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    GOP's Snowe will vote for Democratic health bill

    This development is going to all but insure passage in the Senate. From there, it will go to a conference committee to iron out of the differences between it and the House version, before going to Obama's desk for his signature.

    The United States has, for many years, been a country with a mixed economy, that is, with elements of Capitalism, mixes with elements of Socialism. In a few weeks, you can add another element of Socialism to the mix. I am not sure if this is going to be a good thing. After all, it will bust the budget just as badly as Bush's invasion of Iraq, at a time when it is critical that we reign in spending. Get ready for a rough economic ride in the next few years. On top of that, many people will be forced to purchase health insurance, even if they don't want it. Our government nannies will continue to stifle freedom of choice, and the America of today will become even less recognizable than the America our forefathers created.

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    Re: GOP's Snowe will vote for Democratic health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This development is going to all but insure passage in the Senate. From there, it will go to a conference committee to iron out of the differences between it and the House version, before going to Obama's desk for his signature.

    The United States has, for many years, been a country with a mixed economy, that is, with elements of Capitalism, mixes with elements of Socialism. In a few weeks, you can add another element of Socialism to the mix. I am not sure if this is going to be a good thing. After all, it will bust the budget just as badly as Bush's invasion of Iraq, at a time when it is critical that we reign in spending. Get ready for a rough economic ride in the next few years. On top of that, people will be forced to purchase health insurance, even if they don't want it. Our government nannies will continue to stifle freedom of choice, and the America of today will become even less recognizable than the America our forefathers created.

    Article is here.

    Wellll, it will ensure passage in committee. She hasn't committed to a vote on the floor yet, b/c she wants to see how it will merge with the HELP committee's bill. Still, I'm stoked the beast is moving out of committee.

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    Re: GOP's Snowe will vote for Democratic health bill

    Is this the Democrat Olympia Snowe of Maine?
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    Re: GOP's Snowe will vote for Democratic health bill

    14-9 bill passes finance committee.

    Now comes the real work...
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    Re: GOP's Snowe will vote for Democratic health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    14-9 bill passes finance committee.

    Now comes the real work...
    yup ........

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    Re: GOP's Snowe will vote for Democratic health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This development is going to all but insure passage in the Senate. From there, it will go to a conference committee to iron out of the differences between it and the House version, before going to Obama's desk for his signature.

    The United States has, for many years, been a country with a mixed economy, that is, with elements of Capitalism, mixes with elements of Socialism. In a few weeks, you can add another element of Socialism to the mix. I am not sure if this is going to be a good thing. After all, it will bust the budget just as badly as Bush's invasion of Iraq, at a time when it is critical that we reign in spending. Get ready for a rough economic ride in the next few years. On top of that, many people will be forced to purchase health insurance, even if they don't want it. Our government nannies will continue to stifle freedom of choice, and the America of today will become even less recognizable than the America our forefathers created.

    Article is here.
    certainly, without a public option, freedom of choice is stifled. the rest of it is a bandaid imo.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: GOP's Snowe will vote for Democratic health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    certainly, without a public option, freedom of choice is stifled. the rest of it is a bandaid imo.
    If there's not public option, there needs to be strong regulation to prevent collusion.
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    Re: GOP's Snowe will vote for Democratic health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    If there's not public option, there needs to be strong regulation to prevent collusion.
    absolutely. but doubtful whatever bill is finally written will have teeth. i'm so disappointed.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: GOP's Snowe will vote for Democratic health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    If there's not public option, there needs to be strong regulation to prevent collusion.

    Did you know the health insurance industry was exempt from anti-trust legislation?

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    Re: GOP's Snowe will vote for Democratic health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    absolutely. but doubtful whatever bill is finally written will have teeth. i'm so disappointed.

    Chin up .... there's at least some daylight. No more status quo.
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