Ironic

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Sinatra, May 6, 2010.

  1. Sinatra
    Offline

    Sinatra Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    8,013
    Thanks Received:
    1,005
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +1,005
    One of the requirements of the bailout package for Greece is that they privatize large portions of their healthcare system in order to cut costs and become more efficient.

    So as Greece, now all but bankrupt, is teetering on total collapse, they are moving away from socialized medicine while we in the United States have a Democrat president and Congress that, despite widespread opposition, pushed for more socialized medicine here.

    And but a year and a half since electing what many call the most liberal president to be elected in America, the Brits are at this moment kicking the liberals out of power and voting Conservative.

    And November 2010 looms ever closer...
     
  2. Vast LWC
    Offline

    Vast LWC <-Mohammed

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    10,390
    Thanks Received:
    871
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    New York
    Ratings:
    +871
    The IMF always forces any nation it bails out to sell off everything in order to pay off outstanding debt.

    It's like a bankruptcy case on a much bigger scale.

    That is what's happening here.

    When third world countries have gone through similar bailouts in the past, they have ended up with citizens having no access to clean water except through bottles sold to them from private industry.
     
  3. rightwinger
    Offline

    rightwinger Paid Messageboard Poster Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    120,262
    Thanks Received:
    19,822
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    NJ & MD
    Ratings:
    +45,337
    Where in the Healthcare Bill that Congress passed does it provide Government running healthcare?

    The bill calls for Private Insurance not Government Insurance
     
  4. Sinatra
    Offline

    Sinatra Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    8,013
    Thanks Received:
    1,005
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +1,005
    ___

    Greece is a 3rd World Country?

    At any rate, the irony remains.

    Greece is yet another example of the failed policies of widespread government entitlement, where production decreases while debt increases until finally, the nation steps into the abyss.

    Hopefully they can pull back from that abyss and regain some sense of governmental responsibility for the good of future generations of Greeks.

    California is in a similar situation as Greece...bailout city.
     
  5. WillowTree
    Offline

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    68,147
    Thanks Received:
    10,164
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +14,702
    Oh god not again.. listen carefully.. The government.. runs the healthcare now,, it will mandate how insurers insure,, who what where for how long and how many.. they mandate that you get insurance if you don't they will fine your ass and call it a "tax" now who else but the government runs healthcare rightwinger?? errr leftwinger.. I wish you'd get honest and call yourself what you are.. a leftwinger.. see my sig line?? What did Biden say??? All together now.. "We will run the insurance companies." :lol::lol:
     
  6. Vast LWC
    Offline

    Vast LWC <-Mohammed

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    10,390
    Thanks Received:
    871
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    New York
    Ratings:
    +871
    I'll agree with you about California, they have a serious issue with fiscal responsibility.

    Of course, the Energy companies ripping them off like there's no tomorrow certainly didn't help the situation.
     
  7. Sinatra
    Offline

    Sinatra Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    8,013
    Thanks Received:
    1,005
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +1,005
    ___

    Remarkable how some know so little of what they comment on!

    At least you are willing to try and set them straight! :clap2:
     
  8. rightwinger
    Offline

    rightwinger Paid Messageboard Poster Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    120,262
    Thanks Received:
    19,822
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    NJ & MD
    Ratings:
    +45,337
    Wow......sure you don't want to post that crap under conspiracy theories?

    Government does not run healthcare.....it should....but the whiney "Government takeover" liars got their way. Insurance companies run healthcare. They always have and based on their control of the GOP and certain corruptable Dems....they always will
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2010
  9. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,791
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,807
    So they want the people of greece to pay more money? No suprise there it will make their GDP look better but the people will pay in more than one way.
     
  10. Big Black Dog
    Offline

    Big Black Dog Gold Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    22,912
    Thanks Received:
    5,108
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Ratings:
    +5,714
    Greek. Be real careful with Greek anything. It can be a pain in the butt! I suspect we will be having the same discussions here in this country in about 1 more year of Owe Bama. Could be sooner. Many people already have a case of the sore butt.
     

Share This Page