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Spinning "healthcare"....

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by bigdogtx, Mar 25, 2010.

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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    Guess we will see how gullible the voters will be in Nov....
     
  2. tad houston

    tad houston TS Member

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    Talk about SPIN, Excerpt form an article from 3/26/10. The headline was about how that now that this monstrosity had passed, suddenly polls show people like it! Followed by blather about how many goodies people will be getting etc.


    I will give some credit as the article finished with the following (buried at the end of course).


    "All this will come at huge cost, of course. As Republicans, led by Rep. Paul D. Ryan (Wis.), have demonstrated repeatedly, health care reform will balloon the federal deficit, not contain it, when all costs are figured in, especially the forthcoming $371 billion "fix" to protect doctors from Medicare cuts.


    Insurance premiums will rise even faster than they would otherwise because the government is mandating increased coverage without guaranteeing that everyone will have to buy insurance.



    The overall health care cost "curve" will bend even more steeply upward -- contrary to Democratic claims -- as 32 million more people have access to health coverage and a finite supply of doctor and hospital services.



    Cost-containment mechanisms in the Democratic legislation are largely experimental, including changes in fee-for-service medicine, comparative effectiveness measures and a commission to impose Medicare cuts.



    Nothing in the bill enlists patients to be cost-conscious consumers. In fact, to placate labor unions, the final version weakened the effect of the tax on "Cadillac" insurance plans, one of the few certain cost savers in the legislation.



    Republicans are right in asserting that, instead of reducing unsustainable entitlement costs, the Democrats have created a massive new entitlement that will add to the burden of debt piled on the next generation, menacing the nation's long-term well-being.



    And they are right to say that health care was passed with special interest deals; in secret, Democrats-only negotiations; and with some votes "purchased" with state-specific benefits.



    Independent voters, the Gallup poll showed, disliked the way Democrats in Congress handled health care by a wide margin, 37 percent to 22 percent."
     
  3. Paladin

    Paladin Well-Known Member

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    CAT announced that husseincare will cost them $100 million in the first year, Deere claims an additional $150 million, 3M states an additional $90 million, and AT&T said it will cost them $1 billion with a 'b', in the first quarter,


    The writing is on the wall. Either husseincare is repealed, or there will be much less manufacturing remaining in this country. Manufacturing 'built' this country. hussein and his band of corrupt tax cheats, along with a bobble-head liberal congress, will destroy it.
     
  4. tad houston

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    Take the increased cost numbers announced and multiply them by just about every business out there.

    Then you can figure that we (you and I) will be picking up the tab. Either through price inflation (where do you think they are going to get the money to cover these new Government mandates?).

    Or through the additional taxes, fees and whatever else they can come up with to cover the additional governmental costs incurred from the reduced tax revenue when these companies shut down or ship production off shore to get away from this assault, PLUS all the unemployed that are left in the wake.

    They claim to want to promote job growth but the only JOBS they are promoting are Government Jobs,which many feel IS the reason for this.

    Crush and destroy our Capitalist economy and leave everyone looking to them for our livelihood.

    You decide.
     
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