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Why is it so hard? Because the Affordable Care Act is flawed, it was sold to the public through misinformation ("Keep your plan/keep your doctor") and many people hate it.
To summarize, union members tell Boeing that if Boeing doesn't meet their demands, well then Boeing can just go somewhere else with lower labor costs. The union members congratulate themselves and one another for their stand on principle. And now Boeing is exploring other locations with lower labor costs and friendlier business environments. That's some shrewd negotiation by the union. No wonder union membership is growing.
If a fight breaks out, for whom do you root? And will the ombudsman officiate?
Great show. "Nothing as it seems" was an unexpected bonus.
If the government says corporations don't have the right of free speech, how is that a limit on the government's power? If the government spys on it's citizens, isn't that governmental overreach? And what if the government relies upon the General Welfare language to say that its spying and curtailment of free speech are in the best interests of most citizens? For that matter, if the government says that it is in the best interests of the majority to confiscate and redistribute the property of a few, isn't that within your interpretation of the General Welfare language? I reiterate: what are the limits, if any, on the scope of governmental power? Do you believe there are none if the outcome pleases you?
You have yet to suggest any area that is or should be outside the reach of government. If the jackboot fits, wear it.
The competition: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. They've been together with few personnel changes since the late 70's, and their catalogue of great songs and albums is larger than Pearl Jam's. TPH concerts are always excellent; the core of Petty, Campbell and Tench are as tight and talented as any group I've ever seen.
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