03-19-2010 11:01 AM
You might want to indicate in your OP that this would be of no interest to anyone outside the USA . . .
Pep ( . . . or, possibly, to the great unwashed majority living there, either.)
pep...didn't the crash and burn of the mortgage and housing bubble in the US teach the world anything?...the reason we have a world wide recession now is because the US is like a rudder on a boat...and we have a vastly interconnected world wide economy....the reason that the entire world went into recession is that what happens in the US has repercussions around the globe...
This healthcare reform is a huge undertaking, and most of the citizenry of the US is against it...
While I dont believe that a forum on SL is the place to discuss this subject...do not mistake that what happens in the US wont have far flung effects in every corner of the globe....(yes, I know...globes don't have corners)
Well, if Healthcare Reform caused someone to assassinate The Great Non-White Hope of the Western World, and somehow we ended up with Hillary in charge, then it might have an impact outside the USA.
Pep (is trying to work out how else economically neutral internal affirmative social action would have significant global effects.)
PS The reduction in policing the Canadian border would compensate for the equivalent increase in the Mexico area, I presume.)
03-19-2010 03:00 PM
Temporal.Mitra wrote:...This healthcare reform is a huge undertaking, and most of the citizenry of the US is against it...
Of course, if "76% of US citizens are for a public health care option" meant "most are against it"
So liek I got banned. Bummer.
03-19-2010 09:46 PM
It took me 8 years to read Proust's "In search of lost time", mainly because I had to keep breaking-off to read other books to wake my brain up and could still only face 1 volume a year. On the other hand Tolstoy's "War and peace" only took me 6 days; it's a much better read (and way shorter)
03-20-2010 12:00 PM
Seen on a US friends profile:
A health care plan written by a committee who's chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it, & are exempt from it, signed by a president who hasn't read it & secretly smokes, says we will get to see it AFTER it's passed, administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay taxes, over...seen by an obese surgeon general, financed by a country that's broke. What could possibly go wrong?