March 2012


At least that is what Rick Scott and his GOP Bullies are trying to do.

requesting info regarding topic DU has it wrong.

I am a member of the democratic underground. I am attempting unsuccessfully to use Thom's discussion on Marburry v Madison in debate with fellow DUers. What would make life easier for me would be a transcript of Thom's discussion on this topic. He has discussed this in depth both on Monday and today. Any help with this is greatly appreciated. Thank you. chknltl3

The Conservative Shell Game

All this flap over health care...

Couldn't we, wouldn't we, have avoided all this flap over healthcare if the administration had passed a constitutional amendment making healthcare "constitutional" in the same way that the 16th Amendment made the income tax "constitutional" when previously it was considered to be unconstitutional?

Just asking!

Do you Die without Broccoli? Maybe not Broccoli but you do die without Healthcare.

Healthcare is indispensible Hello. that is the difference between Broccoli and Healthcare.

ME country to WE country

I recently watched a 4 part documentary by Adam Curtis done for the BBC in 2002 entitled The Century of the Self. I borrowed it from the library but I know it is available on line. It is very interesting and illustrates just how we became a consumer society (the U.S.


When did the Congress become accused of frivolous intent? No one is bankrupt from lack of broccoli, and our representatives intended to remedy grievous damage done to millions of citizens because of medical costs/coverage (unique market/industry much?). Why would licensing (familiar example) present a fearsome threat to personal sovereignty when we operate as medical "vehicles"; or do all tolls, fees, charges and levies violate personal immunity from any "governmental" intercession (libertarianism prevail?)?

The winning argument

I started hearing about the Broccoli analogy last week. Something bothered me about it.

First, Broccoli is not food, it is a type of food, and since the whole argument is about classification, this distinction matters.

The Affordable Care Act does not make you buy one specific brand of Health Insurance - you just need Health Insurance.

The judges would then probably ask "well, what about making you buy Insurance- we don't make you buy food!"

But the government DOES make you buy food!

Why was Mr. Hartmann taken off the air at 1150 am in Los Angeles??

One morning he was gone. Why? I want him back. I've learned so much from him and I want to continue.

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