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Re: US Election Results (Late)
« Reply #45 on: January 16, 2017, 20:42 »
I'm not actually sure about the fines and the insurance rates; all I know is that people would rather pay the fine because it ends up being cheaper. I'll look up more details on why the fine was so "low" and get back to you later, but the entire point was to make this the closest thing we can get to single-payer in a free market health insurance, even though the idea of free market health insurance makes me wretch.
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Re: US Election Results (Late)
« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2017, 22:54 »
Please post the details as soon as you find them because i'm curious about that.
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Re: US Election Results (Late)
« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2017, 19:18 »
If I am recalling right, they kept the fines relatively low early on so people could find a good healthcare plan and they're subject to increase, which is why short term it's not working, but again I'd have to look more things up. This is just something I remember off-hand.
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Re: US Election Results (Late)
« Reply #48 on: January 18, 2017, 22:01 »
If that's the case we won't get to see it do better because from the looks of things, the ACA won't get a longterm.
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Re: US Election Results (Late)
« Reply #49 on: January 22, 2017, 22:19 »
dump and bump's team is trying to claim they had the biggest attendance to his inaugration ever. when quite clearly they didn't.

among other things i've forgotten he seems to be going full fascist and it's barely been three days



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Re: US Election Results (Late)
« Reply #50 on: January 23, 2017, 07:20 »
Absolutely, but let's focus on the real issues like the repeal of the ACA (stripping 30+ million people of insurance and raising premiums significantly more). They're also planning on defunding planned parenthood and repealing an act which makes it much more difficult for poor people to get a mortgage.

The Republican Party has honestly always been fascist and this is their candidate to go full fascist with. It's quite a fearful time, but the key thing is to ALWAYS stay on point, and never worry about this petty crap - that's where fascism gets you and sneaks up on you.
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Re: US Election Results (Late)
« Reply #51 on: January 23, 2017, 23:55 »
media has been banned from the white house. several official government twitter accounts are no longer allowed to post cause they retweeted the trump vs obama inaugration pictures. the tpp is essentially finished now cause trump's pulled out. trump used another EO to reinstate the global gag rule - essentially an anti-abortion bill that's the first step towards abortion likely becoming fully illegal in america.

people are still arguing that trump should be given a chance but honestly he's already shown that he's willing to drive his country into the ground all to please some neo-nazis and fascists



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Re: US Election Results (Late)
« Reply #52 on: January 24, 2017, 00:24 »
people are still arguing that trump should be given a chance but honestly he's already shown that he's willing to drive his country into the ground all to please some neo-nazis and fascists

Yeah, I'd really hoped he wouldn't be as bad as was being made out, but unfortunately he seems to be living up to expectations so far =/ Made even worse by a friendly congress and Supreme Court (iirc). Hopefully the next congressional elections manage to overturn republican majorities to just gridlock everything Trump tries, but until then he's free to pass all but the most insane legislation =/
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Re: US Election Results (Late)
« Reply #53 on: January 24, 2017, 21:11 »
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just in case any of yall still think we should be giving bump and dump a chance

edit: guess republicans wanna "take america back" just like we stupid brits did
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Re: US Election Results (Late)
« Reply #54 on: January 24, 2017, 21:53 »
You know, it feels weird to be so quickly proven right about something and yet not feel at all good about it. For the past few months (probably closer to the past year, actually) ive been feeling generally scared and worried about the world, and now it seems like those feelings will either stay or get worse over the next 4 years. And good god, I hope its only 4 years.

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Re: US Election Results (Late)
« Reply #55 on: January 25, 2017, 04:45 »
Oh I am absolutely sick to my stomach about the Trump presidency and everything to come.

I've heard accounts of a number of people that really voted for him and thinking he was full of crap... and they're also completely sick now that reality is coming down hard on them.
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Re: US Election Results (Late)
« Reply #56 on: January 25, 2017, 14:10 »
look on the bright side at least the dystopian cyberpunk/underground satire scenes are gonna enter another Golden Age and at least we'll have some laffs to help us along this difficult age if nothing else. things have been p boring lately and maybe the centre/centre-left/left will regroup and rethink now the Bad Guys won this time round


(spoiler: wishful thinking, maybe 2020 is the death of neoliberalism for the democrat party as a Platform and as a general Campaign Ground for anything left of the conservative right????????????? we can only hope)


edit: i have memory problems so if i posted this earlier on (not sure) then i do apologise
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Re: US Election Results (Late)
« Reply #57 on: January 25, 2017, 18:10 »
Oh I am absolutely sick to my stomach about the Trump presidency and everything to come.

I've heard accounts of a number of people that really voted for him and thinking he was full of crap... and they're also completely sick now that reality is coming down hard on them.

this + people after brexit saying "weeehh i only voted leave as a joke" are why the vast majority of people should just not be allowed to vote

like if you're going to vote for something as a joke... why not go for the throwaway, not the republican candidate? why not write in harambe. why not just punch yourself in the face