Fed Chair Janet Yellen won’t tell Bernie Sanders whether U.S. is democracy or oligarchy (video link)

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    Re: Fed Chair Janet Yellen won’t tell Bernie Sanders whether U.S. is democracy or oligarchy (video link)

    So strange that Yellen didn't respond with the truth, that Obama's policies have stifled investment and pushed people toward concentrating their wealth, I.e. Buy back shares and retire debt rather than invest.


    that's what's driving the current growth in income inequality.

     
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    Re: Fed Chair Janet Yellen won’t tell Bernie Sanders whether U.S. is democracy or oligarchy (video link)

    Yellen is a progressive. 


    Progressives are Keynsian.


    Keynsian economics have largely been shown to be wanting.


    Progressives blame others when they don't behave as their ivory tower Keynsian models predict.

     
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    Re: Fed Chair Janet Yellen won’t tell Bernie Sanders whether U.S. is democracy or oligarchy (video link)

    According to President Obama we're a "constitutional democracy" which would have surprised the founders because they were pretty sure that they were creating a "constitutional republic."


    But what's a misplaced noun between friends, right?


     


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    Re: Fed Chair Janet Yellen won’t tell Bernie Sanders whether U.S. is democracy or oligarchy (video link)

    probably because income inequality spiraled out of control long before obama took office.


     


    "Income inequality" is meaningless, there isn't a fixed amount of wealth that's being unfairly distributed to "the rich."


    The point is for an economy to create wealth so that everyone can benefit. Then it doesn't matter if some people are better off than others. That's was free economies do, that's why socialist economies fail.


     


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    The point is for an economy to create wealth so that everyone can benefit. Then it doesn't matter if some people are better off than others. That's was free economies do, that's why socialist economies fail.


    The theory of free economies is that it creates wealth for all.


    Given the reality, that theory is obviously lacking.

     
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    Given the reality, that theory is obviously lacking.


     


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    Is our current economy really free, then?


     


    It's not the theory, but you lack of a grasp on reality that brings you to such painfully wrong conclusions.

     
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    According to President Obama we're a "constitutional democracy" which would have surprised the founders because they were pretty sure that they were creating a "constitutional republic."


     


    But what's a misplaced noun between friends, right?


     


     


     


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    Progressives don't understand the concept of growth.  Isn't that painfully obvious?

     
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    Re: Fed Chair Janet Yellen won’t tell Bernie Sanders whether U.S. is democracy or oligarchy (video link)

    Except that not everyone can be wealthy. Not everyone has the same work ethic. Not everyone has the same capacity for learning and obtaining knowledge. A society ranges from those who are going to work "menial" jobs to those who are able to run Fortune 500 companies. Unless we pay everyone the same regardless of skill level then there are always going to be poor, middle class and rich. Not too mention a section of those who are just simply lazy and don't want to put the effort in to get a good job. 

     
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    Re: Fed Chair Janet Yellen won’t tell Bernie Sanders whether U.S. is democracy or oligarchy (video link)

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    [QUOTE] Given the reality, that theory is obviously lacking. 


    [/QUOTE] Is our current economy really free, then? 


    It's not the theory, but you lack of a grasp on reality that brings you to such painfully wrong conclusions.


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    Huh?


    What the heck are you babbling about?


    Hey spanky, if the theory has never, ever been adopted or proven under any circumstances, in any country in the world then it's as useless as teats on a bull, or the Laugher curve.


     

     
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    Re: Fed Chair Janet Yellen won’t tell Bernie Sanders whether U.S. is democracy or oligarchy (video link)

    Better an oligarchy than what Bernie Sanders would do if he could. An example of the results we could look forward to if he had his way:


    House panel subpoenas VA Secretary Shinseki for Phoenix hospital documents


    A House committee voted Thursday to subpoena Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki for emails and documents tied to an alleged secret "waiting list" for sick veterans at a Phoenix VA hospital.


    The vote on the House Veterans Affairs Committee comes as Shinseki begins to face calls -- from Congress and beyond -- for his resignation. In an interview with CBS News, Shinseki brushed aside those calls, while acknowledging that the Phoenix controversy "makes me angry."


    Shinseki has placed top Phoenix officials on leave as the department tries to get to the bottom of what happened. As many as 40 veterans allegedly may have died because of delayed treatment at that hospital. 


    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/08/house-panel-subpoenas-va-secretary-shinseki-for-phoenix-hospital-documents/" rel="nofollow">http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/08/house-panel-subpoenas-va-secretary-shinseki-for-phoenix-hospital-documents/


    Honest-to-goodness socialist, government-run and owned healthcare at work.

     
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    Better an oligarchy than what Bernie Sanders would do if he could. An example of the results we could look forward to if he had his way:


    House panel subpoenas VA Secretary Shinseki for Phoenix hospital documents


    A House committee voted Thursday to subpoena Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki for emails and documents tied to an alleged secret "waiting list" for sick veterans at a Phoenix VA hospital.


    The vote on the House Veterans Affairs Committee comes as Shinseki begins to face calls -- from Congress and beyond -- for his resignation. In an interview with CBS News, Shinseki brushed aside those calls, while acknowledging that the Phoenix controversy "makes me angry."


    Shinseki has placed top Phoenix officials on leave as the department tries to get to the bottom of what happened. As many as 40 veterans allegedly may have died because of delayed treatment at that hospital. 


    Honest-to-goodness socialist, government-run and owned healthcare at work.





    That is truly a despicapable scenario by the Phoenix VA.


    But if you think that only happens in the VA system then you are deluding yourself.


    The private healthcare sector that you put so much blind faith in is much, much worse.


     


    In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published the famous “To Err Is Human” report, which dropped a bombshell on the medical community by reporting that up to 98,000 people a year die because of mistakes in hospitals.


    In 2010, the Office of Inspector General for Health and Human Services said that bad hospital care contributed to the deaths of 180,000 patients in Medicare alone in a given year.


    Now comes a study in the current issue of the Journal of Patient Safety that says the numbers may be much higher — between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year who go to the hospital for care suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death, the study says.


    That would make medical errors the third-leading cause of death in America, behind heart disease, which is the first, and cancer, which is second.


     


    http://www.propublica.org/article/how-many-die-from-medical-mistakes-in-us-hospitals" rel="nofollow">http://www.propublica.org/article/how-many-die-from-medical-mistakes-in-us-hospitals

     
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    Re: Fed Chair Janet Yellen won’t tell Bernie Sanders whether U.S. is democracy or oligarchy (video link)

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    In response to ronreganfan's comment:
    [QUOTE] Given the reality, that theory is obviously lacking. 


    Is our current economy really free, then?


    It's not the theory, but you lack of a grasp on reality that brings you to such painfully wrong conclusions


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    Huh


    What the heck are you babbling about


    Hey spanky, if the theory has never, ever been adopted or proven under any circumstances, in any country in the world then it's as useless as teats on a bull, or the Laugher curve.


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    Your flaw is think that we have a free economy.


    i marvel at the progressives fear of the Laffer curve, which even Christine Rohmer admits is correct.  heck, the progressives don't even understand it.  they think that taxation is a liner relationship, as in, if you tax people 100%, people will still work just as hard.


    I know you guys were born at night, but last night?  Stupes.


    Here.  Read up on the Laffer curve so you won't sound so much like a stupid progressive idiot next time.


    http://www.internationalfinancemagazine.com/article/Laffer-Curve.html

     
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    [QUOTE]Better an oligarchy than what Bernie Sanders would do if he could. An example of the results we could look forward to if he had his way:


     


     


    House panel subpoenas VA Secretary Shinseki for Phoenix hospital documents


     


    A House committee voted Thursday to subpoena Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki for emails and documents tied to an alleged secret "waiting list" for sick veterans at a Phoenix VA hospital.


     


    The vote on the House Veterans Affairs Committee comes as Shinseki begins to face calls -- from Congress and beyond -- for his resignation. In an interview with CBS News, Shinseki brushed aside those calls, while acknowledging that the Phoenix controversy "makes me angry."


     


    Shinseki has placed top Phoenix officials on leave as the department tries to get to the bottom of what happened. As many as 40 veterans allegedly may have died because of delayed treatment at that hospital. 


     


    Honest-to-goodness socialist, government-run and owned healthcare at work.


     


     


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    That is truly a despicapable scenario by the Phoenix VA.


     


     


    But if you think that only happens in the VA system then you are deluding yourself.


     


    The private healthcare sector that you put so much blind faith in is much, much worse.


     


     


     


    In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published the famous “To Err Is Human” report, which dropped a bombshell on the medical community by reporting that up to 98,000 people a year die because of mistakes in hospitals.


     


    In 2010, the Office of Inspector General for Health and Human Services said that bad hospital care contributed to the deaths of 180,000 patients in Medicare alone in a given year.


     


    Now comes a study in the current issue of the Journal of Patient Safety that says the numbers may be much higher — between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year who go to the hospital for care suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death, the study says.


     


    That would make medical errors the third-leading cause of death in America, behind heart disease, which is the first, and cancer, which is second.


     


     


     


    http://www.propublica.org/article/how-many-die-from-medical-mistakes-in-us-hospitals" rel="nofollow">http://www.propublica.org/article/how-many-die-from-medical-mistakes-in-us-hospitals" rel="nofollow">http://www.propublica.org/article/how-many-die-from-medical-mistakes-in-us-hospitals


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    I'm sure the VA is more likely to have higher rates Of mistakes than what you in accurately label "private sector" hospitals. Then add the incompetence of government owned operations  that cause more deaths as typified by the disaster in Phoenix. They are also killing patients from mistakes in treating patients.


    Do you have any stories about people dying while waiting to get admitted to a "private sector" hospitals? Do you have any stories about patients of private insurers waiting TEN YEARS for claims to be paid like the va does?

     
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    Re: Fed Chair Janet Yellen won’t tell Bernie Sanders whether U.S. is democracy or oligarchy (video link)

    99.83% of climate scientists prefer single payer over private insurance.


     


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