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Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

CW13. Ever heard of intelligence?

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Posted by CW15 on 06/29/2017 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

Thomas. Ever heard of George Soros?

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Posted by CW13 on 06/29/2017 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

According to the current Republican leadership, Americans only have a "right to life" in the womb, after that, life and death is a question of making the right choices, such as choosing to be born to wealthy parents, as opposed to feeling entitled to breath the same air as the wealthy simply because you are still alive.

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Posted by sgsmith on 06/29/2017 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

Neither of these guys will vote against the party line. Why? Because the right wing billionaires led by Charles and David Koch bought and paid for their loyalty. The Koch Brothers also have McSally and many of the other Republican rank and file aparchniks in their pant pockets throughout the Stateand throughout the Country. Until people realize that every single Republican television commercial and every single Republican vote is driven, not by the people, but by the payoffs from the radical right, there is no such thing as a "conscience". Given the personal needs of their cadillac health care plans and their pensions for when they retire.........there is no other defining reason to vote their so called "conscience". The general population needs to turn off their television sets and get into the streets and take a stand against the "whores" in Congress who vote for our demise as a democratic Country. The only thing these people understand is a United front against their greed.

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Posted by Thomas Borin on 06/29/2017 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

Both Senator McCain and Senator Flack need to look at the Health Care Coverage provided to them at Government expense...Second to None!!! Then ask themselves why ALL US Citizens should not be provided with the same Health Care Coverage...at Government expense. To do otherwise is Hypocrisy!!!

Insurance Companies and the Health Care Industry should NOT profit from a Citizens necessity to seek Medical Assistance....Price Controls Must be in Place so as to control Government Expenditures.

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 06/29/2017 at 7:03 AM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

The CBO missed the ACA promises by 50 %. Why do we even use them? Health insurers actuarials could be within 5% of the real results. Why leave it up to politicians a second time?

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Posted by Healthnut on 06/28/2017 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

Senator McCain has a well crafted image of being a maverick. Unfortunately he has a history of squawking about some Republican policy he doesn't like (torture for instance) and after getting a morsel tossed his way from his leadership he ultimately caves.

So Senator, how about proving you're a real maverick by standing up to McConnell and voting no on the BCRA?

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Posted by Wileybud on 06/28/2017 at 6:51 PM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

Can't you speak English?

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Posted by CW13 on 06/27/2017 at 11:40 AM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

Grandma Suzy....... Only a Reactionary Ultra Conservative Republican, with no understanding that the very nature of our Democracy creates a Complementry/Interactive, Mutual Dependent Social System with the Requirement to provide Assistance to others when Assistance is Necessary.

If we call ourselves Civilized, Health Care should be provided to ALL citizens at NO cost. Insurance Companies and the Healthcare Industry should NOT profit from the necessity of a Citizen, particularly Children, the Poor, and Elderly, to seek Medical Assistance; Price Controls must be in Place.

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 06/26/2017 at 4:07 PM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

Single payer system now is valuable. I don't recall ever using a public school for healthcost concerns.

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Posted by Grandma Suzy on 06/26/2017 at 12:24 PM
Posted by William Sedlmayr on 06/26/2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

To jhuppent:

Many of us have observed that "too many Arizonans are allergic to professionalism, proper process, and transparency" directly, through seeing the quality of programs offered in publicly funded schools and observing and participating in governance meetings.

Yes, make the per pupil funding portable and allow it to be applied in private institutions. But no, do not strip away all regulatory oversight, all teacher credentialing standards, and anything resembling reasonable per pupil funding levels. The privates need those things to function properly as much as the publics do, as much as any institution or industry does:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/15/grenfell-tower-red-tape-safety-deregulation

(And I will note again that your position on testing is inconsistent. You can't have your testing cake and eat it too. Those of us who've seen administrators manipulating programs in their schools to game the system and produce misleading testing results know that those stats mean nothing without knowing the details of how they were achieved, and that means meaningful REGULATORY OVERSIGHT that provides observation and evaluation of the actual quality of the programming in the schools that produced those test results.)

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Posted by Observing from the ground level: the AZ system is a mess. on 06/25/2017 at 3:52 PM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

To "Raising kids"

Don't believe what you read about education in Arizona. A few stats for you:

In 1992, juveniles in Arizona committed 70 murders. In 2012, the latest date for FBI stats, juveniles committed only 7 murders despite a tripling of our at-risk population.

The juvenile detention population has vaporized over that same time period.

In 2015, Arizona African Americans placed first in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, defeating Blacks in all 49 other states in math. Hispanics placed 11th and whites placed 6th. We didn't do badly in reading either placing 14th, 7th and 29th.

The most scientific measure of the quality of our schools is the combined math and reading gains from 2011 4th grade to 2015 8th grade. Arizona was number one in the nation.

The nonsense you read in the general media about web sites like wallet hub are just that - nonsense from people who don't know what they are talking about.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 06/25/2017 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Song of the Day: 'Tucson Kills'

It's beautiful.

Posted by Robert Shipp on 06/24/2017 at 8:34 PM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

There is a real "market based solution" to the teacher shortage. The one party dictatorship in Phoenix famously touts "market based solutions"about everything else including an idiotic for profit mental health administrator. (Mentally ill and substance abusers famously respond to synergistic efficiencies). If teachers in Arizona districts were offered $70,000 to start plus full benefits how many candidates would you have? Voila, problem solved.

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 06/24/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

I have no idea what the merits of the above-referenced case may be, but it's certainly true that too many Arizonans are allergic to professionalism, proper process, and transparency. It is still "the Wild West" here, and like the lawless, chaotic frontier environment from which it evolved, it is a dangerous and damaging place to try to raise and educate children.

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Posted by Raising kids in the WILD WEST is not recommended. on 06/24/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

does the new bill allow us to purchase across state lines

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Posted by Palisades on 06/24/2017 at 8:03 AM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

http://thedevelopmentofrome.weebly.com/roman-tripartite-government.html

If this had been in place Clinton couldn't have pardoned the pedophiles and Obama couldn't release all the drug dealers.

he might be on to something.

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Posted by Wally World on 06/23/2017 at 3:58 PM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

I know Exactly what he Means.

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Posted by The Russians Hacked My Email Again on 06/23/2017 at 2:03 PM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

Tripartite Co-Equal Constitutional Political System ??!! Try saying that 3 times. I'm impressed. You're still a moron but, one who uses big words. I love how our President gnaws at your gut and you can't do zilch about it. Question. I blew up your picture. Just what is that thing your pointing at? If your mind was in the gutter like mine....

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Posted by CW13 on 06/23/2017 at 1:14 PM

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