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Barack Obama to GOP: 'Go for It'

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Obama framed his latest battle as one against a Republican Party bent on snatching away help just as it's within the average American's grasp. **Is this not a touch of hubris to assume that the American people want want MORE tax credits? HEALTH CARE?


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Kit B (276)
Friday March 26, 2010, 2:11 am
Bold words and I think he believes them. I however, do not believe this health care bill can be honestly labeled as a reform. That this monster industry that devours greedily our monthly insurance payments and then miserly hands out a pittance of compensation when the time comes to pay up is not in any way daunted or controlled by this Bill, hell it wrote most of the language. Should this be nothing more then a "bleeding - hearting liberal affair of "getting justice" for the poor average American slob, then perhaps this farce would suffice. I want more, I expect more, and I am sick and tired of being told that in TIME will shall get there. In that time people who pay the premiums are still being screwed, drug companies still have free reign over ONLY one country - the USA and this is our reform? I find in wholly unacceptable and more evidence that from day one this issue is not a battle ground of ideology, but of endless comprise and disenfranchisement of the Americans, left to dangle by those who betray (congress) the one and only job they are asked to do - protect the best interest of the American people. Why should I believe that when the facts show that America ranks in the high 30's of 40 ( meaning VERY poorly) countries we are compared against we are considered and show over and again that Amerca, while being expensive, has just lousy health care. I don't care about "labels" call it what ever rings your bell, but folks this bill is a sucker a gambit and both with out qualification, republicans and democrats are to blame --- as are you for NOT standing up for your own best interests. There is no promise only goals that will or will be achieved by people who take the arduous and BORING task of reading all the nearly 3,000 pages of mostly inapplicable gibberish, condescension to insurance and drug companies that if not forced to obey currently non-existent laws will continue to take money and give little to nothing in return.

I don't care what party you like or don't like - whether or not you like Obama, but I do care that Americans are far more interested in being pawns to the big boys then stepping up and saying "ENOUNGH" - WE HAVE PAID AND YOU DO NOT.
(Please understand the caps were used for emphasis and not the "yelling" idea!)

We are sick - possibility very sick or dying when we are (if we are allowed) to enter the hospital for a brief stay, sent home with mostly ineffective medications, and little to no followup. A very poor attitude that has been nurtured, watered, and fed by our own congress lying to us for just far to long. Why must we be the suckers? Why can we not devise new and inventive ideas?

One proposal: If a small town decide by concursus what is fair, demand the UNTHINKABLE that hospitals and doctors, labs etc... charge a real and honest fair price that insurance is a community "kitty" for all to use who need it use and when more is needed communities are ever so clever at "finding" money for "pet" projects. Change and rethink our priorities, maybe this is a functional idea - maybe not, I Know that people are invented and creative and caring. Let's save ourselves the stupid - unproductive battles of my "parties better then yours" and begin to be just Americans - taking care of Americans.

Kit B (276)
Friday March 26, 2010, 2:17 am
***consensus**** We really do need a spell-checker even the easy ones can slip by us.

Thanks for reading those thoughts, I truly hope we can have some exchange of thoughts and ideas. I don't believe in many things but I do believe we are a strong - good hearted people that deserve to be treated far better than this.

Yvonne White (229)
Friday March 26, 2010, 6:50 pm
"If these congressmen in Washington want to come here in Iowa and tell small-business owners that they plan to take away their tax credits and essentially raise their taxes, be my guest."
RepubliCONs are Really grasping at straws if they think their Repeal & Revoke platform will do them any good - Tea Baggers are running their Own corrupt politicians (see Nevada Tea Party Candidate Facing Felony Charges) So RepubliCONs will be hurt by any anti-Healthcare candidates, not Democrats (this time).

Rhonda Maness (580)
Friday March 26, 2010, 7:50 pm
Thanks Kit

Deanna Zimmerman (74)
Saturday March 27, 2010, 1:33 am
Hi Kit.
I whole-heartedly DISAGREE with your assessment. AND, I whole-heartedly AGREE that we need a single-payer system. How's THAT for walking the line? :D

Obama left the legislating up to the legislators, which is, ideally, what should be done. But he forgot to lead, and lost the confidence of many of his original supporters, and ALL of the people on the fence.

But he took back the lead when everone thought the cause was lost. He took back the lead in his State of the Unioun address, when he said he still thought HCR could be passed. So YAY. He succeeded in doing something that presidents for (actually) MORE than 100 years have failed to do.

There are significant changes to the status quo in the original HR bill. I have actually read much of the original bill, because every time someone made a claim, I researched it to show them that they were mlsinformed. So I am quite willing to continue to do that. I have no idea why this is the ONLY piece of legislation I have ever been this interested in. But it's exciting for me.

There are significant restraints put on the ins companies, but not quite enough for my liking. In 2014, they will have to justify, to a committee, why they want to raise rates, and then that has to be approved. I do believe that some members of that committee will be bought off.

In the meantime, have you noticed that Obama is actually insisting on accountability from the ins companies that just announced huge premium increases?

We DO have to wait longer before we have universal health care. People are screaming too loudly that we are heading for Socialism to be able to do that now. ALL of us have seen the mess of the USSR. And sadly, too many can't separate Socialized programs from a Socialist nation.

And unfortunately, WAY TOO MANY people really don't give a damn about the poor. If care for their fellow humans means dipping into their pockets, they want nothing to do with it. That is what the repubs are screaming about more than anything else; the price tag. They have put a price on the quality of human life. And that price right now, is practically $0. Just barely enough to cover 3 million people. 1/10 of what the signed bill will cover.

As the bill is enacted, some of the flaws will be realized fairly soon, and congress can fix them.

And as far as the special interest deals that were made, they got the bill passed, and the reconciliaton bill took all, but one, away. All of congress agreed that Louisiana deserved some special help, so they left that one in.

As I wrote this, I suddenly saw a picture of the fight we are about to encounter to keep the bill from being repealed. I've got to get to bed, so I'll write it out and submit it tomorrow.

And thanks for the article. Noted.

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Saturday March 27, 2010, 1:50 am
Thanks and I've noted!

Arielle S (313)
Saturday March 27, 2010, 10:11 am
Good for Obama - it's time somebody stood tall against the pathetic bullies that have been running this country.

Kit B (276)
Saturday March 27, 2010, 10:59 am
Sarah Palin says the republican/tea party (yes, she considers them one and the same) is not the party of "no" but rather the party of "HELL NO!" Now how's that for not caring at all about the lives of the people who must try and somehow live through these job loses, foreclosures and ever increasing prices. Obama's idea of tax payers offering student's college loans is probably one of the more creative ideas to deal with ever growing problem.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday March 27, 2010, 1:31 pm
Noyed , thanks !!!

Angel L (5)
Saturday March 27, 2010, 10:15 pm
I want my family to have access to the same kind of benefits that Congress gets and I pay for them to have. What is wrong with that? Seems to me like all citizens should have access to that. Heck our service personal that are fighting for this country dont even have as good of coverage as Congress does.... something is very wrong with that picture.

Deanna Zimmerman (74)
Saturday March 27, 2010, 10:44 pm
Well then Angel,
You are in luck, because that is what the exchange is. The exchange that is available to congress now, will be available to us in 2014.
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