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It's pretty simple. To heck with what the people need, these politicians are only thinking of their own re-election. And the fact that their base believes that improving the healthcare of its citizens is a bad thing gives one pause.
When this this thing finally kicks in and people see how much the fines are, how weak the coverage is, how many hooks and taxes are baked into this they will be screaming and kicking. Fortunately for Obama he will be gone right when the house of cards starts to fall.
Those southern states are the ones with the highest percentage of folks on welfare, SS Disability, and Medicaid already, why would they need Obamacare. This is where your tax dollars are going Minnesotans....North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Florida, Tennessee...the ones that went GOP in the last election.
These red states have large numbers of poor citizens, the most poorly educated citizens, and citizens who have the greatest need for these medicade programs. Yet these same citizens continue to get whacked in the head by the political leaders they elect. These are oppressed voters who are voting to continue and extend their own oppression.
The feds pay 74 cents of every Medicaid dollar for Mississippi, and only 50 cents for MN. Maybe we should send those Southern governors a big thank you for not expanding coverage.
While they all govern GOP-leaning states, they still must safeguard their support among Republican voters who dislike large-scale federal initiatives in general and distrust Obama in particular. - Yeah and the fact he's a black man has nothing to do with it.(wink)
Earlybird39, we are finding new damaging provisions in this 13,000 page tax every day, so dont act like you know whats in it because even the fools who rammed it through dont know ala Amy and Als fight against the job killing, revenue killing medical device tax. This fiasco will be exposed for the single worst piece of legislation ever introduced.
tkcloutie, It sounds as if you feel Minnesotans are more politically astute. You may want to be careful. We have a governor who doesnt understand what he signed to the tune of almost a billion dollars, and Amy and Al are fighting a job killing portion of the bill that they were instumental in pushing though even though MN is a hotbed for medical technology industry. We sure look smart, dont we. Now if Dayton is successful in forcing private business to Unionize, we will be BRILLIANT.
"so dont act like you know whats in it because even the fools who rammed it through dont know ala Amy and Als fight against the job killing, revenue killing medical device tax" -- still spreading the misinformation, I see. Don't let facts get in the way of your rant.......... "We have a governor who doesnt understand what he signed to the tune of almost a billion dollars" -- if you're referring to the pull-tabs issue... your numbers are off by about $650 million... which, in all honesty, iisn't bad for you
Hi dogman. Remember the other day when you enlightened us all by saying that the 16 plus trillion dollar deficit doesnt matter.....Tell me more of your political views...you seem really smart.
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