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fiftythreepercenter
fiftythreepercenter

Funny how of all the reasons Greece is about to implode, the only one you libs want to talk about is their inability to collect taxes.  


And you still support the $4MM man, Al Sharpton.


Hahahahahahhahahahahahahha.................hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.   You can't make this sheet up!!!

LeninTime
LeninTime

And you still support the $4MM man, Al Sharpton.

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Another Al Sharpton mention from the right. 

DRINK

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@fiftythreepercenter

Al Sharpton

because some C-list TV show host's back taxes are very similar in scale to an EU economic collapse.

53, you couldn't stink at this worse if you were actually trying to stink at it.

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

Combover to Trumpet the GOP's rising star sheets.

gotalife
gotalife

1 million humans showed up to see the Pope.


Talk about a rock star Saint.

Bulls_3y3
Bulls_3y3

Reporters covering Hillary Clinton's campaign appearance in the Gorham, New Hampshire, July 4th parade found themselves corralled by a moving lasso held by campaign aides. 

Reporters roped off...  ha ha   

Hillary will stop at nothing to hide her criminal acts and ignore American citizens.... 

_GodlessHeathen_
_GodlessHeathen_

 I know little about economics, I found this simplified explanation on the intertube.


http://www.quora.com/Whats-wrong-with-Greeces-economy

This is vastly oversimplified, but here goes:

1. German economic policy: save money, keep very little debt, concentrate on making sure inflation stays low, export a lot to other countries. Also, the German government, labor unions, and employers work together to build a growth-centered business climate, and strikes, when the happen, are generally short term and orderly.

2. Greek economic policy: generous pensions and welfare (paid for by borrowing money and a large government deficit), strong limits on economic activity (ex. very few business license permits issued in each industry, which makes competition difficult and raises the entry costs for new businesses). This leads to cartels and oligarchies controlling the businesses, and excluding any new competiti0n. Labor unions and big corporations see each other as enemies, and strikes and protests are common.

This, by itself, is less of a problem: a strong German economy would lead to a strong German currency, while a weaker Greek economy would lead to a weaker Greek currency. The currencies would reach a new balance that reflected the situation of each economy.

The incredibly bad move that was made was the decision to put Germany and Greece into a currency-union, where they share the Euro.

Greece needs the Euro to go down in value because it has a large debt that can only be paid in Euros.

Germany does not want inflation that would come from the Euro decreasing in value.

Greece wants Germany to lend them more money, and allow it to continue to have high pensions, welfare, and a restrictive business environment, because these things prop up the Greek economy. Germany says no to all these.

If Greece did not use the Euro, they could allow their currency to drop in value, but with the Euro they have no control over currency, so the choice becomes:


1. leave the Euro
2. pass a lot of rough austerity measures that hurt their economy and anger their voters
3. Hope that Germany will renegotiate
4. Default

Under the old government, the choice was 2, and the government barely survived multiple votes and elections. The new government wants 3, but has indicated they might do 1. 4 is the worst case scenario that keeps everyone up at night, as no one knows what effects this would have on other Eurozone countries. Written 1 Feb. 8,017 views.

straker
straker

53%


So, if insurance companies are seeking large rate increases, it must be the fault of liberals?


Amazing how you let Big Business completely off the hook.

gotalife
gotalife

@straker  Always. Then they want to stick the people with their debt of trillions in welfare.

Orange15
Orange15

@straker  No. People were actually sicker than insurance companies had previously thought they would be.

DownInAlbany
DownInAlbany

@straker Amazing how you let the Democrats completely off the hook.

They had a chance to fix things and failed miserably, wouldn't you say?

fiftythreepercenter
fiftythreepercenter

@DownInAlbany @straker Dunce doesn't know the insurance companies have to operate on no more than 20% of revenue BY LAW.  They'll get the increases they're asking for because the feds created the 80/20 rule and the expenses are going to drive the rates.  

Orange15
Orange15

@gotalife  How about that CHILD rapist whose charges she got significantly reduced even though she knew the CHILD rapist was guilty?

Bulls_3y3
Bulls_3y3

@barkingfrog  is the water getting warmer Frog???   Just wait until it starts to boils...

josef
josef

I still don't get it.  But thanks, y'all, for trying.  One more question:  I identify as a liberal, am I supposed to be for the vote or against it?

gotalife
gotalife

Vote for Sanders to get single payer moocher cons.

GaBlue
GaBlue

@Visual_Cortex

From what I've read in the news -- here and there over the years -- the rich folks in Greece just don't want to pay their taxes ("can't make me!"), and of course, the non-wealthy cannot bear the burden of supporting the country alone.  The scary thing is, they don't spend nearly the percentage of GDP on defense as we do.  It's a mistake to allow the goppers to frame the debt discussion in terms of spending. It's deflection from the personal responsibility they don't want our wealthy to take.

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@GaBlue @Visual_Cortex

It's a mistake to allow the goppers to frame the debt discussion in terms of spending. It's deflection from the personal responsibility they don't want our wealthy to take.

Couldn't agree more.

fiftythreepercenter
fiftythreepercenter

"Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans — market leaders in many states — are seeking rate increases that average 23 percent in Illinois, 25 percent in North Carolina, 31 percent in Oklahoma, 36 percent in Tennessee and 54 percent in Minnesota, according to documents posted online by the federal government and state insurance commissioners and interviews with insurance executives."


Nice.  Great job libs.  Promise a $2,500 per family savings, deliver a massive price increase instead, and the morons are still calling it a success from the highest rooftops as if the facts don't matter.

fedup52
fedup52

@fiftythreepercenter You are talking about percentage increase and not the $ values.  Percentage is a relative thing.  

Next the increase are sought and not GRANTED.  So stop hyper ventilating.

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@DownInAlbany @Visual_Cortex @fiftythreepercenter

Oh, I remember very well what was actually stated in his campaign speech, and how it's been misquoted and twisted ever since.


"I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family's premium by up to $2,500 a year."


Watch any TV ads before? Ever note that when you hear the words "up to", they're blowing some smoke?

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@fiftythreepercenter @Visual_Cortex @DownInAlbany

I'll admit the comment was "up to" a $2,500 per family savings IF you will admit the entire plan was sold as a complete lie to the American people and you among them were too damn stupid to get it?

Ladies and Gents, I give you: a right winger's notion of "give and take."