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Old 11-28-2009, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Half the survey was conducted before the Senate voted late Saturday to begin debate on its version of the legislation. Support for the plan was slightly lower in the half of the survey conducted after the Senate vote.

Prior to this, support for the plan had never fallen below 41%. Last week, support for the plan was at 47%. Two weeks ago, the effort was supported by 45% of voters.

Health Care Reform - Rasmussen Reports™



With only fourteen days before the Christmas recess and unemployment rising, how long will the voting public remain patient while the Senate debates a new entitlement most don't want and does nothing to solve unemployment?
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Doesn't matter anymore what any taxpayers think. The government knows what's best for us.

Best government money can buy.
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:39 PM
 
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And to think, it's only been that way since 1789...
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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And to think, it's only been that way since 1789...
..depending on what your definition of "best" is...
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Washington
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Its because he weakened the public option.

Quinnipiac: Most Americans Support Public Option - Washington Wire - WSJ

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Including a government-run insurance option — the most controversial part of the debate — is supported by a nearly two-to-one margin, 61%-34%. The public option registers a majority level of support despite the fact that by 47%-40% Americans said they oppose the president’s health care plan overall.
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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..depending on what your definition of "best" is...
More a case of what the founders thought was best, and they certainly thought it best to erect a lot of barriers against the excesses of popular passion as those might come to be manipulated by a bunch of self-serving demagogues...
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Near Manito
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More a case of what the founders thought was best, and they certainly thought it best to erect a lot of barriers against the excesses of popular passion as those might come to be manipulated by a bunch of self-serving demagogues...
Like those Senate Democrats? I don't think it's fair to paint them all with that broad brush.

Actually, I was referring to the level of buyers' remorse currently being experienced by Americans of all stripes -- and all forms of currency: blood, treasure, y la mordita...
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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A lot of people want reform but they don't like the plan the majority of Democrats seem to be touting.

A lot of people want single-payer.
A lot of people want stronger regulations such as how much insurance companies can raise your premiums in a year, a limit on out of pocket costs, lower prescription drug prices, etc.

This is the best reform the health insurance industry and Big Pharma can buy.

Making future reform even harder | SocialistWorker.org

I'd rather have no reform than the "reform" most Democrats are pushing.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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Half the survey was conducted before the Senate voted late Saturday to begin debate on its version of the legislation. Support for the plan was slightly lower in the half of the survey conducted after the Senate vote.

Prior to this, support for the plan had never fallen below 41%. Last week, support for the plan was at 47%. Two weeks ago, the effort was supported by 45% of voters.

Health Care Reform - Rasmussen Report



With only fourteen days before the Christmas recess and unemployment rising, how long will the voting public remain patient while the Senate debates a new entitlement most don't want and does nothing to solve unemployment?
This "reform" IS an absolute JOKE and will inevitibly mean.....bye bye for a LOT of Dems. next year.....whether it passes or not!

And IF...it passes.......it would ONLY be because it's being rammed down our throats just like the Dems WANT and without a care for us....or their own political careers.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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Half the survey was conducted before the Senate voted late Saturday to begin debate on its version of the legislation. Support for the plan was slightly lower in the half of the survey conducted after the Senate vote.

Prior to this, support for the plan had never fallen below 41%. Last week, support for the plan was at 47%. Two weeks ago, the effort was supported by 45% of voters.

Health Care Reform - Rasmussen Reports™



With only fourteen days before the Christmas recess and unemployment rising, how long will the voting public remain patient while the Senate debates a new entitlement most don't want and does nothing to solve unemployment?
Rasmussen polls are notoriously biased; not taking this seriously...
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