OK Health Care Freedom Amendment, Sta...

OK Health Care Freedom Amendment, State Question 756

Created by CitizenTopix on Oct 11, 2010

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Stephen

Tyler, TX

#48454 Oct 8, 2013
Catholic Bishops Wanted Government Shutdown, Asked House Republicans To Hold Nation Hostage Over Birth Control Mandate
Mandy

Tyler, TX

#48455 Oct 8, 2013
The Catholic church helped Nazi war criminals escape at the end of WW2, supported Facist regimes all over the world, assits Itailian crime groups with money laundering at the Vatican bank, and of course there is the whole coverup and denial of the widespread rape of children.
Susan

Tyler, TX

#48456 Oct 8, 2013
Churches shouldn't have tax exempt status anyways. You want a political opinion, start paying taxes.
Tio

Tyler, TX

#48457 Oct 8, 2013
Let me get this straight, women are not supposed to have access to affordable birth control but are supposed to use abstinence. But there are priests who can't keep it in their pants and molest children and that is okay.
Zane

Tyler, TX

#48458 Oct 8, 2013
Religion makes you stupid.
Dr Jones

Tyler, TX

#48459 Oct 8, 2013
Affordable chinese healthcare is available for every American. More and more Americans are realizing that people are living just fine all over the world. They get their healthcare in their own countries. Their medical success rates are as good or better than in the United States. Also, their procedures are a fraction of the cost.

We sat with with Julian to ask about his experience.
Mr. Ron Julian decided to get his Chinese Healthcare. Julian is a small business owner in Texas that does not currently have health insurance. He will reach Medicare age shortly and find pre-Obamacare insurance prices “ridiculously high”. Julian says,“healthcare in America sucks. It is a scam.”

Mr. Julian had cataracts in both eyes. He needed to get an artificial lens. The price for doing the surgery in America was north of $9,000.00. For him, getting chinese healthcare was the answer. The price for getting surgery on both eyes was just over $2,000.00. That number includes hospital stays.
Stephen

Tyler, TX

#48460 Oct 8, 2013
To those of us who have been in foreign countries and experienced their health care systems, America Sucks Balls in the medicine department.

At least in the important parts.

In Canada I can get a BIG bottle of codeine pain pills for less than 10 dollars American. They usually keep it behind the counter to prevent the five finger discount.

In Japan, medical care is like China. Much cheaper,and better quality that you don’t have to pay through the nose for.
Justice

Tyler, TX

#48461 Oct 8, 2013
House Speaker John Boehner, the worst speaker ever, is currently the third most important person in the U.S. government. If, gods forbid, anything were to happen to President Obama and Vice-President Biden, Boehner would be in charge. That is a truly frightening thought if one has been paying any attention at all to his tenure. His floundering has been, by turns, distressing and exasperating. He has allowed a small faction of about 30 representatives to run roughshod over the rest of the House. One could only imagine what would happen were that scenario to be expanded to include the Executive branch. He’s the worst speaker ever and that job is a lot easier than president.
Marcus

Tyler, TX

#48462 Oct 8, 2013
1. He can’t deliver the votes for even the least controversial bills. The Farm Bill is a good example: it failed with a vote of 234-195. Sixty-two Republicans voted against it. True, there were 40 “nay” votes from Democrats but that had more to do with the ridiculous $744 billion in cuts to the SNAP and other nutrition programs. The point is that the majority party should never lose votes like that for such a routine bill… or on any bill, for that matter. Since the majority party controls the debate, they should always have the floor votes they need to pass legislation, even in a worst-case scenario. Boehner has shown that he can’t gather those votes for actual, pragmatic legislation. Worst speaker ever.
Marcus

Tyler, TX

#48463 Oct 8, 2013
2. He doesn’t keep his word. When the GOP took control of the House in 2010, Boehner said that their priority would be jobs. Of course, we know that the House has not passed a single bill that concerns jobs. Not one. In his statements about taxes he consistently lies about small business being harmed: to him, “small business” means one or two owners. You know, like the Koch brothers. He lied about the Stimulus, the Bush tax cuts, the number of federal jobs created under Obama (and what they make) and the Affordable Care Act, to name a few. According to Politifact, 53% of Boehner’s statements are mostly false, false or “pants on fire.” That’s a pretty pitiful scorecard. But the biggest lie right now is that he doesn’t have the votes to pass a clean Continuing Resolution. He does. I guess he can’t do simple math, either. Worst speaker ever.
Marcus

Tyler, TX

#48464 Oct 8, 2013
3. He is unable to effectively articulate his opinions. Boehner seems to want to make everybody (on his side) happy but that is, of course, impossible. Between the “old guard” Republicans, the Tea Party, the right-wing media and the GOP’s donors, there are few places where all opinions converge. And Boehner tries to make his own opinion conform to whomever he is speaking to about or for at the moment. From immigration (and taxes) to Libya to Obamacare to the sequester, Boehner’s flip-flops are dizzying. This is not how one stands as a great leader or even a good leader. This is the mark of a man who is, rather, a follower. Worst speaker ever.
Marcus

Tyler, TX

#48465 Oct 8, 2013
4. He can’t build a coalition across the aisle. This is an outgrowth of his other faults, really, but Boehner’s inability to work with House Democrats is another way he is crippling that chamber. Part of his governing-by-crisis mode includes this refusal to work with the minority party. In an op-ed last week, Jamal Simmons of US News And World Report suggested that Boehner should stop trying to work with the Tea party and form a working coalition with the remaining reasonable members of the GOP and House Dems. If he did so, Jamal, posits, Boehner could come out looking like a hero when that group passes a CR and ends this shutdown. Yes, it would throw out the so-called Hastert Rule (which the man it’s named for rebukes) but that rule seems archaic now, in this era of GOP civil war. This is exactly the kind of wheeling and dealing a Speaker should be willing to consider. But Boehner, we can be sure, won’t do it. Worst speaker ever.
Marcus

Tyler, TX

#48466 Oct 8, 2013
5. He can’t control his own caucus. This should be obvious to even the most loyal Republican. From the start of his tenure as Speaker, Boehner has shown himself unwilling or unable to get his party — the majority — to vote regularly as a bloc. It was bad enough during the 112th Congress but now, with the 113th Congress well on its path of being the most unproductive in modern history, this dysfunction threatens our democracy. Boehner is trying to wrangle “… the Honey Badger that is the House GOP…” and not being successful. Even when he stands up for a bill personally, as he did with the Farm Bill, his caucus does their own thing. Which usually consists of the verbal equivalent of flinging poop. Even with Eric Cantor’s help (if he is trying to help), the GOP House is constantly in a state of upheaval. The Tea Party faction seems to take great glee in throwing wrenches into the works and Boehner just cannot seem to stop them. What he needs to do is stand up to that small group and act like a leader but he apparently is incapable of doing so. Worst speaker ever.
Marcus

Tyler, TX

#48467 Oct 8, 2013
6. He is not someone we want as third in line in the hierarchy of the government. When you put all of these things together, you have a man whose position in the government is undeserved. He can’t get votes for even the most basic of bills. He can’t get a part of his caucus do their job. He allows bills onto the floor that waste time and taxpayer money. He can’t say what he really means: when he aimed his shout “This is not a game,” at the President, who can doubt that it was meant for his unruly children in the House? He doesn’t appear to want to find solutions, to govern and legislate — the only job he was sent to Washington to do. His comment that a Congress should be judged by the laws they repeal is indicative of his desire to tear down the government. He is, by his actions (and inaction) an anarchist. And that is not what we need in a Speaker. Also, he’s the worst speaker ever.
Jocko

Tyler, TX

#48468 Oct 8, 2013
Ten'll get you fifty he's an alcoholic to boot!
Steve

Tyler, TX

#48469 Oct 8, 2013
Sucker bet
Dawn

Tyler, TX

#48470 Oct 8, 2013
all he does is drink at night, drunk weepy cheeto.
Anna

Tyler, TX

#48471 Oct 8, 2013
Ok I do know both parties are flawed but I feel the GOP are worse, a lot worse! Boehner not keeping his word is normal for the GOP! This is why WE THE PEOPLE need to vote out all the GOP before they create a even bigger hissyfit and destroy more than the world economy! Oh, and anyway for the GOP members on this site, affordable healthcare was a GOP idea, but the GOP are shutting down our government. This shutdown shows the GOP are big crybabies who can't get their way and then they compare President Obama to Hitler! President Obama has NOT killed 11 million people, but the GOP shutting down the government IS stopping cancer studies which ARE killing children! WHO ARE THE REAL DEATH PANELS?!
Audrey

Tyler, TX

#48472 Oct 8, 2013
The republicans appear to have agreed to commit political suicide. They're idiots. They'd rather let the country fall than allow the democrats (who won the election) to get what they want.
Robert

Tyler, TX

#48473 Oct 8, 2013
It is some political pathology they must have.They blinded to it by a hatred for Obama.The only hope is democrats turning out in force for the '14 midterms.

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