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Carrie
- 369 days ago - change.org
Even after passing the Affordable Care Act we will still have 30 million people uninsured in the United States. This is still unacceptable and Congress needs to do more. Tell Congress our taxes should pay for everyone's healthcare.



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Mary T. (291)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 3:36 pm
Signed & noted & sharing on FB - thank you Carrie
 

Judy B. (58)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 3:36 pm
Signed, thanks.
 

Jae A. (323)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 3:52 pm
Done...

As we know Congress,especially those on the GOP side of things, is not too reliable when it comes to votes for the good of all society or that of Wall Street when it comes to who gets our Tax Dollars . Even so , hope this rattles their attention cage .
 

GGmaSheila D. (152)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 4:47 pm
Gladly signed, noted and commented. Thank you.
 

AniMae Chi (399)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 5:08 pm
Soooo Signed

with 722 supporters
278 NEEDED
 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 6:45 pm
Signed, thanks
 

Monica T. (294)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 7:27 pm
Signed
with 731 supporters
269 NEEDED
 

Birgitta S. (224)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 7:41 pm
signed for US tax payers & healthcare out from EU
 

Laurie H. (703)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 7:57 pm
Thanks Carrie for this one---Signed & Appreciated!!! & So NEEDED!!!!!~
 

Natasha Salgado (518)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 8:47 pm
Done-thx Carrie
 

Vivian B. (153)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 9:42 pm
Signed, tweeted, FB'd, shared and am trying to put it out on the country grapevine!! They will be surprised to find someone wants them to up their health care for good and all! No telling how many people could be covered for the amount of money we spend on THEIR health care!!
 

Ena S. (244)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 9:53 pm
Signed and sharing !
 

ONBRAKNOMESPLEZ D. (81)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 10:37 pm
We should have started it this way Having "Universal Health Care"!!!
Other Countries do this why can't we???
WE SHOULD BE NUMBER 1!!!
THANK YOU
 

Susanne R. (249)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 11:16 pm
I agree that our taxes should pay for our healthcare. Furthermore, I trust the judgment of the dedicated nurses who sponsored this petition more than I trust the likes of Boehner and McConnell. Viewing our citizens from their ivory towers, they don't get to see first-hand the heartache and misery of the uninsured and/or the under-insured. And I'm sure they wouldn't care even if they did. Let's face it: they're trying to make us believe that corporations are people. But we know they don't believe that to be true. If they did, we'd have universal health care, even if only to cover their largest campaign contributors.

Gladly signed and noted!
 

karen n. (57)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 11:20 pm
Gladly signed and noted,although I doubt our congress will listen,the majority of Congress doesn't want Obama care.
 

A F. (130)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 11:41 pm
Other countries have this one right. Why the delay?
 

jess b (24)
Friday August 16, 2013, 12:09 am
signed
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 16, 2013, 3:41 am
sign and noted
 

John S. (300)
Friday August 16, 2013, 4:21 am
Like most countries, you realise this tax will be on top of what you already pay?
 

B Lewenza (76)
Friday August 16, 2013, 4:46 am
Noted signed and shared. Thanks Carrie Our taxes do pay for our healthcare but our taxes are also at 15%. However you still need private insurance to pay for medications (prescriptions) but if you are on disability or low income the government pays for this as well. Canada
 

Beverly M. (85)
Friday August 16, 2013, 6:16 am
Noted and signed ~ Thank you Carrie!
 

Robert B. (57)
Friday August 16, 2013, 7:45 am
This is a no brainer. The only reason congress on the right and some on the left are opposed is because they get money from the drug and health care companies and also some own stock. This is UNACCEPTABLE.
 

Ben Oscarsito (352)
Friday August 16, 2013, 8:01 am
Done!
 

. (0)
Friday August 16, 2013, 8:07 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing, Carrie. It probably won't do much good, though. Obama does what ever he wants.
 

Mike M. (55)
Friday August 16, 2013, 8:38 am
N&S
Signed
with 756 supporters
244 NEEDED
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Friday August 16, 2013, 8:59 am
So Signed. Health Care should be a basic Human Right we need Universal Health, get away from health policies attached to jobs. We are a First World Country that is acting like a 3rd World Country when it comes to our health care system. Enough of the suffering, Universal Health Care.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Friday August 16, 2013, 9:02 am
Noted and signed.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Friday August 16, 2013, 9:45 am
Signed-with no hope. You ought to know your congress by now..
 

James Maynard (68)
Friday August 16, 2013, 2:30 pm
Signed & noted - thank you Carrie.
 

Diane O. (149)
Friday August 16, 2013, 4:12 pm
Socialism at its finest! OUR taxes should pay for other people's healthcare is what you are really saying. What you are really saying is that redistributive wealth should level the playing field in America today so that everyone has the same benefits whether they hold a job or not. There are many reasons why people are poor and although I don't have the statistics at hand, not sure there has been a study on this or not, I will venture out and say that homeless people and some poor people are poor and/or homeless simply because they don't want to work and they want to live off of the government. Yes, there are people like that so what this article is suggesting is that we have the kum ba ya magical moments where we all join hands and fall into the deep well of socialism. Dr. Phil said it best "We teach people how to treat us." Won't happen in our country even though Obama is pushing it hard and strong. We have a Constitution. Our country was built on personal responsibility Americans who, as immigrants, crossed the deep waters to get to America where they believed (and achieved) that what you put into life is what you get back. In other words, put nothing in....get nothing back. It is a team effort. It's the American way to understand that when you drop out of high school you chart your path for life for minimum wage earnings or welfare. There it is. In a nutshell. However, our liberals believe that we should all gather together under a tent, chanting we shall overcome (the rich) and get our fair share. Didn't send a ship out? Don't expect one to come in. In other words, be an American and support yourself and your family.

Oh, my, it's Friday night in America. Many of us (most of us) have worked all week at our jobs, putting money into our 401k's, paying for our own health insurance, making car payments and socking away money for college for our children. Meanwhile, the liberals who are probably doing the same thing want everyone to take care of the slackards in our country including the illegals....the liberals want us to pay for their healthcare, even though they don't want to pay the federal and state taxes so staying illegal actually benefits them financially....and the gerbil wheel keeps going round and round.

Healthcare in America should be a "fixed" monthly expense. Liberals don't see it that way because they have socialist mentalities. European countries in order to give "free healthcare" have taxes upwards of 50% and more in some countries so that everyone can have "free healthcare." Nothing is ever free. Someone is paying...... When will the liberals cop a clue and understand that nothing is free. Someone has to pay for the "free" stuff. It falls on the rich who have planned their lives to become rich doing the hard work in school, in college, in grad school, in law school, in medical school so that they would NEVER be a burden on society only to find out that those who didn't want to do the hard work expect them to "pay up" for them.

I love my country but I can say without any reservation that I am no longer proud of my country because of the liberal mindset which pushes the socialist agenda for our country. I would suggest that all of our anti-American liberals pack their bags and go to a European country and settle in. Try that for two years.

I'm very happy that Obama has only three more years and he will more than likely in 2014 face a republican congress. Americans told us in 2010 how they felt about Obama. Let's give them another opportunity in 2014. Hard working Americans aren't shall we say, comfortable, paying their bills every month through their own hard work and then turning around and paying the bills of Americans who never intended to have any skin in the game. My comments, in no way, include our disabled Americans. That's a totally different category IMO. In fact, we should be doing MORE for our disabled who have been pushed aside to pay for the illegals and, yes, the American neer do wells.

Our only hope as Americans is to get back to our Constitution, which has served as well, and to elect in 2016 a President who has a set and can get the American people back to work feeling the pride of supporting themselves and, yes, their families. That works. We all know that works. This massive food stamp stampede from Obama is an insult to the American families. They want jobs not food stamps and yet you support this clown who has taken the dignity away from American families. Now Obama wants to send milions and millions to Kenya to help them.....funded by us the American people. Why?

Sorry, just don't understand the lack of logic applied by the liberals. If liberals want to fund those who don't make good choices then give it to the liberal tax payers to fund by themselves. Works for me.
 

Carole K. (199)
Friday August 16, 2013, 7:36 pm
Noted & signed. TY, Carrie!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Friday August 16, 2013, 10:01 pm
"Why is it easier to believe that 150,000,000 Americans are being lazy than 400 Americans are being GREEDY?" (Source: Occupy Posters OWSposters.tumblr.com)

Diane, your statement is confusing. You stated in your first paragraph: "There are many reasons why people are poor and although I don't have the statistics at hand, not sure there has been a study on this or not, I will venture out and say that homeless people and some poor people are poor and/or homeless simply because they don't want to work and they want to live off of the government."

So, "they DON'T want to work and they WANT to live off the government." Yet in your sixth paragraph you state: "This massive food stamp stampede from Obama is an insult to the American families. They want jobs not food stamps and yet you support this clown who has taken the dignity away from American families."

I realize that we have differences of opinion, and I'm not here to try to convince you of anything, but I really don't understand how in one breath you can say that people don't want to work and would prefer to live off the government and five breaths later blame President Obama for "taking away the dignity of American families" by providing food stamps --and not jobs.

Large corporations are sitting on record profits, but they're not creating jobs --in this country, anyway. Which takes me back to the quote that appears at the top of my post.
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Here's an interesting read:

World’s Richest Woman Says People Are Poor Because They’re Lazy Drunks

By Pat Garofalo on August 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm

According to the world’s richest woman, low-income people are only poor because they don’t work hard enough, and because the government has coddled them with a minimum wage that is too high. Australian Gina Rinehart, who inherited her $30 billion fortune, said, “If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself — spend less time drinking or smoking and socialising, and more time working”:

“There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire,” she wrote in an industry magazine column. “If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself — spend less time drinking or smoking and socialising, and more time working."

“Become one of those people who work hard, invest and build, and at the same time create employment and opportunities for others.” Rinehart blamed what she described as “socialist”, anti-business policies for the plight of Australia’s poor, urging the government to lower the minimum wage, as well as taxes, unless it wanted to end up like Greece.

Australian Treasury minister Wayne Swan replied, “These sorts of comments are an insult to the millions of Australian workers who go to work and slog it out to feed the kids and pay the bills.” Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called Rinehart’s comments about the minimum wage “just plain wrong” and an “odd thing to say.” Australia’s minimum wage is $15.96 per hour.

Rinehart is not the only one of the the world’s richest people to weigh in on public policy recently. Last month, Carlos Slim, whose $65 billion fortune makes him the world’s richest person, said countries that are struggling economically should raise their respective retirement ages to 70."
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I'd like to point out to those who didn't notice it mentioned in the article that Ms. Rinehart INHERITED her fortune. She didn't work for it. Also, I find it interesting that Ms. Rinehart advises those less fortunate than her to "become one of those people who work hard, invest and build, and at the same time create employment and opportunities for others," yet urges the government of Australia to lower the minimum wage. Is that what they call talking out of both sides of one's mouth?
 

Terrie Williams (768)
Friday August 16, 2013, 11:10 pm
#780 Signed, noted and shared.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 1:42 pm
Noted, signed, shared! Thank you Carrie!
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 1:04 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Carrie.
 

Jason R. (58)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 10:55 pm
Diane loves that government, MIC contract money, it looks like. Ain't your life just dandy?
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Monday August 19, 2013, 6:45 am
Diane O. "Our country was built on personal responsibility Americans who, as immigrants, crossed the deep waters to get to America where they believed (and achieved) that what you put into life is what you get back."

My comment.

This Country was built on thievery. The offspring of the criminals who brought Small Pox laden blankets to Native Americans to kill them off to steal their land are still up to their evil deeds of their predecessors.

Native societies, redistributed wealth to gain respect, and those who hoarded were detested, they upheld a communal ethic that had to be obliterated and replaced with the greed, ceaseless exploitation of the self in order to fuel capitalist expansion.

Your ancestors came here to exploit, the Oligarchy of Europe became richer by stealing the lands and killing the people over here. The same process that is still taking place today, only now it isn't just being done to the original inhabitants, it is being done to anyone that isn't wanted in their club.

So you get back what you put into it, well stealing, lies, scams, and other forms of theft is not putting much into it. So Honor the Treaties at least, then you may have some type of box to stand on.

 

Dandelion G. (385)
Monday August 19, 2013, 6:52 am
Susanne R. "I'd like to point out to those who didn't notice it mentioned in the article that Ms. Rinehart INHERITED her fortune. She didn't work for it.

Also, I find it interesting that Ms. Rinehart advises those less fortunate than her to "become one of those people who work hard, invest and build, and at the same time create employment and opportunities for others," yet urges the government of Australia to lower the minimum wage.

Is that what they call talking out of both sides of one's mouth?

My comment: I certainly is and as the American Indian use to say, speaking with forked tongue. The same thing that was done in North America is how the Australian Elites made their monies. Stealing the land from the Aboriginal people.

Now that they have their diamonds, furs, mansions, and have and are continuing to destroy the environment, the water, the air, have the audacity to feel they are so special, so pure, so righteous.
 

JL A. (275)
Monday August 19, 2013, 8:47 am
Definition of socialism (n)

Bing Dictionary
so·cial·ism
[ sṓshə lìzəm ]

political system of communal ownership: a political theory or system in which the means of production and distribution are controlled by the people and operated according to equity and fairness rather than market principles
movement based on socialism: a political movement based on principles of socialism, typically advocating an end to private property and to the exploitation of workers
stage between capitalism and communism: in Marxist theory, the stage after the proletarian revolution when a society is changing from capitalism to communism, marked by pay distributed according to work done rather than need
http://www.bing.com/search?q=definition+of+socialism&pc=MOZI&form=MOZSBR

FACTCHECK: ACA is pure capitalism--but does prevent insurance companies gouging consumers by keeping unearned premiums and Medicare, which is paid for in advance by recipients like social security, are also not examples of socialism if people know enough to correctly using the term.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Monday August 19, 2013, 12:12 pm
Great points! Wise words from wise women! Thank you, Dandelion and JL A.!
 

Lynn Squance (230)
Monday August 19, 2013, 8:28 pm
Signed for my American friends.

@ Diane O --- You know nothing of socialism. All you do is parrot Republicanus/Teabagger talking points.

@ Dandelion --- Amen.

@ JL --- Amen but I can't give you a star yet!

@ Susanne R --- "I trust the judgment of the dedicated nurses who sponsored this petition more than I trust the likes of Boehner and McConnell."

Sweat Pea,are you admitting to trusting Boehner and McTurtle, even a little bit? LMAO girl!
 

Laura H. (880)
Monday August 19, 2013, 8:36 pm
Noted and signed.

I see the paid Koch head is at it again. No surprise.

Thanks Carrie.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Monday August 19, 2013, 11:14 pm
Lynn: I like making fun of them! Aside from that, not so much. Thanks for the laugh, my friend!
 
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