jehovahs witness protection: We like the hell out of him, but people on the left HATE him because he isn't their expectations of what a black man should be. They are the racists. Anyone who disagrees with Obama is racist in liberals' eyes...even if they back another black person.
stevetherobot: When it comes to taxes, Carson pushed for a flat income tax by citing the biblical concept of tithing. "Some people say, 'Well that's not fair because it doesn't hurt the guy who made $10 billion as much as the guy who made 10.' Where does it say you've got to hurt the guy? He just put a billion dollars in the pot. We don't need to hurt him,"Except that people aren't complaining about not hurting the guy who made $10 billion. They are pointing out that a flat tax hurts the guy who made $10, while not significantly affecting the guy who made $10 billion.
MacEnvy: So all the GOP needs to do to win is "black it up" a little?
Sergeant Grumbles: NFA: In fact he said Americans desperately need healthcare.But he said the best way to do that was with HSA's that could be passed on via inheritance, and that the government would still pay for the indigent. That sounds worse than what we already have. We need to get the free market as far away from healthcare as possible.
NFA: In fact he said Americans desperately need healthcare.
HotWingConspiracy: k1j2b3: mongbiohazard:Likewise the GOP has a problem with the latino vote... so their solution is to make some noise about fixing our illegal/legal immigration mess with confidence that's going to get the latino votes. They don't even realize how condescending that sounds or how incomplete it is. They can only insist so many times that they're not racist before the denials start wearing thin - and that time was some time ago.So apparently when actual hispanics decide to talk about immigration (Rubio, e.g.) it is still racist...if you are a conservative hispanic. I get it. Only liberal hispanics are 'real' hispanics.Rubio probably isn't a racist, but his party and their financial backers are. He's a marketing gimmick.Plus you need to consider how everyone that isn't Cuban feels about the sweetheart treatment that Cubans get in terms of immigration.
Sergeant Grumbles: But this guy's plan is worse.Inheritable HSA's? I mean.... what the holy fark. Let's just drop the pretense that this is anything else but a way for the wealthy to further segregate themselves from those wretched poors.
Mrtraveler01: HSA's are worthless.I'm in my mid-20's and even I don't have one because I'd rather have comprehensive insurance instead of taking a chance and having to pay out of pocket for my medical expenses if something bad were to happen to me.
k1j2b3: I think I would trust a neurosurgeon who has spent more than 35 years in healthcare and insurance to know more than 99% of the commenters.
SomeoneDumb: I have no idea where they fit on the evangelical scale.
jehovahs completely witless protection: [redacted]
spiderpaz: Why would I want someone as egotistical as a neurosurgeon to be my President? How does that make them a good President? Is his qualification that he's black .... and that's it? So I guess the GOP still just doesn't get it and they're going to shoot themselves in the foot AGAIN.
o5iiawah: No, i'm lumping the militant black left, who calls their own sellouts, house negros, tokens and uncle toms with other black militant leftists who call their own sellouts, house negros, tokens and uncle toms. Let me put it to you this way. Robert Byrd had an "A" rating from the NAACP. Tim Scott has an F.
HighOnCraic: I thought the flat tax was a bad idea when Steve Forbes proposed it in '96. Why should I like the idea now, just because a fellow blah person is pushing it?
GilRuiz1: Ben Carson's story is a lot like my dad's, actually. Born dirt poor, and taught from an early age that the only way to get ahead was to study hard and work even harder. After a lifetime of toil, they both achieved success. That dedication to schooling and work is what got them ahead. If Ben Carson can get that idea across to more people, I say more power to him.
k1j2b3: I am looking for a smart candidate with the ability to explain conservative ideas to Americans in plain English.
AdolfOliverPanties: Carson told Sean Hannity on Fox News, "If the Lord grabbed me by the collar and made me do it, I would. It's not my intention." Hannity replied, "I would vote for you in a heartbeat."Strike one: HannityStrike two: Believes God could tell him personally to be presidentStrike three: Hannity
tenpoundsofcheese: so much typical hatred and racism from the left.
jjorsett: That's a lot of wasted characters. Next time shorten it to, "His opinions differ from mine."
MacEnvy: So all the GOP needs to do to win is "black it up" a little? You morons, this is why you will continue to lose. You honestly think it's about race and not about policy. You epic failures of human beings.
jehovahs witness protection: We like the hell out of him
hackalope: So HSAs have been working in Singapore for a while now. I personally worry about consumer fraud, failures of long term personal planning, and how the finical apparatus to actually save the money would work. That being said it's one of the more viable ways to address heath care problems, it a legitimate view.
k1j2b3: I think you all missed what the HSA idea was about. Instead of paying into Medicare our whole lives, that would be put into a personal HSA account. At least, that was the basic idea. Dr. Carson said that there was more detail to it than that, so he was just throwing out an idea.I think this makes sense. It would be in lieu of health insurance. You spend in on medical needs as necessary throughout life. It would be up to the elderly person with a lot to spend in his HSA account, if he wanted that knee replacement at 90 or a quadruple bypass at 85, or if he'd rather not spend that money and pass it on to his family.Now, I see do see a problem with this simplified explanation. What happens to the baby at 2 years old that needs heart surgery and doesn't have enough money in an HSA? I'd be curious to hear more about the whole idea.
lennavan: For those of you without the time to read the article I summarized it for you:A black guy born into poverty said "Fark you, I got mine."
k1j2b3: So apparently when actual hispanics decide to talk about immigration (Rubio, e.g.) it is still racist...if you are a conservative hispanic.
Mrtraveler01: Sergeant Grumbles: NFA: In fact he said Americans desperately need healthcare.But he said the best way to do that was with HSA's that could be passed on via inheritance, and that the government would still pay for the indigent. That sounds worse than what we already have. We need to get the free market as far away from healthcare as possible.HSA's are worthless.I'm in my mid-20's and even I don't have one because I'd rather have comprehensive insurance instead of taking a chance and having to pay out of pocket for my medical expenses if something bad were to happen to me.
quatchi: HSAs could be a workable concept if done right.
Elandriel: What the shiat? This guy is just Michael Steele with a scalpel. He's a cookie cutter republican bozo who has no concept of progressive taxation or proper methods to ensure the health of the nation.Being from poverty you would think he'd be more aware or the asinine nature of modern conservatism, but hey he's rich now. He really is the epitome of GOP candidacy - a purebred first generation "fark you, I got mine".
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