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  1. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    19 Jan '11 15:02 / 1 edit
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41149463/ns/politics-capitol_hill

    Although the vote is symbolic, and stands little chance of becoming law, Republicans in the house have decided if your unemployed, poor, or uninsured, you don't deserve any health care coverage at all. To all those who need health coverage, and don't have it. the G O P has a message: "Profits for insurance companies, and HMO's are more imporntant, than weather you live or die!" P.S. Have a nice day.
  2. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    19 Jan '11 15:46
    Originally posted by bill718
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41149463/ns/politics-capitol_hill

    Although the vote is symbolic, and stands little chance of becoming law, Republicans in the house have decided if your unemployed, poor, or uninsured, you don't deserve any health care coverage at all. To all those who need health coverage, and don't have it. the G O P has a message: "Profits f ...[text shortened]... ies, and HMO's are more imporntant, than weather you live or die!" P.S. Have a nice day.
  3. 19 Jan '11 16:05 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by bill718
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41149463/ns/politics-capitol_hill

    Although the vote is symbolic, and stands little chance of becoming law, Republicans in the house have decided if your unemployed, poor, or uninsured, you don't deserve any health care coverage at all. To all those who need health coverage, and don't have it. the G O P has a message: "Profits f ...[text shortened]... ies, and HMO's are more imporntant, than weather you live or die!" P.S. Have a nice day.
    Perhaps once they've gotten this symbolic vote out of their system, the GOP and Dems will come together and begin to actually propose real ways to improve upon the current healthcare law and begin a serious but honest debate free from name-calling and strawmen.

    Or maybe not.
  4. 19 Jan '11 16:14
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    Perhaps once they've gotten this symbolic vote out of their system, the GOP and Dems will come together and begin to actually propose real ways to improve upon the current healthcare law and begin a serious but honest debate free from name-calling and strawmen.

    Or maybe not.
    Honest debate?!?!? You might as well be speaking Chinese.

    I think there's a law being passed to take that phrase out of the American dialect of the English language.
  5. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    19 Jan '11 16:34
    Originally posted by PsychoPawn
    You might as well be speaking Chinese.
    We might have to start that too.
  6. 20 Jan '11 00:29
    Originally posted by bill718
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41149463/ns/politics-capitol_hill

    Although the vote is symbolic, and stands little chance of becoming law, Republicans in the house have decided if your unemployed, poor, or uninsured, you don't deserve any health care coverage at all. To all those who need health coverage, and don't have it. the G O P has a message: "Profits f ...[text shortened]... ies, and HMO's are more imporntant, than weather you live or die!" P.S. Have a nice day.
    I think I like this guy. Nothing like a preposterous liberal. Sort of like myself.
  7. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    20 Jan '11 00:53 / 1 edit
    The repeal bill passed by a 245-189 margin. The earlier Republican predictions that they would have close to a veto proof majority proved to be a lot of hot air; only 3 Democrats voted for the repeal.

    A complete waste of time.

    EDIT: sh76 quoted Fred Upton's prediction on January 3rd (which turned out about as accurate as my NFL playoff ones):

    Upton said on "Fox News Sunday" that he believes there may be enough opposition in the new House to reach the two-thirds majority required to override a presidential veto. Short of that, he said House leaders will "go after this bill piece by piece."

    "As part of our pledge, we said that we would bring up a vote to repeal healthcare early," Upton said. "That will happen before the president's State of the Union address. We have 242 Republicans. There will be a significant number of Democrats, I think, that will join us. You will remember when that vote passed in the House last March, it only passed by seven votes."

    Upton added: "I don't think we're going to be that far off from having the votes to actually override a veto."


    Guess again, Fred.
  8. Standard member Soothfast
    0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,
    20 Jan '11 01:31
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    The repeal bill passed by a 245-189 margin. The earlier Republican predictions that they would have close to a veto proof majority proved to be a lot of hot air; only 3 Democrats voted for the repeal.

    A complete waste of time.

    EDIT: sh76 quoted Fred Upton's prediction on January 3rd (which turned out about as accurate as my NFL pla ...[text shortened]... the votes to actually override a veto."


    Guess again, Fred.
    So, okay, Grandstanding Oligarch Party only got 56% instead of 67%. Tough break. Maybe they'll rewrite the rules of arithmetic to realize the desired result.
  9. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    20 Jan '11 02:14
    Originally posted by badmoon
    I think I like this guy. Nothing like a preposterous liberal. Sort of like myself.
    At last...another voice of reason!