Why I Support a Public Option.

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  1. AVG-JOE
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    If you remove the million dollar executives and their needs from the equation, costs to the consumer come down. Take banking for instance - I just received notice from my Not-For-Profit Credit Union that I had insufficient funds in checking to cover my last mortgage check. They transferred the cash out of savings and charged me $5.00.

    Why don't we have a national credit union and a public option in insurance?

    Good (insert your preferred Deity here) people!! We must look so stupid from space.
     
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    I want a public and private option
     
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    We can't afford a public option. Cuz the gummit spent your great-grandchildren's money already. We're tapped out. Government, like individuals, should not spend irresponsibly.
     
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    I do NOT want Government run health care for all. It won't work.

    Are liberals missing a gene? What part of I don't want to pay for everyone else don't you get? What part of take PERSONAL responsibility for your self and your family don't you get?

    The health care crap in Congress right now does not improve anything. If you want Health care to be sold across State lines? It is not in there. If you want preexisting conditions covered make single bill for that. If you want all non work people covered by one group rate make a single bill for that.

    NONE of that requires Government to be involved at all. Just make a law.

    Get tort reform in there. Get the shyster Lawyers out of our medical costs.

    There is not a SINGLE program the Government runs that is cost effective and runs smoothly. They are all full of waste and abuse. It is the NATURE of the beast.

    No Government entity EVER has an incentive to save a dime.In fact by their very nature they MUST spend every penny given them even if it is wasted doing it. Failing to do so means next year their budget goes DOWN.

    Every Government agency has every incentive to create more work for itself so that it can get more money. No Government agency ever works to eliminate its self or save the tax payers a penny. By their very nature they must grow.
     
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    Do you feel that you know more than me because you are older and more experienced?
     
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    I'd rather have a handful of million dollar execs than a few thousand government hacks in charge of health care.
     
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    What part of the word 'OPTION' is unclear to you Sarge?

    A public option is NOT free health care, it would create a non profit insurance provider where citizens could purcha$e coverage.

    Private insurance corporations are NOT in the health care business, they are in the PROFIT business. Their incentive to increase PROFIT is collect premiums from policy holders, then FIRE the policy holder when they submit a claim.

    It is beyond insanity
     
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    I spent 16 YEARS in Government handling accounts, I know exactly how it works.
     
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    So you are saying you have more experience?
     
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    Specific experience in regards accounts and how Government handles OUR money. Now if you are going to chime in with how you run Government accounts do us all a favor and do not lie to us about how you save money. The sad fact is that if an account does not spend every dime it gets that year then next year some other account will get the excess since your account obviously does not need it. No increase for inflation or new contracts or anything else.

    Every year account managers get the same speech about ensuring every penny is spent before the end of the fiscal year.
     

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