Congratulations America!

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    We (the majority of voters R's, D's and I's) put Obama into office in hopes of changing the way Washington works. The centerpiece of his campaign? Healthcare reform. While almost none of us can agree on exactly HOW to do it, the majority of us agree that reform would be a good thing. Based on how things are now looking, the best possible option for a bill will be so watered down, that it will not be worth the price tag.
    I blame ALL of us. WE put these people (Congress) into office to work for and represent us. Instead, they are STILL catering to special interest groups and those who line their pockets during election time. The move to disallow importation of foreign made drugs was the last straw. Obama campaigned strongly on allowing this to happen as it could save American citizens upwards of $100,000,000.00 annually. Obama folded as did a majority of Congress.
    IF our elected officials are only going to do what the private sector wants, can someone explain to me why we need a public entity government in the first place? Why not simply follow the premise of "War, Inc.". I believe we are closer to that already than even I care to admit.:banghead:

    <climbs down from soap box>
     
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    Reality check, there are no foreign made drugs. Almost all medication that is worth taking was developed HERE. Canada blackmails the US to get cheaper drugs, all we would be doing is cheating our own companies and our Government if we "bought" drugs from Canada. Not to mention the Drug Companies would cease making the deals they make with these Foreign Countries if we did.

    It costs MONEY to research test and develop new drugs. The Companies that do that have x amount of time to recoup those costs with a patent system. Canada and other Countries threaten to ignore the patent and illegally make the drugs that cost them NOTHING to be developed if the Companies do not sell them to them cheaper.

    There simply are NO cheap drugs anywhere during the patent time.

    Want to dry up new drug testing and creation, continue with this ignorance.

    Further the center piece of Obama's campaign was NOT health care. Nice red herring.

    Lets hope the health care bill dies a needed death. the sooner the better.
     
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    True.

    But another significant cost is the amount spent by these companies on advertising.

    Why should they be advertising products that the consumer does not have the ability to purchase on their own without another individual (a doctor) authorizing them to have it?
     
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    I don't see why the US can't blackmail these companies the way Canada does? It would appear Canada'a blackmail efforts have not driven these drug companies out of business?
     
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    And why does the government and democratic supporters then spend money on advertising to tell you all about the great things behind government run healthcare, all the while they could put the same money towards charities to help those with medical expenses??
     
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    Ok dickweed, how does healthcare reform = changing the way Washington works? And do you consider record levels of deficits, earmarks, spending, etc. an improvement?
     
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    Blackmail companies? What kind of fucktard are you? Again, this is changing the way Washington works? DC bullies and blackmails the private sector? Guess what.. you'll be next. God you folks are stupid.
     
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    You Obamabots have been FUCKED. F U C K E D fucked!!!!!!!

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!! And you're too stupid to realize it! HA HA HA HA !!!!!!
     
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    The average man-on-the-street doesn't have to be politically savvy to understand that it's UNWISE to spend money we don't have. And he doesn't have to be a Constitutional Scholar to see that forcing us to buy an insurance product is illegal. :eek:

    Obamacare is a fail because even the most brazen of elected officials knows where his bread is buttered. It's been crystal clear that solving the problems associated with healthcare was just a feint for a power-grab, so clear in fact, that Mr. Man-on-the-Street couldn't miss it.

    This Congress messed up because it didn't address the problem with HONESTY. Instead of laying out their case for "single-payer" and seeking a Constitutional Amendment for it, the only legal means through which it could be implemented... they've tried to back-door it in. They've been caught 'smuggling' and the people no longer trust them.

    If they want to have the "single-payer" debate... then by all means, let's have it. But they will NOT get away with simply ramming some Socialist Crap down our throats. And they know it.
     
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    Why are the Feds spending YOUR money advertising a plan, that nobody can explain, and the majority of Americans don't support? Why are they spending YOUR money flying all over Europe? Why are they spending YOUR money on rackets like ACORN?

    Your outrage is misdirected.
     

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