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  1. 24 Mar '17 00:39
    http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/03/22/koch-brothers-dropping-millions-to-decide-the-fate-of-the-gop-healthcare-bill/ Shouldn't/couldn't this be construed as bribery or extortion?
  2. 24 Mar '17 00:46
    Simple solution is to simply repeal Obamacare.

    Vote on replacing it later.
  3. Standard member vivify
    rain
    24 Mar '17 01:20
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Simple solution is to simply repeal Obamacare.

    Vote on replacing it later.
    And leave 20 million uninsured in the process?
  4. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    24 Mar '17 02:33
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Simple solution is to simply repeal Obamacare.

    Vote on replacing it later.
    And just screw the poor and the sick, right?

    On second thought, yeah, that sounds exactly like Republican conservatism.
  5. Standard member checkbaiter
    By God's Grace
    24 Mar '17 02:36
    Medical insurance was good before obamacare.
  6. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    24 Mar '17 02:37
    Originally posted by kquinn909
    http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/03/22/koch-brothers-dropping-millions-to-decide-the-fate-of-the-gop-healthcare-bill/ Shouldn't/couldn't this be construed as bribery or extortion?
    You have to understand that the billionaire Koch bros. have invested heavily in the healthcare industry, and they want a return on their investment.
  7. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    24 Mar '17 02:39
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    Medical insurance was good before obamacare.
    This is so funny, you should consider a stand-up comedian career in Vegas.
  8. 24 Mar '17 02:57
    Originally posted by vivify
    And leave 20 million uninsured in the process?
    They'll just do as they've always done, go to the emergency room and not pay the bill.
  9. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    24 Mar '17 03:00
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    And just screw the poor and the sick, right?

    On second thought, yeah, that sounds exactly like Republican conservatism.
    If you had the choice between a sick body and a robust soul... or, a robust body but a sickly soul, which do choose?

    I'm going to go with the former.
  10. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    24 Mar '17 03:41
    Originally posted by Eladar
    They'll just do as they've always done, go to the emergency room and not pay the bill.
    Who pays for your health care?
  11. 24 Mar '17 10:22
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Who pays for your health care?
    I do. I have a job.
  12. 24 Mar '17 11:17
    As for the topic of the thread, this was in response from Trump's threat that a no vote would mean the establishment taking any funding you received and giving it to an opponent in the next election. Now a no vote will have money to get re-elected.
  13. Standard member vivify
    rain
    24 Mar '17 13:54
    Originally posted by kquinn909
    http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/03/22/koch-brothers-dropping-millions-to-decide-the-fate-of-the-gop-healthcare-bill/ Shouldn't/couldn't this be construed as bribery or extortion?
    Let's steer the conversation back to the OP, and the fact that Republicans are easily bought and controlled. I think Eladar deliberately threw in a stupid idea just to disract from Reps being controlled by money.
  14. 24 Mar '17 16:17 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by vivify
    Let's steer the conversation back to the OP, and the fact that Republicans are easily bought and controlled. I think Eladar deliberately threw in a stupid idea just to disract from Reps being controlled by money.
    You are an idiot if you think that all politicians are not bought and controlled.

    OK, not all just all establishment types.

    Most Republicans and a vast majority of Democrats.
  15. Standard member vivify
    rain
    24 Mar '17 17:31 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Eladar
    You are an idiot if you think that all politicians are not bought and controlled.

    OK, not all just all establishment types.

    Most Republicans and a vast majority of Democrats.
    I'd agree, except for the fact that Trump promised to "drain the swamp" only to pass an executive order deregulating Wall Street...because his "friends" can't "borrow money". This means, clearly, Trump is an establishment type; this also means, by your own definition of "establishment type", that Trump is "bought and controlled".