What Mitt Romney Doesn’t Get About Responsibility – Bloomberg

Which would you prefer to believe? That you’re not good enough, not smart enough and doggone it, people just don’t like you? Or that the incumbent Democrat has effectively bought off half the country with food stamps and free health care?

via What Mitt Romney Doesn’t Get About Responsibility – Bloomberg.

Published in: on September 24, 2012 at 11:55 am  Leave a Comment  

McCain thinks he deserves health care but you don’t

stop by and tell your representatives how you feel
clipped from www.americansunitedforchange.org

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Published in: on March 12, 2010 at 8:20 am  Leave a Comment  

would you cut off your arm to save your leg?

to get what we got, what do we have to give up? What if that’s not acceptable?
clipped from open.salon.com
scared to death that, because they perceive limited health care benefits pie, it’s they who are going to lose their slice in order to accommodate other’s fair shares
Why do we pay for war, to kill people, to kill our own, and balk to preserve health?
Please add this to your essential reading list today. I thank you. Let’s see how far this bill gets
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Published in: on January 4, 2010 at 4:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

I deserve health care, you don’t

that’s a paraphrase, but given comments from a certain drug-addicted blowhard, an accurate sentiment
clipped from www.huffingtonpost.com
Limbaugh Lauds (Socialist) Medical Care in Hawaii
I received no special treatment.”
in Hawaii, no one gets special treatment, because everyone can get it.
all Members of Congress that have a medical office paid for by taxpayers
Dick Cheney who had socialist pacemakers implanted paid for by the government, and George W who had a government-paid socialist colonoscopy while in office.
Members of Congress over 65 get single-payer socialist medical care from Medicare.
since 1974.
the costs of everything
the highest in the nation,
health care premiums in Hawaii,
are nearly the lowest and their costs per medicare beneficiary are the lowest in the nation.
Rush does not live in Hawaii and so his costs are not covered
having that “socialist” system for more than 3 decades has not reduced the quality of the care he received.
Rush appears to have survived his encounter with socialist medical care.

If Hawaii-style medical care is good enough for Rush Limbaugh, it is good enough for me.

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Published in: on January 4, 2010 at 11:04 am  Leave a Comment  
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Win, or go home

Anyone who’s ever watched a football game, seen one team completely dominate the other in total offensive yardage, yet still lose the game, can understand why the current health care bill(s) being debated need to be fixed.

Most legislators, on the other side, understand the purpose of the game is to win – not both sides working together to rack up as many points for each other as they can.

I don’t care what Harry Reid says, that the current legislation, as it’s written, does a lot to fix what’s broken. It does. A little. But too little. It is unacceptable in its current form. Agreeing to implement it is giving up.

“Gee, you guys played a pretty good first half, how about we call it a draw?”

If the other side cheats, uses sneaky, underhanded tricks to sway the game their way, you can’t sit and cry that the ref didn’t call it – you just have to play that much harder.

This isn’t little league – both sides won’t get trophies for just showing up. No one is going to congratulate you on game well-played, cheer you for scoring, no matter the outcome.

To my senators and congressmen: play well, or be traded next year.

Published in: on December 23, 2009 at 1:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

Who says we need reform?

Wife’s premiums went up 55%, co-pays doubled, have 10% “co-insurance”, deductible doubled. Now paying $6k/yr for $8k max payout.

Luckily we’re not required to have ins. Wait, what? Well, at least we’ll have public health care. Oh, about that…

clipped from www.salon.com

Meet your new health insurance company overlords

we still end up with a system that’s based on private insurers that have no incentive whatsoever to control their costs
A system based on private insurers won’t control costs because private insurers barely compete against each other.
you’d think the insurance industry would be subject to the antitrust laws
the Senate bill still keeps Big Insurance safe from competition by preserving its privileged exemption from the antitrust laws.
From the start, opponents of the public option have wanted to portray it as big government preying upon the market, and private insurers as the embodiment of the market. But it’s just the reverse. Private insurers are exempt from competition.
Without some mechanism forcing private insurers to compete, we’re going to end up with a national healthcare system that’s controlled by a handful of very large corporations accountable neither to American voters nor to the market.
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Published in: on December 11, 2009 at 10:03 am  Leave a Comment  
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