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    Trump tells media they are looking at "very major tax cut" for middle class prior to Nov

    I know you are kidding. I don’t know if he is.
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    Trump tells media they are looking at "very major tax cut" for middle class prior to Nov

    Since the message is pretty clear that he doesn’t care that the deficit is exploding during a strong economy when it is supposed to be shrinking, why not say “f-it” and get rid of all taxes? I mean, why pay clearly not enough when you can pay nothing at all? After the last tax cut we heard...
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    Republicans were supposed to run on their tax cuts. Instead, they’re running away from them.

    That is a horrible plan. You can’t put a cutoff or you end up with people playing around at the cutoff. Make the income for every citizen. Higher income people are going to be paying it back anyway.
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    Republicans were supposed to run on their tax cuts. Instead, they’re running away from them.

    Nobody is shocked. But most of the economic gains of past several decades have also gone to that same small percentage due to government policies that have benefited the few. Severe frustration overrules mathematical rationality.
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    New Proposal Would Require TV Ads for Drugs to Include Prices

    If you can show me that all of the land that the federal government has they took from Exxon, then you have a point. Otherwise, you are just talking more nonsense. Exactly.
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    New Proposal Would Require TV Ads for Drugs to Include Prices

    Ok, same for heatlhcare. If the government pays for insurance and I use that to go buy some healthcare, did I pay for it or did they? If the government has land, and allows Exxon to pay less-than-market royalties on the products extracted from that land, exactly what did the government take...
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    New Proposal Would Require TV Ads for Drugs to Include Prices

    How about you give me an example of the government giving a health care corporation a check to fund, say, a new MRI machine? Or, said, hey, HCA we have all this federal land available, why don't you stick a new hospital on our land and we will lease it to you for peanuts or even free...
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    New Proposal Would Require TV Ads for Drugs to Include Prices

    Who said anything about a loan? Pell Grants are funded by the government. Pell grants are used by low-income people to fund education. Medicaid is funded by the government. Medicaid is used to fund healthcare. Any major difference you can attempt to make between those two things is all...
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    New Proposal Would Require TV Ads for Drugs to Include Prices

    Yes it does. All the time. If you think that healthcare is the only industry that is funded in part by taxpayer (and no, I'm not talking about the "keep your money" nonsense) then you just do not have enough knowledge to even discuss these things. Yea, Ok. Thanks for the info. See above.
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    New Proposal Would Require TV Ads for Drugs to Include Prices

    What industry are you talking about that don't get tax dollars? Education, energy, aviation, transportation, communications, and on and on get funding from tax payers. Fine, I'll agree with your point. Any industry that gets absolutely nothing from the government can wine and dine to their...
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    New Proposal Would Require TV Ads for Drugs to Include Prices

    Why stop there? How about a wish for it to be illegal for anyone in any industry to give gifts that try to sway other people within that industry to do what they want them to do? Having lived in Las Vegas and seen what goes on there, the occasional Olive Garden lunch at a doctors office is a...
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    The rich paying their fair share

    Discussing that the government operates in ways that do no please you has nothing to do with my point that certain citizens (those with more money) benefit far more from air transport. Despite the fees you are complaining about, the general taxpayer funds also funds these services even if they...
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    New Proposal Would Require TV Ads for Drugs to Include Prices

    Doctors are the providers of health care, not the consumer. And, even from the standpoint of being the "consumer" of the healthcare supplies and equipment, doctors are being pushed out and are more and more becoming employees of a company not an independent user/consumer.
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    New Proposal Would Require TV Ads for Drugs to Include Prices

    And, sadly, even if that draconian idea of health care were to go through it would still be an improvement for many if not most. This is typical government. Take something that never should have happened (DTC prescription ads) then make them put a price on it and call that a victory. If you...
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    New Proposal Would Require TV Ads for Drugs to Include Prices

    New Proposal Would Require TV Ads for Drugs to Include Prices By the Editors The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has proposed requiring that direct-to-consumer television ads for prescription drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid include the list price of the drugs. The goal is...