Don Thayer

Falmouth, KY

Don Thayer 2 weeks, 5 days ago on Christine Manzanares: We want government-run health care

Bullet points:

YOU want government-run healthcare – WE don't. Trump and Republicans have been elected overwhelmingly to repeal it. House Republicans have voted to repeal the ACA over 40 times, yet they still hold a solid majority after 6 years.

The number of physicians vs administrators since 2007? Under the ACA, a common situation is $5000 +/- in premiums, BUT, if healthcare is necessary, we pay a $6000 deductible (vs $600 previously for me), and THEN, even after paying the deductible, another $6000 co-pay (previously $1200 total for me) before insurance pays. This happened instantly when my policy changed in 2014 due to the ACA. The insurance companies no longer need to deny claims – again, due to the ACA. When we get sick or hurt, we pay all of it unless it's a VERY serious issue. $17000 - per person I might add - per year in addition, is not healthcare.

In the previous “unfair, unregulated, broken system”, regulation required services be provided, regardless of our insurance coverage.

A lot of us DON'T want single payer – we want choice.

The healthcare industry is making money due to the ACA – we are required to buy their product, which also encourages poor customer service - there's no need to provide customer service or be competitive.

We've tried it the old way since the 40's – and it worked for 60 years - yet costs have skyrocketed since 2014 when the ACA really took effect.

There may be plenty of doctors in favor of single payer, but there are ALSO plenty in favor of patient choice.

“The government-paid $60K toilets and $25K hammers went into the pocket of Halliburton” - really? So, since the government is corrupt and abusive, let's give them complete power over the healthcare industry? So now that massive waste goes to the “kind” insurance industry instead of the abusive infrastructure company?

0

Don Thayer 2 weeks, 5 days ago on Ken Collins: Democracy headed for CPR

Do a little research into the history of the Democrat party. They have fought to destroy America since the end of World War 2. Democrats today believe in rule by government, which is little different than rule by a king or dictator. They despise individual freedom, they hate capitalism, they hold the US Constitution in contempt. Democrat policies are no different than those of the former Soviet Union. Republicans may be wrong too, but they don't hate America, they don't fight against our interests.

Think about it.

0

Don Thayer 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Dennis D. Brust: President deserves a chance

The media has declared war on Trump - look at the 2017 campaign. Trump is simply advocating vetting Muslims from the world's main areas of terrorist activity. Protesters - really? Destroying businesses, attacking civilians, destroying vehicles parked on the curb? You're actually defending these actions? Trump hasn't advocated against peaceful protests, check his Twitter feed to see his actual statements. Name any statement from Trump that advocates violating the 1st Amendment.

0

Don Thayer 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Steve Zansberg: ‘Fake news,’ ‘the lying press’

Your comment on Jake Tapper emphasizes the point regarding the press. Trump is simply giving his opinion of the quality of the Press, he isn't preventing or advocating restricting freedom of the Press. His opinion is an exercise of freedom of speech. As a 1st Amendment lawyer you should recognize that. Jake Tapper's comment appears to be an attempt to manipulate and intimidate 'we the people' into denying Trump's freedom of speech.

0

Don Thayer 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Steve Zansberg: ‘Fake news,’ ‘the lying press’

Exactly the point I intended to make - both sides are giving their opinions. Trump is not preventing freedom to speak or print, he's giving his opinion of the quality of the news.

0

Don Thayer 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dennis D. Brust: President deserves a chance

Pence didn't use a personal email SERVER to have complete control in order to hide his actions from the people when campaigning for President in the future. He didn't LIE about his personal email use. He didn't transmit CLASSIFIED information. He didn't ILLEGALLY delete emails after having them subpoenaed. His use of a personal email was not illegal, Clinton's server was. Pence used a personal email in addition to his government email, Clinton used her illegal server EXCLUSIVELY.

0

Don Thayer 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dennis D. Brust: President deserves a chance

Here's the IRS link:

https://www.irs.gov/uac/soi-tax-stats-gross-collections-by-type-of-tax-irs-data-book-table-6

To summarize, between 2000 and 2003 total revenues declined each year over the previous. The tax relief act of 2003 was signed into law 5-28-03. After the 2003 Tax Act, revenues increased strongly every year, even though the tax RATES were decreased

2003 total revenue was $1.95T, 2004 - $2.02T, 2005 - $2.27T, 2006 - $2.52T, 2007 - $2.69T, 2008 - $2.75T.

To clarify further - 2004 - 3% increase, 2005 - 12%, 2006 - 11%, 2007 - 7%, 2008 - 3%

0

Don Thayer 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dennis D. Brust: President deserves a chance

Hillary - No i didn't use a non-secure server. No I didn't email classified information non-securely - while Secretary of State. For the record, she used her personal server EXCLUSIVELY. She did not use the State Dept's secure server.

0

Prev