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NtT

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Mar 24, 2010
Shame on these obstinate fools.

I wouldn't be so vocal about it if they offered viable alternatives but instead so many are just trying to block change for no other reason than to be obstinate.

Since: Mar 10

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#2 Mar 24, 2010
Hey SB! I'm official now.

The Republicans think they're going to retake the house and senate by blocking everything that the Democrats try to do. This is a flawed strategy for several reasons.

First, congress has been criticized and has a low approval rating due to their inability to get things done. By blocking any bill that Obama tries to pass, the Republicans are giving the perception that they are the problem and not the solution to congress' failure to get things done.

Second, when the Democrats succeed in passing bills despite Republican opposition, the Democrats come across as winners, and the Republicans come across as losers. Not a good image.

Third, by playing obstructionists and not participating in the writing of bills, the Republican party is giving the Democrats a free pass to put whatever they want in these bills.

Fourth, the American public now see the health care reform bill favorably, just two days after it was passed. A gallup poll shows 49% now see the HC bill as "a good thing" while 40% are disappointed or angry. http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2010 -... The approval of this bill will only go up once people start benefitting from the program. By running on an "appeal health care reform" platform, the Republicans are basically saying that they want to take away benefits from people who are already enjoying those benefits. It's a bad image to want to take health care coverage away from children with pre-existing conditions, college kids who will now be allowed to stay on their parents family plan until the age of 26, or to tell senior citizens that they will be reopening the donut hole in the prescription drug benefit plan.

Republicans are not going to be retaking congress this year if they continue to do things the way they've been doing them. Being the party of "no" is the same as being the party of "can't". Are you a Republican, or a RepubliCANT?
Jeff

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Mar 24, 2010
I agree, The republicans have no intention of fixing health care, they just want to stall and kill the bill for their corporate masters in the insurance industry. Republicans say we do not have the money, I say yes we do, if we can spend billions in Iraq and Afghanistan. It really comes down to a matter of what is most important. I heard one republican senator who commented on Obama giving his approval to expand the war in Afghanistan, the cost is "well worth it, when it comes to the military no amount is to great." So its not a question about spending, it is what the spending is on.
Border Native-American

Florissant, CO

#4 Mar 24, 2010
" We've got to pass it to see what's in it" Nancy Pelosi.

I can't wait until 2010 elections, so the USA can undo this monstrosity.
Heather

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Mar 24, 2010
Just wait until you are paying $500+ a month for health insurance you HAVE to have.. Because it is law! Or the $1,000+ fine for not having it. My family does not currently have health insurance. We spend $300 a YEAR on medical at NM QuickCare Clinic. Not $500+ a month.

Guess what.. most of us working Americans will not qualify for "assistance".. OH!! You own a house and have a car payment. Sorry pay full price for our medical plan. or pay the fine. Oh.. you don't have enough money after all your bills are paid? Sorry we don't care pay us, because pour people on welfare need your money.

Saving for retirement? Your Crazy.. you have to pay for this medical coverage your family does not need.. since they are healthy and all.. You healthy people have to pay so others can have the benefits.

Makes me sick. Itís my money.. I should be able to buy/save or do whatever I want with it. I am the one working to make it.
Aurelius

Las Cruces, NM

#6 Mar 24, 2010
But Medicare and Social Security have been runaway successes. You are a racist idiot who hates puppies if you are against the new Health Care "Reform".

“Your DQCC Limit is Maxed!”

Since: Sep 08

In Utero (originally)

#7 Mar 24, 2010
Rubberband Man wrote:
Hey SB! I'm official now.
The Republicans think they're going to retake the house and senate by blocking everything that the Democrats try to do. This is a flawed strategy for several reasons.
First, congress has been criticized and has a low approval rating due to their inability to get things done. By blocking any bill that Obama tries to pass, the Republicans are giving the perception that they are the problem and not the solution to congress' failure to get things done.
Second, when the Democrats succeed in passing bills despite Republican opposition, the Democrats come across as winners, and the Republicans come across as losers. Not a good image.
Third, by playing obstructionists and not participating in the writing of bills, the Republican party is giving the Democrats a free pass to put whatever they want in these bills.
Fourth, the American public now see the health care reform bill favorably, just two days after it was passed. A gallup poll shows 49% now see the HC bill as "a good thing" while 40% are disappointed or angry. http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2010 -... The approval of this bill will only go up once people start benefitting from the program. By running on an "appeal health care reform" platform, the Republicans are basically saying that they want to take away benefits from people who are already enjoying those benefits. It's a bad image to want to take health care coverage away from children with pre-existing conditions, college kids who will now be allowed to stay on their parents family plan until the age of 26, or to tell senior citizens that they will be reopening the donut hole in the prescription drug benefit plan.
Republicans are not going to be retaking congress this year if they continue to do things the way they've been doing them. Being the party of "no" is the same as being the party of "can't". Are you a Republican, or a RepubliCANT?
Hey there! You've always been "official" in my books. ;-)

I agree slightly with part of what you are saying, but for the most part no. Have you read the entire HR 4872? I'll have to come back on later and elaborate.

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