement that I opened with? I love Costco! I shop there every week it seems. I live in Texas and have a brother who lives in the Kansas City area. We meet at his summer house up in Missouri where he brings stuff obtained at Costco. He finds in the a KC local store a wonderful Mango-Peach salsa, which they do not sell in Texas (the have another salsa item that is tomato based). So I inquired about getting some... I said I'd even buy a case of it. Nope. Not going to happen. Regional items are sold in a region (duh) and what part of region do I not understand? (I think the part I failed to understand is: I am the customer. You sell the product part). A minor irritation... I had him pick me up 4 containers of it.