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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    See, that's what I like about Republicans: they know when they're at war. If Democrats had that same understanding health care reform would have passed months ago.

    Well, okay, that's not true because so many democrats were in the pockets of Big Health anyway, but a guy can fantasize.
    Republican me? Not in the slightest, I just happen to have the same general belief on this issue as they do.
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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    See, that's what I like about Republicans: they know when they're at war.
    The party out of power tends to be clearer about such things.
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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Thread already exists American
    Well then it should be deleted.
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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    That's fine and I don't disagree with you except that...



    He wrote an Op-Ed TODAY saying the protesters basically were a minority of the opinion and really shouldn't.. well count.

    So your assessment would have merit if he and the dems hadn't been spending so much time saying the protesters were of no real matter.
    Obama is a lying bitch; if opinion against him was a minority he wouldn't be backing down. His supporters are the minority.
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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    This gives me hope for the American people. It proves that some of us still have what passes for a spine and will not go quietly into the night of socialism.

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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    The party out of power tends to be clearer about such things.
    I disagree. During the Bush presidency (the part where all three branches belonged to the Republicans) a foreigner could be forgiven for thinking that the party in the minority holds literally no power at all. Now, however, a foreigner could be forgiven for thinking that whoever holds the majority, the Republicans are always in charge. And why? Because neither party controls the government -- the lobbyists do. So conservatives across countless forums are probably congratulating themselves on a job well done because of those town meeting disruptions, but they should be sure to send the really expensive flowers to Health Insurance lobbyists first and foremost.

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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Of course, it should be noted that the White House can't drop anything from legislation.
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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Of course, it should be noted that the White House can't drop anything from legislation.
    excellent overlooked point sir

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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    The reason Obama is thinking of okaying a bill without a public option is that he probably would not have been able to get it through the Senate. I doubt he has 60 Senators backing him ready to vote down a philibuster. This is his way of compromise.

    And remember, nothing is formal until Congress get's back from recess.

    Also, I heard an idea that while I don't know enough about yet to out-right support, sounds like an interesting alternative to a Public Option. It would basically be a non-profit insurance company seperate from the government. They would get public funding to help them get off the ground, but they would be by themselves after that.

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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    The reason Obama is thinking of okaying a bill without a public option is that he probably would not have been able to get it through the Senate. I doubt he has 60 Senators backing him ready to vote down a philibuster. This is his way of compromise.

    And remember, nothing is formal until Congress get's back from recess.

    Also, I heard an idea that while I don't know enough about yet to out-right support, sounds like an interesting alternative to a Public Option. It would basically be a non-profit insurance company seperate from the government. They would get public funding to help them get off the ground, but they would be by themselves after that.
    well if the last year has taught us anything, its that we need more GSE's LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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