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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    People who make extreme comparisons to places like the USSR while skipping over all those other developed countries who have universal health care look kind of ... uneducated.
    Ditto.

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    I'll skip the typical Canadian blah blah here but....

    When the "other" party wins in an election or two, can they just uproot the system and revert it back? This seems like a lot of effort for something the other team will be prone to tearing down at first opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fecal McAngry View Post
    ...the US will simply go bankrupt...
    Unlike other nations, the USA can't go bankrupt because it owns, controls and prints the Reserve Currency of the World.

    So the USA can send other countries bankrupt but can't go bankrupt itself.

    The USA only has to print more of the Reserve Currency of the World, and the world picks up the tab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    Semantics, but thank you for telling me. Didn't actually know that.
    It's not semantics at all. If one does not understand the difference between the Constitution of 1787 (and a working understanding of the Federalist Papers) and the Articles of Confederation and more importantly WHY, then one doesn't really understand USA history enough to have an educated opinion on anything pertaining to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    It's more like making love.

    You can take the patriarchal route and get to the point. Or you can take the tantric route and enjoy the journey.

    Of course we are more laid back here in Oz and we have the time to enjoy one another.

    Can you imagine making love with someone and hearing them say, "Hurry up, hurry up! Get to the point!".

    The slow food movement has taught us to savour and enjoy fine dining. And so the slow love movement, the tantric movement, teaches us to savour and enjoy making love to one another. Indeed teaches us to enjoy one another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    People who make extreme comparisons to places like the USSR while skipping over all those other developed countries who have universal health care look kind of ... uneducated.
    Oh no, you don't get it at all. The financial path of the US is completely unsustainable. The health care fiasco merely expedites the death of America, but that death is like a coal-powered locomotive--you can see it coming from a long way off.

    YouTube - David Walker (1/25/10)

    YouTube - Peter Schiff: Health Care Reform & Socialized Medicine

    Incidentally, next step for Obama is to try to legalize millions of poor illegal aliens from Mexico, Central and South America and dump them onto his subsidized health care plan. I doubt he can do this before the GOP retakes congress in Nov., but who knows...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feops View Post
    I'll skip the typical Canadian blah blah here but....

    When the "other" party wins in an election or two, can they just uproot the system and revert it back? This seems like a lot of effort for something the other team will be prone to tearing down at first opportunity.
    Basically, they can. It doesn't happen quite as often as you might think. I suppose this might be because by the time the other party gets in power, it might have such a large of host of other problems knocking on its door that it can't bother with repealing (which never seems very impressive to the public) some old bill.

    With some reforms, like the new deal reforms or the great society reforms, they become some popular and politically symbolic that undoing them is extremely risky for any politician.

    It does happen though. It can be a bit like a game of table tennis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Unlike other nations, the USA can't go bankrupt because it owns, controls and prints the Reserve Currency of the World.

    So the USA can send other countries bankrupt but can't go bankrupt itself.

    The USA only has to print more of the Reserve Currency of the World, and the world picks up the tab.
    No, Victor. Other countries can and will stop buying American debt. And soon, I suspect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
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