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    Re: White House: Dems near accord on health care bill

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Hong Kong, the most free market on earth, requires residents to purchase health insurance.
    So does Taiwan. However, neither has the high quality of health care that the United States has.

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    A better tact would be for states to band together and insist the federal government live by the rule and spirit of the tenth amendment to the United States Constitution.
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    Re: White House: Dems near accord on health care bill

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I didn't know they allowed tea partiers to perform at the Def Poetry Jam.
    well, there's a mindless little comeback

    but it doesn't alter the fact that the party, which can't come together on a compromise for the summit (LOL!), is NOT able to pass even minor SOCIAL reforms using reconciliation

    even if pelosi (LOL!) says otherwise

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    Re: White House: Dems near accord on health care bill

    Republicans have been calling this healthcare summit, a televised meeting where they are highly encouraged to bring their ideas to the table for open negotiations, doing exactly what they've been asking for all along, "a trap."

    Republicans keep saying they've been shut out, that the administration doesn't really want bipartisanship.

    We took out the public option.
    We took out the "death panel" clause despite it being nothing of the sort.
    We changed the language regarding illegal aliens, despite the bill already prohibiting funds being used for those in this country illegally.
    We added the across-state-lines selling of insurance.
    We added a requirement for each state to address malpractice lawsuits. AKA tort reform.

    All of these were Republican ideas. Demands made that Democrats gave in to.

    Now the Republicans are getting another demand: televised, transparent negotiations for all Americans to see.

    And they have the nerve to keep saying that they're being shut out, and that this is "a trap." The only way its a trap is if you guys actually have no helpful ideas.

    How much more ground should the Democrats give before they just say "**** it, these people have absolutely no intention of governing."

    Last chance, Republicans. We've been patient enough with you.
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    Re: White House: Dems near accord on health care bill

    the nerve?

    LOL!

    republicans have the nerve?

    well, shame on them

    everyone knows their names

    (mcdonnell, christie, scott brown...)

    just who do they think they are, anyway?

    IF YOU CAN PASS IT, PASS IT

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    Re: White House: Dems near accord on health care bill

    last chance, republicans...

    we've been patient enough with you...

    ooh, so scary!

    LOL!

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    Re: White House: Dems near accord on health care bill

    I think we should nominate The Prof as speaker of the house when the republicans take charge.

    What can we do to help you start campaigning? Your genius should be shared with the world.

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    Re: White House: Dems near accord on health care bill

    If you can pass it, pass it

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    Re: White House: Dems near accord on health care bill

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    If you can pass it, pass it
    Under reconciliation, it will pass. I am on the same side you are in this debate, but I am also a realist. They will have the votes to push most of this garbage on us. Our best shot is in November.
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    Re: White House: Dems near accord on health care bill

    i appreciate that but, like i said, it can't be done

    and, of course, they're gonna SAY it

    don't LISTEN to em, not when they're blowin smoke

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    Re: White House: Dems near accord on health care bill

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    well, there's a mindless little comeback

    but it doesn't alter the fact that the party, which can't come together on a compromise for the summit (LOL!), is NOT able to pass even minor SOCIAL reforms using reconciliation

    even if pelosi (LOL!) says otherwise
    Well, you did catch me on one of my mindless and sophomoric days.
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