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conservativecat Wrote: Did he say the iphone was all that would have to be given up ? it was an example .... and he's right. How much could you save every month by giving up your new phone, your games, you cable TV, eating out every night etc? $500 ? $1000 ?
Your party's war on the poor is sickening. I often wonder how people like you sleep at night while poor people are treading water just to survive.
Blaming poor people for all of your problems has been a tried and true method of the Republican party dating back decades.
The federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour. If that person is "lucky" enough (and I use that term very lightly) then they would earn $290/week and $1,160/month. Do you think that person earning $1,160/month in their full time job is wasting all of their money on video games and eating out every night?
Seriously man. What's wrong with you?
conservativecat Wrote: What's health care worth ? Oh ... you want that free huh? Nothing is free.
No, I want Medicare for all. You know - like every other industrialized country in the world has. I encourage you to study up on their mortality rates compared to ours. Maybe you will learn something new!
conservativecat Wrote: I hope it will encourage people to get jobs - jobs are good, you are contributing to society, earning money to spend, health care and benefits comes with good ones. Everyone should have a good job - its a great concept
Another Republican red herring.
How do you propose a single mom who you forced to have a baby get a job if you don't want the government to provide child care for her? Should she just leave little Johnny at home and hope for the best while she's gone?
Or what about the 55 year old coal miner whose mine shut down? What business (other than one who only offers minimum wage) will hire a 55 year old whose only skill is mining coal when they can hire someone 30 years younger and isn't likely to become a burden to the company's healthcare bills?
And don't even get me started about the assembly line worker who just lost her job to a machine.
This is what drives me nuts about you Republicans. You think with your gut and not your brain.
conservativecat Wrote: your number is very skewered - I pay around $750 a month I think for a family of 4 but that's including $400 a month into an HSA ..... and I don't have good insurance
Do you understand that you are one person in a country of over 300 million?
And do you understand that what you pay each month in premiums is different than total healthcare expenditures writ large?
I also provided a link for you to take some time out of your busy day to read through. But, who am I kidding? Why in the world did I think that you would actually click on it when your gut tells you that you're right?