Do you agree with this?
It is a little lengthy, but worth the read. I agree wholeheartedly!
Walmart Vs. The Morons
1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart , every hour of every day.
2. This works out to $20,928 in sales every minute!
3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.
4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.
5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world’s largest private employer, and most speak English.
6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world.
7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years.
8. During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.
9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.
10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago.
11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earth’s population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)
12. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.
You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground work for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to fix the economy.
This should be read and understood by all Americans Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!!
To President Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature,
It is now official you are ALL corrupt morons:
Now for the Morons:
A.. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.
B.. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.
C.. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.
D.. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the poor” and they only want more.
E.. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.
F.. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.
G.. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.
You have FAILED in every “government service” you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars.
AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM ??
Medicare Insurance AZ staff answers:
Only about 250% correct, and I agree.
Either you cannot read labels, or just have a mad on for WalMart, as they probably have less of their goods on their shelves made in China than any of the stores you mention, Like Sears and Target.
Just about every item in Sears, with the exception of the Craftsman line of tools is made in China, and their cheaper line of tools is made in Taiwan, which is China.
Target for sure resembles a Chinese flea market as does just about any other store in America, including some of what they consider “high end stores” like Macy’s and the like.
I have found more articles made in America in Wal MArt than any of the stores you mention.
You also made a comment regarding American flags being made in China, so what else is new, when you consider our government is having much of the military uniforms for the US made in China, and just about all of the VFW posts around the country are also selling Chinese made American flags, so it’s not just WalMart.
Do you know what percentage of the federal budget is spent on entitlements?
The most recent answer to this is 62%. WTH do people in congress think they are doing?
Who could EVER maintain that ratio of spending? We have let this get too far out of hand, with Those in Washington promising everyone everything, and no one keeping track of just how much spending is going on….
Obama is really making things much worse, by almost quadrupling the spending.
Won’t we be bankrupt if this isn’t stopped? WHo wants this to continue? Do liberals want this to keep going? When will they realize that we cannot provide everything to everyone?
That is, unless they want to confiscate all wealth and then redistribute that as well.
How do we stop this nonsense?
According to Congressional Budget Office records, federal outlays for mandatory spending were 33.8% in 1965 vs. 59.9% in 2005. They were highest in the Clinton years: 60% in 1995 and up to 62.6% by 2000. Source: CF&P Foundation article “Prosperitas”, April 2007.
From a Washington Post article in 1997 called “Americans Oppose Cutting Entitlements to Fix Budget”, the authors state that “…many [Americans] are unaware that entitlement programs consume more than 60 percent of the overall budget…”
A book “The Complete Idiots Guide to Economics” written in 2003 cites the U.S. Government budget as reporting that entitlements make up approximately 65 percent of our budget, distributed as follows:
Social Security: 23%
Other Means-tested entitlements: 6%
Mandatory payments (pensions, etc.): 6%
Net interest on debt: 11%
In 2005, Senator Judd Gregg, then Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee stated that “Mandatory entitlement spending now represents a whopping 55 percent of all federal spending. If left on its current path, that could jump to more than 60 percent in 10 years. That will force us to cut out other necessary expenditures or raise taxes and weaken our economy.” Source: The Hill newspaper, Washington DC.
A paper written by Congressman Randy Forbes in April of 2008, “The Challenge of Giant Entitlements”, states that “Entitlement spending, or government spending that takes place automatically every year without any action from Congress, is currently 62 percent of our overall federal spending.”
Hawkeye: You mean because the libs have so many people used to living of the scraps that the govt hands out…you may be right. We will have to wean the people off the nanny state a little at a time
Medicare Insurance AZ staff answers:
By the time today’s college grads hit retirement, payroll taxes will need to increase to 37% to meet today’s promised liabilities. Add 20% for federal income tax, and ~6% for state income tax (on average) and that is over a 60% confiscation of wealth. Doesn’t leave much to live on.
Do Liberals know how free market capitalism really works, or just point the finger?
MAKE SURE YOU READ ALL THIS BEFORE YOU TRY TO SHOOT IT DOWN WITH YOUR “LOGIC”
Free Markets means that there is minimal to zero government regulation in that market place and the competition thrives.
Now let’s go over the markets Liberals demonize.
Banks – They have government regulations up the wazoo making it less competitive.
Source is here: http://www.bankersonline.com/abcsoup/abcsoup.html
Health Insurance is easy to explain why it is unaffordable. How do you as a health insurance company sell health insurance to someone that is over 65 and gets medicare for free? You can’t compete vs a free product (medicare). Not to mention “Medicaid” is free as well if you qualify for it. There is no medicare for auto insurance when you turn 65 you still pay for it your self.
So let’s be logical here, all the things liberals love to use like ipods, star bucks coffee, and recycled paper, is all done through free market enterprises. A bureaucrat NEVER in the history of everything we use today has ever produced anything we use.
So Liberals bash my system please with how evil it really is, if it is evil stop buying things from free market trade, and collect it from the government.
Medicare Insurance AZ staff answers:
I thought you said “pull my finger.” wrong section.
What’s the best way to help and support my bipolar boyfriend? A solution with out meds?
I’m deeply concerned about my bipolar boyfriend. He doesn’t have health insurance for therapy or medication. Currently, he’s been using weed for self medication, but we’re spending way too much on it and can’t afford it lately. With out it, he can be defensive, depressed, and have suicidal thoughts, not too mention, questions if he should break up with me for my own sake, which is not what I want . He’s tried the local health department to see if he could talk to a therapist for free and was told to apply for medicaid or medicare government funded health insurance (which ever one that’s not for senior citizens), then was turned down because he, “didn’t have any hang-ups, family has never been on welfare, never been arrested, no children, and because he was a young white male.” He applied before he reached the age limit of 21 and now he’s 26, which would do no good to re-apply.
I try and be the best girlfriend, I can. I’m pretty sure I keep him sexually satisfied, try to keep him intellectually interested, try to give him much emotional support, try and make him smile, try and keep him positive about life, buy him stuff, try and take him on trips. I’d say the only thing wrong I might do is bitch, every once in awhile.. but hey I’m only female, we bitch sometimes. I don’t bitch anymore he does with me. Anyways, he says I make him happy, but I feel like I don’t. Also, I have a hard time noticing if he’s just mad or having a bipolar moment. I try and compare him being mad vs. his bipolar moments, and still can’t tell which is happening when. I feel like I’m failing his as his girlfriend and I just want him to be happy.
So, back to the original question. What’s the best way to help and support my bipolar boyfriend?
He said he was on paxil for like 3 years and it helped provide routine, but made him numb. He didn’t like it because he said he couldn’t get off, never laughed, never felt anything. He says, ” I’d rather being feeling something than nothing.” Is there a medication that will help control his chemical imbalance with out numbing him?
Is there any sort of government funding that can help provide health insurance or even to speak with someone?
This is very serious and I’m extremely concerned. Please help if you know anything about this.
Medicare Insurance AZ staff answers:
Bipolar disorder is a depressive illness.
The best bet is seeing a psychiatrist for a proper diagnostic and treatment. If for some reason that’s not an option or if he can’t afford therapy, read http://tiny.cc/wmis4/
In many cases depression will respond quickly to the use of this treatments (within a few weeks), but if this still doesn’t work, he needs to see a psychiatrist; psychiatric treatment for depression involves antidepressants and usually but not always, therapy.
Paroxetine (Paxil) is only one of many, many antidepressants out there.
You’re being so supportive, keep that way.
Middle of the road common sense about healthcare?
Just think about this for a minute. The extremes on both sides are blurring the healthcare issue to keep everyone confused and fighting in hopes of getting their party agendas through, but are no citizens looking at these topics with an unbiased eye?
This is, first off, not about the non-working poor. People who are on welfare have 100% government paid healthcare through Medicaid. It’s not insurance as affects the rest of the population. They pay nothing for the policy and there are no copayments, etc. That’s fallacy #1. This isn’t about people who don’t work.
The other group who doesn’t work are people on Social Security, through either retirement or disability. They are covered under a government sponsored health insurance to which they contribute called Medicare. This is more like traditional insurance in that they pay a premium and have copays for medical services, prescriptions, etc.
The government is already involved in health insurance through these 2 programs that focus on the non-working in our society.
This is supposed to be aimed at the working poor. It would be insurance of the more traditional type where the government would negotiate a large scale insurance policy (like it did with Medicare) to take advantage of the savings. Individual policies can run to thousands of dollars a month, which most working people can’t afford. Many employers no longer offer healthcare as a benefit or negotiate a contract collectively for their employees to lower the costs somewhat, but then pass the entireity of the policy costs onto the employee making it, many times, cost prohibitive. This is, more and more, going to become the case since there are too many people competing for too few jobs so employers are now in the position of not having to woo personnel. The economy is such that it’s the employer’s market.
So we have the working poor who are living paycheck to paycheck, maybe working more than one job, and still not able to afford health care. What happens when someone gets very ill? They go to the doctors or leave it until it’s really bad, since they don’t have the money, and end up in the hospital with enormous bills. These bills are extra enormous since doctors and hospitals charge out of pocket people substantially higher rates than insured people. Insurance companies negotiate contractual fees with providers in their network and will only pay up to a certain amount for services. In some cases it’s astounding the differences. One practice I worked in had a difference of over $4,000 for insured vs. uninsured.
So you don’t have the money for the doc, no insurance, and now you have a huge medical bill. Bankruptcy has been rewritten so that it’s not really an option anymore (not that it helped the providers substantially anyway as there usually isn’t much to take and divide) so the providers spend a fortune on collections and writing off debt, which they then pass along to the next person in line, ie. you.
Now providers are not uninanimously against this. Many have embraced it because there is a stipulation for mandatory coverage. This means they will be dealing with far less in bad debt and can at least be assured of getting paid the insurance portion. Where the rub for them comes in is those negotiated contractual fees. Looking at Medicare as their example of government negotiated insurance, they are scared. The rates for Medicare are substantially lower than any private insurance. Can they still make a living? Absolutely. They take Medicare because, if they don’t, they will have a smaller pool of patients to take. Some opt out, but if this is national, they will be even harder pressed to turn their noses up at it.
Medical costs are the highest in the country out of the entire world. Medical inflation is rampant and, unlike most things in a free market, you can’t always decide to just not purchase. Medical inflation has consistently outstripped regular inflation every year for the last 20 years. That means that the devices they use and the labor they purchase, the ground and construction of facilities, has not increased enough to justify their increase in price. Pharmaceutical companies stand to make more because most people are opting generics over the name brand prescriptions (some of which are several hundred dollars per treatment or month, for long term meds) and having insurance means that when the new meds come out, before generic are legally allowed (to protect R&D and keep companies encouraged to continue finding new meds) they will be allowed to charge their assinine prices and have people submit because they are paying $60 instead of $20. Much easier than the “it might work” generic at $50 OOP to $400 for the “this is the ticket” name brand.
The scariest part of this whole plan for the working poor is what are these “mandatory” rates going to be? Are they going to be equally unaffordable? Now you are violating the law if you don’t
I understand it’s long. I thought that people who actually care might have been willing to read an actual thorough analysis. I don’t do talking points like “Osama sounds like Obama” or scream one word slogans like “Nazi” at all republicans.
Medicare Insurance AZ staff answers:
Way to long, make it shorter and to the point.
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