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  1. The best offense is a good defense. The general health of the American public is deplorable. Encourage and enable people to engage a healthier diet and lifestyle and the implication of health care costs will diminish considerably. Stop eating at Arby's Sent from my iPhone using Computer Audiophile
  2. I see. In my case it just happened to be a coincidence, and I was using round numbers. I actually retired with 17 years of govt service. My total retirement benefit was reduced by a proportional amount. Also, during that 17 years my compensation was about 60 percent of what it would have been had I stayed in private practice. My colleagues told me I was nuts to give up my business salary to work in the public sector. Now, that the economy is down a bit they complain about that I'm being enriched at their cost. Can't win. Sent from my iPhone using Computer Audiophile
  3. "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future." Yogi Berra Sent from my iPhone using Computer Audiophile
  4. In Minnesota we have a fiscal disparities tax program that requires rich counties to share their income with those who have less. It isn't popular with everyone but it helps to address some of the financial pain out state. As young people leave the farm to work in the cities the average age of rural America has risen and the available of working age population has shrunk. It's damn hard to attract business in an area where there is no workforce. Sent from my iPhone using Computer Audiophile
  5. Thanks for your tolerance in letting us voice our opinions. I thought everyone was well behaved but at this point we are beginning to "beat a dead horse in the mouth." Sent from my iPhone using Computer Audiophile
  6. I have no idea what you're getting at. That's simply how my career path worked out. Was that an attempt at demeaning me as a government employee or simply mindless sarcasm. Sent from my iPhone using Computer Audiophile
  7. I wasn't looking for a pat on the back. I was simply explaining my belief that I have a broad perspective on income inequality and the attitudes of people on both ends. Twenty years with non-profits and 20 years in govt. The fact that I have a phone and transportation is irrelevant in my opinion. Sent from my iPhone using Computer Audiophile
  8. I spent 20 years in government working with and administering programs for the other 75%, I am well aware of their problems and the causes. I am not gong to apologize for what I have or feel anything but gratitude for the opportunity I was given to assist those with undeserved disadvantage. Sent from my iPhone using Computer Audiophile
  9. If you say so. Sent from my iPhone using Computer Audiophile
  10. You seem to know a lot about me from my picture standing along side a 10 year old bottom of the line motorcycle. There are 20M people with health care that they otherwise wouldn't have for starters. Sent from my iPhone using Computer Audiophile
  11. He made some changes and the US is MORE livable for a great many people. Give Trump a year in office before you make any judgement about whether he is constructive or destructive. I think most people are going to be disappointed.
  12. As a retired bureaucrat I can tell you that many agencies work tirelessly to maintain necessary and valued services to the public, despite shrinking budgets. They are creative and resourceful because the understand and value the work they do as public servants. Sent from my iPhone using Computer Audiophile
  13. wgscott: I'm sure they'll take no umbrage. Sent from my iPhone using Computer Audiophile
  14. If he tries to run the country like a business he will surely fail. There are heaps of resources you can read that support that. And with the likes of Sarah Palin helping him he will be doubly challenged. Sent from my iPhone using Computer Audiophile
  15. I have real compassion for Congress. Sent from my iPhone using Computer Audiophile
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