Bart Stupak sold out

@dragon54u (31644)
United States
March 22, 2010 9:45am CST
His district got about $1 million for airport improvements. http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/news_details/article/92/2010/march/22/about-bart-stupak.html How can these people live with themselves? If I was such a hypocrite I would not be able to sleep at night. For those unfamiliar with Stupak, he was voting no on the government takeover of our insurance companies and claimed it was because he was against federal funding for abortions. $1 million was all it took for him to betray his "principals". Our politicians are no better than prostit$tes, selling their votes to the highest bidder.
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@nzinky (822)
• United States
22 Mar 10
Bart Stupak sold out for a piece of paper that isn't worth anything if he thinks that it will be part of the law that is not worth the paper it's written on cause Obama will say or do anything that will get his way..........
@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
22 Mar 10
Yes, I believe that is true. They are saying Obama will be remembered as the one who made insurance available to everyone. I think he will be written down as the president who bankrupted the country to feed his own ego.
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@hofferp (4737)
• United States
22 Mar 10
I have one piece of good news this morning. My Dem DIDN't sell out; he voted "no". But he was offered a new hospital in his home town...
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
22 Mar 10
Good for him!! He must truly love this country. There are other ways to give people insurance other than putting the nation under the iron fist of the government. This is tyranny, plain and simple. The issue is NOT "heath care" but control of the insurance industry and now, through this unconstitutional law, control of the system of higher education.
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• United States
22 Mar 10
Our politicians are no better than prostit$tes, selling their votes to the highest bidder. that about sums it up. I knew they had to have offered him something. I wonder what the others got?
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
22 Mar 10
Hard telling, and we may never know the details of their arm-twisting. I don't understand how someone can sell out their country and their freedom. I just hope that they eventually realize what their greed has brought them and are horrified at themselves. I won't hold my breath, though.
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@laglen (19779)
• United States
23 Mar 10
At least most republicans are more expensive before they sell out. The only solution to this is to fire Congress.
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
23 Mar 10
I plan to do so this year in November. Fire everyone. And I plan to do that every election. One term should be enough for anyone. The founding fathers meant for people to serve the public then go back to their lives, not make careers of it. That's where we've gone wrong--if they know it's a limited gig they may get into it for the public good, not the benefits and perks.
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@laglen (19779)
• United States
23 Mar 10
you hit the nail on the head - serve then go.
@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Mar 10
hi dragon54u I should not even answer this as this insurance business is so blown out of context it is pathetic. to me it makes sense to finally get health insurance for all americans and if we have to take over the bloated greedy health insurances so be it. This will not make us a socialized country at all but will finally assure all Americans who work their butts off and still cannot get medical care that they will now get it. so let the wealthy bas@ards stew, working people need medical care now. so now off my soap box.To heck with the likesof Bart Stupak. lets get that health insurance passed for the working people who deserve some breaks for a change.
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
22 Mar 10
Hatley, there were already programs to insure the indigent and those who were poverty stricken. To make insurance mandatory is not right, it's unconstitutional and this law will bankrupt us. Aren't you alarmed at the cuts they will be making in Medicare? I am! Not because I'm on it but because my parents are. I have health insurance but I chose to have it. I think it's a sensible expense to take on, for me. Our government has no right to tell us that we have to buy something. Plus, they have now taken over the educational loan business. Only the government can loan money for education now. Does that sound like a country that you want to live in, the free country we always loved? It doesn't to me.
@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Mar 10
okay then why is myson who is fifty and not indigent but out of work and to young to get social security and the restof the crap you say we can all get, no I do not agree with you, and you can call me names, you can insult me, but I have my own opinion and we need universal health care now, and for everyone not just you who haveplenty of money, and do not give adamn about people who are out of work and cannot get jobs yet but are trying their damnest, no there are not programs for a lot of people here and you will just convenietly overlook that, he is too young for the stuff, he is not indigent, he is just out of work, and looking hard, do not argue any longer as I respect you to believe whatever you will but you respect my feelings and do not try to change me or flame me as I will not stand for that.I am on medicare and a gap hmo and I am okay. its p eople who are wo king but cannot afford the outrageous health insurance that worries me sick.Myson could not afford health insuirance even when he was working and no he was not indigent or poverty stricken,.you just will not believe some working people cannot afford health insurance and still feed house and clothe their families. wake up everyone is not as well off as you must be, and we do deserve to have help.sorry we must agree to disagree. Ishould never have even responded as I just got the same old crap fed to us who are well to do. do you really think that if working people could afford health insurance they would not buy it? get real.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
22 Mar 10
It that figured into the cost of the Health Care Bill.
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
22 Mar 10
I would not doubt it. I'm sure it is riddled with pork. It also takes over the student loan business, even though that has nothing to do with insurance. Now your son or daughter can be denied a loan if they want to be an accountant but the government thinks they should be an engineer or a manual laborer. This was never about "health care". That was a carefully crafted phrase to make it appealing to the sheeple. It's an insurance industry takeover.
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