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  1. 22 Mar '10 05:40
    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2009/health_care_reform

    17 % of people polled actually think this bill will accomplish what it sets out to do.

    And you all?
  2. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    22 Mar '10 05:53
    Originally posted by Hugh Glass
    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2009/health_care_reform

    17 % of people polled actually think this bill will accomplish what it sets out to do.

    And you all?
    I also don't think this bill will fully accomplish what it sets out to do. But if I were an American I'd support it.
  3. Standard member expuddlepirate
    Exaulted high possum
    22 Mar '10 05:53
    Originally posted by Hugh Glass
    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2009/health_care_reform

    17 % of people polled actually think this bill will accomplish what it sets out to do.

    And you all?
    What do you take this country for? A democracy?
  4. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    22 Mar '10 05:56
    Originally posted by expuddlepirate
    What do you take this country for? A democracy?
    No a democratic "republic", in fact. I don't see any reference to Government By Rasmussen Report in your nation's laws. I think you're far better off sticking with representative democracy and your constitution.
  5. 22 Mar '10 08:00 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FMF
    I also don't think this bill will fully accomplish what it sets out to do. But if I were an American I'd support it.
    My new slogan:
    If we can afford it, I'll support it.

    I just now realized the importance my parents really played in my life. They hit the tail of the first recession, grand parents went through it. When I was a kind, it use to drive me nuts to see Mom saving foil, yarn etc. She made most of our clothes, dad wacked our hair for school. My Dad taught us all how to make car repairs, even my sis can change a water pump. My daughters can change their oil
    It's just time to suck things up and say just the heck on with it.
    Life goes on, if you think your way thru.

    Remember when I first jumped on. I told you I was looking for a wise man, and you said I was in the wrong place?/ well there are some good thinkers here, just rowdy.
  6. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    22 Mar '10 20:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Hugh Glass
    My new slogan:
    If we can afford it, I'll support it.

    I just now realized the importance my parents really played in my life. They hit the tail of the first recession, grand parents went through it. When I was a kind, it use to drive me nuts to see Mom saving foil, yarn etc. She made most of our clothes, dad wacked our hair for school. My Dad taught us n, and you said I was in the wrong place?/ well there are some good thinkers here, just rowdy.
    Parents are so important. I feel bad for those who didn't have them around, or had abusive or neglectful ones.
  7. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    22 Mar '10 20:21
    Originally posted by Hugh Glass
    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2009/health_care_reform

    17 % of people polled actually think this bill will accomplish what it sets out to do.

    And you all?
    I don't know what it sets out to do. I bet most people who responded do either.
  8. 22 Mar '10 20:47
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I don't know what it sets out to do. I bet most people who responded do either.
    No doubt it won't accomplish all it set out to do; but that's because it was watered down in order to get it to pass. However, politics is all about compromise and attempts to find realistic and plausible solutions to problems, so to admit that it's not a flawless or ideal bill is not to condemn it in any case.
  9. 22 Mar '10 23:50
    Originally posted by Hugh Glass
    My new slogan:
    If we can afford it, I'll support it.

    I just now realized the importance my parents really played in my life. They hit the tail of the first recession, grand parents went through it. When I was a kind, it use to drive me nuts to see Mom saving foil, yarn etc. She made most of our clothes, dad wacked our hair for school. My Dad taught us ...[text shortened]... n, and you said I was in the wrong place?/ well there are some good thinkers here, just rowdy.
    As is quite common with government solutions, created by political hacks not experts in the field in question, I think the reform will make things worse. But don't worry.

    A leading financial advisor on the radio listened to a caller bemoaning the probable onset of inflation. He asked the caller are you going to stop eating corn flakes?

    No the caller replied.

    You going to stop doing laundry?

    Again negative.

    Well Kelloggs and Proctor and Gamble will be Ok, and most other American companies will be fine as well.
  10. 23 Mar '10 17:20
    Originally posted by Hugh Glass
    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2009/health_care_reform

    17 % of people polled actually think this bill will accomplish what it sets out to do.

    And you all?
    opinions change all the time.

    the fact that the people voted for obama and the dems in congress clearly indicates they supported at least some of they proposed to do.

    furthermore, its no surprise people would be so against the bill at this stage, considering all the fearmongering by the likes of hannity.