David Ihde

David Ihde 2 weeks ago on John Whittum: Rapid growth in Steamboat

And then the government has taken it upon themselves to now subsidize their labor force too! And it begs the question as to where some of that grant money is coming from. Are people living in the armpits of America subsidizing others to live in paradise? Sounds un-American to me.

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David Ihde 2 weeks ago on John Whittum: Rapid growth in Steamboat

There is some hope though. When I win the largest Powerball JackPot in history, I am buying the ski area and a D-10 Caterpillar! Lol

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David Ihde 2 weeks ago on John Whittum: Rapid growth in Steamboat

The idiocy is even worse than stated here. The last meeting about a developers plans for 1800 more homes west of town was denied for now over water concerns. What? We live at the top of two watersheds and while there are issues concerning rights and all, the lack of water is not an issue. The lack of pavement is! We have but one road in this town. ONE!! Lots of feeder roads, but only one road. Where are the plans for infrastructure before we dump 3600 more local cars on the road? A road BTW that is already clogged and inadequate. Are they planning for a subway system to the mountain so they can ski or go to work? I work for Storm Mountain Express and can honestly say that fully one half the time or more it takes to get to the Hayden Airport is the time it takes getting from the mountain to Napa Auto Parts. That's already ridiculous and at peak rush hour this summer it could take as much as 15 minutes from Safeway to third street!

Having said that, this a classic example of a government caused problem that always seems to call for ever more government to fix a problem they caused in the first place! And they can't even do that right! Have you seen how close to the road that affordable housing monstrosity that will thoroughly clog the Elk River intersection permanently is while everything else around there is set back a ways from the road? What a joke!

I have news for our government, not everyone and his mother can live in Steamboat Springs. This is suppose to be a mountain town, not a microcosm of Los Angeles. Crony Capitalism whereby the profits are private but the expenses are public does not work at the local level any better than D.C. Enough already!

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David Ihde 1 month, 1 week ago on Paul Hebert: The human toll

If the American people were so clamoring for single payer, then how come it's never been a big item in any presidential campaign aside from Bernie Sanders who ironically comes from a state (Vermont) that couldn't figure how to pay for it and thus scrapped it?

How come liberal California and Oregon voted it down 75% - 25% and 80% - 20% respectively? How come after 240 years no state has enacted such a policy? Could it be that Americans innately understand the dangers of consecrated power to government that healthcare provides the conduit for?

It's a big fat lie Paul. But then again, Obamacare was stuffed down our throats.

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David Ihde 1 month, 1 week ago on David Ihde: Government should stay out of health care

Nice try, but I never said that it was government insurance. I said it was government interference.

And Medicare does not have lower costs than the private sector. They get away with that lie because there is a huge difference between government accounting and private accounting. For example, there is a cost component in collecting premiums that is incurred by the insurance company. There is a also cost component to collecting taxes. But that is incurred by the Treasury Department not Medicare. Governments do not depreciate buildings while private companies do. The SEC requires that publicly traded companies get an outside audit by the Big Three accounting firms. That cost is incurred by the insurance company. Government on the hand does what is known as an inter-agency audit for which the agency doing the audit incurs the cost, not the agency receiving it. That is the opposite of the private sector. Besides, your own intuition should call bullshit on these claims of cost savings. The same government that we know wastes dollars on failed and duplicitous programs, to go along with major fraud and abuse problems, sixty thousand dollar toilet seats and hammers is now to be believed to be more efficient than the private sector on healthcare? My ASS! Lol.

Your last statement that Colorado care is not government healthcare is absolutely ludicrous!!!

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David Ihde 1 month, 1 week ago on Laura Case: Individual vs. collective

Exactly right Laura! Like I said in my letter, liberal ideas and polices always leads to ever more government and money to fix the problems they created in the first place!

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David Ihde 1 month, 1 week ago on David Ihde: Government should stay out of health care

That's a lousy 5% profit! The average Wall Street firm makes about 11% and Apple is close to 20%. I see you are clamoring for the government to take over APPLE. Lol

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David Ihde 1 month, 1 week ago on David Ihde: Government should stay out of health care

You call the VA working? You must be the only one on the planet that thinks that! And Obamacare is most certainly a Federal interference into the marketplace of healthcare and health insurance. Medicare and Medicaid are not only broke but are costing nearly ten times the projected cost for those programs. That's what is called in your Marxist/Socialist lexicon as UNSUSTAINABLE! So is our Twenty Trillion National Debt. And it sure is interesting that you are calling it a penalty when they argued and won that it was just a tax. And they lied about keeping your doctor, your hospital and your healthcare plan if you like them, Period too. I don't want liars around my healthcare thank you very much. There is a reason our Founders did not give the Federal Government the authority over our healthcare in the constitution. It's none of their business and a dangerous concentration of power into a centralized government they warned about! And it's not the state governments business either although it would be constitutional. Having said that, keep Vermont in your thoughts as to why they scrapped their plans for this.

Here's more info as to why your claims are false about socialized medicine. This from a Doctor at Stanford University.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/01/15/facts-about-americas-health-care-quality-that-world-doesnt-know.html

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David Ihde 1 month, 1 week ago on David Ihde: Government should stay out of health care

If it works as advertised then why are more and more doctors and hospitals refusing those with it? Why is the program broke?

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