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September 1, 2009

Republican Solution For Healthcare: Ask Your Neighbor For Help

It’s really sad, the Republicans are completely irrational and are without compassion.

I don’t know about you, but, if I have traumatic brain injury, heart disease, cancer, influenza, pneumonia, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic liver disease, cirrhosis or even a toothache I’m surely not going to my neighbor Bob for a cure – but that’s what the Republicans want Americans to do according to Senator Tom Coburn.

So I guess if you’re OK with getting your medical and dental care from Bob the Builder or Joe the Plumber the Republican solution will work just fine for you.

But, if you live in the greatest country in the world, in the new millennium and believe that in America all things are possible and that here in America we should have the best medical and dental care possible, with proper and adequate regulations in place, then I guess Healthcare reform is for you.

Call your elected officials and let them know that you want Healthcare Reform with a public option. Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight!

 

 

 

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4 Comments »

  1. Republicans can say all they want about “their” plan, but I truly believe the GOP doesn’t want to do anything on this issue, thus simply spewing rhetoric. Simply look at these two questions. 1) Did the Republican-controlled Congress return legislation to President Clinton? 2) What did the GOP do with health care from 2001-2008? And to top it off, they are stationing themselves as the defenders of Medicare & Medicaid – something that isn’t normally in their mantra.

    There’s no doubt in my mind that there are multiple ways to attack the issue. However, I’m also convinced that a bipartisan approach can yield a sound program. On the other hand, a solution just to be bipartisan can also do nothing.

    I’m sure there are some Republicans who are willing to work with the Dems, but the bulk are not. On the other hand, will the left be willing to compromise to get some GOP support? In other words – what a mess.

    One more thing about the Republicans. They are a minority and they aren’t going to get a 50-50 compromise. Nada … the best they can get is 25-40% …. and if they got it, that should mean they would vote affirmative. But I believe they are too stubborn to do that. in other words, forcing the Dems to go alone … in other words, what a mess … and on an important issue to boot.

    Thanks Paulette … sorry about pontificating. 🙂

    Comment by afrankangle — September 1, 2009 @ 8:11 am | Reply

    • Frank –I agree with you. Your responses are so incisive so much so that they get me wound up! 🙂

      The Republicans have NO interest in passing ANY kind of healthcare reform. The Republicans have NEVER submitted a healthcare bill — ever. They simply don’t care about healthcare for the majority of Americans — they are happy with what they have and they don’t give a hoot about anyone else’s predicament. These Republicans are all about their individual interests, period.

      The right wing of the Republicans tried to make a big deal out of President Obama saying, “We won.” But guess what — he’s right. ‘We’ won and we elected President Obama to pass healthcare reform and therefore the Republicans want him to fail so that they can say during the 2010 elections that, ‘Obama and Democrats are all talk, he had no intentions of passing healthcare reform and we wanted to.” Or something like that.

      Obama honestly tried to work with the Republicans and they themselves put the last nail in that coffin so I won’t feel bad if the Democrats at this point do not feel the need to negotiate with the Republicans going forward.

      The Democrats can completely ignore the Republicans and shut them out and make them completely ineffective — even at their foolishness. And I would not blame the Democrats.

      We have a Democratic majority and we need to be successful and get some work done. Enough of trying to be diplomatic with the Republicans.

      Let’s get the job done. It’s time.

      And no, you actually were not pontificating. That would imply that you didn’t know what you were ‘puffed up’ and didn’t know what you were talking about.

      Comment by Paulette — September 8, 2009 @ 4:03 pm | Reply

  2. I am a republican, though I will admit that sometimes my party makes it hard to say that proudly. With regard to healthcare, I am against a “public” option. I think that it is contrary to the principles on which this country was founded, and that there are other solutions which can be explored. The CEO of Whole Foods laid out an excellent start which I summarized in my own blog here: http://seat6d.com/post/177254685/healthcare-and-the-federal-role

    Comment by Denrael — September 4, 2009 @ 10:46 am | Reply

    • Denrael — the solutions by as laid out on your blog by John Mackey — Whole Foods’ CEO — seem to cover a lot of the same options President Obama wants in his plan.

      The problem is that the close minded Republicans don’t want to see ANY healthcare reform passed because they don’t want President Obama to succeed at ANYTHING even at Americans’ expense. No matter what plan is put forth they will howl and holler and act like werewolves at full moon.

      It is politics all the time for these Republicans — they don’t care about what’s best for Americans in general.

      Comment by Paulette — September 8, 2009 @ 3:46 pm | Reply


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