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  1. d'cm

    What is this ????

    Getting rid of an unwanted employee can be very labor intensive to a supervisor. This method makes it easy.
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    Conservative nurses

    Speaking of third parties... What we really need is a better way to vote. It's called Approval voting where you be able to vote for more than one person running. Under our current system with one vote only, every vote FOR somebody is a vote AGAINST someone else. That's how we ended up with GW Bush instead of Al Gore because all the voters for Ralph Nader took votes from Gore. In fact it really is impossible for a third party to thrive in our current system. Approval Voting
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    Conservative nurses

    It does not seem apparent to me at all as I see no relationship between caring and one's political orientation. (how many hippie free thinking liberals on your ambulance squad ?) If anything I would equate liberal minded with free thinkers, and I feel confident saying, as a whole, nurses are not free thinkers. I would be very surprised if the political orientation of nurses differed at all from the geographical norm.
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    Conservative nurses

    Overland, 51% of who consider themselves Socialist or Liberal? And are you actually equating the two? The only thing we are bombarded with in nursing school is work, none of which had anything to do with politics. And there was nothing liberal about my instructors.
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    Conservative nurses

    " I am ultraconservative on social issues and very libertarian on economic issues" So, that would be like you would want Government in everybody's bedroom and nobody's business? wow.
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    Single payer lite?

    I do not see how this would be a single payer system. As stated it does not appear all that different than Obamacare. Those of us who advocate for a single payer system grasp the simple reality that in our healthcare system providers do not compete for buyers (insurance companies), buyers compete for providers. Hence our runaway costs and mediocre outcomes. Today's successful doctors and hospitals have consolidated their market share making themselves monopolies within a given area so as they can leverage the payers to pay for whatever they want.
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    Single payer lite?

    I could support Medicare for all but it would have to have stringently enforced quality and utilization standards. In particular I would want all case managers to be employees of CMS or it's quality review organizations.
  8. d'cm

    Single payer lite?

    MunroRN, can you explain what the proposal is exactly? This article is all over the place except to the point.
  9. d'cm

    Polls on government shutdown

    MedicRN, you get a C-. :-) My request was to see if you actually had any basis for your statement in regards to the rarity of beneficial legislation. The assumption being that if it is indeed rare, it would be very easy to identify them given the vast amount of legislation. As you only were able to ID 2 that were actually legislation, I have to conclude you don't. The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and Financial Services Modernization Act (FSMA) are 2 different pieces of legislation though the later did amend the former. The FSMA is an interesting choice as it primarily was a deregulation of financial industry which clearly was a factor in the financial meltdown of 2008, so I find it a counter argument to evils of government intrusion and perhaps a perfect example of why government in needed. Eminent Domain is in the constitution and Korematsu v US was a challenge to an executive order. I totally agree with you regarding The Patriot Act. The whole point being when it comes to something as important as how we are going to govern we have to have well thought out and supported opinions. Simplistic opinions held in spite of the facts cannot be argued or negotiated with hence our current political predicament.
  10. I cannot see why a .05% tax would discourage any transaction unless the expected net was less than or equal to it. I suppose the hedge fund quants may actually be raking in their billions on that small a margin but if so they certainly aren't benefiting anybody but the .01% . The money is being "drained" either way. I continue to advocate for the financial transaction tax to be taken to maximum conceivable concept of transaction as a substitute for income tax. It would be perfectly progressive and perfectly fair.
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    Polls on government shutdown

    "Rarely is it really for the 'good of the people' and more for political ideologies and motivations. " Please provide 3 examples of major legislation not using Obamacare that were justified on the basis of being for common good that you think did not, in the end, actually be a good thing for the average American.
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    Polls on government shutdown

    It does not make it wrong either unless you have a moral objection to the concept of "for the common good".
  13. d'cm

    Polls on government shutdown

    I guess if celebrities and scifi writers are your only sources of truth, you have made an excellent point.
  14. d'cm

    Polls on government shutdown

    How about you post an idea of your own or a link that provides a factually supported detailed and specific solution to our dysfunctional healthcare system and our debt problem? I'd love to hear it.
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