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Old 09-20-2008, 04:45 PM
 
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Nah- they'll just keep the printing presses running and borrow even more from China.
Oh GOD.

That's what I'm afraid of. For the love of greenbacks, the dollar is already barely worth the paper it's printed on.
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:47 PM
 
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If it is all the republicans fault than why hasn't congress run by the democrats done anything the last 2 years?
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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For the love of greenbacks, the dollar is already barely worth the paper it's printed on.
For the love of greenbacks! LOL. That's a good one.....I like the way you put it.
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Location: CO
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Oh, but of course there will be money. McCain's health care proposal involves eliminating employer-paid benefits. This will only have the minor side effect of dumping more than 20 million Americans into the category of self-payment. The tax breaks handed out to employers (who no longer have to worry about those bothersome healthcare payments) will cause the economy to skyrocket, thereby funding a new Golden Age for the United States.

Of course, this utopian promise could come crashing down all around us if that Democrat should happen to win the election.

And in case anyone thinks I'm in any way a McCain supporter, let me assure you that my tongue has been planted firmly in cheek this whole time (except for the part about his healthcare proposal, which I find both frightening and completely outrageous).
McCain's health plan?

Read all about it in the article McCain wrote for Contingencies magazine. Click on the link there labeled Better Care at Lower Cost for Every American. (It's a 4 page pdf download.)

On page 3 of that document, McCain says:

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. . . Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation.

Consumer-friendly insurance policies will be more available and affordable when there is greater competition among insurers on a level playing field. You should be able to buy your insurance from any willing provider—the state bureaucracies are no better than national ones. Nationwide insurance markets that ensure broad and vigorous competition will wring out excess costs, overhead,and bloated executive compensation.
Yep, he wants to deregulate the health insurance industry like we've done for banking.
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: DFW, TX
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Kev, you need to cheer up.

Your posts lately are so defeatist.

I have faith that no matter which way the election goes, our national health care travesty will continue to be addressed. Don't worry. There are enough of us wacko leftist Commie tree-huggers left who DON'T like seeing old women die in the streets of one of the richest nations on earth, still around. We'll keep working on it.

Chin up, for heaven's sake, Kev.
You can always start up a charity, and lobby congress for tax credits for contributions to need based programs versus deductions. I'd gladly increase my bi-weekly contributions to cover the full credit amount.
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:16 PM
 
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The government is not suppose to be in the health care business.

Look at France, Poland and Canada. They all went to the socialist healthcare for all system and it did not work. People were coming to the US for healthcare.

No more handouts. Work another job and buy your own insurance.

You DO NOT want the government putting a number on you do you?

Wait in line until someone more important keeps that kidney you may need, that is what will happen.

Got a disease, to bad, someone else will get meds before you.

The system will not work. Ask any Canadian, other then of course the lazy asses who loved the freebies.
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:17 PM
 
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You can always start up a charity, and lobby congress for tax credits for contributions to need based programs versus deductions. I'd gladly increase my bi-weekly contributions to cover the full credit amount.
Hmmm. That's true.

We were actually thinking of starting up some sort of charity in my sister-in-law's name because she died very suddenly three months ago and we wanted a good way for everyone to think back on our time with her. So we thought...why not a charity...We thought of something to do with kids...I didn't think of healthcare specifically at the time.
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Came-by-Chance
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Look at France, Poland and Canada. They all went to the socialist healthcare for all system and it did not work. People were coming to the US for healthcare.
Like hell they are, Canada's heath care is the best....
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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GOOD! We don't need another gov't run, failed bueacracy!
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:23 PM
 
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Sadly there is virtually no chance of it happening now. Since the Republicans have wrecked the budget and our economy with huge trillion dollar debts, there will be no money to pay for any new Federal programs. In fact existing programs will probably have to be curtailed including Medicare part D and SCHIP for children. That is really ashame. If we had not elected the Republicans, we would be enjoying a budget surplus and be able to do things for the American people.
Wouldn't you rather have our money lining the pockets of bankers, brokerage houses, and the wealthy so that they are not held accountable for their errors and excesses than having it go for something foolish like health care for poor children, food for the elderly and retired who have been ravaged by inflation, or education? Where are your riorities?
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