congratulations, president obama
you own it, it better work
you force individuals to go out and buy insurance for themselves in the name of universal coverage
10 years of taxes vs 6 years of benefits
half a T cuts to medicare and medicaid, all while hugely expanding the latter, the ghetto of health care, while dumping 200B of burden on the already bankrupt states
half a T in cuts to m and m for which you are politically responsible, which aint never gonna happen nohow, exploding our already drastic debt and precipitating fiscal collapse
a quarter tril DOC FIX, also off budget, also catastrophic deficit-wise
the process, secretive, closed, fractious, hyper partisan, the bribes---a big part of why polls on the issue are so putrid, in the LOW thirties
if ANYTHING goes wrong---premiums, costs, deficits, care---you'll be unanimously blamed cuzza the comprehensive intrusiveness of this legislation and the ramrod partisan tactics impelling its passage
the class act---the young and healthy are scheduled to pay almost as much as the older and ill, with unsustainably upside-down consequences
the entire senior class, politically, is mortified---i've never seen anthing like it
seniors run this country---they have all the money, they vote, they know what's going on
especially in off-years, seniors dominate
and just wait til the youth vote learns what's in store for them in this bill
once more, mr president, congrats
and good luck
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"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
In general I disagree with the scope of Democrat policies. I'm more of a less bureaucracy, more effectively written regulation kind of guy. Democrats want to increase the physical size of government to increase its efficiency and to assist the citizens. This is their socialist lean, creeping in on things that the Citizens can, and often choose not, to do for themselves. However, almost all politicians nowadays, regardless of lean, are for bigger government as it serves to keep them in control and their pockets fat.
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Government's role in establishing standards, ensuring fair competition, even in shaping the market particularly in the health industry allows capitalism to function.
This bill advances society's interest in universal health care even as it supports America's free enterprise-based health care system.
“Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible.” — Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001