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posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 02:46 AM
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Originally posted by jam321
reply to post by Dock9
 


The anger is mixed.

Some because it is Obama.

Some because it creates bigger government.

Some because it benefits insurance company.

Some because it is unconstitutional.

Some because of the way it was passed.

Many other reasons.

Currently about 84% ARE COVERED, 16% NOT.

tHIS BILL WILL GET US TO 95% COVERED, 4% NOT sUPPOSEDLY.



The worst part about this entire bill, is that it only increases coverage because it FORCES coverage (With the threat of an enforced fine)! Since when does Washington have the right to tell me, or anyone else for that matter, that we HAVE to buy into the "system"?

Also, I completely detest the fact of working my rear off, so that my money can be taken from my hands, and instead placed into the coffers of someone who sits around all day buying rims and new shoes from a fat government subsidy. This is absolute Socialism, and it might even become downright Communism in the end if we don't stand against this power tripping, arrogant, aristocracy of a Congress and Executive Branch!




posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 02:48 AM
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reply to post by WWJFKD
 


I actually addressed this thread with my opinion, which does indeed still count as addressing.

Besides why target me when you didn't address anything yourself, contribute to the thread at least instead of picking me out of a crowd. Now I have to respond to you ... and you will most likely respond to me back and none of it will have to do due with the thread at all! Look what you started, what a vicious cycle that needs to be honored!



EDIT: Spelling >.< *sigh*




[edit on 22-3-2010 by Nurv47]



posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 02:49 AM
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reply to post by TheAgentNineteen
 


I reckon the multi-state lawsuit might answer that question.

Not often when you see 38 states agree on the same issue.

Of course, if they are wrong, they are going to look kinda foolish.



posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 02:49 AM
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reply to post by TheAgentNineteen
 


It simply amazes me how quickly some forget, or intentionally disregard... So this piece of crap healthcare bill is worse than the Patriot Act, the biggest slap to individual freedoms since the McCarthy Era??? It's worse than the invasion of Iraq for no good reason, costing 4.386 US service men and women their lives so he could settle his 'daddy issues'??? It's worse than his big tax break for the wealthiest in this country??? It's worse than his Wall Street Bailout on his way out the door???

It simply stymies me how so many here are ready to erect a statue to St. George of Bush!!!

[edit on 22-3-2010 by JaxonRoberts]



posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 02:49 AM
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double post....

[edit on 22-3-2010 by JaxonRoberts]



posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 02:50 AM
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reply to post by K J Gunderson
 


I feel for you. I sincerely do. But do you feel that anyone owes you anything? Somehow that indelible human spirit to survive and yes sometimes thrive pulls us through the worst of times.

Pulling "ourselves" up by the bootstraps during the tough times makes us stronger. The occasional handup is appreciated but the handout destroys our spirit and weakens us.

It keeps far too many people from realizing their full potential.

I saw places after Katrina that FEMA rushed in to "assist" and I saw others that were all but ignored. Let me assure you the ones denied Government assistance were the fortunate ones.



posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 02:50 AM
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reply to post by JaxonRoberts
 


Funny you should Think that not knowing me Personally . For the record , I consider myself a Constitutionalist not affiliated with either Political Party , and far from being a " Fence Sitter " on this Issue . We are ALL being played here as Americans , it's just that some of Us perfer to deny it . I am not one of them .



posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 02:51 AM
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reply to post by Nurv47
 


I know it is late and I did fail to accentuate the sarcasm - I was supporting your point and gave you a star for your effort.



posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 02:52 AM
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reply to post by JaxonRoberts
 


Hey STUPID! Yeah, YOU! I want to ask you a question..

Can you point out in the Constitution where Congress has the authority to mandate that I purchase a product? THAT should be everyone's concern.. moreso than the spending!

As for where I was when Bush was spending out of control.. same place bub, raising my voice about it. You should have heard me on the Patriot Act..

I would extend to you the same question in reverse.. which is something that drives me pissy... This is for anyone that continues to ask the, "where were you with Bush?" BS.. Why do you continue to throw up Bush's spending while trying to protect Obama's? Typical ignorant political drivel. Same s..t, different flies.



posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 02:52 AM
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reply to post by K J Gunderson
 


Yes, I can understand, having read news reports about elderly Americans who've had to keep working into their 70s, simply in order to pay their health costs. Another report I read recently detailed how an American family was rendered bankrupt because the wife and mother had to be hospitalised for a week or two

But, something puzzles me, because from time to time, I've read that in the US there is 'Medicaid' (?) which is a free health system (?). If correct, is this 'Medicaid' system reserved for those lacking an income and for those on welfare ? Is it not accessible to Americans who're employed ? And will this new system be similar, but freely accessible to all, whether or not they pay the 2.5% levy ?



posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 02:53 AM
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Originally posted by jam321
The anger is mixed.

Some because it benefits insurance company.


Why did they spend so much money lobbying against it?



posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 02:53 AM
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reply to post by WWJFKD
 


Lol, I do hate the internet barrier ... I can never tell what anyone ever means and the art of sarcasm is often lost to text.




posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 02:56 AM
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reply to post by JaxonRoberts
 


The Patriot act obama extended one more year.

Dang, all the rest applies to Obama as well.

My God, Bush is still in the White House.

Tit for tat.

It isn't about Bush. It is about where we are and where we as a nation are headed.

You keep claiming nonpartisan but quick to bring Bush in.



posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 02:56 AM
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I have question for the OP because they seem so very smart. What happens when a group of people have there right to be heard stripped from them and then they have to bow to the will of another group?


Pick up a book and read history it is pretty clear. This is a path that only leads one way. It may not be tomorrow or next week but I can guarantee you eventually the piper will be paid. And your arrogance will blind you to it. People like you have the simplest of truths escape them.


It could have been 1 of 100 things. The simple truth is people feel that they have no voice and that they are the enemy. Right now in America you have a large segment of population with no jobs and no hope and now no voice. Every time in history this has happened it only leads to one thing like it our not it is the simple truth. This will not go away next month or next year it will remain until justice has been served. A rubber band can only be stretched so far............... How far has the rubber band that is America been stretched?



posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 02:57 AM
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Alert sent to staff on this OP. You don't just call half the ATS membership idiots and stupid because they are upset about the federal government shoving mandatory healthcare with the threat of fines or jail time if they don't comply down their throats.

As far as I'm concerned, you can go *snip...*

(Self censor in effect)

/self censor



posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 02:58 AM
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How much did they spend on lobbying?

If I were an insurance company, I would play both sides.

If nothing else, they get tax write offs.



posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 02:58 AM
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reply to post by jam321
 


Thank you

The increase in coverage isn't a great deal, obviously

but will the new system be a lot less expensive for the average person ?

If so, is it likely that after seeing a lot more left in their pay packet each week, people will come to appreciate the lessened cost to themselves of health-care, regardless of whether or not they are contributing to the health costs of others ?



posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 02:58 AM
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reply to post by Thoreau1
 


I do not defend the current spending spree that the Dem's are on... Not in the slightest. My point here is the innane partisan postering, while it seems that no one is aware that the true masters of our Government is Big Business, and their lobbyists in DC... They are trying, oh so successfully, to divide and conquer the ignorant masses. This Bill is just another tool they are using to do so...



posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 03:03 AM
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reply to post by JaxonRoberts
 


funny because all I see is you playing one side on the issue..

everything is one side against the other... that's why we are meant to live in a country under the rule of law, not mob rule.



posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 03:05 AM
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reply to post by Dock9
 


If so, is it likely that after seeing a lot more left in their pay packet each week,


Even though the bill has passed, there are still policies that have to be written up to see how the program will be shaped. Think of the bill as a shell and we have to fill in the inside.

Some things are known but others aren't. Furthermore, the pay check is another issue. Remember that we are 12 trillion in debt, some of our entitlement programs are in trouble as well as other issues. I am not sure we will be able to determine who is paying more or less just by looking at our paychecks.

I think once it fully goes into effect we will have a better ideal who benefits the most.





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