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Why not? Tourists won't bat an eye at plunking down a few bucks to park downtown. Just give residents free permits.
If you actually ask Americans policy questions, the vast majority will give liberal answers.
Sadly, the adversarial, juvenile, us-versus-them mentality pedaled on Fox and the rest of the right-wing echo chamber scratches a lot of people right where they itch, and the corporate-government complex is happy to encourage people who actually have similar economic interests to hate on one another. They can clean us out much more completely that way. If everyone realized that they're really on the same side, you might begin to see things change around here.
Actually, I thought this was a mildly written letter expressing his priorities when it comes to a "kid-friendly" resort town. I agree that "legal pot" has been totally blown out of proportion by the media, who are salivating over any potential controversy. The itemization of his spending may not have been necessary to get his point across, but like it or not, his thought process is probably shared by many potential visitors, and as a tourist town, that has to matter to us. Hopefully, Joe will be disabused of his apprehensions once he gets to Steamboat.
That said, Phoebe, that was hilarious.
I think this had more to do with the fact that Obama is still smarting over Putin giving asylum to Snowden. This was Obama's chance to stick it to him, get kudos from most Americans (including me) and highlight Russia's ridiculous laws. Win-win-win for Obama.
Now we're talkin! Can't wait for some more variety around here.
We've had friends stay there, and it was certainly small and no frills, but clean and cheap. Five stars might've been pushing it, though. It was great in the winter when every place else was full or much more expensive.
Medicare actually has very low administrative costs, and those who are on it, like me, are for the most part quite satisfied. I'm sure there'd be some growing pains if we expanded it to cover everyone, but I'm equally sure it'd be better than the mess we have now. Getting rid of the middle man, (Signa, Humana, Wellpoint -- you gotta love those names) should be the first step. I don't know about you, but I'd rather my intermediary be sworn to serve me as "the people" than their company's bottom line.
Vermont has blazed the trail with single payer. Let's see how they do.
We really need to give Tipton an early retirement from politics. But to do that, we need:
1) A qualified candidate with a little name recognition that people can get behind, and
2) To get the silent majority of Steamboat into the voting booth.
Who's with me?
If you guys need a new radio voice, come find me.
The old divide and conquer trick is working quite well these days. When the teapartiers and Occupiers realize they're pretty much on the same side, look out. But for that to happen, teapartiers will have to break free from the awesome reality-altering powers of the right-wing echo chamber, and Occupiers will have to stop treating teapartiers like they're too dumb to live. Needless to say, I'm not holding my breath.
Meanwhile, big pharma, big "insurance", big oil, big bankers, are laughing all the way to the ... bank.
Me, I'd rather the person in charge of my medical info be on a mission to serve the people, not to maximize shareholder dividends. And I certainly don't mind throwing my money into a big pool so that we all can receive quality care without the middle man in the way.
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