Author Topic: [WATCH] Awkward silence falls upon Dem lawmakers when constituents ask about Obamacare  (Read 481 times)

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Offline happyg

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Offline Relic

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The guy seated at the end of the table has it right. He said something about no safe harbor before. Republicans, and their lack of vision, and inability to act paved the way for Obamacare.

Hillarycare was the warning shot. They ignored it.

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The guy seated at the end of the table has it right. He said something about no safe harbor before. Republicans, and their lack of vision, and inability to act paved the way for Obamacare.

Hillarycare was the warning shot. They ignored it.

They not only ignored it, Newt's fingers are all over much of this - I work in healthcare and I've seen the changes since 1992... massive.

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The guy seated at the end of the table has it right. He said something about no safe harbor before. Republicans, and their lack of vision, and inability to act paved the way for Obamacare.

Hillarycare was the warning shot. They ignored it.

Agreed they paved the way but that still doesn't justify passing a clusterf*** like zero care. A choice between something that is 20% screwed up and something that is 80% screwed up should still be an easy choice. In other words don't take something that is less than perfect and destroy it to replace it with something that is a clear mess

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Agreed they paved the way but that still doesn't justify passing a clusterf*** like zero care. A choice between something that is 20% screwed up and something that is 80% screwed up should still be an easy choice. In other words don't take something that is less than perfect and destroy it to replace it with something that is a clear mess

I would say the public wanted something done. Healthcare was an issue that touched most everyone. I also consider the public to be generally stupid, with low expectations. Those low expectations were cultivated by the everyone gets a trophy culture we live in. So, effort is as good as success to many Americans. The Democrats didn't hurt themselves as badly as you might imagine with this mess they created. I think people expected it, but are glad they did something.

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doing 'something' is not always better than doing 'nothing'. I think even people frustrated with doing 'nothing' get that sconcept.

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I would say the public wanted something done. Healthcare was an issue that touched most everyone. I also consider the public to be generally stupid, with low expectations. Those low expectations were cultivated by the everyone gets a trophy culture we live in. So, effort is as good as success to many Americans. The Democrats didn't hurt themselves as badly as you might imagine with this mess they created. I think people expected it, but are glad they did something.

This problem people perceived is exactly because of government doing something ... starting with Hillary are.  If either party wanted to lower healthcare costs they would get out of the way of the private sector and congress would pass tort reform.  Tort reform would go a long way in lowering healthcare costs in this country.  The government can't fix what the problem is since the problem is themselves and their meddling. 

K think Rick Perry was right about congress.. They should work a couple of months a year and then have to go home and live among their constituents the remainder of the year.
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This will be the equivalent of tea party people at town halls but the GOP will mess it up. They will try to stick in Joe leftist moderate.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?


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