Originally posted by SaraThustra
You sound like something that most people would wipe.
I've had three companies in the last 5 years and I and the wife are healthy 58 year old's. Sure I can change providers like we have but I get less each time we do and it will still keeps going up. In the old days it was a surprise when it would go up 5% in a year during the 60s and 70s and you never changed providers.
what is to stop the government from raising the price of healthcare every year...just like they do our taxes?
The Bankers' Manifesto of 1892
At the coming Omaha *(Obama???)* convention to be held July 4, 1892, our men must attend and direct its movement or else there will be set on foot such antagonism to our designs as may require force to overcome.
This at the present time would be premature. We are not yet ready for such a crisis. Capital must protect itself in every possible manner through combination (conspiracy) and legislation.
The courts must be called to our aid, debts must be collected, bonds and mortgages foreclosed as rapidly as possible.
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When, through the process of law, the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and easily governed through the influence of the strong arm of the government applied to a central power of imperial wealth under the control of the leading financiers.
People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders. History repeats itself in regular cycles. This truth is well known among our principal men who are engaged in forming an imperialism of the world. While they are doing this, the people must be kept in a state of political antagonism.
The question of tariff reform must be urged through the organization known as the Democratic Party, and the question of protection with the reciprocity must be forced to view through the Republican Party.
By thus dividing voters, we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us, except as teachers to the common herd. Thus, by discrete actions, we can secure all that has been so generously planned and successfully accomplished.
Almost 1.3 million people — or the combined populations of Birmingham and Coventry — work for the NHS, which is one of the world’s biggest employers.
Only the Chinese Army and the Indian State Railways are believed to employ more people — with 2.3 million and 1.5 million staff respectively
Originally posted by star in a jar
Just look at Canada, our healthcare is free.
A retired senior health insurance executive recently gave Senate testimony exposing major health insurance corruption in the companies he worked for, Cigna and Humana. A House subcommittee also recently held hearings exposing the dirty work of the insurance companies. Yet with the few exceptions below, these hearings got virtually no coverage. CNN even mentioned that this news of blatant corruption "got no airtime on the networks."
We have entered uncharted territory in the fight over national health care. There’s a new tone in the debate, and it’s ugly. At the moment the Democrats are looking like something they haven’t looked like in years, and that is: desperate.
They must know at this point they should not have pushed a national health-care plan....The net result is falling support for his leadership on the issue, falling personal polls, and the angry town-hall meetings that have electrified YouTube....
..... most damagingly to political civility, and even our political tradition, was the new White House email address to which citizens are asked to report instances of “disinformation” in the health-care debate:you receive an email or see something on the Web about health-care reform that seems “fishy,” you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The White House said it was merely trying to fight “intentionally misleading” information.
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas on Wednesday wrote to the president saying he feared that citizens’ engagement could be “chilled” by the effort. He’s right, it could. He also accused the White House of compiling an “enemies list.” If so, they’re being awfully public about it, but as Byron York at the Washington Examiner pointed, the emails collected could become a “dissident database.”
Originally posted by Pathos
I think what we are seeing is not a party specific protest. Sure, we can point to a Democrat or Republican, but I do not think this is driven by a 'conservative' only perspective. People are genuinely upset about not knowing enough about the heath care bill.
Did they ever stop to think that maybe the American public does not want the President's healthcare bill? Have they ever stopped to think that these mobs are angry because they think the country is going in the wrong direction?
Angry mobs is what this country was founded on. If we did not have protests against the Tax initiatives of King George and his Governors, we would all be sipping tea right now and thinking that Princess Di was a saint. We have a constitution that gives all Americans to voice their opinions and a government that is supposed to be by the people and for the people.
This is no "citizen" uprising. This rude behavior is well orchestrated by the neocons in union with corporate America (and especially the health insurance giants). Err, by the way you hypocrites, just say no medicare when your time rolls around (and any other 'social' help that may come your way). Hypocrites!