Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:57 am
Republicans learned the hard way. Once people get to experience the good done by such programs as Social Security and Medicare, they become resistant to Republican attempts to take away their benefits to give the money to billionaires. That’s why Big Insurance and their Republican lackeys are so desperate to kill ObamaCare now, before that happens. Here is how they are paying at least one Republican Governor to screw his own people.
Thursday September 5, 2013, 5:02 am
No doubt, this is just the top of a very large, black iceberg of paid obstructionists. I'm sorry, I just can't get used to it that corrupt politicians almost have come the norm in the US and no one is persecuted for it.
Of course we have our own share of corrupt politicians here, but as soon as they're found out to receive money personally, they end up before a judge and get ousted from their office and nearly always from their party. And all donations to a party above € 1000 (peanuts) have to be made public. Of course we do not have elected mayors, sheriffs, governors... or even senators as their election depends on the number of votes on their party and their place on the party's list. The right, however, is now calling for elections for certain offices such as Major. I wonder why.
Thursday September 5, 2013, 7:49 am
"Republicans want you covered by RepubliCare, so if you can pay, you get health care. If you can’t you get the RepubliCare Death Benefit." I do so agree TC – but they have a knack of calling vile things cuddly names and people somehow believe the cuddly name – I have often said that if they introduced a euthanasia bill for the old and infirm they would call it 'Cuddle your granny' or somesuch – and people would believe it!
Thursday September 5, 2013, 10:09 am
Doesn't this sound like servants of the people doing the best they can for the people? HA
Having the misfortune to live in GA, I shall take great pleasure in sending this article to the governor's office - I'm quite sure he thinks of his constituents as being too dumb to take notice.... piece of crap that he is.
Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:19 pm
I have pointed out, several times, that it has been well known, that the Republican party was in the pocket of the Insurance industry, for years. who do you think ran that stupid ad that helped kill Pres. Clinton's attempt at overhauling the health care system?
The U.S. is the only developed western country to have a "health for wealth" system (I just now made that phrase up, I believe).
Yes, the Repugs are great at using "Newspeak" euphemism, like Bubba's attempt at passing a "Blue Skies" bill concerning pollution.
Fraud is definitely the word, and i'd love to see a law like that suggested by Kit.
Thursday September 5, 2013, 5:53 pm
Quality of people seems to depend on quality of education, doesn't it? Quality of politicians should be directed and monitor by people and force them to improve. There should be tougher laws for them too.
Thursday September 5, 2013, 8:31 pm
Is Georgia going to recall the grifter Governor or not? Rod Blagojevich got tried twice in IL. just for SAYING he was gonna sell Obama's seat...and this jerk rakes in money to obstruct Obamacare with NO arrest????
Thursday September 5, 2013, 10:09 pm
We heard a lot of lies and misinterpretation of "Weapons of Destruction too"! THIS WAS VERY SERIOUS ACCUSATION!! LOOK WHAT WE GOT INTO!! THESE PEOPEL SHULD HAVE BEEN HELD ACCOUNTABLE TOO!! Always continuing the LIES! Bet they have No idea what the truth is!! Well the rest of us question things!! Maybe they are lining up the SCUM like Rand Paul for president too?
THANK YOU TOM
Thursday September 5, 2013, 10:25 pm
So many good comments!
@ Arielle, do you know anyone in the news field that could take this out to the people of Georgia? The people need to be able to hear Hudgens say in his own voice and words "Let me tell you what we're doing . . . everything in our power to be an obstructionist. " Too many people will not hear about it from TC's blog (although I wish they would!) but if a news person could get the story out (and ideally attribute the research to TC) more Georgians will hear about it.
What better way to expose this Georgian pit of vipers that don't give a rat's ass about the common folk of Georgia?
"…I learned there that the first step in the scientific process is to identify the problem. The problem is Obamacare. We've got to now determine what we can do to solve that problem. Let me tell you what we're doing . . . everything in our power to be an obstructionist. . . . "
Well, will wonders never cease . . . a Republicanus/Teabagger that pretends to understand the scientific process. I say 'pretends' because he hasn't mastered the concept. He's identified the solution to a healthcare problem . . . Obamacare!
Then there is the other problem he has identified quite well . . . the obstructionism of the Republicanus/Teabaggers. There is only one solution to that problem. Vote the bastards out of office in 2014! . . . and don't let them back in!
Friday September 6, 2013, 8:04 am
This first came out in the Atlanta paper - it did not make it to any of the small local papers I see. I did send the article to the governor's office with a comment and received this rather succinct and impersonal reply: "Thank you very much for making your views known. Your message will be shared with Governor Deal"
Gosh...impressive, isn't it? Gonna call the also impressive insurance commissioner....
The sad thing is that too many people believe the lies - they think the governor is doing just fine.