Well, actually, it's just a huge hand out to the insurance companies. But if we're really lucky, it might possibly evolve into government-run healthcare eventually.
But with the amount of money health insurers give the Democratic Party, I doubt it.
1/6/2010 8:55:57 AM
I'm so sick fo this shit all I can be bothered to say is "oh fuck off".
1/6/2010 9:41:58 AM
So the new definition of "usurper" has been expanded from just "black president" to "absolutely anyone who's not a screaming nutjob Teabagger."
1/6/2010 9:51:23 AM
And what's the downside?
1/6/2010 10:06:32 AM
Senators voted on a bill they did not read. Bribes were paid from your tax money to give senators in certain states special treatment for their votes.
And how is this is different from any other bill being passed?
1/6/2010 12:00:18 PM
So not only Obama is an usurper, but now all Democrats in Congress?
And if you think this bill is unconstitutional because senators voted on it without reading it and took bribes and got special treatment, then every law passed by Congress for the past 50 years or so is unconstitutional.
And I really don't think you understand what "unconstitutional" really means. Nor "usurper."
1/6/2010 12:53:29 PM
It's appalling to note that there are Americans who do not know how their government works. Don't they teach these things in civics class?
1/6/2010 12:55:20 PM
"And how is this is different from any other bill being passed? "
Ol' Bill doesn't like this one. Duh. ( ;p )
1/6/2010 2:49:58 PM
You didn´t read it either. Otherwise, you´d understand that it doesn´t violate ANY article of the constitution.
1/6/2010 4:02:25 PM
I agree. I mean, they all read the Patriot Act in three days, and they're too lazy to read a healthcare bill in three months?
1/6/2010 4:59:15 PM
There were only a couple of copies of the Patriot Act available, and a ridiculously small amount of time allotted for congress critters to read the 300-plus page document, and definitely not enough time for everyone to do so.
Oh, and the Medicare Part D? Much worse was done by Republicans to pass that $1.2 trillion giveaway to the insurance industry and drug makers. Didn't hear you droolers being pissed off about it. Or that when a government employee estimated the cost would be $1.2 trillion -- instead of the $400 million claimed by the Retardlicans -- he was threatened with losing his job if he revealed that information to Congress. Or the threats made against lawmakers. Or the millions of dollars of pork doled out to get wavering lawmakers to vote for it.
So, STFU and go teabag your dad.
1/6/2010 5:12:08 PM
Yes but people who listen to far right media tend to explosively lose it along with most of their IQ points.
1/6/2010 8:18:32 PM
1/6/2010 9:34:45 PM
Um, the only people doing any bribing were insurance companies to strip the bill of most of its meaningful language. What are you whining about?
1/7/2010 12:09:41 PM
Uh, I've read the U.S. Constitution; and I've just read it again. The only part that could be regarded as being remotely related to health care, is Article I, Section 8, giving Congress the power to lay taxes to provide for the general welfare of the United States.
As for the process; that's covered by Section 7. Not being a U.S. citizen myself, and not following the process that closely, which bit of that section was breached?
1/7/2010 6:16:42 PM
1/7/2010 8:26:40 PM
They ain't teaching no civics classis nuns more
1/7/2010 8:27:56 PM
Emails between insurance company representatives show that they were high-fiving and congratulating each other on their huge coup with this bill. That's private industry being given a massive gift at taxpayer expense, not socialism, idiot. In other words, it reflects solid Republican values, regardless of the fact that nearly 70% of the people wanted affordable public insurance (which STILL isn't socialized medicine) instead.
1/8/2010 2:34:37 PM
Combination of typical right-wing arrogance in which they think that any elected Democrat has disturbed the natural, God-given order of the universe, in which Republicans are always supposed to be in charge and calling all of the shots, and childish temper-tantrum reaction to Democrats legitimately winning elections after they've gotten so used to stealing rigged ones for the last eight years.
1/8/2010 2:43:08 PM
I find people like you disgusting. If someone has a chronic health condition and can't afford basic medical treatment, it's because they're too lazy to work five full-time jobs to afford it, right? How selfish of them to think they shouldn't have to live in poverty to afford treatment for medical conditions that aren't their fault, right? Sure, keep telling yourself that. You call yourselves "kind" and "loving" Christians, but you throw a temper tantrum and and drag your greedy knuckles every step of the way toward any form social or economic justice. You turn your backs on the poor and sick just to be spiteful and contrary to "teh librulls", and then you have the audacity go and proclaim yourselves "pro-life".
I've received socialized medicine and government-run health insurance my entire life for being an army brat, and I love it. I have lupus, asthma, ADHD, clinical depression, and a chronic heart condition. I take no less than 9 medications every day (most of it for the lupus and its associated effects), and I have to see a doctor every four months. Based on the atrocities I've seen happen to other people with private insurance, I don't want your free-market healthcare. I couldn't get it anyway because of my "pre-existing conditions". If I did miraculously manage to get accepted for coverage, I still couldn't afford the outrageous price tag slapped on someone with my conditions, so I don't know what I'd do without my daddy's TRICARE insurance.
Oh, and I haven't gotten started about my uncle who had to file for bankruptcy because cancer landed him almost a million dollars in debt. If you were in his shoes, I guarantee you'd be begging for universal healthcare.
1/8/2010 3:58:17 PM
I'm pretty sure Congress hasn't read every bill they've ever passed. Take a civics class, asshat.
1/8/2010 4:36:40 PM
neuromancer is great
1/10/2010 10:54:52 PM
"Senators voted on a bill they did not read. Bribes were paid from your tax money to give senators in certain states special treatment for their votes."
With those two sentences, you just described every single bill that has been passed in the last hundred years by politicians of any party.
1/11/2010 3:31:23 PM
Snatch his ministry's tax-free status.
1/25/2010 8:26:56 PM
Please, read a dictionary. And get some original vocabulary. Everyone has decided to call Obama a 'ursurper'. I want to hear some creativity!
1/27/2010 3:19:28 PM