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DeMint Demands RepubliCare

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Class Warfare, InsaniTEA, ObamaCare, RepubliCare )

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TomCat S (128)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 1:08 am
The Republican Party has a plan for you’re health care. I call it RepubliCare. It has a built in death benefit for no extra charge, and here’s how it works. Either you pay, or you die. To establish RepubliCare, they have to take away your ObamaCare. If they can, the next step is to tale away Medicare and Medicaid too, as proclaimed by former Senator, now Fuhrer of the Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint.

Carrie B (306)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 1:11 am
Wow, what a deal! Sounds like most from the GOP.

Roseann d (178)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 4:13 am
How very Anti-Christ-ian of them. But that's the GOP for ya...wretched, decrepit party that they are.

P A (117)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 4:41 am
I remember seeing recently reports of American healthcare being much worse than many European countries and costing many times more – but I can't find it just now, though I can find this

The Repuglicons say that anything that doesn't grossly and greedily profit the 1% and their close cousins the 5% are 'unAmerican' – in the hope that they can sway people into not thinking about things. Thank the Lord for Obamacare!

Danuta W (1250)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 5:22 am

Lona G (80)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 6:05 am
I agree with DeMint. It certainly is very unAmerican of certain groups to want to be alive at all!.
Need I say I'm being sarcastic here.

Deb E (63)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 10:18 am
Disgusted by these people beyond words.

Deb E (63)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 10:19 am
I meant, people like DeMint

David C (129)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 11:29 am
Republicare means no care unless you can pay a lot of $$$$$....i.e. will mean the rich have health care, the poor none......

David C (129)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 11:31 am
why is "socialism" so anti-American?????? Isn't there something about working together for the better of all??????

I would say a military industrial complex/industry is socialist and anti-American, too........

. (0)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 12:13 pm
Another attempt by the right wing fascists to take away your freedom of choice and the ability to decide which option is best for you. The only profiteers here will be the Big Everything and their political buddies.

Barbara K (60)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 12:41 pm
DeMint has no business making any demands on us about our Health Care. He quit the Senate, remember? Guess he thinks he's the king now. Let him melt away with the rest of the Republi/thugs. Republicare is not Health Insurance, it is "Die quickly" insurance. Obamacare is a good plan, don't believe what the baggers say, they are just so selfish that they don't even want us to have Health Care, so they are doing what they do and lying to people to scare them not to get the insurance. See "" if you have any questions or want to see what it is all about.

Robert K (31)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 12:44 pm
As Alan Grayson said, the Republican plan is don't get sick, if you get sick, die quickly.

And in a large number of things, prominently including healthcare, socialism is far better than capitalism. That would also include energy generation.

Chris C (152)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 12:44 pm
DeMint is a mindless GOP idiot!

Arielle S (313)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 1:19 pm
What a nauseating bunch you've picked today, Tom....makes one ponder just opening a vein and getting it all over with. Oh, but that would be part of their plan, wouldn't it? So, let's all hang around a long time and annoy the GOP to death....

Brad B (0)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 1:56 pm
Does anyone else find the irony in the fact that Congress and the military are insured by a government-funded health insurance program? It seems to be working just fine for them. I would suggest that we put the single payer option back on the table.

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 3:00 pm
I remember some time ago, you posted a video of Alan Grayson talking about Republicare back in 2009 — Republicanus/Teabagger healthcare plan was a blank piece of paper. In his House speech, he summarised Republicare as:

1 Don't get sick.

2 If you do get sick, die quickly.

Here's the video: Grayson on the Republican Healthcare Plan

I will never understand the American negative obsession with socialism or collectivism as DeMint also calls it. I know I am preaching to the choir, but it is obvious from this one thing that the Republicanus/Teabaggers are not true Christians. True Christianity calls for compassion, mercy and "being thy neighbour's keeper" when needed, things that these right wing nut evangelical pseudo Christians do not accept nor understand.

The founding fathers and early colonists understood the need to stick together, to help each other. But that has been lost on the right. There is a price for freedom, and that price is in collectively helping each other. In Switzerland, a petition has been circulated and is going to the government to call a referendum on a minimum annual income for all citizens. I did not see any specific details, but this strikes me as somethingthing needed, especially at this time given that the global economic upheaval was not the fault of the average world citizen.

While Obamacare is not universal healthcare and is far from perfect, it is most definitely a step in the correct direction. Had Mr Obama tried to go for universal healthcare back in 2009-10, the ACA would never have been passed. Americans would be stuck with the old and tired healthcare system, the one that puts people in bankrutcy and graves!

Birgit W (160)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 3:46 pm

Louise D (44)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 3:54 pm
It gets hard to see how some Republicans can truly care about life when their approach to health care for the poor is "Don't get sick, and if you do get sick, die quickly". Of course they have wasted so much time trying to get Obmacare repealed it is hard for them not to come out of that sorry state of affairs looking like total bastards, but then if the Republican party wanted to rebrand itself it could go for the Bastard party.

Jeremy S (3)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 5:49 pm
The problem with health programs that reward those with more money with better health care is that, well, those with more money end up with better health care. This state of affairs suits people like DeMint just fine. Contrast this with the President, who also has more money, but who supports better health care for *all*--and look! They're from different parties, aren't they?

Not that I'm not preaching to the choir here. It's just that people like DeMint, and Southern politicians in general, tend to make me sick to my stomach.

Robert T (62)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 7:15 pm
Republicans talked about death panels when debating the ACA. Now we know they are in Favor of Death Panels....not against them.

James Maynard (84)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 9:01 pm
Trust he isn't using any of the public
health care ....... erk!

TomCat S (128)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 3:45 am
Thanks and kudos to all. I agree with everything said.

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 9:01 am
The United States and the entire world remain controlled by one very key tool of enslavement –– the availability of money. And nearly all the money in the world today has been reduced to mere worthless paper, or fraudulent numbers upon a bank’s computer screen. And Republicans more than others feed on this........

TomCat S (128)
Monday September 2, 2013, 12:16 am
Thanks Nils.
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