Originally Posted by Supafly345
I hope the Tea Baggers split off into their own party so half the crazies would leave the GOP and we could actually have the possibility of a good canididate from the right for once.
I highly doubt that the Republican's will ever have a good candidate again. I don't think they understand that running on platforms that demand endless wars and less good paying jobs isn't really something that people living in tent cities are willing to latch on to.
The democrats are the same but sneakier, hence why we are still in Bush's wars.
I'm guessing in the next few years people will have enough of this treadmill of futility we call the election process and start a brand new political party.
Originally Posted by Blasted Child
Congrats Americans, you're no longer the only country in the civilized world without a nationalized health care
Don't pat us on the back just yet. I heard all this healthcare bill really is, is a bailout for the bankrupt insurance agencies. They are going to force people to buy products from for-profit unregulated health insurance companies using medicare's money. So you pay into it through ObamaCare and they STILL deny your claim.
Very similar to the banker bailout. They send trillions of dollars of free tax payer money into the investment banks and then those same banks STILL forclose on you. The American people are taken yet another ride on the bullshit express.
Originally Posted by Colonel Flagg
Health care has become the poster child of political football. If you support it, you're a socialist. If you're against it, you're a right wingnut.
I'm for an optional single payer government Health care plan. Problem is that ObamaCare is just another sweet heart deal for the insurance companies who gambled on derivatives and lost. Hence why a lot of the house democrats were against it from the start but were bullied into supporting it.
There still isn't a single payer option in the bill to compete with private interests and that's the point.
I wouldn't be surprised if quite a lot of Non-Red states follow suit and passed laws against the Health Care bill just like they did regarding the Patriot Act.
The government can't force it's population to buy a product from a private for profit instituion.