The U.S. gives the country of Turkey more money than Canada spends on its own military.
So, I guess your welcome. Maybe if Mexico and Canada would pay us for protecting them we could save a few hundred billion a year. America is welfare for the world. Your welcome.
I hope that this all gets settled down soon. You deserve the best health care in the world and I know it must be hard right now to deal with.
Sending out my prayers and good wishes for you all
I use the term "Teabagger" because they, themselves, chose that appellation when the Koch Brothers started their so-called grassroots party. Look it up.
This is a good explanation of the ACA and how it works. I find it's always best to research things rather than try to pretend I know about it. Since it's what I do for a living (got a raise!!) I have to be informed. Try it. You may like it.
Obamacare Explained in 14 Steps: What It Means To You
Regardless of political affiliation, don’t skip Mitt Romney’s explanations. Romney pioneered many elements of Obamacare and through his first run for president was an excellent promoter of nationalizing key parts of Romneycare. His soundbytes explain things expertly. You can watch him promote the individual mandate, subsidized insurance, and the exchanges on national TV, explaining why they are essential solutions to the health care crisis.
This is a cool little animation, too:
As for the shutdown... now the TPers who are holding us all hostage are saying "Forget Obamacare... we want the Ryan budget." Seriously? We held an election and Ryan and his running mate were decisively beaten. Their draconian budget plan, too.
And John Boehner?
6 Reasons Why John Boehner Is The Worst Speaker EVER
Yep. I wrote it.
The treasure of a life is a measure of love and respect/The way you live, the gifts that you give/In the fullness of time/It's the only return that you expect
Let me get this straight, your sayin' we support Turkey big time more than our next door neighbor on their military, and so your logic dictates somehow that's why we should have some kinda chip to cash in with both of our neighbors, or at least muchos gratitudes ay, for "protecting" them, is that what your sayin'?
Like wow man, first of all, I wasn't aware their has been much talk amongst the worlds most greedy greasy weasel arch villains to take over either joint, maybe even for a couple centuries or so, so what I really need to know is, what have you heard???
(it's like what, a 'Bat Signal', but maybe with Maple & Marijuana leaves, you know, for contrast)
Hmm, and ya know something, maybe, juuuuust maybe, we owe them a wee debt of gratitude, you know, for even allowing us to do so, you probably don't think so though, be my bestest bet.
But now me mean I'm thinkin', that gives us a pretty swell cushion of sleepin' sweet restful dreams havin' swell pals to our direct north & south, I mean I mean we're the one's with the big mouths always talkin' smack & stirrin' up allllll the pots, and me, I ain't never seen neither of those two poke the world in the eye or stirrin' up global sized hornets nests just to pad their own home grown corporatist coffers, you?
Yeah, yeah sure, we're "protecting" them alright alright, mm hmm, and for nothing butt purely Christian value altruistic reasons, too, that's just the way we are, huh?...'We have grips on sale in aisle three, Triscuits two for one at the deli...'
Oh and hey, now I don't know for sure (well Liz'beth, she don't call the way she used to), but I'm also thinkin' maybe the British crown might help out our buds up north in a decent brawl, you know, in a pinch, or invasin, and I understand they're well beyond the blunderbuss these days, gonna miss those snappy redcoats though.