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#360499 - 10/12/0908:05 AMRe: What to do about healthcare? Can it be fixed?
Quote: I do fear that the people who are against this...
(besides the people who have been showing up at the town hall meetings with signs and an intent to disrupt the proceedings, who have been directly and indirectly been influenced to do so by corporate interests)
You mean the people showing up with signs exercising their right to free speech or do you mean the union thugs that the politicians from the left have brought in to intimidate and employ physical violence against elderly attendees and law abiding citizens?
Quote: (and besides the people who are against Obama, ignoring at least for the moment the racists, but now talking about members of the Republican party, who think one of the ways to regain power for their party is to try to defeat ANY proposal coming from the Left)
Apparently everybody that is against Obama is a racist. Has nothing to do with his political ideology or the way he runs his administration, huh? The race card is an easy out I suppose.
Quote: (and also some of our people who have developed a mistrust of our government to actually pull this off)
You can lump me in this category. It doesn't matter if it is a donkey or an elephant in with majority or holding the highest elected office in the nation, they have done nothing to earn my trust.
Quote: ...are a lot of people who currently have coverage, likely through their employers, and this is a way for them to keep their advantage over the poorer and unemployed people, and ESPECIALLY the minorities and immigrants, who they fear might come to this country in increasing numbers, should things like coverage for people with pre-existing conditions become available-
Oddly enough, I don't have health care coverage, yet I don't want what is being offered right now. I'd like this nation to realize health insurance reform (e.g. pre-existing conditions, holding the insurance cos. feet to the fire so that policy holders can not be dropped via loopholes), but I want as least government interference in my life as possible. I have no problem with individuals of lesser economic means receiving some help with health care and/or health care coverage. Nor am I worried about immigrants coming to this country since their are predetermined quotas on that. Non-resident immigrants should not receive anything from the taxpayer, nor should they have any rights (except basic human rights) while in this country.
One last thing. I thought this topic was doing pretty good about sticking to the issue and not delving into partisan politics. I guess I was wrong.
Kind Regards, Jay
Almost all of us long for peace and freedom; but very few of us have much enthusiasm for the thoughts, feelings, and actions that make for peace and freedom. - Aldous Huxley
Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now. - Thomas Jefferson