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Romney today says, "‘We Don’t Have People Who Die Because They Don’t Have Insurance" and besides they can always go to the Emergency Room.

Mitt Romney to Glenn Beck in 2007, uninsured people who go to the ER are engaging in a "form of socialism"

. . . in a 2007 interview with Glenn Beck, Romney called the fact that people without insurance were able to get "free care" in emergency rooms "a form of socialism."

     "When they show up at the hospital, they get care. They get free care paid for by you and me. If that's not a form of socialism, I don't know what is," he said at the time. "So my plan did something quite different. It said, you know what? If people can afford to buy insurance ... or if they can pay their own way, then they either buy that insurance or pay their own way, but they no longer look to government to hand out free care. And that, in my opinion, is ultimate conservativism."


   And if they can't pay? Die Quickly.

    So I am uninsured, what if I get sick? Should I go be a socialist based on Mitt Romney's advice today? Or should I just die quickly like the other 47,000 people a year who die, often in their apartments, uninsured. I guess it's not Mitt Romney's job to worry about those people.

    But of course, it's not like Mitt Romney understands "Can't pay".

    So is going to the Emergency Room what I should do, Mitt Romney? Or is that socialism? It can't be both. Oh I know, Mitt Romney doesn't give a shit whether you live or die, just as long as his tax money doesn't have to pay for any of it. That's for charities or hospitals or governments to pay for! It's like going Galt in your mind. No man is an island unless he can get to the Cayman Islands, then he is.

    If Romney is saying that socialism is the answer he's going to be in big trouble when Mitt Romney finds out what Mitt Romney has been saying.

    And Republicans, moronic lemmings that they are, are going to vote for this Multi-millionaire bankster who wants to raise their taxes so he can cut his own taxes in droves because they hate socialism.

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   At least we know that when unrealistic free market claptrap fails in the health care world we can count on Mitt Romney's belief that socialism will take care of things.

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  •  Well, Mitt's buddies sure do embrace planning: (8+ / 0-)

    Top executives at buyout firms including Blackstone Group LP (BX), KKR & Co. (KKR), Bain Capital Partners LLC and Carlyle Group (CG) LP assured each other in e-mails that they wouldn’t compete on deals to avoid driving up prices and angering competitors, according to a now public court complaint.

    The correspondence was cited as evidence that the firms rigged bids in 19 leveraged buyouts and eight other transactions, including the biggest deals of the leveraged buyout boom, according to the amended complaint unsealed yesterday by a federal judge in Boston.

    •  well go to the nation and check this out (0+ / 0-)

      this is the man that romney had the dinner linked to the 47%  Marc Leder, a wealthy investor, played host to Mitt Romney last May at a private fundraiser at his $4 million home in Boca Raton. Little did Leder know at the time, however, that someone would videotape the event and later leak it to the world, revealing the GOP standard-bearer in the act of caustically dismissing 47 percent of the country as too “dependent upon government” even to consider voting for him this year.

      Leder attempted to duck the ensuing storm of media attention, telling Fortune that he had simply “hosted a fundraiser for an old friend.” But Leder’s ties to the candidate run deeper than campaign contributions or an old friendship. As an investor, he is part of a network of links to the Romney family business empire that will acquire enormous relevance if the GOP nominee manages to ascend to the White House.  and now lets been tagg In 2008, soon after Romney ended his first bid for the presidency, his eldest son Tagg and his chief fundraiser, Spencer Zwick, formed Solamere Capital, a private equity firm named after the exclusive community in Utah where Romney owned a vacation ski lodge. all these people are linked and have a vested interest in getting a hold of the white house along with his son

  •  And the big lie behind the emergency room (10+ / 0-)

    excuse is it costs WAY MORE than health care would. For all parties concerned. It's a colossal waste of resources. And it isn't "free". Fucking Republican memes need to DIE. Too bad they seem to have the best damn care and feeding in the world :P

    If we got Mitt to be slightly less dishonest and gave him some personality he could pass as a used car salesman.

    by ontheleftcoast on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 09:18:43 AM PDT

  •  That emergency room visit is not free. (10+ / 0-)

    Took  me two years to pay off the er room visit after breaking my leg.

  •  Narcissism is Mitt's one constant (6+ / 0-)

    No matter what Mitt says, no matter how many twists and contortions and lies he makes it's always ME! ME! ME!

    look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

    by FishOutofWater on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 09:26:41 AM PDT

  •  and we might lose to this guy? (2+ / 0-)
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    lostinamerica, chicating


    Republicans===the party of the 1% rich people in America. Or in other words..The Party of NO!

    by jalapeno on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 09:30:29 AM PDT

  •  The best place to find socialized medicine (3+ / 0-)

    is at a NASCAR track.

    NASCAR tracks have care facilities on site that treat drivers in the event of injuries. But they also provide free care to anyone in attendance who walks in and requests help. So, if you break your leg, go to the care center and it is treated for free. And they are equipped to handle a wide variety of problems.

  •  Socialist? (2+ / 0-)
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    MidwestTreeHugger, LucyandByron

    I'm in :)

    Chop wood, carry water.

    by Allequash on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 09:34:23 AM PDT

  •  It's not his money. It's our money. (2+ / 0-)
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    Egalitare, a2nite

    The dollar is our currency, issued by our Treasury for our use to measure and lubricate trade and exchange.  What the financial engineers do with it in sequestering the money and speculating and gambling is akin to self-abuse.  It's a misuse of a tool.  Their being proud of it does not change that.

    Anyway, the real scandal is that the artificial scarcity of currency being engineered by these folk is being used by politicians to deprive, rather than serve the public.  
    These public servants whom we elected to manage the public purse, are like the unjust steward in the Bible and need to be sacked.

    Luke 16: 1-13.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 10:12:22 AM PDT

  •  So when do we have a real (1+ / 0-)
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    discussion about socialism without lies and demonization? There have been some real successful planned economies with great social benefits that are profitable. Like Germany, South Korea, The Scandinavian countries, Japan before the banking collapse after they got caught in US property in the 80s.

    Just as there are different types of democracy and representative government there are different types of socialism. In no way shape or form do we or have we ever had a free market in this country. Planned economy, no. Free economy, no also. The government has been supporting or bailing out business since Alexander Hamilton set up the Bank of the United States.

    After this election is over can we talk about the future and try to look past the 2014 mid terms?

  •  Socialist family since 1873 (0+ / 0-)

    Mitt was probably beating someone up in the cloakroom when they covered this in school, but national health care was invented in 1883 by German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, a reactionary noble who hated socialism above all else:  1883 Health Insurance Act.  

    Bonus theme song from Billy Bragg:  Upfield, AKA "Socialism of the Heart".

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold...The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity" -W.B. Yeats

    by LucyandByron on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 11:08:34 AM PDT

  •  Exactly (0+ / 0-)
    If Romney is saying that socialism is the answer he's going to be in big trouble when Mitt Romney finds out what Mitt Romney has been saying.
    The guy's mental. DSM-IV nutwad. Malignant Narcissist.

    Perhaps one day the Fourth Estate will take their jobs seriously. Or not.

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 11:21:22 AM PDT

  •  He's not only a liar, he's a lying DICK! (2+ / 0-)
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    dunnjen, Audri

    The world according to Rmoney:

    “We don’t have a setting across this country where if you don’t have insurance, we just say to you, ‘Tough luck, you’re going to die when you have your heart attack,’  ” he said as he offered more hints as to what he would put in place of “Obamacare,” which he has pledged to repeal.

    “No, you go to the hospital, you get treated, you get care, and it’s paid for, either by charity, the government or by the hospital. We don’t have people that become ill, who die in their apartment because they don’t have insurance.”

    Tell that to Kyle Willis, you asshole:

    New York's Daily News is reporting that Kyle Willis, a 24-year-old Cincinnati man, died from a tooth infection that spread to his brain. Willis, who was unemployed and uninsured, had a toothache and was told that he needed his wisdom teeth pulled. Willis could not afford the procedure, so he decided to wait it out.

    Willis ended up going to the emergency room when his face began to swell. He was informed that he had an infection that could spread to his brain, so doctors prescribed a pain reliever and antibiotic. Willis could not afford the antibiotic, so he took the pain reliever instead.

    While Willis' discomfort subsided, the infection continued to spread, causing lethal swelling in his brain that resulted in his death. Experts say Willis' story is not unique.

    Many Americans are having to make these kinds of decisions, which have very real consequences. Willis lost his life, and his 6-year-old daughter lost her father. We know that those against universal health care will say that it is his responsibility to handle his medical care, but what happens when you've exhausted all possibilities? What about people who don't have anyone in their family to ask for help? If everyone in your family is unemployed or underemployed, where can you get help?

    “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

    by WFBMM on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 11:55:40 AM PDT

  •  What about managing your health? (0+ / 0-)

    many things are simple with medication and stuff, but complicated without those things.
    I already don't like having to pick a name from a book and hope I can trust them(and that they haven't stopped taking medicaid patients...I haven't really felt like I've had "my" doctor in about fifteen years.)
    And yet I know it could be so much worse...

    "...annoyingly ethical,"

    by chicating on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 12:24:58 PM PDT

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