Arlen Specter Faces Angry Lebanon Crowd On Health Care: Hears f...

Republican-turned-Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter is facing a barrage of sometimes hostile questions about health care from wary and frustrated voters. Read more

Since: May 07

Allentown, PA

#21 Aug 11, 2009
Pretty much every congressperson having to answer to their constituency on this universal health issue is being nailed to the cross.

We see it for what it is. One of the next steps to ending democracy and the beginning of social society.

We are revolting now!
dave

Spring City, PA

#22 Aug 11, 2009
We already pay for illegals health
insurance, Hospitals can not refuse treatment, unless your white and
working.
Our government is totally corrupt
local, State, Federal it does not
matter.The scale of the corruption
is the only difference there is.
I find it ironic that I can not afford to have health insurance
but I have to pay taxes so scum
can get it from My so called
Government for free along with their
Housing, food, and pocket money.
Seems to me that is taxation without
representation. I thought We had a
Revolution about that awhile back.

“Not an Obumble Voter!”

Since: Dec 08

Bar Harbor, ME

#23 Aug 11, 2009
Good to see a humbled Benedict Arlen.

Does anyone think he would be as receptive had there not been such an outcry at other meetings?

Seems the protests are having the desired effect: Politicians need to listen to the VOTERS, not the botoxed Speaker of the House.

:)
Dave

Allentown, PA

#24 Aug 11, 2009
This article is BS. The crowd didn't attack Specter, it was the those rent-a-mob goons again. Stupid Moron Call needs to report the facts.
who cares

Philadelphia, PA

#25 Aug 11, 2009
I have pretty good health care from my employer....I don't have a choice of doctors! I have large deductibles. The only people complaining are the ones getting health care at tax payers expense. Union PEOPLE! And if you haven't noticed union workers only work on taxpayer projects! Wealthy can get what they want anyway.

“Normal is overrated !”

Since: May 09

Bethlehem,Pa

#26 Aug 11, 2009
wow wrote:
i just saw "sicko" it is cool how in canada and england and france you just walk in and get help and not get a bill. BUT what do they pay in taxes? where does the health money come from??? anyone..... anyone.... as far as spector and that halfbreed non citizen who cares they are going to be gone soon as election comes back around
Half breed non citizen...

hey are you the monroe cty prison guard who killed his own kid & wife ?
Hmmm just wondering...you sound like a bigoted moran
Dances with Wolves

Baltimore, MD

#27 Aug 11, 2009
Jeff Woehrle wrote:
Good to see a humbled Benedict Arlen.
Does anyone think he would be as receptive had there not been such an outcry at other meetings?
Seems the protests are having the desired effect: Politicians need to listen to the VOTERS, not the botoxed Speaker of the House.
:)
But are the politicians truly listening, or are they simply putting on a show for the masses in the hopes that the appearance of listening will get them re-elected?
Get Real

United States

#29 Aug 11, 2009
When the Democratic Party realizes who the people are who voted for them and stops worrying about pleasing the Republican Party (who lost). We can move this country forward with a Single Payer Health Care Plan. If this doesn't go through, the Democratic Party will lose me as a member and will lose my vote for Obama next time he runs. I didn't vote for Bipartisan agreement I voted to get rid of the Republicans and move forward with, what I thought was going to be a full committment from the Democratic Party.
Casual Observer

Kulpsville, PA

#30 Aug 11, 2009
snowman bethlehem PA wrote:
Tell ob to go back to arabia and bow to his leader and leave us alone.
If that's his 'leader', Bush must be his fluffer...

http://www.hermes-press.com/bush_kiss.jpg

Look at that tongue work! Rumor has it the robes came off in the Oval Office, but Bush certainly knows who HIS boss was!
OWEbama

Sparta, NJ

#31 Aug 11, 2009
Dave wrote:
This article is BS. The crowd didn't attack Specter, it was the those rent-a-mob goons again. Stupid Moron Call needs to report the facts.
I plan to attack at the polling place with my vote. Now what? Go put on your purple shirt and flex in the mirror.
Casual Observer

Kulpsville, PA

#32 Aug 11, 2009
FIx It wrote:
This was the idiot that came up with the "single bullet theory" during the Kennedy assassination and he doesn't appear to have become any more intelligent in the interim.
Speaks volumes about the republicunts who have kept him in office all those decades, doesn't it?

“Not an Obumble Voter!”

Since: Dec 08

Bar Harbor, ME

#33 Aug 11, 2009
Dave wrote:
This article is BS. The crowd didn't attack Specter, it was the those rent-a-mob goons again. Stupid Moron Call needs to report the facts.
I didn't see any ACORN folks or SEIU members. Just real folks with real concerns.

You must have been seeing a different gathering...maybe on election day?
Alabama

El Paso, TX

#34 Aug 11, 2009
ganzeinfach wrote:
Traveling salesman President Obama is hyping his socialized health care plan telling you that you won't lose the choice of your doctor; if you are satisfied you can keep in place the plan you now have.
This is suspect at best because if you are a federal, state or local government employee/retiree or are covered by a private company health plan paid by your employer, chances are the government or your employer will opt out of a higher-priced private health plan and take the cheaper government plan.
Will the government not participate in its own sponsored health plan? Our elected representatives just voted down an amendment that would have provided for identifying illegal immigrants seeking treatment under the plan, although the bill proposed does not allow for them to receive it, it is a "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Do you really believe anyone will be denied health care? Nor should they be denied, but should they have the same health care that you work for and/or pay for? You will be paying for it and standing in line behind patients who don't when seeking care.
Do you really believe that his plan will save money over the long haul? What government plan are you aware of that actually saves money? That is not the government way, their way is tax and spend. There will be another out-of-control government bureaucracy to handle the program, or another czar answerable to President Obama. Long after is he out of office getting rich making speeches and writing books, we will be paying the bill.
And for how long is President Obama going to get away with blaming everything on former President Bush? He speaks of the $1.5 trillion mess that he "inherited" from President Bush without mentioning that he quadrupled that in six months. He has spent more than all presidents before him. And what he does he have against rich people? He wants to take, take, take from the rich and give, give, give to the poor.
It is not about the middle class as he often purports, it is just that the majority of us are middle-class and he panders to us. President Obama is a master orator and could sell ice cubes in Alaska in January but if you don't contact your representative now and express your views, pro or con, your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be paying for your silence.
I am of the belief that politicians only understand money and votes. Tell them you will deny them either if they don't take into consideration your views. In September they will be back in session and will ram this bill through, so act quickly. You owe it to future generations. Do not vote based on party lines but based on your values and beliefs.
We can tell by this long drawn out stupid rant you don't have a job

“Normal is overrated !”

Since: May 09

Bethlehem,Pa

#35 Aug 11, 2009
If Government Controled Health Care is so bad, why do we make our Vets and War hero s use it... get them out of Government Health care, let the lazy sobs get a job to obtain it,,or go without like 40% of the USA population...lazy vets...take a few bullets in the head and right away you look for the government to give you a hand out
Do away with Vetern s Administration Health Care....dang government health care...

ps....how many people out there against gov health care do NOT have health care ? Just curious
Casual Observer

Kulpsville, PA

#36 Aug 11, 2009
Dennis Mac wrote:
I read that our country's biggest creditor is China.
I cannot understand how that is, with the amount of junk they make to sell here.
Are you truly that stupid or have you been in a coma?

Bush borowed a trillion dollars from China to pay for the Iraq war.

Wake up.....
OWEbama

Sparta, NJ

#37 Aug 11, 2009
Get Real wrote:
When the Democratic Party realizes who the people are who voted for them and stops worrying about pleasing the Republican Party (who lost). We can move this country forward with a Single Payer Health Care Plan. If this doesn't go through, the Democratic Party will lose me as a member and will lose my vote for Obama next time he runs. I didn't vote for Bipartisan agreement I voted to get rid of the Republicans and move forward with, what I thought was going to be a full committment from the Democratic Party.
... and the ruination of America.
Charles Xavier

Philadelphia, PA

#38 Aug 11, 2009
angry mobs.. arrrrggg! This is funny stuff.. if it is over abundantly obvious that the people are not in line with this president and his agenda, why do they continue to attempt to have these town halls.. WE ARE NOT BUYING YOUR BALONY ANYMORE!

Remember Mr. President for your town hall, tell us what you dont want to tell us.. we can handle it.. Why not just be honest and tell it like it is.. no spin included.
CONCERNED

United States

#40 Aug 11, 2009
all these people getting crazy. does anyone even know the facts of the health care program? i suspect not. this would be a big hit to the insurance companys. they will not go down without a fight. they love to get rich off the taxpayers. rates are crazy now and will continue to get worse. fight the insurance companys!
Debbie Deb

AOL

#41 Aug 11, 2009
Spector is an idiot! People don't want any more of Obama and his destroying of America! McCall is a such a liberal rag!
AllTalk

Allentown, PA

#42 Aug 11, 2009
these people shouting at these town hall meetings are total idiots - happily misinformed, undereducated and ignorant, but they sure do have an opinion!

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