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It's hard to believe. very depressing.
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September 20, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Romney was a dud. You know it and they know it. But the Republicans dragged their feet during the Clinton era, too.
September 20, 2013 at 11:34 PM
I think it more about Obama winning the election than Romney losing. They hate him and if Obamacare is implemented and the country does not come to an end, they will have lost any foothold on their "patriotic" anger. I want to know where all this anger was when the actions of wall street brought this country to a standstill.
September 21, 2013 at 02:52 AM
I think you are right, Tabor. It has to be racism. There is no other explanation. Obama has done nothing that should antagonize them.
September 21, 2013 at 09:38 AM
Yep must be because Obama is half black that most Americans do not like the law. Couldn't be that it is crippling the economy, causing people to lose their jobs or get hours reduced and making people lose health insurance or having their premiums double or triple. I guess all the labor unions that have asked for exemptions from the law must be racist too.
PS it has nothing to do with Romney losing the election. Personally I think the vote to defund was a waste of time. Obamacare is going to fail all on its own and when it does the Republicans will be able to say, see we told you and only Democrats voted for it so they could see what it said.
September 21, 2013 at 11:05 AM
What I enjoy is the way Republicans are making a last-ditch, desperate attempt to stop Obamacare, because once people have it they will like it. And didn't Romney sign a similar care plan bill when he was governor of Massachusetts? And don't people there like it? But maybe I'm imagining things. Seems I heard something like that, though.
How can we call for change to a medical care system that is the envy of the world? Oh, it isn't? Well, I'll be darned.
We can't change things, except for the worse, because doing so might bring benefits to people we don't care about. We don't have a solidarity mentality in the U.S. And racial division is the #1 reason we refuse to pull together as a nation for social justice.
September 21, 2013 at 11:29 AM
One of the main reasons that we had to have Obamacare was because we had 30 million people without insurance. They could still get care in an emergency but that didn't matter. Now they are saying we are still going to have 30 million people without insurance. But we screwed up the other 270 million peoples insurance in the process.
September 21, 2013 at 12:22 PM
Ingineer: Well, we have Kaiser, and our premiums are going down because of Obamacare by about $40.00/ month. And where do you get this notion that other people will have their insurance screwed up? Of course the enemies of the program will do their best to try to make Obamacare fail, but that is their fault, not the fault of Obamacare.
And it's farcical to say that emergency rooms cover the medical needs of the poor.
Then there are the people I know who have some assets but no medical insurance because they have insufficient income to pay the premiums. They can end up with tens of thousands of dollars in doctor bills. And as Al Franken says, medical bills are the #1 cause of bankruptcy. Now they can get insurance they can afford.
If people really don't want to do things for others and think that's just liberal whining, consider what it means for a society to accept such a poorly organized and badly run medical system as ours. I mean, that's shameful. Aren't we supposed to be this great can-do country?
I can only conclude that race and class hatred are at the bottom of the objections to this plan.
What we really need is universal health care, but considering how hostile numbers of Americans are to anything that does not seem directly to benefit themselves I can't see that happening. We've taken the cue from our rich, who hate to share.
September 21, 2013 at 05:32 PM
If they didn't have money for insurance before, how are they going to have money for it now? I am glad your premiums are going down, but it have friends that have premiums going up double and nearly triple. And another acquaintance that owns a farm that provided insurance to his workers but now will have to stop because the costs are going through the roof. Mine have gone up 25% and are supposed to go up about 15% more next year but the coverage is going down.
September 21, 2013 at 06:09 PM
There are many large companies dropping insurance coverage so that is what I mean by it being screwed up.
September 21, 2013 at 06:10 PM
We'll do our best, but what we really needed was single payer.
Oh, and this is interesting.
September 21, 2013 at 07:41 PM
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