Obama administration calls in tech honchos to discuss HealthCare.gov, NSA

Himanshu Arora

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US President Barack Obama will meet Tuesday with executives from the country's top tech companies to discuss some burning issues including HealthCare.gov, national security, NSA surveillance, and economic impacts of unauthorized intelligence disclosures, according to CNN.

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cliffordcooley

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Didn't they already do this? I mean I don't keep up with all the BS coming out of DC, but I swear I've already heard this before.
 

spencer

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Obamacare=the completion of the Cloward and Piven strategy. 49%+ of Americans are on some type of government aid.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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The man's certainly busy and gets about a lot. It wasn't a week ago I saw him at Nelson Mandela's memorial service at Soccer City looking all bereaved and now back in the States about to deliver a stern faced talk to tech execs.
 

Chuck Cortes

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Lets be realistic here, 100% of Americans are under some kind of Gov't aid, the poor get financial help as much as the rich do, they just get it differently.
 
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TheHawk

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You are so right Chuck, yet people fail to realize it. If you get a tax break that others aren't entitled to or know how to obtain through loopholes, it works out the same as the government giving you the money.
 

MilwaukeeMike

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You are so right Chuck, yet people fail to realize it. If you get a tax break that others aren't entitled to or know how to obtain through loopholes, it works out the same as the government giving you the money.
Well... that depends, do you think the money you earn belongs to you? if yes, then a tax break isn't the government giving you money, its you keeping your own money. If you believe, like Obama does, that the money you make belongs to the govt, then a tax break IS the government giving you money.

Yes, 100% of us do receive govt aid. A gallon of milk should cost about $6/gallon, but it doesn't because farm subsidies from the 1930s are still around. When we talk about govt aid though, what we're talking about is people who are receiving more than they're putting in. Every person is either increasing or decreasing the govt's bottom line. I know I'm increasing it because my taxes paid are definitely NOT returned to me in the form of puny little govt benefits that I don't even notice.

On my paycheck I have Employee Medicare, Federal Income Tax, Social Security Employee Tax, and Wisconsin State Income Tax all taken out. Then with the money I keep I pay tax on whatever I buy in the form of sales tax, gas tax, etc.

It sure doesn't feel like I'm getting any kind of aid.
 
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dms96960

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"Well... that depends, do you think the money you earn belongs to you? if yes, then a tax break isn't the government giving you money, its you keeping your own money. If you believe, like Obama does, that the money you make belongs to the govt, then a tax break IS the government giving you money.

Yes, 100% of us do receive govt aid. A gallon of milk should cost about $6/gallon, but it doesn't because farm subsidies from the 1930s are still around. When we talk about govt aid though, what we're talking about is people who are receiving more than they're putting in. Every person is either increasing or decreasing the govt's bottom line. I know I'm increasing it because my taxes paid are definitely NOT returned to me in the form of puny little govt benefits that I don't even notice.

On my paycheck I have Employee Medicare, Federal Income Tax, Social Security Employee Tax, and Wisconsin State Income Tax all taken out. Then with the money I keep I pay tax on whatever I buy in the form of sales tax, gas tax, etc.

It sure doesn't feel like I'm getting any kind of aid."

I completely agree.
 

amstech

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Lets be realistic here, 100% of Americans are under some kind of corruptly redistributed Gov't aid, the poor get financial help as much as the rich do, they just get it differently.
There fixed.
At this point, Uncle Sam takes about 35% of my pay, not including land/school taxes. Dangerous times and destructive revolutionist public acts will begin as they edge closer to 50%.
 

spencer

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Didn't they already do this? I mean I don't keep up with all the BS coming out of DC, but I swear I've already heard this before.
You have, they asked mcafee and many others a month or 2 ago, and the amount of oppression we have to live through is the amount we put up with. Don't act like slaves and we won't be treated as so.