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  •  They don't need to resonate (4+ / 0-)
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    TKO333, La Gitane, amsterdam, rsmpdx

    with the public. The people who now have insurance who didn't before know exactly where the insurance came from, thanks to the GOP tying the "albatross" of 'Obamacare' to the Dems.

    In either the next presidential election or the one after that I can guarantee that the GOP will start taking credit for Obamacare. Guarantee it. They'll just call it the ACA and point out the heritage institute's healthcare plan that was similar.

    But people know where it came from and this drop in uninsured rates mean a rise in the number of people who are going to come out and vote dem when the GOP is running on repealing Obamacare.

    If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

    by AoT on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 08:06:01 AM PDT

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    •  True (2+ / 0-)
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      AoT, La Gitane

      I just read a reply where someone said that democrats are being disengenuous in lauding the lower number of insured in America because, after all, this is a law and people are required now to get insurance so, in their analogy, if you made it a law that people shave their head or be subject to fines, most people would then shave their heads.

      They're so silly.

      •  My rebuttal to that would be: (1+ / 0-)
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        Well, is having more people insured better or worse than having less people insured?

        I'm sure the response would be some convoluted Randian freedumz bullshit, but the short answer would be obvious: yes, it is better.

        Money should be treated like any other controlled substance; if you can't use it responsibly then you don't get to use it.

        by La Gitane on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 08:56:29 AM PDT

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