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  •  The mandate is noxious. (1+ / 0-)
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    That's why voters picked a President who ran against it.

    Everyone understands exactly what it means.  If you can be mandated to purchase insurance from a for-profit company, you can be mandated to purchase anything from broadband to cell service.

    It's the first step to complete corporate ownership of every facet of your life.  2/3rds of the American people are against it in poll after poll.

    Drop it, and you'll see support skyrocket.  People love the medicaid expansion and a plurality will even pay more taxes for it.

    People love the end of recession.  People love the (highly profitable, it turns out) requirment that young adults be allowed to stay on parents policies until the age of 16.  Ect, Ect.

    Bombing Iran is far more dangerous than Iran getting The Bomb.

    by JesseCW on Sun Mar 18, 2012 at 07:32:17 PM PDT

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    •  In the United Kingdom (0+ / 0-)

      I believe mandatory pension purchase  (~7% of income) is being required.

      In the UK people over 77 I believe have to use their savings to buy an annuity by law.

      The Conservative Party promised to do away with mandatory annuities, but I'm not sure what happened.

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