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Re: Gee Roy, it sure is quiet around here!
« Reply #675 on: March 09, 2017, 02:49:56 PM »
Speaking of insurance , from what I'm hearing us old folks are gonna get screwed on the republican healthcare plan ?  My insurance is presently 875 per month@62. My wife just hit 65 and hers with great supplements is less than 400 including Medicare
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« Reply #676 on: March 09, 2017, 03:27:23 PM »
Actually, under the new plan, insurance is no longer compulsory.....@ $300. a week, they could BL** me and spit.  It's all a big crap shoot.  You're betting $300, that you're going to be ill this week, they're betting their profit margin that you aren't.  Even the majority of Repubs aren't supporting this new plan.  Paul Ryan is one of these guys who tries to sneak his warm hand in your pants, and when sounded about it, tries to say he's only checking your pulse.
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« Reply #677 on: March 09, 2017, 09:24:11 PM »
Actually, under the new plan, insurance is no longer compulsory.....@ $300. a week, they could BL** me and spit.  It's all a big crap shoot.  You're betting $300, that you're going to be ill this week, they're betting their profit margin that you aren't.  Even the majority of Repubs aren't supporting this new plan.  Paul Ryan is one of these guys who try to sneak his warm hand in your pants, and when sounded about it, tries to say he's only checking your pulse.

The main feature of the new plan-- $600 billion in tax cuts for the wealthy and corporate.  That is what's driving the bus.

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« Reply #678 on: March 10, 2017, 01:51:18 AM »
Trump better not F this up or it will haunt him on every major change he tries to make. Everyone wants healthcare but no one is willing to pay for it, they only want to cry to big brother when they come up short.
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« Reply #679 on: March 10, 2017, 02:27:25 AM »
Actually, under the new plan, insurance is no longer compulsory.....@ $300. a week, they could BL** me and spit.  It's all a big crap shoot.  You're betting $300, that you're going to be ill this week, they're betting their profit margin that you aren't.  Even the majority of Repubs aren't supporting this new plan.  Paul Ryan is one of these guys who try to sneak his warm hand in your pants, and when sounded about it, tries to say he's only checking your pulse.

The main feature of the new plan-- $600 billion in tax cuts for the wealthy and corporate.  That is what's driving the bus.
Of course!  They're republicans.  That's what drives everything they do!
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« Reply #680 on: March 10, 2017, 03:19:53 AM »
Tax money comes from the middle, if it's the republicans they spray it on the top of the pile and claim it trickles down and if the democrats are in charge they pump it into the bottom, it goes right through the po folks hands and back to the top. Problem is there is not enough middle anymore. All the while racking up more debt for the nation.
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« Reply #681 on: March 11, 2017, 01:58:30 AM »
That about covers it.....
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« Reply #682 on: March 13, 2017, 02:42:06 AM »
Instead of the mandate, the new GOP plan has an incentive-- if you go uninsured, then decide you want insurance, the insurance companies get to rape you for an extra 30%, for the first year.  All goes in the pocket of the insurance company.  Great deal for the insurance companies.  Their slimy little fingerprints are all over this thing.

Ryan doesn't want it called "Ryancare", Trump doesn't want it called "Trumpcare".  Says a lot.  Right now, it doesn't look too likely to pass in its present form.  We'll see.

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« Reply #683 on: March 13, 2017, 01:50:01 PM »
If I was HMFIC, my muscle would jam Paul Ryan up in a corner and say listen up MF.
if I was DT, that sold out SB would have a miserable existence. I would bait my trap with pu$$#, works every time.

If them sons of B's had an ounce of honesty, someone would get up and beat the hell out of some body for lying. Instead they say, I'd like to address the honorable congressman from xyz

If Donald gets term limits it will be a big win for everyone. Also make them MF's wear jackets with all their sponsors logo's, when you take money from an insurance company for your war chest, you should be recused or prosecuted for accepting a bribe.
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« Reply #684 on: March 13, 2017, 05:00:19 PM »
It's ironic that these sons of bitches look down on people on welfare, when they can go for decades with out working a day, while all the time sucking the governments tit.  I'd pay good money to see Yo give Paul Ryan a good working over.
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« Reply #685 on: March 14, 2017, 04:18:40 PM »
They also need to stop letting insurance companies write the bills.  I believe we could have twice the healthcare at half the price if we could get those leeches off of our jugulars.

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« Reply #686 on: March 14, 2017, 09:42:14 PM »
Here in Chattanooga we have Bluecross, they claim non profit status. They bought an entire hill in the heart of downtown which was a great apartment complex, tore it down and built the biggest and most expensive building in the city. Any business small or large should not be able to contribute to anything related to politics whether it is local, state or national.

I must confess I did send Trump 500 bucks, if he doesn't get assassinated I think he will go down as one of the GOAT. Ronald Reagan said when he shook Donald Trumps hand he felt like he had just met a future president.
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« Reply #687 on: March 15, 2017, 05:26:51 PM »
I read up on our history of healthcare.  There was a "Blue Cross", that was actually a REAL non-profit.  Pay in, and if you have a catastrophic illness, it pays.  Largely after WWII, employer group plans started catching on.  In the beginning, they were only for catastrophic stuff.  Labor market was tight.  Pretty much anyone who wanted to work had a job.  Most cases, a lifetime job.  And employers had to compete with fringe benefits, such as health insurance.  Truman tried a national healthcare plan, but the usual suspects opposed it as socialism and it got nowhere.

In 1965, we got medicare and medicaid to cover the unemployed, poor, and old (well, 65 is not really old is it?)

When I was younger, it seems like you just paid for things like office visits and prescriptions, because they were reasonable and affordable.  Insurance was only for big things like hospital stays.  And I do not believe the insurance companies had the empires, that they command today.  I think insurance today is used as a smokescreen to hide how much you are being gouged by the medical industry, pharma, and the insurance companies themselves.

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« Reply #688 on: May 02, 2017, 02:18:16 AM »
I've been busy selling off stuff!  Man, it is crazy how much gear I had just collecting dust.  And even pricing stuff to sell, quite a few unexpected bucks piling up.   

Sold so far:
1960s Kay Value Leader Guitar
Ross Compressor
Xotic SP compressor
OCD
Lovepedal OD11
Boss DD7 Delay
Acoustic G100t 50/100w combo
Egnater 30 head
Egnater 20 head
Egnater 1x12 cab
Sunn 4x10 cab

With more stuff listed.  And more to be listed.
Almost a job, in itself.

I should have sold off much of this stuff long ago.

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« Reply #689 on: May 11, 2017, 12:55:50 AM »
I'm down almost all my pedals and amps.   Stopped by Dave's Guitar in Lacrosse Wisconsin.  It was nice visiting the guitar museum.  I sat and stared at a Les Paul that Mary Ford played and dreamed about a day where things were much simpler and a woman didn't need to have a collection of 300 guitars.
Does anyone ever read these things.  I have some guitars, some amps and some effects but none of them play the guitar for me.... Yet.