Romney doesn’t know about it either. I haven’t heard him say anything.
The “hosts”, media, both sides of the media, need to start talking about this. Repubs /Democrats leaders either don’t care or don’t get it. That’s why I side it’s all a distraction, from both political parties.
September 21, 2012 at 6:16pm
This is garbage. Arguing over his taxes. How about arguing over health care- why is it, when a CD player is first introduced in the ’80s it cost $1000, in ’80s dollars, and now, what $40 bucks? Then certainly an MRI screening should go down as well, right? Wrong.
Why is it the antidote to scorpion venom costs $40,000 per vial in the US but just $100 in Mexico? What the hell is going on here. I’m sick of this phony garbage. These f’ing elites.
Yea lets talk about healthcare. Seems like Romney will try to distract from that as well, because as of two days ago, he said it is a "compliment" to be called the "godfather of Obamacare"
SOYBOMB...LONG WALK off a SHORT PIER PAL.
Romney doesn't know about it either. I haven't heard him say anything.
The "hosts", media, both sides of the media, need to start talking about this. Repubs /Democrats leaders either don't care or don't get it. That's why I side it's all a distraction, from both political parties.
As neither candidate wants to talk about it - neither of the biased media outlets will bring it up. There are candidates outside of the two party system who are talking about it - but as they say around here, "we are stuck with what we got"
"Why is it the antidote to scorpion venom costs $40,000 per vial in the US but just $100 in Mexico? "
Because if the recipient of that venom has an adverse reaction, they will sue everybody involved for tens (or even hundreds) of million dollars... and they will win. THAT'S why.
Yea, let's talk about health care. I'm fighting cancer, have been for 2 years. I saw my premium go up 17% the day after the supreme court affirmed obamacare. I had my insurance company over rule my doctor on one of my treatments, opting for a cheaper one. And he's MAD about that. he told me he got into medicine to cure people, and government is getting in the way. But, you can keep your doctors (or family has lost two) and your premiums won't go up. Yea, right.
Romney wants to talk about core issues. He has provided a roadmap on his website.
Obama wants to talk about everything but the core issues. If only he could tell better stories.
These people are disgusting.
It seems to me that Paulbots hover around in close proximity to the same alternate universe liberals inhabit....it's an odd pairing to say the least but it explains a lot (at least to me anyway). I'd love to have P J O'Rourke as President but I know thats about as probable as Ron Paul being elected ....go figure.
SE really has lost it i consider her a skank
i do agree with her today though
You say that like it is a bad thing. ;)
"C" Cupp is cute. And, as you said, she is right on the money this time.
No matter what Romney does, the Obama Media will find something wrong, because he is not their "Anointed One."
If THIS "The rich man giving a bunch means less than the poor person giving a penny,” Toure said" is really want he wants to point to, then they still owe Romney an apology BECAUSE they have been bashing Romney all week for the 47% comment, which says that the 47% are not paying their fair share. So maybe they should all start paying that penny, starting tomorrow.
None of those Liberals gave 30% of their income to Charity. It is shameful. Go SE - you got your hands full.
I was thinking as I was reading the article on his tax return. I how I would like to be the one making that much money and having the ability to give away that much too. Some day I will, con la ayuda de Dios.
You lefties are funny.
Why they are really mad is that Romney donated the money to a charity of his choice rather than donating the money to the overpaid union slobs in the US federal bureaucracy.
Poor libbies, out of money to buy votes? Just tell Obama to swipe the ebt card from china. Oops, they ain't lending anymore. The lefties on this site are just plain lazy. Lazy arguments. Lazy insults.
The fall of America is really the fault of all Americans.
@Loriann Good luck make sure you are drinking lots of Alkaline water. My best friend died in April because he wouldnt try alternatives but another just beat cancer and a double bipass and is doing well.
Maybe these nobodies on the cycle could release their tax returns so we can see if they gave that penny.
What is a toure? Is that the opposite of tour b? Is this guy french or something? Is his claim to fame that he has one name or that he's a flaming gay? What are his credentials? And what reality show did these other two cyclers come from? They all laugh in the true alinsky style. Laugh over a nothing point to ridicule. What a tired excuse for broadcasting. SE hands everybody their a$$ when she shows up because she's prepared. The hosts on the cycle are just puppets.
the $40 cd player would also be more expensive if you had to pay a 3rd party to buy it for you and promise to fix it if it breaks, sued every time it didn't work properly, and had to pay extra so other people could have access to one too!
@SLAPTHELEFT "What is a toure?"
I think it's like a terrine, but less masculine.
A terrine is a French forcemeat loaf similar to a pâté, made with more coarsely chopped ingredients. Terrines are usually served cold or at room temperature.
For one thing Mexican wages are very much lower than American wages.
For another the Federal Register of American Laws is likely much longer than the Mexican code of laws.
Also big organizatons tend to be inefficient. Making it bigger is not going to help.
In the 1990s IBM Lou Gerstner broke IBM into 11 units so that they would think & behave like smaller business. Each unit had to make a profit. If Lou hadn't done this terminal bureaucratic atherosclerosis would have set in & IBM would have died.
"Gerstner is credited with saving IBM from going out of business in the early 1990s ...
In his memoir, Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?, he describes his arrival at the company in April 1993, when an active plan was in place to dis-aggregate the company."
Good luck with the Obama care monstrosity. LMAO
The average income for a Mexican household is one quarter of an American household income:
Mexico Avg. Income: 7,300
United States Avg. Income: 27,756
I also saw a news story about a pill to treat colon cancer that is $50 per pill. Yet that very same pill costs $5 per pill when it is used to treat sheep for some illness. What's up with that? Here's what's up with it; how much would the drug company get sued if a person died taking their medication versus what they'd have to pay if a sheep died? Enter the attorney factor.
It costs more in the US because in Mexico they don't pay for the ones that don't have insurance. Here we must take care of everyone and someone (you and I) have to pay for the ones that don't pay taxes and don't have insurance... By the way, did I mention law suits???
Just had to chime in here and give points to LieKiller for making such an astute and wool-free observation. That is a very important point you made, sir/ma'am.
I have an admission to make. I've slammed "The Five" on FOX for pitting four conservatives against one buffoonish liberal, and I'll continue to do that. I understand how that grabs ratings from the faithful, even though it's hardly an intelligent debate of the issues.
I don't have cable and almost never watch TV (that's not pretension, just an admission that I get news and entertainment from the internet) but I take it this video is some program on MSNBC. And I see it's the same concept: a bunch of people on the left side of the political spectrum shouting down and talking over one person from the other side. I'm as revolted by that "reality TV" as I am as the FOX show. It's pathetic that rational discussion of important issues has been replaced by this kind of ratings grabbing BS.
Fortunately people like us are smart enough to see through the BS.
Good one JZS. All hell is breaking loose all over the world, and everywhere you look on tv, it's like a pro-wrestling match. If you're in a good mood, then don't put it on, or you'll get all fired up. (My poor cat hides when I even put on my local news, to see who killed whom and watch my area slowly slide into poop. Who needs to yell at the tv, only when football's on? Now, you can get worked-up 24-7-365 just trying to get basic info on your area.) The look on S.E.'s face was priceless. No use trying to talk with them. No use them trying to talk with us either. Let's face it, with all the pc and 'civilization', nobody's afraid of a good beatin' anymore. The bottom line is that's all we understand really. All the knowledge and wordsmithing, although it's nice, won't even get you a cup of coffee. I'm almost tempted to watch The Cycle to see the day when S.E. finally loses it and beats the livin' bejusus outta the three of them, and then starts on the stage crew. I'd like to think she's capable. :)
"You're better than that."
No, SE, he's not.
Talking or trying to please the left is like trying to do same with a mother-in-law who never liked you.You always leave with the sting of a back handed compliment !
The true reason that health care costs continue to rise in this country is very simple. Take it from someone who works in the healthcare industry. Ever since Medicare came along the cost of services has continued to rise. Why? Because there is absolutely No incentive for a government run program to save money or drive down costs. Let's list a few examples: Housing market crash: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The cost of education: Sally Mae. Now let's look at government run agencies that may not cost the public more but lose money every year and therefore do cost the taxpayer more. The Postal Service, Amtrak, The Parks and Recreation service. I completely agree with you that the cost of healthcare is too high. It is not because of a lack of ingenuity. Government overregulation of providers and a government run health system called Medicare that continues to drive up fee schedules are the two main reasons.
Harry reed says he is hiding something. he is... he is hiding that he gave a bunch of his wealth away...
I like how they call it the "CYCLE" she must have been on hers that day!
MRIs don't go down in cost because the companies that perform them must update their equiptment every few years to keep up with the industry. By the time a company pays for their equiptment it is obsolete.
Thank the private corporations that SELL YOU THOSE PRODUCTS. Private Hospitals making millions off of your health in the name of profits.
Would you like to see the government regulate the price? That sounds awfully "socialist" of you.
And I gotta say, this article made me laugh,
"After calling on GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to release more of his tax returns, the left got their wish on Friday when he did exactly that, publishing his complete tax filings from 2011."
No, he was called to release the last 10 years, not "more of the same year".
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Thank you for bringing up a point that hasn't been discussed much by either side.
DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS CHARGE TOO FREAKING MUCH MONEY! PRICES HAVE GOT TO COME DOWN.
I think that Ryan's voucher plan is a good one because with each person having only X amount of dollars to spend on a particular procedure, the prices of health care WOULD HAVE to come down. People think that market pressures wouldn't work on doctors and hospitals.
I assure you that they WOULD. Sonograms are not different from widgets. The price will be affected by what the market will bear.
Those punks...the guys....are so lame. If they're going to bogusly hold some metaphorical comment romney made about not being qualified if he paid more taxes than required then let's hold the corrupt cretin, Obama, accountable for saying in 2008 that if he could not "save the economy" in a few years then he should be a one term president.
These liberal brats make me sick. They think they're so damn smart and they are delusional idiots.
OH MY GOSH!!! How much did BHO pay to charities? I heard 1%. Why didn't anyone talk about this. Good job Ms Culp. Comparing Romney to Obama ...no contest! Romney heads above the tackiness of Obama. I would love to see Romney really sock it to Obama. I would love for someone to compare all the charges that BHO makes about Romney back to Obama. His tacky charges about Mitt are bogus. He (Obama) should remember that for every finger he points....there are 3 pointing back at him. What an outright liar he is and he gets away with it with the Lame Stream Media. That is why no one trusts the media anymore. Again....shame on MSNBC for skewing the facts and know perfectly well that they are doing so.
Barry said that he would cut the "unpatriotic" federal debt in half if he were elected in 2008.
It was at around 9 trillion then. Instead of cutting it, he added seven more trillion.
It's at 16+ trillion now.
O.K. You leftwing idiots.
From George Washington to George Bush the federal debt never went higher than about 9 trillion. Obama promised to cut that in half. Instead he took it from 9 trillion to 16 trillion in 3 years. So. From 1781 until 2008 it never went higher than 9 trillion. From 2009 until 2003 Obama has jacked it up to 16 trillion.
How much is a trillion?
One million seconds = 12 days.
One trillion seconds = 31,688 YEARS.
Sixteen trillion ----and growing----bucks.
OWED by you to China, Japan, India, Russia.
Borrowed to pay for bail outs and buy outs and votes from Obots and welfare bums.
Loriann,I'm sure you are in much pain,but maybe you should try something no one will tell you about,DANDELIONS ,leaftea not root,or extract look it up and see what it's good for . You would be surprised Good luck and GOOD health
Cupp should be much more aggressive, these morons at MSNBC ride over her like she is not even there. I half to hand it to her though, I would be unable to sit through one of these idiotic displays without putting pounding on the table to make a point. No jobs were created by Romney's release of 20 years of tax information. I really don't care what he did or did not pay as far as his taxes go, as long as he was honest, then it isn't an issue. $16 trillion in debt, over 23 million Americans un or underemployed and out of control federal government entitlement programs, THAT is the only thing that matters. Obama is incompetent, he can't deal with the real issues. No more excuses, no more distractions, no more Obama.
Do people in their right minds, and with an iota of intelligence, really watch this trashy drivel and trashy so-called journalists? It's time for the intelligensia to boycott the MSM......TV, radio and newspapers.
How can Cupp stand discussing anything with these flippin morons!
_*Congressional Reform Act of 2012*_
1. No Tenure / No Pension.
A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office.
2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into
the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 12/31/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.
Congressmen/women made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in
Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their
term(s), then go home and back to work.
If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive
the message. Don't you think it's time?
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CON
There's lots more scorpions in Mexico than the US, I thought you knew! GE now makes all of the CT/MRI scanners in China so in 2012 our health institutions have to pay all of the hidden import fees which GE adds to the cost of the machines. Besides, the cost of maintenance on these monsters, because they're made in China, is now 20 times higher than in 1980. Back in 1980 the Radiation Medicine guys/gals made $10.00/hr; a good wage at the time. Now a good rad tech commands $80K per year. Now the real reason to your question. Doctors in 2012 order 400-500% more CT and MRI's than in 1980; why you ask.........because Medicare will pay, insurance companies will pay and our generous politicians and courts refuse to limit damages from bogus law suits. The hospitals go along with the game by charging horrendious fees for these tests so that the Medicade and uninsured types can get their tests also. The doctors are doing everything they can to keep from getting sued. Lots more needless testing and lots more work for our hospitals. I hope your questions were rhetorical because with a high school education and a little common sense you could have answered your own querys. Scorpion venom is much more easily harvested from Mexican scorpions. When they drink tequila they give it without being squeezed....really!
You are absolutely correct. Taxes, that's another distraction that Republican get caught up in. We play catch up defense while the democrats are strategizing on how to get us off message tomorrow. My heavens Obama has never released anything about himself, his college, his law classes, his papers, his loss of law license, on and on. His father was a communist. Go see 2016 everyone!
Why is Cupp there ?
Since Glenn left Fox, I see no equivalent TV programming at all ! And, I never view CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS or any other sedious visual rag. Why when you can accurately predict their substance ? But, I am curious as to why Cupp, who I thought was associated with Glenn, is associated with them.
Are you trying to bring some degree of non-lying rationality to MSNBC ? Is this somewhat like "Casting pearls to the swing?"
John Stossel claims that different hospitals charge different prices for the same procedure, like an MRI scan...And there needs to be a way the patient/customer can shop for the cheapest hospital....The medical field and pharmecutical companies have so much red tape that keeps them from functioning like a regular business to reduce costs and make necessary ajustments for the benefit of their customers...
I'm convinced that Insurance cost you the customer more in the long run, rather than having your own "insurance", saving up your own money....If you don't need it, you don't spend it!
It IS a distraction - from the taxes we are ALL about to be hammered with come January 2013.
Bomb, you should have followed that link yourself. First it takes you to a blogger, then to HuffPo and then to a video which has emblazoned across the front: "Romney makes joke about being grandfather of Obamacare"
I know you Lefties don't have much in the way of a funnybone, but buck up will ya, Bud?
How utterly troubling....this young twerp of a reporter can glibly make fun of how Romney constantly "shows his incompetance" by extra giving to charity and at the very same time Obama allows terrorists to kill our ambassador, lies about his security arrangements for the man, and even allows these -----to drag the man through the streets humiliating this nation before the world...and he plays with Letterman yukking it up. If we allow this to go on as a nation we deserve the crap we are headed for. But then I despair of finding enough normal human beings left when I hear that most Americans now do no even know what oil is for....God help us all.
This liberal network is a disgrace! Our country is falling apart under this administration, and all that want to talk about is Romney taxes! Everyone, including myself when we do our tax returns look for every possible legal way to pay less taxes!
Ask Steve McQueen about "medicine" in Mexico.
Hey, if you buy a plane ticket in coach, do you get a "vote" in how they fly the plane, too?