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Obama’s Decision to Drop Public Healthcare Option Only Affects 5 Million of You

Thank goodness that only five million Americans truly don’t have health insurance, as Karl Rove’s fuzzy math point out, because President Obama appears poised to drop the public option from his health care reform effort. Then again, Mr. Rove is taking more deductions than tax-savvy corporation, subtracting anyone from America’s 307 million population who could theoretically afford health insurance but chooses not to buy it. Oh, did we mention Rove earned one-and-a-half million dollars from a single book deal?

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On:           Sep 2, 2009
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  • 17 Comments
    • Robert, NYC
      Robert, NYC

      If republican seniors don’t like the public option and socialized medicine, why don’t they return their medicare cards to the federal government and go out and buy additional private insurance instead if its so bad? I’m sure they can afford the exorbitant premiums and annual hikes as well as not allowing pre-existing conditions. Come to think of it, why aren’t the republican politicians in both houses refusing their own government provided health plan?

      Sep 2, 2009 at 10:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwalker666
      jwalker666

      Exactly…It bothers me when the Republicans and conservatives bitch about the health care plan, and say it is socialism. I was in a conversation with someone the other day that was bitching about Obama and saying that he is going to turn the whole country into a socialist economy. And these people were seniors on disability. I had to mention that if it were not for socialist policies in America, then they would be living in a cardboard box somewhere, or dead because they would not be able to get their medicine. If these conservatives don’t want any kind of government involvement, then there would be no disability, no medicare, no welfare, schools, police, road repairs, etc.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 10:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stevenelliot
      stevenelliot

      It amazes me that no one can see the hypocracy with these anti-health-insurance reform creatins.

      First, Republicans and blue-dog Democrats in elected office, who are actively telling Americans that there should be no public option, should themselves drop their public financed health insurance!

      Second, all these talking heads against insurance reform? What is their annual salary?? Fuck them. They are the top 5% of the population, privledged, comfortable, not very effected by the recession, slanting truths and telling lies to scare people into not supporting a bill that would benefit them.

      God damn! If it aint ole Marie Antoinette all over again. Royalty supporting and perpetrating lies for their own gain. Sitting in their mansions, wondering why the American population just doesnt seem to be happy. “there is no bread to eat! The people are starving!” reply: “there is no bread? Well let them eat cake!” Marie said it as a joke, but it was an enlightening comment on how the very rich think of the rest of us……

      Sep 2, 2009 at 12:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Audrey
      Audrey

      Obama’s health-care promises are being exposed by the details of the actual legislation, and we WILL see costs rise. Support the goal of covering all individuals through private health insurance! http://www.friendsoftheuschamber.com/issues/index.cfm?ID=300

      Sep 2, 2009 at 3:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M Shane
      M Shane

      It is the best evidence that Americans have been stupid objects of “Group Think” when they have been reduced to thinking like chimps. This country is so patetically right wing, that something as common and decent as healthcare would be regarded as ‘Socialistic.” If you look at the years since Nixon we have toppeling over into fascist dictatorship.

      Of course the Republicans don’t care about having healthcare coverage ,They are getting so much money from doctors and Insurance and Pharmaceutical groups that they could buy thier own private Hospitals.

      I don’t think, from what I know that the public option has been given up on. Move-on and some other Progressive groups need help to organize the onslaught to get all of the (totally fucked-up0 “blue Dog ” Democrates to do the right thing. But the real Democrates have been holding strong.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 4:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stevenelliot
      stevenelliot

      @Audrey: GREAT audrey. I just gave up my private health insurance because I cant afford my 20 year old private plan anymore. So who pays for your health insurnace Audrey?? I personally paid for mine out of my own pocket for twenty years…..Tell us. Who pays for your insurance??

      Go sell your snake oil on Huffington Post.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 4:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS
      LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS

      ~ WHEN THE LAUGH OF $ATAN WA$ HEARD IN THE PEOPLE$ HALLS OF U$ CONGRE$$ ~

      THIS OLD WORLD ORDER OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF OUR POORER AMERICANS NEEDS ENLIGHTENED POLITICAL MINDS AND HEARTS TO VIEW GOD DIFFERENTLY THEN $$$…. NO MATTER WHAT THEIR POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION ???

      WHEN WILL OUR WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS ABATE THEIR ASSAULT ON POORER AMERICANS WITH THEIR MONETARY CONTROL OF OUR IVORY TOWER U.S. CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER ???

      THERE ARE NOT MANY MORE DISTRACTIONS LEFT WHICH ARE AVAILABLE FOR OUR WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS TO HIDE BEHIND IN NOT TAKING PROPER CARE OF ALL OUR AMERICANS IN A HUMANE FASHION !!!

      RALPH NADER ATTEMPTED TO EDUCATE AMERICAN VOTERS ABOUT U.S. CORPORATE POWER IN AMERICA AND HOW THEY CONTROL OUR CONGRESSIONAL PEOPLE THROUGH THEIR POCKET BOOK (POLITICAL DONATIONS). * WITHOUT THE DOUGH $$$ THESE U.S. CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD DO NOT GET RE~ELECTED TO CONGRESS.*TO STAY IN POLITICAL OFFICE IN AMERICA,ONE HAS TO BARTER YOUR VOTES IN CONGRESS AND REPRESENT POWER INTERESTS IN RETURN FOR THE BUCK$.

      POORER AMERICANS HAVE NEVER HAD THE $$$ LOBBY TO INFLUENCE THIS CORRUPT POLITICAL CONCEPT (of horse trading political votes for political contributions) TO ACHIEVE PROPER HEALTH ~CARE OR LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR ALL OUR MIDDLE ~ CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS.

      AMERICAN IVORY TOWER U.S.CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD HAVE PASSED FEDERAL LEGISLATION IN WASHINGTON DC TO SPEND 50 BILLION AMERICAN TAX $$$ ON THE INTERNATIONAL FIGHT AGAINST AIDS OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS WHILE THEIR OWN AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING TOLD BY THIS SAME U.S.CONGRESS THAT NATIONAL HEALTH CARE AND PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR CITIZENS IS UNAFFORDABLE.

      *** WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS (WHO ARE ONLY 1% OF OUR USA POPULATION) SADLY ALSO CONTROL HOW OUR U.S.CONGRESS SPENDS THEIR BUDGET TRILLION$ AND HAVE OBVIOUSLY FOUND MORE WORTHY INTERNATIONAL CITIZENS THEN OUR OWN DESPERATE AND NEEDY POOR TO ASSIST !!!

      ~Poorer Americans Nationwide only get 400 million $$$ per year for legal representation allocated them by CONGRESS~

      Middle Class and Working Poor Americans are unable to afford proper legal representation in their Civil, Criminal and Family Courts of law all across America causing tremendous hardships nationwide,but these great minds and callous hearts in our American Congress have found others Worldwide more needy then their own citizens who are being falsely incarcerated,wrongfuly executed,losing their homes or apartments,losing child custody or visitation with their children etc?

      Not being afforded proper legal representation by our U.S. Congress has created a total breakdown of the American judicial system for our poorer Americans because the our U.S. Courts punish all of us little people if we are not assisted with proprer legal counsel.*It is a known fact that our average Middle Class and Working Poor Americans without proper legal representation in all of our American Courts of law lose their legal cases to the better financed who are able to afford lawyers.

      Lawyers For Poor Americans is now actively in the hunt for International Countries and Leaders Worldwide to help raise 5 Billion Dollar$ for our slighted poorer Americans who have had their own American Congress turn their backs on their desperate needs in not affording them proper legal representation.

      Troy Davis and Mumia Abu ~ Jamal are 2 perfect examples of American citizens who never had proper legal representation or defense investigations afforded them by our U.S. Congressional Leaders Of The Free World in their initial criminal trials in (Georgia and Pennsylvania) who might very well have to pay the ultimate price of possibly being completely innocent and falsely executed in the near future.

      These two poorer Americans are among tens of thousands of legal cases nationwide that never were afforded proper legal representation or proper defense investigations at their initial trials……**We the public really have no idea if these men are innocent or guilty until they both are given fair legal representation at their new future trials.

      Improper murder trials take place in Third World Countries all the time. *** Why should average Middle~Class and Working Poor Americans in the Wealthiest Country Of The World be treated as if they are living a Third World Life Style ??

      This is the first of many www International pleas by Lawyers For Poor Americans for other leaders and countries to help raise the needed monie$ to correct these blatant injustices that have been inflicted on poorer Americans for the last few decades.

      Lawyers For Poor Americans has many other written articles that can be viewed with any www search engine by our name or our telephone number.

      Lawyers For Poor Americans is a www lobby group of volunteers that sing out about the decades old neglect,abuse and injustices being inflicted on our poorer Americans that have become Crimes Against Humanity issues for the International World Court to investigate.

      lawyersforpooreramericans@yahoo.com
      (424-247-2013)

      Sep 2, 2009 at 7:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joanaroo
      Joanaroo

      Thank you for comment number 7! A Democratic president and majority in both houses and who wins? Why of course! The Rethuglicans and their mob of white trash screamers and yellers! What a way to pay tribute to Sen. Kennedy! Democrats in Washington-go to Hell!

      Sep 2, 2009 at 8:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joanaroo
      Joanaroo

      So to make comments to the prez., the White House has a comment line, open 9 AM-5 PM EDT M-F and it’s (202) 456-1111.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 8:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joanaroo
      Joanaroo

      So to all the Right-wing hate yappers, the Dirty Ball-Licking Dog Democrats and the Rethuglican White Trash Whoopers and Yellers, may you die in your Third World America of cancer, heart disease, etc.-NOT COVERED by your insurance companies because it’s a PRE-EXISTING CONDITION!

      Sep 2, 2009 at 9:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joanaroo
      Joanaroo

      To those male Rethuglicans who have their health insurance paid for by those who work and don’t have insurance-a Canadian procedure to remove your prostate by pulverizing into small pieces and reducing cutting into your precious penis and testicle area has been done in America for years. So thank Canadian National Health Care for that. Personally I’d rather see Rethuglican prostates removed by dynamite!

      Sep 2, 2009 at 9:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bystander
      bystander

      Ah, yes, having a structural deficit of 30 Trillion in Medicare and Medicaid, and another 30 Trillion in Social Security isn’t a problem at all, because people want something. So lets make another highly irresponsible entitlement that the government can’t afford. These “entitlements” are nothing more than ponzi scheme. When they bankrupt, and ruin the nation, no one will have a very good opinion of FDR’s and LBJ’s experiment into socialism.

      http://usdebtclock.org/

      Sep 3, 2009 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bystander
      bystander

      And I’m so God Damn tired of the left replacing reason and responsibility with jealously and class warfare. Its sad if X number of people don’t have something they want or even need. Just because there’s a problem doesn’t mean that government can fix it. Most problems government most certainly CAN’T fix.

      We have the best healthcare system in the world, highest cancer survivor rates, and once you factor homicides, and car accidents out of the equation, THE HIGHEST LIFE EXPECTANCY.

      Sep 3, 2009 at 3:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rebekah
      rebekah

      Public Roads, public Libraries, public schools, police, parks and fires.

      Public Health Care. It’s a no brainer. This country’s lack of a public health care system is a disgrace. Where have our ideals gone?
      Let’s work to make our nations health care the best model in the world.

      Sep 3, 2009 at 6:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS
      LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS

      ~ WHEN SATAN WAS LET INTO THE PEOPLES HALLS OF U.S. CONGRESS ~

      ~HOW MANY SINCERE RELIGIOUS AMERICANS WHO CURRENTLY HAVE HEALTHCARE COVERAGE FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE THIS SATANIC MENTALITY TO DENY OTHER LESS FORTUNATE POORER AMERICANS AND THEIR FAMILIES PROPER HEALTHCARE ???

      THIS OLD WORLD ORDER OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF OUR POORER AMERICANS NEEDS ENLIGHTENED POLITICAL MINDS AND HEARTS TO VIEW GOD DIFFERENTLY THEN $$$… NO MATTER WHAT THEIR POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION ???

      WHEN WILL OUR WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS ABATE THEIR ASSAULT ON POORER AMERICANS WITH THEIR MONETARY CONTROL OF OUR IVORY TOWER U.S. CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER ???

      THERE ARE NOT MANY MORE DISTRACTIONS LEFT WHICH ARE AVAILABLE FOR OUR WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS TO HIDE BEHIND IN NOT TAKING PROPER CARE OF ALL OUR AMERICANS IN A HUMANE FASHION !!!

      RALPH NADER ATTEMPTED TO EDUCATE AMERICAN VOTERS ABOUT U.S. CORPORATE POWER IN AMERICA AND HOW THEY CONTROL OUR CONGRESSIONAL PEOPLE THROUGH THEIR POCKET BOOK (POLITICAL DONATIONS). WITHOUT THE DOUGH $$$ THESE U.S. CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD DO NOT GET RE~ELECTED TO CONGRESS. TO STAY IN POLITICAL OFFICE IN AMERICA,ONE HAS TO BARTER YOUR VOTES IN CONGRESS AND REPRESENT POWER INTERESTS IN RETURN FOR THE BUCK$.

      POORER AMERICANS HAVE NEVER HAD THE $$$ LOBBY TO INFLUENCE THIS CORRUPT POLITICAL CONCEPT (of horse trading political votes for political contributions) TO ACHIEVE PROPER HEALTH ~CARE OR LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR ALL OUR MIDDLE ~ CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS.

      AMERICAN IVORY TOWER U.S.CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD HAVE PASSED FEDERAL LEGISLATION IN WASHINGTON DC TO SPEND 50 BILLION AMERICAN TAX $$$ ON THE INTERNATIONAL FIGHT AGAINST AIDS OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS WHILE THEIR OWN AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING TOLD BY THIS SAME U.S.CONGRESS THAT NATIONAL HEALTH CARE AND PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR CITIZENS IS UNAFFORDABLE.

      *** WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS (WHO ARE ONLY 1% OF OUR USA POPULATION) SADLY ALSO CONTROL HOW OUR U.S.CONGRESS SPENDS THEIR BUDGET TRILLION$ AND HAVE OBVIOUSLY FOUND MORE WORTHY INTERNATIONAL CITIZENS THEN OUR OWN DESPERATE AND NEEDY POOR TO ASSIST !!!

      ~Poorer Americans Nationwide only get 400 million $$$ per year for legal representation allocated them by CONGRESS~

      Middle Class and Working Poor Americans are unable to afford proper legal representation in their Civil, Criminal and Family Courts of law all across America causing tremendous hardships nationwide,but these great minds and callous hearts in our American Congress have found others Worldwide more needy then their own citizens who are being falsely incarcerated,wrongfuly executed,losing their homes or apartments,losing child custody or visitation with their children etc…

      Not being afforded proper legal representation by our U.S. Congress has created a total breakdown of the American judicial system for our poorer Americans because the our U.S. Courts punish all of us little people if we are not assisted with proprer legal counsel. It is a known fact that our average Middle Class and Working Poor Americans without proper legal representation in all of our American Courts of law lose their legal cases to the better financed who are able to afford lawyers.

      Lawyers For Poor Americans is now actively in the hunt for International Countries and Leaders Worldwide to help raise 5 Billion Dollar$ for our slighted poorer Americans who have had their own American Congress turn their backs on their desperate needs in not affording them proper legal representation.

      Troy Davis and Mumia Abu – Jamal are 2 perfect examples of American citizens who never had proper legal representation or investigations afforded them by our U.S. Congressional Leaders Of The Free World in their initial criminal trials in (Georgia and Pennsylvania) who might very well have to pay the ultimate price of possibly being completely innocent and falsely executed in the near future.
      These two poor Americans are among tens of thousands of legal cases nationwide that never were afforded proper legal representation or proper defense investigation at their initial trials. **We the public really have no idea if these men are innocent or guilty until they both are given fair legal representation at their new future trials.

      Improper murder trials and needless deaths due to a lack of proper healthcare take place in Third World Countries all the time ! *** Why should average Middle~Class and Working Poor Americans in the Wealthiest Country Of The World be treated as if they are living a Third World Life Style ??

      This is the first of many www International pleas by Lawyers For Poor Americans for other leaders and countries to help raise the needed monie$ to correct these blatant injustices that have been inflicted on poorer Americans for the last few decades.

      Lawyers For Poor Americans has many other written articles that can be viewed with any www search engine by our name or our telephone number.

      Lawyers For Poor Americans is a www lobby group of volunteers that sing out about the decades old neglect,abuse and injustices being inflicted on our poorer Americans that have become Crimes Against Humanity issues for the International World Court to investigate.

      lawyersforpooreramericans@yahoo.com
      (424-247-2013)

      Sep 7, 2009 at 12:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joanaroo
      Joanaroo

      Love how the 2 commenters behind me have the “fuck everybody else- change nothing-as long as I have this I don’t care” Christian Rethuglican mentality. Spread a little more of the propaganda while you’re at it!

      Sep 7, 2009 at 12:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rudy
      rudy

      @Joanaroo: Four posts in a row without a comment or rebuttal in between, and you’re complaining about people “spreading propoganda?”
      Where did you buy your mirror?

      Sep 7, 2009 at 1:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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