GOP lawmakers change tune on costly h...

GOP lawmakers change tune on costly health plans

There are 28 comments on the Athens Banner-Herald story from Dec 26, 2009, titled GOP lawmakers change tune on costly health plans. In it, Athens Banner-Herald reports that:

Democrats are troubled by the inconsistency of Republican lawmakers who approved a major Medicare expansion six years ago that has added tens of billions of dollars to federal deficits, but oppose current health overhaul plans.

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mayo420

Baltimore, MD

#1 Dec 26, 2009
Oh make no mistake, we've all wondered about that also. Fortunately few of us expect nor are waiting for a rational answer.
crazy ox3thong

Quy Nhon, Vietnam

#2 Dec 26, 2009
mayo420 wrote:
Oh make no mistake, we've all wondered about that also. Fortunately few of us expect nor are waiting for a rational answer.

donkey fly :-ooooo
acorn obama

Tampa, FL

#3 Dec 26, 2009
oh make no mistake, adding $83 billion dollars to keep medicare from bankrupting is alot different then voting to increase the federal government takeover of healthcare & wasting over $4.8 TRILLION dollars to do it!!!

I am not surprised that obamacare is being pushed against the WILL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE by our dumbocrats!

obviously the Republicans are smart enough to know throwing TRILLIONS into a sinking medicare ship is a horrible idea!!!

presidunce obama & the dems are a bunch of LIARS & THIEVES making backroom deals & bribes to get the votes they need against what America wants!

America will remember this B.S. come 2010 & 2012!
Florida

Tampa, FL

#4 Dec 26, 2009
Corporate Health Care Insurance Reform:

It's a pie in the sky belief, this Health Care bill will reduce costs at a doctors office or hospital to make a persons healthcare more affordable...

Obama has stated "Corporate Health Care Insurance Reform" is for Insurance Companies...

Legislation that expands the "private corporate insurers" monopoly of "health care insurance" and transfers millions of taxpayer dollars to the insurance company coffers, a wet dream for the pharma and corporate health insurance companies...

This bill does "NOT" reduce the cost of Health Care at a hospital or a Doctors office!!!

This is "NOT" the health care reform Obama promised, but does comes with bylaws and guidelines for insurance companies to follow, with mandates for people to purchase "health insurance" subject to fines, taxes on health care insurance premiums, medicines, medical devices, medical services and whatever medical for we the people...

Obama's servitude is "bowing too and blowing" the Pharma companies, Progressive, Warren Buffett GEICO and the "Buffet" of health insurance corporations.

The Corporate Insurance Party Giveaway of "No" Hope and "No" Low Cost Healthcare Change...

The Corporate Poison of Liberalism
leo from post oak

United States

#5 Dec 26, 2009
louisiana congressman repub billy tauzin was front man for big pharma lobbyists writing bill. after passage tauzin left congress and took job with big pharma. tauzin said he had to think about his retirement why he took $1,000,000.00 pay off. dem senator max baucus maybe the billy tauzin of obamacare.
JRobert

Waukegan, IL

#6 Dec 26, 2009
Another bullshite, headline pandering non-story from roboblogger. Hey, dummy, did you overlook the part that reads...

"The 2010 deficit is expected to reach $1.5 trillion, and the accumulated federal debt now exceeds $12 trillion. When the Republican-led Congress passed the Medicare expansion in 2003, the deficit was $374 billion and projected to hit $525 billion the following year..."
unemployed

United States

#7 Dec 26, 2009
mayo420 wrote:
Oh make no mistake, we've all wondered about that also. Fortunately few of us expect nor are waiting for a rational answer.
That expansion of medicare was a mistake that increased the national debt. What part of mistake don't you understand?
The current health care proposal is a much bigger mistake.

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#8 Dec 26, 2009
Passing smaller dollar programs and then borrowing isn't much better than passing bigger dollar programs and increasing taxes to cover them.
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Either can be long term destructive to the economy.
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The Democrats rigged the numbers to make the health "reform" bill look like it will not add to the deficit. Shame, shame on them.
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B+ Barack lied, America's future died.
Tony

Bradenton, FL

#9 Dec 26, 2009
unemployed wrote:
<quoted text>That expansion of medicare was a mistake that increased the national debt. What part of mistake don't you understand?
The current health care proposal is a much bigger mistake.
it depends on whether you're a member of congress that got in on the healthcare bribes or not as to whether it was a mistake.

the mistake is allowing the openly brazen corruption, bribery, extortion, abuse of power and general criminal activity to be passed over by the american people.

“Dropped on head as child”

Since: Dec 06

Athens, Ga

#10 Dec 26, 2009
JRobert wrote:
Another bullshite, headline pandering non-story from roboblogger. Hey, dummy, did you overlook the part that reads...
"The 2010 deficit is expected to reach $1.5 trillion, and the accumulated federal debt now exceeds $12 trillion. When the Republican-led Congress passed the Medicare expansion in 2003, the deficit was $374 billion and projected to hit $525 billion the following year..."
How do you think the deficit got so damned big?

Bush and the GOP spent like drunken sailors.
Chupacabra

Gaines, MI

#11 Dec 26, 2009
It's sooo simple, blame bush. LOL I mean dang, the guy is responsible for everything from drowning polar bears to my car not starting. Pile this one on too!
merry christmas

Jacksonville, FL

#12 Dec 26, 2009
over the past couple of decades the middle class have been paying for extensions that never really included them

but it may have included that pet that won pageant last year

thank goodness for the progress on Obama's health care overhaul

now the wealthy "are" the future of their own health care not what's left of the working poor

change has indeed come to America folks!!!
Reality Check

Gray, GA

#13 Dec 26, 2009
1) This is what happens when non-Liberals try to play the same game as the Left. Changing the target of government intervention from publicly held to privately held does NOT make it conservative. It is STILL expanding government, and it plays into the hands of the Left.

2) The Left's REAL reason for opposing GWB's Medicare expansion has nothing to do with debt. It is:
A) They will not stand for anyone else to credit for any success.
B) Their agenda is to replace the private sector with the public sector throughout our economy, so anything they serves the private sector hinders their agenda.

You can't win with the Left. As David Horowitz said, dishonesty is basic tenet of theirs. Horowitz should know. He was raised in a Communist family.

The last, best hope for returning this country to it's individualist roots is to stand up for our Conservative-Libertarian principles. That way, if we lose our country to these Socialists, it will be on our feet.

"It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees."
- Emiliano Zapata
Reality Check

Gray, GA

#14 Dec 26, 2009
Buzz Flederjon wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you think the deficit got so damned big?
Bush and the GOP spent like drunken sailors.
And Obama and the Democrats are spending like Crackheads and Heroin addicts.
Lance Winslow

Campbell, CA

#15 Dec 26, 2009
Chupacabra wrote:
It's sooo simple, blame bush. LOL I mean dang, the guy is responsible for everything from drowning polar bears to my car not starting. Pile this one on too!
Pity poor Dubya, blamed for spending all those trillions.
wtf

Mill Valley, CA

#16 Dec 26, 2009
Chupacabra wrote:
It's sooo simple, blame bush. LOL I mean dang, the guy is responsible for everything from drowning polar bears to my car not starting. Pile this one on too!
FACT: 9/11 happened on his watch as did a lot of other really bad things.
wtf

Mill Valley, CA

#17 Dec 26, 2009
wtf

Mill Valley, CA

#18 Dec 26, 2009
Buzz Flederjon wrote:
Bush and the GOP spent like drunken sailors.
Indeed and they made Government a lot bigger and they destroyed the economy. They even started wiretapping the citizenry. Keyword: Vile.
Tom

West Concord, MN

#19 Dec 26, 2009
What i dont get is why do we need a massive healthcare deal. If you dont have insurance,do what i do since i dont you go to the clinic or hospital, get done what needs doing then make a $10 a month payment to them. They cant so anything to you and will by law have to keep on treating you. Now worst case you run up massive bill you file banruptcie and its gone. No one will die or not get what health care they need if they just use there brains and take responsibility for themselves. Obama,s plan will just hurt people who now have insurance and it will drive up cost from top to bottom.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#20 Dec 26, 2009
Buzz Flederjon wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you think the deficit got so **** big?
Bush and the GOP spent like drunken sailors.
It's morons like you that are driving the independents and moderate democrats to the right. It is proven my little idget that Odoodle has spent more in one year that Bush did in eight.

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