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  •  That's setting the bar too low (1+ / 0-)
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    red rabbit

    It's an historic project, one that has been decades in the making.

    Any political leader with half a brain knows its more important to focus on the quality of the program.  Do it right and you won't have to lie about it PR campaigns.

    Show some respect for the program, itself.  

    If cutting Social Security & Medicare benefits for low income seniors is what Democrats do after they win a budget standoff, I'd hate to see what they do after they lose one.

    by Betty Pinson on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 11:36:56 AM PDT

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    •  It is historic. I haven't denied that. (0+ / 0-)

      And whether I set the bar too low will be easy to determine in the months and years to come.

      Why the program is worthy of respect, however, is beyond me.

      The effort to get it passed? Sure. That's worthy of some respect.  The program, which is basically a giant bone to the insurance and health industries? Eye of the beholder, I guess.

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      by dinotrac on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 11:47:08 AM PDT

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      •  ACA is the difference between life & death (0+ / 0-)

        for one whole helluva lot of people, cancer patients included.  

        The reason the design  of ACA has problems isn't because of Republicans, its because of the conservative Dems who fucked with it every inch of the way through Congress.The same Dems who hired an insurance company exec to design and implement it.

        Yes, the GOP is screwing with it now, but that's no excuse to play political games with it.  

        Flawed as it is, we Dems own it and a lot of people's lives depend on getting it implemented.  If you want their deaths on your hands, that's fine. I don't.

        If cutting Social Security & Medicare benefits for low income seniors is what Democrats do after they win a budget standoff, I'd hate to see what they do after they lose one.

        by Betty Pinson on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 12:05:54 PM PDT

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