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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1740 on: November 28, 2011, 07:54:25 AM »
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1741 on: November 29, 2011, 06:56:58 AM »
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1742 on: November 30, 2011, 02:46:55 AM »
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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1743 on: November 30, 2011, 02:49:56 AM »
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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1744 on: November 30, 2011, 06:56:27 AM »
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1745 on: December 01, 2011, 06:45:01 AM »
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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1746 on: December 01, 2011, 09:19:45 AM »

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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1747 on: December 01, 2011, 10:12:52 AM »

I guess roads, police service and Military defense would be other examples of what they make you buy.
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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1748 on: December 01, 2011, 11:05:39 AM »
Postal roads and defense are constitutionally mandated.

(Not necessarily the behemoth road system we have, however.)

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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1749 on: December 01, 2011, 12:30:46 PM »

I guess roads, police service and Military defense would be other examples of what they make you buy.

No, those things are provided by government and paid for with taxes and borrowing.  If we ever go to single payer then health care will be like those things.
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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1750 on: December 01, 2011, 12:33:30 PM »
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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1751 on: December 02, 2011, 07:17:59 AM »
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1752 on: December 02, 2011, 11:08:14 AM »

I guess roads, police service and Military defense would be other examples of what they make you buy.

No, those things are provided by government and paid for with taxes and borrowing.  If we ever go to single payer then health care will be like those things.
I see the distinction but I don't see how that distinction is important.

On a side note I like when the cartoons spur conversation. I am just not sure what the proper way is to navigate those conversations to another thread so we don't gum up the works here.
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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1753 on: December 03, 2011, 09:15:08 AM »
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Re: Political cartoons
« Reply #1754 on: December 03, 2011, 11:42:50 AM »

I guess roads, police service and Military defense would be other examples of what they make you buy.

No, those things are provided by government and paid for with taxes and borrowing.  If we ever go to single payer then health care will be like those things.
I see the distinction but I don't see how that distinction is important.

On a side note I like when the cartoons spur conversation. I am just not sure what the proper way is to navigate those conversations to another thread so we don't gum up the works here.
The case in the Supreme Court will be about federalism (full disclosure: I am not a constitutional lawyer or even a college grad, for that matter).  I believe Mass already mandates health insurance.  Is the power to do it at the federal level in the Constitution?  If not, the 10th amendment reserves it to the states or the people.  Does it matter what level of government mandates something?  I think so.  If the people of Mass don't like it they only have to go as far as Boston to express their displeasure to those that mandated it.
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