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    He's right about both issues? By his own admission he doesn't even understand Obamacare and is not sure what it's going to cost him. What kind of employer is so clueless and lazy that given how many years to prepare he still hasn't done the work neccessary to get up to speed and learn these things. Then he goes out and starts bad mouthing something he himself admits he doesn't understand.
    He truly is representative of a large number of ignorant americans who speak before they take the time to know what they're talking about. THe fact he makes a living on the misery of others from a business he inherited from his daddy doesn't speak much about him either. I'd respect him as an entrepreneur but apparently he's been too busy for the last 3 years to learn the law. Maybe if he spent less time on google trying to appear as an expert on items that come in his shop and more time on websites that cover Obamacare he'd have an informed decision.
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    @frigginhell You mean that 2400 page bill our own congress didnt read, and passed anyway just to "see whats in it". The same bill that is now having part unconstitutionally suspended because the side affects of certain parts wont play politically well for the people who created it and pushed it? And based on his comments on the Federal Reserve, he sounds like he knows pretty well what he is talking about. In fact he actually gives more evidence and less name calling in support of his view of the topics than you offer at all.
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    @frigginhell In the interview he said he has to hire an outside accounting firm just to interpret the 2,700 pages of the law and the 23,000 pages of accompanying/associated regulations. This is every small/medium business in America. Our government (fed, state, AND local) is making it too difficult to run a business. Mr. Harrison isn't the first entrepreneur/employer I've heard this from.
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    @frigginhell This time you sound like the idiot yelling to everyone running out of a burning building; "You're going the wrong way"!
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    He is right, period, Goverment has bastardize, abused and totally taken advantage of the people of this country. What they are doing today is why we had a revolution. We have uncontrolled taxation without competent representation and we have turned our currency into monopoly money and you can bet your sweet ass that passing go now has consequence in steat of reward.
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    If I was in the pawn business I definitely wouldn't want a strong economy. Desperate people selling off their valuables for chump change is a real quick way to get rich.
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    "Harrison said the law is likely to hurt health care coverage for his shop's 63 employees, though he hasn't had time to read through all the specifics."

    Are we sure Mr Harrison doesn't post here? He'd fit right in. ;)
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    Do you think the folks that passed our current healthcare law read the specifics? I wonder if some of them actually read a single page of it.
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    I hear the ones who came up with the law didn't read it either, that's probably why Obama wants to delay it yet because no one else gets it too.
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    Of course, if it was like it "used to be" the top tax rate would be 70%, and corporations would pay their taxes (or in the alternative, donate to those charitable hospitals).
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    Giving money to people for doing nothing encourages them to continue to do nothing. Let's set up a two-party system whereby those who believe in social welfare can support it while the rest of us keep our money.
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    How are you going to get to work without driving on those public roads the rest of us pay for? How are you going to do your part to defend our nation from foreign enemies without paying taxes for the professional army the rest of us contribute to?

    You have to be awfully unobservant to think you are a law unto yourself.
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    @Zazziness 99.9% of the people supporting multiple generations of welfare trash would differ in opinion. It does nobody any good; it's like owning pets but it's people instead of dogs and cats.
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    @Your_Name_Here Except that multigenerational welfare is a tiny, tiny percentage of the Americans who receive aide from the government. The vast majority are children, the elderly and the working poor.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix

    I don't give a rat's hairy but what some TV "celebrity" thinks of the government. There are 3 million Americans in this country and a whole lot of them don't have the common sense to pour water on their head if their hair was on fire.
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    @cdman

    Wow. And you figured that out from one simple post?!?!? You're amazing. America's Got Talent just might have a place for you.

    I wondering now too, if you don't have multiple profiles going on here. I spend time trying to match them up. I think I just hit on two.
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    I doubt it, and even if it was, History Channel would be stupid not to renew. Pawn Stars is one of their top grossing shows and there has been two spin-offs as a result.
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    I doubt that the History Channel will drop him. But, there may be some "political clause" added. However, I bet the Barack Husssein Obama bunch will try to drop any federal funding the History Channel gets if they don't drop Rick.
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    Government needs to get out of all citizens business including unions that negotiate for fair wages and benefits.as union membership goes down so do wages and benefits including insurance
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    I agree with his feelings on the AHCA. But he us no being PC on this subject. So he better watch his back stating Hus true feelings. HC might drop his show.
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    "likely to hurt health care coverage for his shop's 63 employees". "likely to"? He admits he doesn't know "the specifics". Sounds like a helluva business man...
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    His point of view and that of most conservatives is very narrowly focused on economic concerns as if that's all that matters in this world. Of course, if you take the reigns off of business they will selfishly do better but everything else that people care about will go to pot.
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    There's something that matters more than people having jobs? Having healthcare is more important than having an income?
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    You're right..money isn't everything. But it becomes a concern, whether you like it or not, when you have/can keep very little.
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    @jmiller94 If you don't have good health you may as well have nothing. We could be energy independent if we didn't care about environmental impact, without a clean, sustainable environment we fail in health and completely in the longer term. Myopic strategy may seem to work in the short term, but without long term planing for the many exigencies, blatant disregard carries a steep price down the road.
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    Go Rick! More people need to have the fortitude to do the same!

    We can no longer sit back with our heads in the proverbial sand and montra to ourselves that everything is just fine! Because it isn't and this country is fast approaching a breaking point in the way of life we have known.
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    "...the law is likely to hurt health care coverage..." - even a Pawn shop owner can figure this out. Let's see... add more people to the system (increase demand), put downward pressure on the cost (reduce supply) and you have someone who gets an F in economics 101.

    And yes, government laws still do not trump reality even if they feel really really right.
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    "add more people to the system (increase demand), put downward pressure on the cost (reduce supply) and you have someone who gets an F in economics 101."

    You're the one whose EC101 grade is in doubt.
    What you described is a public utility.
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    lol ffack "Pawn Stars" and all the fake "history" on the history channel. What a joke! The History Channel should've picked up "Drunk History" instead of this garbage!
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    I agree with him but just like Sean Penn and the the Dixie Chicks he should just STFU! While he and the rest of the celebrity world can say/believe what they like, they deserve no extra credibility because of their celebrity.
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    Rick is correct. We need more visible Talking Heads who are informed to speak up. Rick runs a business. He knows. By the way, I run a business and I know, but I do not have a BIG PLATFORM like Rick has.
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