Tsongas talks up health care

Tsongas talks up health care

There are 14 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Mar 31, 2010, titled Tsongas talks up health care. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Now that health-care reform has passed, one very big question still remains: What will it cost the American people? As President Obama signed into law a package of changes to the new bill yesterday Democrats like U.S. Rep.

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Tony from Lawrence

Methuen, MA

#1 Mar 31, 2010
Mrs. Tsongas. The more you talk it up the deeper the hole you are digginh yourself.

REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER.
Tony from Lawrence

Methuen, MA

#2 Mar 31, 2010
DIGGING SORRY
jake speed

Chelmsford, MA

#3 Mar 31, 2010
what's not fair Ms Tsongas is sticking us with a law that will increase our expenses 100 fold, reduce our coverages. All the while you and your communist/marxists radicals are exempt and enjoy the best coverage on our dime. You are supposed to represent us.

Instead you played the reconciliation game completely subverting due process.

I don't believe anyone has defended this country hoping for your liberal/communist/socialist radicalism.

You and your ilk should be ashamed of yourselves, you have failed.

We are a free nation and have endured greatly to preserve that freedom. It's clear you communists have your own agenda.

Shameful.
Average Middleclass Guy

Clinton, MA

#4 Mar 31, 2010
blah blah blah
Niki has sold us out !!
She and her family will get the congressional health care plan and pay squat while we the working middle class will have an inferior plan.

Shame on you Niki!!! Your husband would not have voted as you have.

Vote Niki out!!!

Open Your Eyes

Tewksbury, MA

#5 Mar 31, 2010
For a Government that has to borrow money just to operate everyday Niki is telling us that the Health Care Bill is going to provide us with more! The Social Security funds are full of over one Trillion Dollars of IOUís for the money the people who actually worked legally and paid into the system. Someone will have to pay in Taxes or unfortunately with some of our lives.

This evil arrogance has got to go now.

Say Bye Bye Niki you will never get re-elected.
only dracut being dracut

Boston, MA

#6 Mar 31, 2010
i hope the cost of ms. tsongas' vote for her party is worth it to her.
i cannot recall a another woman, more hated in massachusetts.
if this law ruins the economy we all lose. the look on her face tells the story.
how sad.
Rad Grandad

Framingham, MA

#7 Mar 31, 2010
honestly I doubt any member of congress is worried, worse case scenario they end up with a cushy job in the private sect but chances are all those who will remember in November wont be as many as those who just remember the name when they see it on the ballot and vote by name recognition.

I can tell you she wont have my vote but not just because of this but because I have not seen enough evidence that she is really doing much for our district or is in touch with the "common" people in her district. I'm disappointed because I had hopes for her and did vote for her.

Her staff did help me out last summer and I greatly appreciate their work, but Kennedy's staff also helped. Quite honestly that's what I expect, but I also expect her to serve all of us. I get her news letters and they read as if they all are right on her party's line and that doesn't work for me. I don't vote by party, why should they?

We need reps that have the guts to vote for what's best for our interests and be party puppets. I believe that's what has held our country back so much, instead of 500+ in the congress voting it's a handful of party "leaders" pressuring them and swaying their votes that are in control of our country.

Most of them have been there through a bunch of administrations and always defer the blame on the POTUS. It's funny how so few recognize the common denominator in this fractured government.
Tony from Lawrence

Methuen, MA

#8 Mar 31, 2010
Rad Grandad wrote:
honestly I doubt any member of congress is worried, worse case scenario they end up with a cushy job in the private sect but chances are all those who will remember in November wont be as many as those who just remember the name when they see it on the ballot and vote by name recognition.
I can tell you she wont have my vote but not just because of this but because I have not seen enough evidence that she is really doing much for our district or is in touch with the "common" people in her district. I'm disappointed because I had hopes for her and did vote for her.
Her staff did help me out last summer and I greatly appreciate their work, but Kennedy's staff also helped. Quite honestly that's what I expect, but I also expect her to serve all of us. I get her news letters and they read as if they all are right on her party's line and that doesn't work for me. I don't vote by party, why should they?
We need reps that have the guts to vote for what's best for our interests and be party puppets. I believe that's what has held our country back so much, instead of 500+ in the congress voting it's a handful of party "leaders" pressuring them and swaying their votes that are in control of our country.
Most of them have been there through a bunch of administrations and always defer the blame on the POTUS. It's funny how so few recognize the common denominator in this fractured government.
Well said. Excellent analysis.

Rmember in November
Pete

Lowell, MA

#9 Apr 1, 2010
Ha! turns out there really ARE death panels and this bill is more about redistribution of wealth.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Is there any more doubt this is Marxism?
Pete

Lowell, MA

#10 Apr 1, 2010
Rad Grandad wrote:
honestly I doubt any member of congress is worried, worse case scenario they end up with a cushy job in the private sect but chances are all those who will remember in November wont be as many as those who just remember the name when they see it on the ballot and vote by name recognition.
I can tell you she wont have my vote but not just because of this but because I have not seen enough evidence that she is really doing much for our district or is in touch with the "common" people in her district. I'm disappointed because I had hopes for her and did vote for her.
Her staff did help me out last summer and I greatly appreciate their work, but Kennedy's staff also helped. Quite honestly that's what I expect, but I also expect her to serve all of us. I get her news letters and they read as if they all are right on her party's line and that doesn't work for me. I don't vote by party, why should they?
We need reps that have the guts to vote for what's best for our interests and be party puppets. I believe that's what has held our country back so much, instead of 500+ in the congress voting it's a handful of party "leaders" pressuring them and swaying their votes that are in control of our country.
Most of them have been there through a bunch of administrations and always defer the blame on the POTUS. It's funny how so few recognize the common denominator in this fractured government.
2 words: Term limits.
Rad Grandad

Framingham, MA

#11 Apr 1, 2010
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
2 words: Term limits.
two more words: I agree
Golden Mexico

Charlestown, MA

#12 Apr 1, 2010
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
2 words: Term limits.
Term limits are great but they do have a negative side. For example:

What if somebody's term is up.The person in office is doing an excellent job.Taxes are low,unemployment is low,businesses are making money, etc. etc. Would we really want this person to leave office and replace them with somebody who might screw it all up?
codger

Wellesley, MA

#13 Apr 1, 2010
This empty headed puppet of the administration keeps harping on her late husband's "excellent" coverage. Well, that is the GOLDEN PACKAGE that she enjoys herself now, the one we taxpayers could only dream of having, although WE are the ones paying for it.If that was what we were to get, the country would be completely bankrupt in about 15 minutes. Why don't we try to convince these spendthrifts that eliminating that little perk would save the taxpayer millions every year. Let these clowns get the same treatment they inflict on the people they represent.
Rad Grandad

Framingham, MA

#14 Apr 1, 2010
Golden Mexico wrote:
<quoted text>
Term limits are great but they do have a negative side. For example:
What if somebody's term is up.The person in office is doing an excellent job.Taxes are low,unemployment is low,businesses are making money, etc. etc. Would we really want this person to leave office and replace them with somebody who might screw it all up?
I am very big on term limitations but I have admit I do agree with you, your point is one to take into consideration. As I see it the solution lies in perspective and complacency, a long term congress member can easily become complacent and lose all perspective. To make term limitation work at peak efficiency the candidates would need to campaign on a different level of thinking. They would need to acknowledge the work of their predecessor, embrace some and let the voters know what they might change. No more bogus campaign promises, but examples of a fresh perspective instead.

The ultimate term limitation should be the voters, but as we know often is the case that mid term elections have little voter turnout. A provision could be written in that one's term can be extended if approved by the voters during the primaries, but those numbers could not be a simple majority.(naturally that's just one solution off the top of my head and open to criticism and interpretation)

Also to take into consideration would be the lame duck problem.

I think it comes down to the lessor of two evils, but I truly believe that the system as it is creates more problems than it solves. Complacency makes many congress people (trying to not show gender bias) lame ducks anyhow and allows them to milk their job.

We definitely need a system that is current with the times and as it is now it's quite antiquated.

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