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- On 11 Aug 2009
Why are there medical care reform links on patrick.net?,
Personally, I find it sad that the medical reform debate has descended to people shouting at each other, and both sides share equally in this sad display we see unfolding.
Lost in the shouting are legitimate questions regarding reform: What effect will it have on medical innovation, seeing as how the US currently carries the world's water in this area? Will we have enough doctors to service the increased demand? How will abuses (excessive emergency room visits, lifelong smoking, etc.) in the system be handled? Personally, I feel these important questions have not been answered, at least not to my satisfaction. Obama saying "it won't be a problem" just isn't good enough. Call me crazy, but I would prefer more evidence than a politician's campaign rhetoric.
At this time, I am admittedly an opponent of the current plan, but mainly because it seems like the Democrats seem more interested in a "victory" than an actual working plan. IMHO, ramming this bill through in a rush will result in yet another ill-conceived, problematic government agency. I would like to hear more from doctors and hospital administrators and less from politicians parroting talking points, and if the Democrats were serious about convincing reasonable people like myself, that is exactly who should have been doing most of the speaking at the town halls.
But I guess my thoughts on the matter make me just another bitter racist idiot....
- On 24 Jun 2009
Agent Refuses To Work By Hour,
It seem incredibly odd to me that Realtors defend the 6% commission by pointing out that their agency takes half. If the realtor REALLY pays the cost of advertising, flyers, listing, etc., then exactly what does an agency firm do to earn its half of the 6%? Half your "hard earned income" in exchange for a desk, phone, and computer station does not seem like a smart business decision.
Oh wait, I forgot the agency probably distributes those insightful NAR economic reports....