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24 August 2009

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truly, q

i wonder if he still believes it my damn self

Luther

Your last paragraph are my exact thoughts as well. At this point I don't know what Obama thinks on any issue since he seems to need the GOP approval for it to be valid for some odd reason.

Kevjack

I am hoping and praying that Obama sees "the urgency of now" and decides that NOW is the time to LEAD on the issue. Not time to build "consensus," not time to appease people who want you to fail, and not time to throw out every trial balloon you can so that you can try to come away with a "win" that is a hollow victory at best.

Tell the American people why this is important, why we need it, what real reforms means, and why it has to happen now.

mjolnir202

What I would do to have someone in the administration actually listen to Paul Krugman. He's been giving them hell for months and he shouldn't stop now. I feel like a fog of derangement has settled over the Obama White House. Their actions make no sense whatsoever. They really do seem to think that the Republicans are going to come around on healthcare. It's utter madness.

I'm so furious that I find myself having to make a purposeful effort to not read or watch healthcare coverage in the news. Obama has become the bullied kid who keeps trying to negotiate with his tormentor. The Republicans, on the other hand, are like Kamikaze pilots, willing to die to destroy him. They're complete nihilists. Why can't the White House see this?

Ravenback

As Bill Maher recently opined, President Obama wants to treat everyone like adults, but he needs to realize that he's dealing with a bunch of children. He needs to tell them that either you follow my rules, or you leave my house. People bought Bush the last 8 years, 4 years of senior Bush, and 8 years of Ronald Reagan. Where was the adult level intelligence in those decisions? Too many Americans will believe an outlandish lie before they believe a cold harsh truth. People do not believe things through osmosis. You have to beat them over the head until it gets through. Death panels, death books, not an American citizen, Hitler, Nazi, fascist, Marxist, communist, socialist, pulling the plug on grandma, forced abortions, covering illegal immigrants, government is your enemy and insurance companies have your best interests at heart, and he's a Muslim. The Republican machine at work. And what have the President and Democrats countered with? (Crickets chirping)

jacksmith

NO CO-OP'S! A Little History Lesson

Young People. America needs your help.

More than two thirds of the American people want a single payer health care system. And if they cant have a single payer system 77% of all Americans want a strong government-run public option on day one (86% of democrats, 75% of independents, and 72% republicans). Basically everyone.

Our last great economic catastrophe was called the Great Depression. Then as now it was caused by a reckless, and corrupt Republican administration and republican congress. FDR a Democrat, was then elected to save the nation and the American people from the unbridled GREED and profiteering, of the unregulated predatory self-interest of the banking industry and Wallstreet. Just like now.

FDR proposed a Government-run health insurance plan to go with Social Security. To assure all Americans high quality, easily accessible, affordable, National Healthcare security. Regardless of where you lived, worked, or your ability to pay. But the AMA riled against it. Using all manor of scare tactics, like Calling it SOCIALIZED MEDICINE!! :-0

So FDR established thousands of co-op's around the country in rural America. And all of them failed. The biggest of these co-op organizations would become the grandfather of the predatory monster that all of you know today as the DISGRACEFUL GREED DRIVEN PRIVATE FOR PROFIT health insurance industry. And the DISGRACEFUL GREED DRIVEN PRIVATE FOR PROFIT healthcare industry.

This former co-op would grow so powerful that it would corrupt every aspect of healthcare delivery in America. Even corrupting the Government of the United States.

This former co-op's name is BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD.

Do you see now why even the suggestion of co-op's is ridiculous. It makes me so ANGRY! Co-op's are not a substitute for a government-run public option.

They are trying to pull the wool over our eye's again. Senators, if you don't have the votes now, GET THEM! Or turn them over to us. WE WILL! DEAL WITH THEM. Why do you think we gave your party Control of the House, Control of the Senate, Control of the Whitehouse. The only option on the table that has any chance of fixing our healthcare crisis is a STRONG GOVERNMENT-RUN PUBLIC OPTION.

An insurance mandate and subsidies without a strong government-run public option choice available on day one, would be worse than the healthcare catastrophe we have now. The insurance, and healthcare industry have been very successful at exploiting the good hearts of the American people. But Congress and the president must not let that happen this time. House Progressives and members of the Tri-caucus must continue to hold firm on their demand for a strong Government-run public option.

A healthcare reform bill with mandates and subsidies but without a STRONG government-run public option choice on day one, would be much worse than NO healthcare reform at all. So you must be strong and KILL IT! if you have too. And let the chips fall where they may. You can do insurance reform without mandates, subsidies, or taxpayer expense.

Actually, no tax payer funds should be use to subsidize any private for profit insurance plans. So, NO TAX PAYER SUBSIDIZES TO PRIVATE FOR PROFIT PLANS. Tax payer funds should only be used to subsidize the public plans. Healthcare reform should be 100% for the American people. Not another taxpayer bailout of the private for profit insurance industry, disguised as healthcare reform for the people.

God Bless You

Jacksmith — Working Class

Twitter search #welovetheNHS #NHS Check it out

(http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/25/why-markets-cant-cure-healthcare/)

Senator Bernie Sanders on healthcare (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSM8t_cLZgk&feature=player_embedded)

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbWw23XwO5o) CYBER WARRIORS!! - TAKE THIS VIRAL

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