Ivy, to refer back to your original thread, yes, the Aussies were there with us, side by side, in a God-forsaken place trying to make a difference for those who can't or won't help themselves......much like the situation we are in again. 500 killed, and thousands injured, not counting emotional and chemical casualties. in Sydney, yanks were treated like royalty when we were there on r&r. you threw more than one shrimp on the barbee for us....thanks!
ok, Gden, hundreds of millions......in less than a year! put a few years together, a few hundred million here, a few hundred million there.....pretty soon we're talkin' real money.
they've been fighting this in earnest since the clinton's attempt back in '94. ok, so i said insurance industry. i admit, i'm biased. there are a lot of interests that see the gravy train coming to an end, and it is a result of their own avarice. insurance, pharma, and even hospitals have cashed in. i doubt there are any surviving hospitals that are still being run by the good Sisters of Mercy. but, the insurance industry isn't just health care. it's homeowners, automobile, health and disability, and even warranty. you give them money and they make a bet with you that you won't be able to convince them that you have a valid claim. if they can tell you 'no' and get you to go away with a whimper, it's money in their pocket
Ivy, there just isn't a way to discuss this without bringing politics into it. Habs' dissertation is all well and good if everyone is honest and working for the common good. as fun guy said, many of Gdens institutions 'on the brink' could be safe and healthy if certain administrations wouldn't give huge tax cuts for the wealthy. the greed in this country nearly took the world to it's knees last year.
as for Gden's video.......michael moore has a way of letting his subjects hang themselves with their own rope........i think i'll let that video and that crowder guy stand on their own merits.....or lack thereof. spend a little time there on youtube looking at the comments below and some of his other videos. anything further that i might say would be anti-climactic.