DrVonNagle

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  • Thank you for your personal perspective, but consider this, increase marijuana consumption decreasing alcohol consumption. I know that, for me, I prefer to smoke a joint anytime than drinking a beer. Furthermore, as marijuana will become legal, many will sell edibles which do not cause the problems associated with smoking. I also hear the vaporizing [...]

  • “Go roll you another fattie, moron.”

    Why is this issue such a personal one for you? As far as I know no one ever died from inhaling…why the hate?

  • Yes, and all accused of marijuana crimes should refuse any plea deal, go to jury, testify on their own behalf that they do not understand being there since it is completely legal in two states, and legal medically in many more…that by itself should do it.

  • …and then we get Biden, the best friend of financial corporations from his state…no thanks…much better idea, have Obama force as many democrats running as possible to invite him to campaign for them…bring on Hillary as well so Americans associate her with Obama lies and broken hopes and certainly no change.

  • I do not understand why he would give up on congress now that Reid has shown he can get rid of the filibuster overnight…or maybe I understand too well Obama’s playbook…he gives nice speeches (which I do not watch anymore)…that is the main difference with bush…when Bush spoke…you could bet half the time he would do the opposite…Obama just ignores what he promises…and continues the policies. Executive actions are usually small in scope, and easily overturned by the next president…and when you add secret executive orders and signing statements…you get a more real picture.

  • DrVonNagle commented on the blog post Rich Paying Smaller Share Of Taxes Under Obama

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    most of the FEDERAL taxes…and obviously underfund the government so we get year after year deficits increasing the debt and putting the whole economy in the hands of financiers and foreign powers.

  • DrVonNagle commented on the blog post Rich Paying Smaller Share Of Taxes Under Obama

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    Yes, agreed, the rich control most of government…it is clear to anyone, but not because they pay more federal taxes, this is the other way around…they control elections with their money, recompense the ‘good’ politicians, punish the ‘bad’…then they control the various tax breaks they have gotten since at least Reagan…and as I said, shifted the burden to the poor and the middle classes who still have stagnated…even regressed. The main culprit here is our electoral system with only two parties who do not mind the status quo as it removes any competition and the legal bribes it takes to get elected (also I most of our politicians are already millionaires).

  • DrVonNagle commented on the blog post Rich Paying Smaller Share Of Taxes Under Obama

    2014-01-28 16:08:58View | Delete

    Very well said.

  • DrVonNagle commented on the blog post Rich Paying Smaller Share Of Taxes Under Obama

    2014-01-28 16:06:45View | Delete

    Maybe because most of us know it is a red herring as we know that the lower half pay a disproportional part of the other taxes, sales, state, payroll…and something I never see mentioned, when Ronald Reagan cut some of the spending to partly offset his generous tax cuts for the top 1%, many complained that the services cut would have to be taken by the states, that the states would then have to raise their taxes or cut very popular services, that the state taxes were less progressive than the federal’s, and so the bottom 99% would pay for the tax cuts with higher state taxes, without Reagan’s fingerprints on the hikes, and repaying the debt and the interest on the debt…and so we are now…with intervening president, both republicans and democrats, making the situation worse…restore the fairness doctrine!!!

  • DrVonNagle commented on the blog post Rich Paying Smaller Share Of Taxes Under Obama

    2014-01-28 15:58:21View | Delete

    “These numbers are before the Fiscal Cliff Deal which ended many of the Bush Tax Cuts”

    And? Obama RENEWED “Bush” Tax Cuts for two years on December 17, 2010. Way to manipulate the facts!

  • Scenario: GOP take the senate, pass more stupid bills (without the filibuster), Hillary runs against them, as the first woman, with Obama and the black leadership behind her. Add to that mix the Lesser Of Two Evils, maybe a Hispanic VP, million if not billion dollars behind her, the support of the pundit world (remember Murdock holding fundraiser for her)…I am not optimistic.

  • DrVonNagle commented on the blog post Senator Sanders Wants To Know If NSA Spies On Congress

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    Instead of asking the NSA, Sanders should ask Snowden that question. He then will get the real answer to his question and more. If Sanders is so concerned, why doesn’t he filibuster and keep talking about Snowden on the floor of the senate. Also, where are the other fake liberals on this topic, I am mostly thinking of Al Franken.

  • DrVonNagle commented on the diary post Top 10 Proofs People Can Be Completely Manipulated Without Hypnosis by David Swanson.

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    I believe that Obama mission was accomplished, give life back to the Republican party, frustrate the efforts of ‘the left’…now the republicans can take over again…until the next democrat is needed.

  • “Judge William H. Pauley, appointed by President Bill Clinton”

    And yet, every election democrats main argument to elect democrats is to reverse the trend of a judiciary moving all the time to the right…but when democrats get elected…they nominate POS like that. if you look at EVERY nominate to the Supreme Court sent by Obama…they are to the right of the ones they replaced.

  • DrVonNagle commented on the blog post Democrats Now Own a Troubled Health Care System

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    There are ways around the supreme court on this issue…for example the campaign period could be reduced to 2 weeks like in many countries…and I am sure there are many other ways…such as public financing.

  • DrVonNagle commented on the blog post Democrats Now Own a Troubled Health Care System

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    Clinton gave congress to the republicans, many governorships…then Bush. So far Obama gave us the ‘tea party’…I worry what comes next…Jeb Bush??? What we really need is campaign reform taking money out of politics…but I am not holding my breath.

  • DrVonNagle commented on the blog post Rate Shock Was a Policy Choice Made by Democrats

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    “Cadillac” was a term I used to make my point more direct. Medicare or any other single payer is forced to ration its care based on its budget. They do that directly or indirectly, but they do that. In the debate on healthcare insurance reform, that argument was used by healthcare industry and the republicans in their propaganda. What was absent from the equation was that in countries with single payer, anyone can buy supplemental insurance as anyone here can buy insurance to supplement Medicare. So, anything above Medicare would be “cadillac”, even if it is a misnomer.

  • DrVonNagle commented on the blog post Rate Shock Was a Policy Choice Made by Democrats

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    “Public option” is no a cadillac insurance, as neither is medicare. Insurances would still thrive offering extra insurance but less than they did before Obamacare, and much less after Obamacare.

  • DrVonNagle commented on the blog post Rate Shock Was a Policy Choice Made by Democrats

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    The problem with Obamacare is that the people were already blaming the insurance companies with many appalling stories in the media and movies like “Sicko”. This is why part of Obama’s first campaign was so successful, even making fun of Hillary’s “mandate”.
    Obama ran on the “Public Option”, and even hints at single payer…which let republicans to start taking advantage of the “socialism” rethoric of Obama and many to “hope”.
    Now the people will also blame the Democrats while the Republicans and the HealthCare Industry are smiling all the way to the bank.

  • DrVonNagle commented on the blog post Rate Shock Was a Policy Choice Made by Democrats

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    The reason rates go up is because everyone in the healthcare system grabs pieces of it, such as doctors owning laboratories where they send the tests, phrma who game the system, hospitals with shareholders to pay, insurances…

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