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20. As you may know, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate are trying to pass final legislation that would make major changes in the country’s health care system. Based on what you
have read or heard about that legislation, do you generally favor it or generally oppose it?
Mar 19-21 2010
No opinion 2%
21. (IF OPPOSE) Do you oppose that legislation because you think its approach toward health care is too liberal, or because you think it is not liberal enough?
QUESTIONS 20 AND 21 COMBINED
Mar 19-21 2010
Favor (from Question 20) 39%
Oppose, too liberal 43%
Oppose, not liberal enough 13%
No opinion 5%
Originally posted by johnny2127
Ok think about this logically ladies and gentlemen:
- this bill will add 35million+ people to a healthcare system that can barely handle the current amount.
Originally posted by neolxs
As someone who lives in the UK, I find it hard to understand why America dislikes the health bill so much.
In the UK we have had free healthcare for over 50 years, Its provided to us thorugh our taxes, is the US Healthbill not the same?
Originally posted by Snarf
reply to post by Thirty_Foot_Smurf
Someone is paying for it.
Yup. Tax payers are paying for it. Just like everything else we have in this country.
We pay for what we, as a collective, use to make our lives better.
Originally posted by Dock9
reply to post by jam321
Thanks for your help and sure ... lot still to be clarified
Hopefully though, you'll all come out of it by keeping more of your earnings while having less stress and worry to contend with when the unforeseen occurs and your or yours has to make an emergency dash to hospital
Still can't believe Americans have been saddled with such high health costs for so long
We employed a young Chinese girl a few years ago. She was dismissive of so many of what she considered to be 'old people' still in the workforce in our country. She expressed disgust, lol .. actually wrinkled her nose
So we asked her about China and were astonished to learn from her that the majority of Chinese live all their lives in houses owned by their government. For example, she and her parents lived in a house passed down by her grandparents, who in turn had had it passed down from theirs
She said all repairs to the house were paid by the government
At that point, I explained to her that the reason so many 'old people' in our country were still in the workforce was because no-one gives us a house that we can pass down to our kids. We have to pay for our homes ourselves and thanks to interest-rates, we end up paying as much as three times the original purchase price of that house, plus we have to pay approx. $25,000 to the government in Stamp Duty every time we purchase an average family home (and most people move a few times during their lives). On top of that, we pay Council Rates yearly and we pay for all the upkeep and maintenance
I thanked her though for opening my eyes about China. I'd had no idea their government provided homes for them. A home is said to be the largest single purchase most people make in their entire lives, and here were these 'poor Communists' getting a far better deal from their governments that we in the West get from ours
When she left, I told her to tell as many of her countrymen as she could about the 'rich West', where people work all their lives in order to pass on to their children what Chinese receive for free
Both she and I learned something that day
Originally posted by cerberusxp
Hmmm I seem to have a case of conservatism. Whether any of you like it or not most of the people here are conservatives. We are the middle to left Democrats and middle to right independent and little r Republicans. We actually are the majority. However every time an election comes along we are only left with a far right Rhino or a far Left socialistic Commie type. Clinton wasn't too bad until he GAVE China the resources to send one ICBM containing multiple war heads. Where before they could only send one war head per ICBM. In case anyone cares HSBC owns you now that is actually Europe and China combined.
With B.O. care we are going to default for sure. This will kill jobs as the tax credits given to small businesses will not be enough to still remain in business. I'm very worried about losing my job of 13.5 years now just because of this legislation. Further cutting into the GDP then with the job market getting smaller they will do amnesty further putting more workers to job ratio over the top. It is going to be super depression with super hyper inflation. They are creating super monopolies like G.E.. Small business will be run out of the country period.
Originally posted by jam321
Do we always have to resort to the Bush years and bashing conservatives just because something was passed today that we didn't like?
From what i recalled from the Bush years is a Congress who couldn't say no.
We still have the same problem.
Or as you understand it... a " free " utopia.
Originally posted by rick1
reply to post by jmotley
Read the CONSTITUTION!!!!! Our president and our Congress BROKE THE LAW!
Since when is that right?