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  •  How about the ones who died from ... (1+ / 0-)
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    Aexia

    lack of health care?

    You willing to bet that they wouldn't be part of the 40,000 every year?

    That "hopey-changey thing"? Takes a Magic Hawaiian to pull it off...

    by BobTrips on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 12:38:30 PM PDT

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    •  But gosh (0+ / 0-)

      It would've felt good!

      Politics for a great many people here isn't about passing legislation to better peoples' lives but about putting the screws to their enemies.

      •  Give me a f***ing break--we all care about (1+ / 0-)
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        people's lives or we wouldn't bother posting here. You don't think lives have been lost; people tortured, maimed, and killed don't count, including our own soldiers, or what? I believe the president would have gotten REAL healthcare through if he'd done what's right; the wind would have been at his back; all people of conscience standing with him.

        What will future generations say when they have no civil liberties, when war is just the norm, when torture, assasinations, and wiretapping are no big deal. Get off your high self-righteous horse. It's fine to disagree, but don't you DARE say I don't care about people. Justice is not "politics," the rule of law is not "about putting the screws to [my] enemies."

        "[K]now that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy." -Barack Obama

        by Battle4Seattle on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 01:48:02 PM PDT

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        •  That's your assumption... (1+ / 0-)
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          It's not mine.

          It obviously wasn't President Obama's and wasn't the assumption of other Democratic leaders who have backed him.

          As for our future generations - seems to me that we are returning to the 'rule of law'.  The Bush years were an aberration, as was Nixon's Watergate break in.

          And I believe that the President did get REAL health care passed.  

          The only issue left unsure is premium cost.  I think it 50:50 that the exchange will be sufficient to keep premium prices down.  If not, then when we have data that proves it so we can return to the idea of a public insurance policy.

          (And please remember, people at the lower end of the economic scale - well into the middle class - are protected from too high premium prices by and income caps and subsidies.)

          That "hopey-changey thing"? Takes a Magic Hawaiian to pull it off...

          by BobTrips on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 01:56:05 PM PDT

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