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Re: Does anyone have problems with this?

Kweli4Real ·
Are these mercenaries Deputized, or merely contract employees answerable to only those that pay them. And, for that matter, the security company is only answerable he/she that writes the check, not necessarily those of us that own the bank account. Remember this article observation: Besides, Consitutional guarantees, e.g., the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th Amendments, only applied to the State, not private companies. JWC, first, where are the reports of civilian law enforcement failing to...
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Re: Does anyone have problems with this?

James Wesley Chester ·
JWC, first, where are the reports of civilian law enforcement failing to justify a privatization of the function?---K4R Failure of local law enforcement was/is implicite in my response. I used local experience of residents considering such contracting as my example. Such failure is the only basis I consider valid for even considering such an alternative. Second, even with the local law enforcement being stretched thin, would the better, and Democratically safer, alternative be to use the DHS...
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Re: Was Aristide Kidnapped.

Afroman ·
Why outsiders and insiders who are well aware of Bush's policy on Haiti hate Aristide? Because Aristide's government, while economically aligned on certain point with US global agenda, does not represent the full aspiration of a US installed puppet regime varnished by a democratic process of facade. Aristide's government is not palatable to Washington for several reasons. Haiti has relations with Cuba. Aristide has refused to abandon certain social projects. His government has stalled...
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Re: Selling Social Security Reform as Reparations...

Kuya Pat ·
Any type of privatization if it is indeed private accounts IN YOUR NAME is a plus. Just count about the billions as noted in the article that has been lost to the black community for generations since: When you die off all your money stays with the gov't. You don't get to will it to your kids, family, mom, significant other or whoever. Originally there was a lockbox but the law was changed in the 1960's or 1970's so that it could be raided and replaced basically with an IOU from Congress.
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Re: Selling Social Security Reform as Reparations...

Kuya Pat ·
As long as it's invested in an index fund of the appropriate type ie well diversfied past on a mathematical formula. That's why you have less costs for investing in say an index fund for NASDAQ or NYSE then a mutual fund for the same thing although both are essentially the same. One uses a mathematical division of the money thru say the top 500 companies on an exchange no matter what they are whereas with a mutual fund you have more money managers etc. As long as it's diversified enough a...
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Re: Selling Social Security Reform as Reparations...

James Wesley Chester ·
Pick the 'expert', and you can get the answer you want. The most significant report on Bush's privatization schemess I've heard is that nothing is done to fix the system. Privatization only gives the intended recipient another source of income. Duuh!! PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Selling Social Security Reform as Reparations...

kresge ·
This is the piece in its entirety. The New York Times January 28, 2005 OP-ED COLUMNIST Little Black Lies By PAUL KRUGMAN Social Security privatization really is like tax cuts, or the Iraq war: the administration keeps on coming up with new rationales, but the plan remains the same. President Bush's claim that we must privatize Social Security to avert an imminent crisis has evidently fallen flat. So now he's playing the race card. This week, in a closed meeting with African-Americans, Mr.
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

HonestBrother ·
MBM, with a1l due respect, this is insane... If George W. Bush is your measure of what a "conservative republican" is, then we're F*cked ... This guy is not conservative.... He's INSANE... Many in his own party (Colin Powell now for example) don't want to claim him - including apparently his own father.... AND THE DEMOCRATS STILL WENT ALONG.... PS: privatization of Social Security was an issue that first appeared on the radar screen under Bill Clinton.... PSS: Didn't the slaughter in Rwanda...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

Black Viking ·
No, I don't think so HB. The Democrats parted ways with Bush's foreign policy issues LONG before any Republicans did. Right now, those Republicans that are distancing themselves are only doing so to save their mid-term election hopes. I wasn't aware of that. But, even in that case... Clinton didn't go on a fourty-day state-hopping tour. And, the only reason Bush bothered with that tour is because he couldn't get enough votes in Congress (thanks to Democratic opposition). Not true. The only...
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Re: Segregation By Other Names

HonestBrother ·
Point noted Vox. JWC, the answer to your question depends upon how serviceable the idea of vouchers is to our needs. The fact is that by defunding the public schools (and also underfunding NCLB) you are definitely creating a situation that works in the interests and to the advantage of segregationists. I realize that this issue is per se one that is separate from whether vouchers as an idea has merit. But if the very people who are pushing vouchers to us fall short on implementation, how...
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Re: Segregation By Other Names

MBM ·
AGREE. Hey - the police is pretty messed up. Should we privatize that? How about the military? Perhaps Halliburton can protect us better than the US military.
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Re: Segregation By Other Names

James Wesley Chester ·
JWC, the answer to your question depends upon how serviceable the idea of vouchers is to our needs.---HonesBrother I agree that the voucher system should serve the need of the student, the user. The fact is that by defunding the public schools (and also underfunding NCLB) you are definitely creating a situation that works in the interests and to the advantage of segregationists. We cannot have it both ways. I choose voucher, and here I am equating 'vouchers' with chartered schools as well as...
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Re: Segregation By Other Names

Yemaya ·
Just to piggyback on that idea, which is kind of off topic, but many, many companies "hire" private security forces (mercenaries) to protect their interests abroad and even to fight as needed. I'm sure their numbers outnumber our military on the continent of Africa alone, not to mention Central and South America. Example Wackenhut. Maybe this could be a seperate topic....
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Re: Conservative Policies

Tannenisis ·
Here are my problems: Except the setup of the police system isn't usually for the benefit of the little man. They are an extention of the War on the Poor. If anything, there should be support for more oversight of police forces. True, but government does serve its purpose. If not for federal government, the Deep Southern States, like Louisianna and South Carolina, would be destitute. These states are usually in the red financially, but federal funds sustain them. Further, government always...
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Re: Urban renewal always means Negro removal

Against All Odds ·
"I'd agree, except I don't believe that many Black "leaders" are being played; as much as they are playing themselves." by Kweli4Real ******************************** There is no disagreement with this, because indeed, slim chance that any one of these individuals have been set up, and/or subjected to criminal indictment due to the actions of racist Caucasians, over zealous City, County, State, or Federal Prosecutors, etc., etc., etc. If left up to the actions of the typical Black...
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Re: The Good in Black People vs.......

Against All Odds ·
"Say, Lofton... What do you think about Merve Dymally? Just curious..." Well "Just curious", in a ricardomath or otherwise...... .....the answer to your question is a "no brainer"..... Merv Dymally, Brentwood Burke, William Jefferson, Jackleg Preachers, and those who praise them.....? ...Quite naturally on a scale of 1 to 1000, one through 100 being good, and 1000 being at the rank of the Bad and the Ugly... , these individuals and those who praise them, a value of 10,000, and the 10,000...
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Re: Can There Be A Black Conservative Agenda?

DeltaJ ·
Not a very inspiring answer for your side kweli, but I will consider the source. OK, heres the question: If this makes any sense, then how could black folks who are sincerely interested in improving the black community find a home within the conservative movement? Now, I do not agree with mbm's 'premises' at all, and they do not make much sense, but the simple answer to this simple question begins to be understood by acknowledging that many black folks, who are just as serious and smart as...
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Re: "Personal Retirement Accounts are Pro-Black, Too"

Kweli4Real ·
Privatization is neither Pro or Anti Black; it's a race neutral polcy. A couple of [unformed] thoughts on the issue ... 1. The article states that the Civil rights establishment is against privatization. I don't know this to be true. I haven't heard of any coming out for or against the plan per se. I have heard them attack the administration and support the dems that attack the plan. 2. Privatization would benefit upper-income, but not necessarily lower income Blacks. It would give control...
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Re: "Personal Retirement Accounts are Pro-Black, Too"

toussaint ·
It's actually pro-everyone, unless you're a government bureaucrat or the AARP. They attack the plan and have offered absolutely no solutions. Virtually every expert on the issue- including the Social Security Administration, realizes that something must be done to reform the program. Raising taxes and cutting benefits- the only ways to somewhat buttress the program as is- will only push the problems off for future generations. It would actually help anyone who earns a paycheck that would...
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Re: "Personal Retirement Accounts are Pro-Black, Too"

Kevin41 ·
Toussaint, Talk about toeing the line......at least I do not have others in here wondering if I am a white right-winger.......now that is not only TOEING the line.....its also doing the old soft-shoe when black issues are discussed. IF an account wants to be maintained...it can.....you and no one else can tell me what America cannot do the way it f-ks off money on other things......period.....I know Social Security was in trouble.....but I do not see how blowing the surplus and giving tax...
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Re: "Personal Retirement Accounts are Pro-Black, Too"

toussaint ·
And I am towing whose line? Bush's? Republicans? "Right Wingers" Whose line am I towing Kevin? They can promise anything they want, but that doesn't mean the money will be there. Why?Because one option, private accounts, is made up of real assets owned by the individual and the other is completely dependent on other people's incomes. There will not be enough people to support the current system. That you even ask that question shows that you know very little about this issue to begin with.
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Re: "Personal Retirement Accounts are Pro-Black, Too"

Kevin41 ·
During the election 2000-notice what Gore said about the budget surplus..which W has long f-ked off with tax cuts......funny how before ever reading this I figured that the surplus should be used to fund Soc Security......I guess teaching graduate public policy analysis in the past has its benefits....understanding the funding process.......even though I am not a budgetary type per se....... George W. Bush http://www.georgewbush.com/ Stance on Social Security reform featuring private...
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Re: "Personal Retirement Accounts are Pro-Black, Too"

Kevin41 ·
oh yeah.....RAND....a conservative think-tank...here we go again......did you notice how Faheem or Noah mentioned how black think tanks can resolve our issues without that political slant and leaning....so let me ask you.....what about a very poor black who does not get to contribute much throughout his career and still lives a long time? This country can gurantee whatever it likes....the current administration will not do so unless big business can get their hands on it and profit....but i...
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Re: "Personal Retirement Accounts are Pro-Black, Too"

toussaint ·
RAND is "conservative" based on what? It disagrees with you? Meanwhile, life expectancy is an indicator of how much you'll receive in Social Security benefits. This is a simple fact. Even low income workers would have a better return on their investments than they would in the current program. Besides, the current reform proposals will be able to fund a guaranteed benefit above what is currently offered because the government would no longer owe benefits to everyone else- they'd all have...
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Re: Do You Stand Up for America?

Romulus Burnett ·
Bureaucratic Corruption in Africa Recent interest in the political dimension of economic growth has had a significant impact on the study of the behavior of bureaucrats and how their activities affect macroeconomic performance. Most of the research has been devoted to the study of bureaucratic compensation (Kimenyi 1987; Mbaku 1991a; Couch, Atkinson, and Shughart 1992) and bureaucratic corruption. Little attention, however, has been given the problem of corruption cleanups. An effective...
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Re: Social Security Swamped By Early Retirement Claims From Seniors

NSpirit ·
I have questions about this "surplus". I remember Noah, Mohummad Cipher, and myself plus a few others had a discussion about it a while back. I do understand that paying out more than you take in is a fundamental flaw, but if there is "a surplus" of trillions, and it was established precisely for times like these, why are politicians and economists saying that social security will go bust? won't be around? is in serious trouble? Why did Dubya go around saying the social security system was...
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Re: Selling Social Security Reform as Reparations...

Vox ·
I'd like some insight on this issue as well. I'm automatically suspicious of any plan of Bush's that would involve people's money, the way I'd be suspicious of any plan of Michael Moore's (the filmmaker, not the webmaster) involving fitness and beauty. I'm also suspicious of any plan that would give the finance industry's powerbrokers stewardship over such a staggering amount of money. But I know something needs to change with soc. sec., if it's going to still be there in 25 years. And it...
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Re: Selling Social Security Reform as Reparations...

MBM ·
The higher the return, the greater the risk associated with that investment. Ostensibly, the government offers a lesser return on investment because it _ensures_ the safety of those returns. For many/most, even with the SS money not removed from their paychecks they'd still be struggling to make ends meet. Without SS, poverty among the elderly would absolutely skyrocket. I think there are a number of things that could be done to minimize the shortfall. First, it makes no sense that the...
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Re: Selling Social Security Reform as Reparations...

MBM ·
I'm not sure what good private accounts are if the money might not be there when you need it. While the concept of earning higher returns is the primary benefit of privatization, that would inject considerably more risk into the scenario in the form of the potential for human error and fraud. It seems that either we believe that a system designed to help finance retirement is a good thing or we don't. If it's not the government's business to help folks in this way, then eliminate it.
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Re: Selling Social Security Reform as Reparations...

Vox ·
Kev -- Kind of like an FDIC for retirement funds. That makes perfect sense to me. And MBM -- I hear what you're saying, and I don't know where I stand on this issue. But you have to keep in mind that monies invested in the general stock market over your working lifetime always outperform what they do in SS. There are always periods of significant downturn, but of all investment vehicles, the stock market has been the best performer over the long-haul course of the period you'd be putting...
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Re: Selling Social Security Reform as Reparations...

MBM ·
Well, it's kind of like suggesting that the police function could be managed better through privatization. Whether you actually agree with that or not, it just raises all sorts of conceptual issues about the role of government. Again, if it is in the public interest to ensure a financial floor for retirees - then do you really want to fool around with it in the way that privatization opens the door to. The one thing about the government, at the end of the day (and with enough political...
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Re: FYI

sunnubian ·
Home | About Us | Donate | Signup | Archives Monday 05.16.11 Featured... John Nichols : Tens of Thousands Rally in Wisconsin to Declare: "This Fight is NOT Over!" http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/05/16-4 **************************************************** Headlines... EU Bailouts Come With Precondition : More Privatization http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/05/16-5 Israel Hunts Syria Infiltrators After Day of Bloodshed http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/05/16-4 War Crimes...
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Re: Will churchgoing Black women choose their pastor or president?

Dissident ·
Originally Posted by Cholly: Dr. Watkins. Pure man hatred. Men like Dr. Watkins, despite their color, race or occupation, don't like men like President Obama because he represents for the entire world to see not just a man who was brave, confident. smart and bold enough to seek out the most powerful job in the world and actually attain that goal that only a select few in the world attain and being the first Black American to do so (and one of the smartest people in the world) he's bascially...
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Re: Louisiana Makes Bold Bid To Privatize Public Education

Yemaya ·
That is bold. Where does the left stand on this? Will they try to block this privatization of the school system? I predict if Louisiana passes this, it will be a matter of months before every state tries the same thing. And illiteracy will be back at 1789 America.
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Re: New Propaganda Campaign To Get Their Hands On Social Security Funds

Muhammad Cipher ·
This is where US marketing shines. Unlike other countries who would proclaim the entire situation to be unacceptable, politicians, writers and media outlets will find ways of framing the situation where people will see every cut back and privatization effort as reasonable and necessary.
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Re: New Propaganda Campaign To Get Their Hands On Social Security Funds

Muhammad Cipher ·
This is privatization in through the back door .
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Re: Clinton Atlanta Rally Interrupted by Black Lives Matter Supporters Singing, ‘Hell You Talmbout’

sunnubian ·
Political positions of Bernie Sanders From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is part of a series about Bernie Sanders Political positions Campaign for the Presidency 2016 U.S. Senator from Vermont Tenure 2010 Tax Relief Act filibuster 2006 election 2012 re-election U.S. Representative for Vermont's At-large Tenure Congressional Progressive Caucus Mayor of Burlington Tenure Electoral history Civil Rights Movement v t e Bernie Sanders is a United States Senator from Vermont , a...
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Re: Rep. John Lewis: Voting Is The MOST powerful Non-Violent Tool We Have

sunnubian ·
Exactly! What Klandidate Trump wants African Americans [and Latinos] to do, is stay home and not show up at the polls, or be dumb enough to actually vote for him, the way 20% of Latinos are already going to do. That is a large percentage of voters . The only good that could possibly come out of that, is that Latinos will have knowledge of just what percentage of Latinos are White boot-licking sellouts that are willing to stab the majority in the back for a 'pat on the head' from 'the White...
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Re: Over 50 Black Organizations Released A Joint Platform That Goes Beyond Police Reform

sunnubian ·
#VisionForBlackLives Policy Demands Booklet #Vision4BlackLives Demands Handout END THE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE We demand an end to the war against Black people. Since this country’s inception there have been named and unnamed wars on our communities. We demand an end to the criminalization, incarceration, and killing of our people REPARATIONS We demand reparations for past and continuing harms. The government, responsible corporations and other institutions that have profited off of the harm...
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Re: Over 50 Black Organizations Released A Joint Platform That Goes Beyond Police Reform

sunnubian ·
End Crimilization of Youth - Policy Brief End Death Penalty - Policy Brief End Money Bail - Policy Brief Ban the Box - Policy Brief End War on Immigrants - Policy Brief End War on TQGNC People - Policy Brief End Mass Surveillance - Policy Brief Demilitarization of Law Enforcement - Policy Briefs Prison Conditions - Policy Briefs Free College Education - Policy Brief Minimum Livable Wage - Policy Brief Cultural Reparations - Policy Briefs Reallocation of Federal Funds - Policy Brief Decrim...
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Re: Privatization: The Big Joke That Isn't Funny

EbonyRose ·
Great article!! I like the way it really broke things down. What it didn't plainly say, though is that: Privatization is the textbook/Bible of the Republican/Conservative agenda. It's what makes so many of them very, very rich ... and leaves the country - the government and it's citizens - broke and deficit-ridden.
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Re: Education Commentary

sunnubian ·
Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by DianeRavitch.net What Powerful and Greedy Elites Are Hiding When They Scapegoat the Schools by Diane Ravitch Poverty and inequality, not teachers, are the drivers of deficits in education. (Public domain) Our economy is changing in ways that are alarming. Income inequality and wealth inequality are at their highest point in many decades; some say we are back to the age of the robber barons. Most of the gains in the economy since the great recession of...
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Re: Education Commentary

sunnubian ·
Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014 by Common Dreams New Orleans Nearly Finished Killing Off Its Public Schools City now home to first all-charter school district in country - Sarah Lazare, staff writer New Orleans is now home to the first and only school district in the United States that is all-charter. (Photo: Kyla Duhamel / Flickr Creative Commons) The Recovery School District on Wednesday shuttered its last remaining traditional public school, meaning that almost all New Orleans schools...
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Re: Education Commentary

skuderjaymes ·
I love the sinister role the word " privatization " takes on in the public/charter school debate. And that sign that says "our children are not revenue units" is hilarious. Our children are indeed revenue units.. to public schools and also to charter schools.. nothing has changed there. The public education system in New Orleans was atrocious.. I don't care what color the teachers where.. those children were underserved.. it was time to change. And I hope it spreads nation wide.. break the...
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Re: Education Commentary

skuderjaymes ·
Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014 by Common Dreams New Orleans Nearly Finished Killing Off Its Public Schools City now home to first all-charter school district in country - Sarah Lazare, staff writer New Orleans is now home to the first and only school district in the United States that is all-charter. (Photo: Kyla Duhamel / Flickr Creative Commons) The Recovery School District on Wednesday shuttered its last remaining traditional public school, meaning that almost all New Orleans schools...
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Re: Judge says Obama re-election could trigger civil war

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Huey: We've been in a civil war for the past 20 years...it's just been covert. Actually, at least 30, or beginning with Reagan, as far as the United States of America as a whole is concerned. There has been a Civil War being waged against African Americans/Black people in this country since Emancipation . The sooner African Americans actually realize that fact , the sooner African American will be motivated to act accordingly and recognize the war tactics that are being...
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Re: Special Investigation: How Insurers Are Hiding Obamacare Benefits From Customers

Kocolicious ·
You know the repubs and right wingers are BEHIND this. And that's why it isn't a smooth transition. Haters! But!
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Re: Special Investigation: How Insurers Are Hiding Obamacare Benefits From Customers

nuggyt ·
Of course they are, far be it from the realms of possibility would there be an chance that this law; (wasn't it about 13,000 pages?) have some potential for disaster. The fact that O'Bama had to lie to get it passed shows how foolish his administration is. Pitiful
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Re: Special Investigation: How Insurers Are Hiding Obamacare Benefits From Customers

DennisKalita ·
The Shop & Frisk Culture http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...acist_n_4225710.html
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Re: Special Investigation: How Insurers Are Hiding Obamacare Benefits From Customers

DennisKalita ·
Originally Posted by DennisKalita: Wrong thread
 
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