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    Re: Would you have signed or vetoed the health care bill?

    I would have vetoed it because it does nothing to address one of the main problems we face in our health care system which is bringing down the costs of premiums. If we still can't afford to pay the ridiculous costs than how can you even consider this legislation "reform."
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    Re: Would you have signed or vetoed the health care bill?

    I don't understand how all these people have opinions on the bill when they haven't even read it. How do you know what's in the bill? Do you just believe everything politicians and pundits say?

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    Re: Would you have signed or vetoed the health care bill?

    Quote Originally Posted by Progressive86 View Post
    I would have vetoed it because it does nothing to address one of the main problems we face in our health care system which is bringing down the costs of premiums. If we still can't afford to pay the ridiculous costs than how can you even consider this legislation "reform."
    How do you know it doesn't? Have you read it?

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    Re: Would you have signed or vetoed the health care bill?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    What are the underlying causes that they didn't address?
    The insurance industry and the legal industry. If they got both of those under control, health care wouldn't be so expensive to begin with, most people could afford it without governmental help. But they don't want to regulate either because both are major political contributors.
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    Re: Would you have signed or vetoed the health care bill?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    The insurance industry and the legal industry. If they got both of those under control, health care wouldn't be so expensive to begin with, most people could afford it without governmental help. But they don't want to regulate either because both are major political contributors.
    What you say is in part correct.

    What you fail to mention is the Drug Companies who apart from giving Obama $80 Billion next year have also sharply raised their prices on their products.
    Drug companies are not stupid, they all have shareholders, so if the dividend they pay needs to remain the same in spite of them giving this huge amount to Healthcare reform, that money must be recouped.
    The only folk who will lose out are those that are compelled to purchase the product.

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    Re: Would you have signed or vetoed the health care bill?

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    I don't understand how all these people have opinions on the bill when they haven't even read it. How do you know what's in the bill? Do you just believe everything politicians and pundits say?
    Just following what are elected leaders do, react without fully reading. You really think that our reps or staff read ever page?

    I'll admit I only did a quick scan through on whatever version was up at the time. I also will say I relied on news reports from various sources (local/national and internet) to know that: The student loan bill was a rider and that it was reported some states got deals on medicare costs. I objected to both of those items.
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    Re: Would you have signed or vetoed the health care bill?

    The bill as it was passed is garbage. It needed to be scrapped.

    I know reform of our health care system is needed, this bill was not it.
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    Re: Would you have signed or vetoed the health care bill?

    I voted veto...but I find it interesting the poll results so far reflect the countries sentiments.

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    Re: Would you have signed or vetoed the health care bill?

    Are you kidding?

    I'd veto just about -everything- Congress sent me.

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    fyi Re: Would you have signed or vetoed the health care bill?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Looking at the position of President Obama, you couldn't expect him to do anything but sign it. If I was in his position, after using so much of my time to get the bill passed, I would practically have to sign it, regardless of what it had.

    If I hadn't spent so much time supporting it, I would probably veto it, and demand Congress pass a bill without so much crap, and so many special deals for votes.
    That's a good double-talk. If I had made the mistake of supporting it earlier and then discovered what a disaster it was, I would have vetoed it in a New York nanosecond.

    Obama is either incredibly corrupt or incredibly stupid. He is either busting his butt to destroy America's economy or is dreaming of an impossible something for nothing Utopia.


    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    I don't understand how all these people have opinions on the bill when they haven't even read it. How do you know what's in the bill? Do you just believe everything politicians and pundits say?
    ANY bill that is too lengthy, too complicated, or even smells of being unconstitutional would get an immediate veto from me.


    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    The bill as it was passed is garbage. It needed to be scrapped.

    I know reform of our health care system is needed, this bill was not it.
    Part 1: You bet it did.

    Part 2: The only reform we need is to roll back all the government regulations, restrictions and mandates that have been imposed over the last 100 years.

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