Why are we so polarized?

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Former Staff
Jul 2007
So. Md.
Actually, we ended up so polarized because of the kind of people the Republicans have to appeal to in order to get votes. They used to dog whistle to them but since Trump came along that's not so true anymore.
Oct 2011
Washington State
If I was a socialist, government would own my house and yours to and your car and take most of your income to pay for it. I am an Independent and you want me to be a dependent. Not going to happen
That's not what socialism means. Obviously you have no idea what socialism means. Where did I say I want you to be dependent?

Right now you are dependent on Social Security. Something we all paid into so you could benefit. Most likely you will take out more in SSI benefits than you put in, after that, you living on someone else's money. Sounds like a Government Mooch to me. Same goes for Medicare.

According to the institute’s data, a two-earner couple receiving an average wage — $44,600 per spouse in 2012 dollars — and turning 65 in 2010 would have paid $722,000 into Social Security and Medicare and can be expected to take out $966,000 in benefits. So, this couple will be paid about one-third more in benefits than they paid in taxes.
And even so, the Social Security shortfall will be more than evened out by the extra dollars the couple gets back from Medicare. The couple will have paid $122,000 in Medicare taxes but will receive $387,000 in benefits — more than three times what they paid in.
I thought you hated Government Moochers!

You're funny @aboutenough. Happy Mooching.

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Feb 2011
The formerly great golden state
I think its better to try to be healthy then never try at all. Sorry for your Buddy, but the fact he was in good shape will probably help him endure his congestive heart failure. One of my friends has congestive heart failure and is not in good shape, he’s struggling.

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Being fit definitely has helped him.
Having health insurance and going to a doctor to be treated prior to having congestive heart failure might have helped him even more.

The point is, being fit is great, but it's no guarantee of good health.