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  •  The right wingers are (6+ / 0-)

    afraid that if the US ever gets universal healthcare the consumers will never want to go back to our for profit nightmare we have now. Plus it will give workers more freedom to switch jobs they don't like or start a business. Conservatives loathe that workers would have more say in determining their own future and not be tied down to a job they don't like because of health insurance. More worker mobility would also increase their wages as companies will try to keep them from leaving.

    •  Entrepreneurs and small business people (4+ / 0-)
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      Want health care reform and majorities even support the public option.  These are people who can't afford their own coverage let alone coverage for workers.  Makes leaving ones employment and starting a business more difficult than it needs to be.

      Democracy needs accountability. Investigate and prosecute the Torture Thirteen.

      by Mimikatz on Sun Sep 20, 2009 at 10:57:32 AM PDT

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      •  This is where the wingnut "thinktanks" (0+ / 0-)

        show their real colors. They yap ad nauseum about the wonder of "entrepreneurship" and enterprise, yet fight as hard as they can to keep the biggest obstacle to anybody trying to start or run a small business or startup company. And what makes me nuts is that so many of the victims of the system, the ones whose business hopes are being shot down by the insurance system, buy into the propaganda at the same time they're complaining that health insurance is killing them. What a country.

        Everybody talkin' 'bout Heaven ain't goin' there -- Mahalia Jackson

        by DaveW on Sun Sep 20, 2009 at 11:41:55 AM PDT

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      •  And, small businesses in total hire (0+ / 0-)

        the most workers in the country.

        I think, therefore I am. I think.

        by mcmom on Sun Sep 20, 2009 at 02:58:34 PM PDT

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    •  absolutely true. (0+ / 0-)

      for big corporations and the health industry definitely.

      Welcome to the empire. now run away if you can... life is not a dress rehearsal

      by johnfire on Sun Sep 20, 2009 at 11:27:33 AM PDT

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    •  The Public Option, once shown to work will (0+ / 0-)

      decimate the rolls of for-profit "health insurance" as fast as the system will allow it to occur.

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