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Old 04-09-2010, 10:18 AM   #11
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It never occurs to the lefties that when you destroy discretionary income from the upper middle class and rich that society as a whole suffers and job loss trickles down to the middle class. No one buys boats, goes to expensive restaurants, goes to vacation resorts, etc.. and you can't understand that working class people are going to be out of jobs?
Very little "occurs" to the left. When your view of the world is shaped by pathological infantile "victimhood", you're "thinking" can't rise above fear, jealousy, and hatred of those you view as "better off". Regrettably, these creatures are allowed to breed, and as their numbers grow, we are drawn into their abyss.
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Very little "occurs" to the left. When your view of the world is shaped by pathological infantile "victimhood", you're "thinking" can't rise above fear, jealousy, and hatred of those you view as "better off"
Not just that, but hatred of anyone different from themselves or who doesn't fit their narrow-minded caricatures. See all the lies they told about Palin. Or the way they beat up on plumbers and beauty pageant contestants (the latter for having exactly the same opinion on same sex marriage as their Messiah).
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:37 AM   #13
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Not just that, but hatred of anyone different from themselves or who doesn't fit their narrow-minded caricatures. See all the lies they told about Palin. Or the way they beat up on plumbers and beauty pageant contestants (the latter for having exactly the same opinion on same sex marriage as their Messiah).
I know that's been his public position, but I don't believe it for a second.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:45 AM   #14
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Not just that, but hatred of anyone different from themselves or who doesn't fit their narrow-minded caricatures. See all the lies they told about Palin. Or the way they beat up on plumbers and beauty pageant contestants (the latter for having exactly the same opinion on same sex marriage as their Messiah).
I was trying to be charitable. They're so damn sensitive.

I concur with Zu on the marriage point. bho "values" one thing, and one thing only - his own ill gotten "power". He will say or do anything to keep it.
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:43 AM   #15
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i'm relatively certain i could adjust if my salary went from 1 mill a year to a measily 800 thou....

i mean it would be tough, have to really tighten that belt...maybe move from a 6 bedroom house to a 4 ... probably have to cut the maid back to 5 days a week....
Sorry but it doesn't work that way.

All of these docs still have to buy malpractice insurance, and I can tell ya it ain't cheap. Most of the docs that are going to call it quits are in private practice, which in turn means their taking a huge cut off the overhead of running a business. They still have to buy supplies, make payroll for employees, ect. If they work for a hospital how much of that dr.s fee actually goes to the dr. and how much does the hospital keep. Kinda like a bodyshop that charges $145 for shop labor. I can tell you for a fact that the body man doesn't make $145 an hour, the shop does.
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i'm relatively certain i could adjust if my salary went from 1 mill a year to a measily 800 thou....
You know, I am pretty certain that I would have no problem adjusting if MY salary went from $1M to a measily $800K, too. By why don't you look at this and see what the average doctor's salary is in the US...

http://www.payscale.com/research/US/...Degrees/Salary

From that salary, we (the doctors) have to pay our yearly medical license fees (about $450), our staff fees (yes, you have to PAY to be able to practice at a hospital---about $350), our malpractice insurance (depends on the specialty---for the average general surgeon, $35,000/year), our DEA license fees---$550 every 3 years)...the list goes on and on. And don't forget the med school loans---30-year loans (the interest paid is NOT tax deductible for doctors---the interest for law school loans IS tax deductible)---anywhere from 150k---to who knows. For me personally, about $160,000.

Trust me. We ain't rich.
And, as someone posted, they just decreased reimbursements by 21%

The AMA sucks. It does NOT represent the majority of doctors
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And don't forget the med school loans---30-year loans (the interest paid is NOT tax deductible for doctors---the interest for law school loans IS tax deductible)...
Huh???!!! How do "they" rationalize deductible school loan interest for @#$%ing lawyers, and not for doctors, I mean aside from the obvious reason? How do you arrive at the conclusion that that makes any sense at all?

We need to gather up our sporting equipment and take back the Republic.
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Huh???!!! How do "they" rationalize deductible school loan interest for @#$%ing lawyers, and not for doctors, I mean aside from the obvious reason? How do you arrive at the conclusion that that makes any sense at all?

We need to gather up our sporting equipment and take back the Republic.
Easy. Lawyers dump in HUGE campaign contributions, particularly to the Democrat party. I read somewhere that 80% of the campaign funding for the Texas Democrats came from lawyers. Wheels that squeaky get a lot of grease...
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Huh???!!! How do "they" rationalize deductible school loan interest for @#$%ing lawyers, and not for doctors, I mean aside from the obvious reason? How do you arrive at the conclusion that that makes any sense at all?

We need to gather up our sporting equipment and take back the Republic.
That''s because more lawyers go into politics than Doctors. Maybe with more of them out of work once Obama care kicks in some of the doctors will go into politics and even things out with the ambulance chasers.
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Easy. Lawyers dump in HUGE campaign contributions, particularly to the Democrat party. I read somewhere that 80% of the campaign funding for the Texas Democrats came from lawyers. Wheels that squeaky get a lot of grease...
That's why you'll never see tort reform attached to health care as long as the Democrats hold the keys.
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