Does Anyone Think This Is A Good Idea? Health Care Debate

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Annie, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Annie
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    Well it worked for the stimulus, so why not overhaul forced national health care, with 20 hours of debate. The public wouldn't have time to react whether they agree or not. :hellno:

    The Associated Press: Congressional Democrats near agreement on budget

     
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    here is a less skewed source Annie

    The 50-Vote Senate | The American Prospect,

    ...that explains the rule much more in depth...

    here is a clip of it, note what is in bold and in red...pretty please! :)

     
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    Unfortunately, I think government involved health care is going to be rammed down our throats. The leftists and their willing accomplice of the MSM have managed to make this something that is now just expected as viable debate. Not an "if" anymore, but a "how".
    Republicans are wimps because they allowed this to happen.
     
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    So Care, you think this is a great idea. 20 minutes of debate, no public input? That stimulus bill, that no one had time to read, totally down with that too? I'm beginning to agree with what some poster said, 'they could burn down DC and the sycophants would be A-ok with that."
    :cuckoo:
     
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    I confess I read both those interpetations and am got lost in the parlimentary machinations.

    I take it the Dems are now doing what the Rs did when they ruled the roost?

    They are making it impossible for the opposition to have meaningful input (or even debate of same?) into the bills before them, right?

    Sound vaguely familiar to complaints we've heard in the past, doesn't it?
     
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    it's not a matter of being okay or not okay,, they are going to do it no matter if we are okay with it.. they will pay a political price for it though and just remember Annie, unless it is a constitutional amendment things can be re-thought and rewritten other socialist countries aren't doing well with socialized medicine and they don't have the population we do,, if they can't do it and stay solvent it's for sure the screw ups in Washington cannot do it.. We have 3 years and 265 more days of hell. then we will see what happens.
     
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    Willow, I disagree with the possibilities or need for constitutional amendment. In the past couple weeks, both municipalities and state legislatures have backed off on spending and tax increases that seemed 'done deals'. Why? Anger directed towards representatives through the tea party type of activism.

    Without the help of Congress, none of Obama's plans with come to fruition. The real question is, will the people move?
     
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    if they use reconcilliation then they will be unstoppable. The Democrats in the Senate are hell bent on ramming obamalama's policy through, if they wanted the will of their constituencies they would not fall back on reconcilliation. and I didn't mean to imply they would make health care a constitutional amendment, I'm saying, if obamalama uses reconcilliation and rams it through as he is going to do it can be undone once the more rational party takes back the WH.
     
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    Which is why I'm hopeful that this part of the story gets wide play and goes viral. The action of the public must begin by Monday-at the latest. I'm seeing it picked up by some biggies and there's already a reaction from the pro-Obama sites that this is 'fear mongering' and 'hoping the US fails.' So yeah, there's hope. ;)
     
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    Hey, it's only money, they will simply print more.
     

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