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    Chance174 and Rusty: thanks for the support.

    JensenS or Schlottke: time to close this thread out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    Chance174 and Rusty: thanks for the support.

    JensenS or Schlottke: time to close this thread out?
    Let's just change the thread to "Who wrote the book of love?". I'm guessing it wasn't Berean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    Chance174 and Rusty: thanks for the support.

    JensenS or Schlottke: time to close this thread out?
    Now wait a minute here. Just because you are about the last guy I would peg as a narcissist (based on reading your posts for the last 5+ years), THAT doesn't mean MY () thread should be closed.


    My question remains:

    We know that the financial lobby, and fruits of it's tree, like the Treasury Secretary, basically wrote the BS Bailout Bill in toto. That leads me to wonder how much of the healh bill was crafted by health industry lobbyists in consultation with Senate staffers. Where, in the bill-writing process, were they successful, and where were they not successful, in pushing their agenda?
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    Medicare Advantage took a serious hit in this bill.
    That's certainly a blow to private insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LkwdSteve View Post
    Now wait a minute here. Just because you are about the last guy I would peg as a narcissist (based on reading your posts for the last 5+ years), THAT doesn't mean MY () thread should be closed.


    My question remains:

    We know that the financial lobby, and fruits of it's tree, like the Treasury Secretary, basically wrote the BS Bailout Bill in toto. That leads me to wonder how much of the healh bill was crafted by health industry lobbyists in consultation with Senate staffers. Where, in the bill-writing process, were they successful, and where were they not successful, in pushing their agenda?
    Yo, how much of the $$ have been repaid? Maybe you should look it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by washed up wrestler View Post
    Yo, how much of the $$ have been repaid? Maybe you should look it up.
    I haven't looked it up, but did you get a rebate check?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    I haven't looked it up, but did you get a rebate check?
    LOL, no rebate check here, the AMT is killing me.

    On a side note, I belong to a Van Halen bootleg trading website, and one of the members there was excited because he got a big rebate check from the US Treasury. To celebrate, he ordered a new VH guitar and was waiting for it to arrive. He posted a photo of his guitar rig - nice Marshall stack and five guitars. Room for one more, courtesy of the US Gubmint.

    I'm glad I'm able to subsidize his guitar hobbies, I'd hate to keep the money for myself or my family.

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    "Yo, how much of the $$ have been repaid? Maybe you should look it up."




    So, if the thief returns the money, in whole or in part, all is OK?

    No, we are not playing that game.

    I might (stess MIGHT) have been fine with a bailout if the entire philosophy behind that super-casino, known as Wall Steet, had undergone an exacting review and then a massive overhaul. New laws outlawing a wide variety of financial conduct would have had to come FIRST.

    Financial players cannot fathom this. They are so focused on playing their brilliant games, so proud of themselves, they simply cannot imagine anything changing. They love their trees. No loggers allowed.

    I heard on a Diane Reim show last week, talk of Lehman Brothers. One famous person put together some kind of exotic instrument on their behalf and then promptly bet on it to fail. He was wildly successful. While he was being congratulated by Reim's guests, their was no talk of the philosophical morality of the endeavor.

    I experienced two problems:
    1. The stock market should exist for marrying investors with companies seeking said investors. A simply philosophy. Instead we have seen the rise of the "bet to fail" concept, which I consider immoral (philosophically). Closely related, in the same program, one of the guests mentioned how German bankers got into the disasterous credit default swaps market because THEY WERE ANXIOUS TO INVEST THIER MONEY. I have no doubt that the description of that attitude was accurate. Yet, you could never give me a satisfactory explantation that would justify their anxiety.
    2. Using other people's money when they have NO IDEA how it is being put to use.

    I'm sure the "players" will roll on the floor with laughter and tell me how I just don't understand.

    In the meantime, I say the entire forest should be razed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    I haven't looked it up, but did you get a rebate check?
    Did anyone's taxes go up to pay for the bailout bill? I don't think mine did. What would we get a rebate for if we didn't pay for it in the first place.

    The US borrowed money from China to bailout the banks many of whom (from what I've seen) have paid it back or are in the process of paying it back. Why would us individual taxpayers get a rebate from this?
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