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(Washington Post)   McCain's health policy advisor soon to be denied coverage on the individual market. A tax cut might help   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 89
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2009-11-02 06:19:38 PM  
Oh sweet irony.
 
2009-11-02 06:21:55 PM  
Tax cuts solve EVERY problem. Just ask any Republican!
 
2009-11-02 06:22:01 PM  
I second that
 
2009-11-02 06:22:33 PM  
ironic?
 
2009-11-02 06:23:02 PM  
Well, it's been proven that when taxes are low, government revenue increases. Go figure.
 
2009-11-02 06:23:28 PM  
Best healthcare in the world*
 
2009-11-02 06:23:52 PM  
Key phrase in the article is "don't worry about me, I'm wealthy."
 
2009-11-02 06:24:02 PM  
www.austinchronicle.com
 
2009-11-02 06:24:56 PM  
"Let's not whine too much about me," he said. "I'm a wealthy, affluent American in the big picture."

Yep. Don't worry kids, he'll get a job with the Federal Government and be back on that sweet, sweet Federal plan in no time!
 
2009-11-02 06:25:18 PM  
Use your boot straps, buddy. You'll be ok!
 
2009-11-02 06:25:39 PM  
keeny_75: Well, it's been proven that when taxes are low, government revenue increases. Go figure.

Except during Clinton, when taxes were raised and revenue increased. And we got a surplus.
 
2009-11-02 06:26:21 PM  
Despite his personal trials, however, Holtz-Eakin said his conviction on the hot-button issue of health care is unchanged. He believes that reform is needed, but that President Obama and congressional Democrats are going about it the wrong way. The system is "broken," he said, but the bills now before Congress do not cut costs enough. On the campaign trail, Holtz-Eakin promoted McCain's plan to eliminate the tax exemption for employer-sponsored health insurance and give tax credits to individuals to buy their own coverage.
 
2009-11-02 06:26:33 PM  
If only we had more tax cuts and deregulation, the free market would correct the problem of people being denied coverage for pre-existing conditions.
 
2009-11-02 06:26:53 PM  
Might I also add:

i447.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-02 06:27:48 PM  
"A right renal autotransplant," he said, pointing to his abdomen as he described the 1990 transplant surgery he went through after one of his kidneys was damaged in an accident.

From his look in that picture, I'd have guessed rectal implant.
 
2009-11-02 06:27:49 PM  
Why did McCain have a "health policy advisor"? Isn't McCain's policy "Everything's OK. Don't worry about it?"
 
2009-11-02 06:28:31 PM  
Get a job with benefits, and don't raise my already high taxes...
 
2009-11-02 06:29:08 PM  
And if McCain had been elected, part of his health care reform proposal was to remove what few protections those who have pre-existing conditions have currently. Of course that wouldn't have ever affected a wealthy person like Mr. Holtz-Eakin. No that just would have affected the poor and middle class, those unimporatant people that Mr. Holtz-Eakin and Senator McCain don't bother to think about when crafting their policies.
 
2009-11-02 06:29:30 PM  
doc_jeckyll: Get a job with benefits, and don't raise my already high taxes...

You think taxes are high NOW?

AHAHAHAHAHA!
Wow, how does it feel to be so naive?
 
2009-11-02 06:29:50 PM  
irony or karma? i report, you decide.

in all seriousness i hope the guy gets coverage but i might chortle a bit in the meantime.
 
2009-11-02 06:30:27 PM  
doc_jeckyll: Get a job with benefits, and don't raise my already high taxes...

Why don't you just say what you mean? Victims of misfortune - people seriously injured, or who become seriously ill or are born with serious mental and/or physical defects - should just die so you don't have to give up a tiny bit of convenience.

And here I thought the libs were the ones who wanted eugenics all these years.
 
2009-11-02 06:31:20 PM  
"My mother's deeply concerned that I don't have a job"

Anybody know his Fark handle?
 
2009-11-02 06:32:22 PM  
keeny_75: Well, it's been proven that when taxes are low, government revenue increases. Go figure.

Some guy - was it Laffer? - charted the tax load vs GDP since something like the Civil War, and found that taxes averaged about 19% of GDP over any 5-year span. Clearly to grow the economy, we need to RAISE taxes!
 
2009-11-02 06:32:38 PM  
PC LOAD LETTER: keeny_75: Well, it's been proven that when taxes are low, government revenue increases. Go figure.

Except during Clinton, when taxes were raised and revenue increased. And we got a surplus.


And when Reagan and Bush I raised taxes - to make up for their ill-conceived tax cuts.

And when Bush II cut taxes and lowered gov't revenues so far that the surpluses he was handed became historic deficits.
 
2009-11-02 06:36:08 PM  
Sting: Best healthcare in the world*

According to Dr. Barry Bonds.
 
2009-11-02 06:36:37 PM  
-- he is in no hurry to find full-time work. He said he'll get a job when he's ready, even if it means buying an individual health insurance plan at an exorbitant premium.

I dont see where he is starving or his life in in danger.
 
2009-11-02 06:36:59 PM  
riverdaughter.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-11-02 06:40:20 PM  
Splinshints: "A right renal autotransplant," he said, pointing to his abdomen as he described the 1990 transplant surgery he went through after one of his kidneys was damaged in an accident.

From his look in that picture, I'd have guessed rectal implant.


Pity, what would really work would be a craniorectal separation.
 
2009-11-02 06:40:24 PM  
"Of the bills moving through Congress, Holtz-Eakin said: "I wish the policies were different, and I wish I could've somehow gotten us to a bipartisan place. I think McCain had the capacity to do that."

Yeah, it's too bad McCain is no longer a Senator who could reach across the aisle and make some sort of gesture of goodwill toward a common purpose with his Democratic colleagues.

If only he was President where he could produce some sort of bipartisan action!
 
2009-11-02 06:40:44 PM  
This bum needs to get off his lazy ass and go to work!
 
2009-11-02 06:40:45 PM  
Seeing how he's making a hell of a lot less money, he's getting his tax cut already.
 
2009-11-02 06:40:55 PM  
stryker4526: doc_jeckyll: Get a job with benefits, and don't raise my already high taxes...

You think taxes are high NOW?

AHAHAHAHAHA!
Wow, how does it feel to be so naive?


I agree with our Chicken Little friend here. As a scaremongering pretend-prophet, also known as a huckster or a fraud, I can predict that should we continue down this path, taxes will be 100%- nay, 120%! So therefore you should all vote for me.
 
2009-11-02 06:41:34 PM  
This isn't cool--this should be a wake up call to Republicans more than anything else.
 
2009-11-02 06:41:41 PM  
keeny_75: Well, it's been proven that when taxes are low, government revenue increases. Go figure.

Really? History doesn't actually agree with you.
 
2009-11-02 06:41:57 PM  
Theaetetus: stryker4526: doc_jeckyll: Get a job with benefits, and don't raise my already high taxes...

You think taxes are high NOW?

AHAHAHAHAHA!
Wow, how does it feel to be so naive?

I agree with our Chicken Little friend here. As a scaremongering pretend-prophet, also known as a huckster or a fraud, I can predict that should we continue down this path, taxes will be 100%- nay, 120%! So therefore you should all vote for me.


Good lord, you mean we'll be paying the government MORE than we make each year? SWEET JESUS YOU HAVE MY VOTE, IF ONLY YOU'LL PROMISE THIS WON'T HAPPEN UNDER YOUR WATCH!
 
2009-11-02 06:43:14 PM  
ghare: keeny_75: Well, it's been proven that when taxes are low, government revenue increases. Go figure.

Really? History doesn't actually agree with you.


No, but Republicans do.
BTW, check your sarcasm meter. I think your batteries might be dead.
 
2009-11-02 06:45:27 PM  
doc_jeckyll
What the hell?!
 
2009-11-02 06:45:28 PM  
I wonder what Republicans would do if they ever managed to hold power for so long that there were no longer any taxes to cut? What would their solution to every problem be then?
 
2009-11-02 06:45:36 PM  
You know when i was on food stamps and welfare no one helped me!!!!!



can't find pic at work
 
2009-11-02 06:46:23 PM  
Once upon a time, yours truly was livin' the American Dream = great job with basic insurance, house in my name w/low interest-fixed 30 yr. loan, paid for car, X-mas presents for the family, and in good health....

10 years later = health emergency was not covered, lost job/laid-off (same thing) in the same year, unemployment ran out, went thru 1 yr of savings to suppliment income from low-wage replacement job (I believe that the tech-term is "under-employeed") and then filed bankrupsy as a last resort....

Now =back to farkin' school... start all over, 'caus there 'ain't gonna be no social security haydayz' for my generation and I don't want to live out of my car... AGAIN!

/& I'm too old and pissed-off to be a good 'hore....;o}
//BIG SLASHIES
 
2009-11-02 06:50:16 PM  
He's gonna hafta pick himself up by his bootstraps and take some personal responsibility for himself. He can't expect an insurance company to carry his sickly ass. How could they make a profit like that?
 
2009-11-02 06:50:42 PM  
stryker4526: ghare: keeny_75: Well, it's been proven that when taxes are low, government revenue increases. Go figure.

Really? History doesn't actually agree with you.

No, but Republicans do.
BTW, check your sarcasm meter. I think your batteries might be dead.


Poe's law, dude, Poe's law.
 
2009-11-02 06:52:15 PM  
Republicans are like the guys in the old silent film comedys...the ones that are sitting on a tree branch and sawing the branch on the side facing the tree trunk.
 
2009-11-02 06:54:48 PM  
Theaetetus: Key phrase in the article is "don't worry about me, I'm wealthy."

If he is hit with something major or crippling and he has no insurance he will not be wealthy for long. He'll be the perfect "middle class" no-health-care sob story -- no coverage, too wealthy to qualify for free health care, not old enough to qualify for Medicare, forced to mortgage house and sell cars and liquify all kinds of assets in order to pay for half a million dollars worth of cancer treatments or heart surgery.
 
2009-11-02 06:56:31 PM  
Bill_Wick's_Friend: Theaetetus: Key phrase in the article is "don't worry about me, I'm wealthy."

If he is hit with something major or crippling and he has no insurance he will not be wealthy for long. He'll be the perfect "middle class" no-health-care sob story -- no coverage, too wealthy to qualify for free health care, not old enough to qualify for Medicare, forced to mortgage house and sell cars and liquify all kinds of assets in order to pay for half a million dollars worth of cancer treatments or heart surgery.


But, I bet he'll start voting for Democrats.
 
2009-11-02 06:56:36 PM  
Quadraton: I wonder what Republicans would do if they ever managed to hold power for so long that there were no longer any taxes to cut? What would their solution to every problem be then?

Guns. To shoot the looters.
 
2009-11-02 06:57:50 PM  
The problem is his health coverage was tied to his employment. A problem created by the government.
 
2009-11-02 06:59:35 PM  
Bootstrap Oil: the cure for all ailments!
 
2009-11-02 07:06:28 PM  
www.nndb.com

Guess he needed to be more honest about his premises.

Or some other malarkey that Randians spout.
 
2009-11-02 07:10:51 PM  
keeny_75: Well, it's been proven that when taxes are low, government revenue increases. Go figure.

so if we tax nothing at all, revenues will go through the roof! by jeeves i think we've solved the recession!
 
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