"A Vote For Me is a Vote For Health Care for All"

@ParaTed2k (22980)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
July 17, 2009 10:46am CST
Right now The Central Committee* are trying to push through Obama's health care bill. The goal is to have the bill on Prs. Obama's desk before the august recess of Congress. You see, there are a lot of senators and representatives who have a problem. They will be up for re-election next year, and they are afraid that voters will hold the passage of the health care bill against them. They are counting on the short attention span of voters. But wait, if this plan is so great, wouldn't the health care bill be a great campain platform? Wouldn't they want to put it off so they could use it to gain votes? I can hear the speech now.. "A vote for me is a vote for health care for all. My opponent doesn't want you to have health care, and will vote against Prs. Obama's plan if elected. It's up to you, the people of ... to help me return to Washington and protect your right to medical care." But they aren't saying that. They don't want to use Obama's plan as a campaign tool, in fact, they are afraid that they won't get re-elected if their voters associate them with this turkey of a plan.
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@Rollo1 (16650)
• Boston, Massachusetts
17 Jul 09
People want the economy fixed much more than they want to see a hugely expensive health care plan. In listing priorities, health care is near the bottom of the list while the economy rates first with the majority of voters. Voters will hold it against them if the economy continues to tank while government spending and their taxes increase.
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@N4life (851)
• United States
17 Jul 09
Health care and a sustainable economy can not be separated.
@us2owls (1681)
• United States
17 Jul 09
Obamas health care plan needs to go down the tubes. Who wrote this plan anyway - it certainly couldn't have been Obama - he spent too much time touring the world free of charge to him but a cost to the taxpayers. Wonder if he has to show his passport - IF HE HAS ONE - the man is a total waste of time and our money. I hope anyone that votes with him gets voted out of office next time they run.
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@bdugas (3581)
• United States
17 Jul 09
Doesn't that tell you that something is wrong with this package, I hear it will cost everyone, and a lot more than what you are paying now for health care. Maybe they for once aren't so hot on passing something that later down the road people are going to see they was ripped off and used and they don't want their name on it as ones that helped push it through
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• United States
17 Jul 09
I think his plan his horrible. And I support health care for all, after all, it works good in Canada. But the problem is that with the economy being the way that it is, he is saying that small businesses either have to give their employees health care, or they have to pay a tax if they don't. A lot of businesses can't handle that. And if small businesses start to go under, won't that make the economy worse than it already is?? People don't think about these things. And because of this bill, some states have suspended medicaid services to those that need it. I think it is a sad thing. And politicians who try to use this are pathetic.
• United States
17 Jul 09
Hello ParaTed2k, This is truly an interesting discussion you've started here. I honestly don't follow Congress too much, as I find them to be a group of old duffs that are out of touch with the public and simply are there to be reelected again...again...and again. But as for the Obama Health Care for America plan: -It's interesting, but I agree with you in that it's flawed. Most businesses, especially small ones, may or may not be able to hold their own in the required decision of either covering (purchasing the health care package- was it premium that's required, or normal?) all of their employees or paying the 6% tax on their payroll to help fund Health Care for All. Great discussion, and I would add more to my response, but I need to do a little more research on his health care plan. In any case, nicely done! I have forwarded this onto other Mylotters. Kind regards, -Fresh Writing
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
18 Jul 09
Some months back, there was a story on the news about a dr. who had a plan that was working very well. I think he may have been in New York, or somewhere up in the north east. Anyway - the government "shut his plan down." That's pretty dictatorious (if I can use such a word for descriptive means.) Some of our politicians brag on the American ingenuity - but don't really seem to be excited about encouraging it. I believe if the government had a website for ideas to solve some of our problems, and awarded some small rewards for the best ones, we'd find a lot of help from our neighbors nation wide. But then, they think that many of us are a bunch of nud-nicks that have no thinking capabilities - boy are they wrong!