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  •  Just got an email from Indiana Rep Susan Brooks (12+ / 0-)

    At least the talking points aren't verbatim:

    Regardless of its constitutionality, this healthcare law is a massive tax burden on all Americans, which is one of the reasons I support legislation that would reform the ACA.  Of course there are parts of the bill which aren't controversial, like covering pre-existing conditions, and those provisions ought to be reshaped in a new effort to lower costs and expand private coverage.

    Our families and businesses are already burdened by a tax code that punishes productivity and takes away spending decisions we ought to make for our own families and businesses. This law represents the most chilling powers of government: to tax as a form of interference with our freedoms, to get between Americans and their earnings at the same time it gets between Americans and their doctors. The taxes included in the ACA punish Americans for not doing something the government has decided to require.

    Please know that I will work to replace the law with common sense, free-market policies that actually solve America's healthcare challenges of accessibility and affordability, while maintaining quality of care and allowing individuals to decide where their healthcare dollars are spent.

    "Let us not look back to the past with anger, nor towards the future with fear, but look around with awareness." James Thurber

    by annan on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 06:06:58 PM PDT

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    •  Ha (16+ / 0-)
      ...those provisions ought to be reshaped in a new effort to lower costs and expand private coverage.
      That's fine and dandy but none of the asshole Republicans are interested in doing that. She knows this.

      Same bullshit that Rep. Roe from TN feeds us when he says the reps have another "plan" in mind.

      Also saw a republican on MSNBC the other day who said he supported giving Americans the same options that members of Congress have with regard to access to healthcare.

      All this bullshit is fine if they would have bothered offering  this years ago and fighting for it with as much effort as they are putting forth to prevent Obamacare from being implemented.

      The fact that some of the states are working to do their very best to block navigators from doing their jobs by requiring tests for them just shows how much they want to fuck over the American people. There are people who want to sign up for the exchanges; to block the navigators from helping them shows nothing more than an effort to keep people from getting insurance; it has nothing to do with their hatred of the mandate.

      •  ah, yes, Roe (11+ / 0-)

        the rep who collects a gazilion dollars a year in farm subsidies.  I didn't know bullshit was so profitable.

      •  Republicans have never cared one whit (5+ / 0-)

        about the uninsured and uncovered.

        We've had the problem of affordability and accessibility to health insurance for decades and the Republicans have NEVER offered any meaningful or effective solutions except for their tired old bromide about "tort reform" as though that would suddenly make brain surgeries available every Tuesday on Aisle 5 at the WalMart.

        The reason they don't focus on the uninsured and the gaps in coverage and the abuse of the American citizen by the health insurers with their policies of rescission etc. is simple - THEY DON'T CARE. They have theirs. Their own relatives and children and friends and neighbors and co-workers can swirl the drain and die due to lack of coverage and they still won't care! Free Market! Ayn Rand! Pull yourself up by your bootstraps! Cure your own cancer! Use the Emergency rooms!

        They are inhumane, unjust, uncaring AND just plain stupid since their do-nothing, let the free market plunder you policies raise the costs for everyone.

        “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

        by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 02:48:27 AM PDT

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