We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
reason that many Americans believe Medicare does not contribute to the
deficit is that the majority thinks Medicare recipients pay or have
prepaid the cost of their health care. Medicare beneficiaries on average
pay about $1 for every $3 in benefits they receive…However, about
two-thirds of the public believe that most Medicare recipients get
benefits worth about the same (27%) or less (41%) than what they have
paid in payroll taxes during their working lives and in premiums for
their current coverage. - See more at:
beneficiaries on average pay about $1 for every $3 in benefits they
receive - See more at:
"Doc, I lie to you about drinking, smoking and exercise, what makes you think I'm going to tell the truth now?"
"Have you used IV drugs?"
"A few times. It was super kinky, with me the center of attention, I was naked except for a sheet, others in uniforms and wearing masks. I don't know for sure what happened after I passed out, but, I do know it involved cutting and blood play."
The shrinking private sector is hopefully just a wrongheaded projection of the trend of the last 4-5 years. Something else happened over those years as well, I wonder if it could offer enlightenment on the matter?
However, for decades, oddly, aligned with the rapid expansion of the regulatory state and we shouldn't neglect risk-adverse education, our economic volatility has been down. And that impacts the creation and survival of young businesses, where most of the job growth comes from.
How utterly un-ironic that the policies of the Left and Obama promote the growth of large corporate interests while suppressing the formation of new businesses even more than in prior years. Newspeak: Corporations are bad so let's make them a bigger part of the economy....
A few days ago I was reading this interview, the whole thing is interesting so I recommend clicking thru to the full interview but the latter questions of business formation are informative:
But now we’re seeing a decline in the entry rate and a pretty stark decline in the share of young businesses. ... But it’s also important to recognize that the decline in the share of young firms has occurred because the impact of entry is not just at the point of entry, it’s also over the next five or 10 years. A wave of entrants come in, and some of them grow very rapidly, and some of them fail. That dynamic has slowed down. Should we care? The evidence is we probably should, because we’ve gotten a lot of productivity growth and job
creation out of that dynamic.
"Medicare recipents get $3 back for every $1 they put in".
Don't you find it strange that the only two government programs where the beneficiaries specifically pay into it are always attacked but the totally free programs are, well, totally free. If Medicare is underfunded the possible solutions are to increase the Medicare tax, increase the co-pay, or decide it is important enough to subsidize. But it seems the left wants to cut Medicare but not any of the 2400 federal welfare programs or reduce the 2,100,000 federal employees to reduce the budget. Or perhaps what this is all about is the amount of money spent to care for really old people. Who was that who said that the left wanted death panels?
It is one of shocked gasps of surprise followed by warm applause.
Yank My Doodle, It's A Dandy
It is best for transgender youth to get their supplements and surgery earlier, before their bodies has a chance to convince their minds they are the wrong gender.
I welcome the scientific control of human nature, and I can say without irony that I hope that all children of Obama voters aspire to the best in their natures and choose to control their own genders, then take massive amounts of drugs and surgery.
child abuse qualifies as a public health concern child abuse [involves] the limbic system Skylar is a boy and lived as one until the age of fourteen she started getting testosterone injections
* she turned seventeen [and] had a double mastectomy
What sort of child abuse causes this ugly sexual self-mutilation?
Pope Francis Praises Jews for Having ‘Kept Their Faith in God
That’s very generous considering the source of much of the persecution during which the Jews enjoyed the consolations of their faith.
Given Genesis 12:3 ("I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee”) have many millennia of homosexual priests, molester priests, and mafia priests will God inflict on the Catholic church for the curses inflicted on the Jews?