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  •  That's a lot of faint praise (1+ / 0-)
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    I suppose if it went down you could say that, sure, it sucked so bad what you expected it?

    I think that besides Republicans, many on the left are disappointed today that their sour grapes anti-mandate stance wasn't vindicated.

    •  My anti-PPACA stance WAS vindicated. (0+ / 0-)

      the mandate was the only issue in the PPACA with which i had a Constitutional problem, and Roberts had to twist himself into Constitutional knots in order to term it a tax rather than call it what it is and have to vote it down.

      the proper way to have done the PPACA would have been to fund it with a tax paid to the government and then distributed to the Insurance companies if that's how they wanted to make everyone happy, not to force someone to buy from a third party with a 25% mark-up. isn't a tax pretty much defined by being monies paid to the government? and counting the insurance companies as mere tax collectors doesn't wash either. show me a tax collector that is allowed, let alone required, to keep the taxes collected.

      no the PPACA was, and still is, a badly written piece of legislation no matter how good the intentions behind it. mark my words, this will continue to be a thorn in the side of our body politic for at least a generation, or at least until Congress decides to actually fix it. i don't hold much hope of that happening before another generation either.

      blink-- pale cold

      by zedaker on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 09:00:27 PM PDT

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      •  don't forget about state single payer (1+ / 0-)
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        zedaker

        that will now continue to proceed in Vermont and other states that are attempting it (like my state of WA and my neighbors down south).  one province in canada led to universal health care in the entire nation.  

        June 28th, 2012 - a good day

        by Anton Bursch on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 11:07:18 PM PDT

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