The only way to find out if US government discretionary spending is 80% waste or 90% waste, is to shut it down and see what happens. Odds are America will be a much better place in two weeks, assuming Boehner doesn’t cave.
The law of Conservation of Democratic Dishonesty tells us that you can’t massively increase health insurance expenses without someone actually paying for it.
Health ins rates have already increased 100% and coverage decreased in NJ since Obama started his first term
Insurance companies are bloodsucking leaches.
Be sure to thank the brain dead Low Information 0blamea voters for that…
Politicians mandate coverages of conditions such as hair transplants in some States. Such absurd coverage drives rates up for everybody and of course the insurance companies get blamed. They should send out letters telling people that the rates have to go up since they have to pay tens of thousands for a new head of hair and for pregnancy , drug treatments, etc. The public should be able to choose what coverage they want and not have the govt. tell them. The Nation is losing or maybe lost its sense of independence and a spirit of self-reliance. People would never expect an auto insurance company to pay for a wreck that happened before they were insured. You can’t insure for pre-existing conditions because it becomes welfare, not insurance.
“Insurance companies are bloodsucking leaches.”
I just looked up Cigna. In 2012, they had 1.6M net profit on 29.1M gross revenue.
SnowFan, you don’t know what you are talking about.
They had $29 billion in revenues, up 32% YOY, You lost quite a few zeroes somewhere.
Ooops. Report is in 000s.
Regardless of the order of magnitude, 1.6B net on 29.1B gross is a very poor margin, and a long way from being “bloodsucking leaches.”
Health ins rates have already increased 100%…
…then we should have been able to shop policies across state lines
I remember a shut down…I don’t remember which one
But what I do remember is that absolutely nothing happened
They are going to shut down things like National Parks and monuments, the things that will impact the public the most and hopefully will blame the other party. They could save a ton of money by turning those over to private enterprise to manage.
ah, like shutting down white house tours…
..so they can take the staff on vacation
I have to go to downtown DC on Wednesday. It should be great without the streets being clogged with people taking their 3 hour lunch breaks.
I worked in the Maryland/DC area for 4 years during the late 70s and it’s probably tthe top 10 for the most strip clubs, topless joints, etc. in the Nation. I remember being shocked seeing a porno theater a few blocks from the WH. I loved Maryland in those days but hated going into the District.
If we only had an intelligent populace. But we don’t, and if they legalize 11-20 million illegals, plus 30-50 million of their relatives they’ll eventually bring here …………..
What does Obama call an illegal alien? Undocumented Democrat.
Obambi Care is structured to shut down the private insurance industry, so the utopian socialist can force all Americans into government medicine.
“We Have To Shut Down The Government So We Can Find Out What’s In It”
Great line, Steve !!!