Maximus wrote: "...the vast majority of medical advancements in the world come from publically traded for profit American companies. Investment, risk, and profit drives the success of the American healthcare system, not the guvment."
France leads the world in medical research and has for quite sometime, and they do this while offering government sponsored health care to every single person who resides within their borders.
"Alprova...you are alive today, albeit, with one leg because of
our current for profit, free market based healthcare system."
Sir, this "current for profit, free market based health care system" has me approximately $150,000 in debt to medical providers.
"Let's face it, and I know this because I own a medical supplies business..."
Oh my...time to pull on my hip-waders. Thus the rest of what you have is easily dismissed.
joneses wrote: "The state of Tennessee would not have an issue with Medicaid if it were not for the Liar in Chiefs obamacare."
But of course, everyone applying for Medicaid in Tennessee is someone whose insurer canceled on them...is that your accusation?
"Governor Haslam is doing all he can to protect Tennesseans from another failed Liar in Chiefs plan to destroy health care for everyone."
Governore Haslam is simply falling in lockstep with all the other good little Republican Governors, doing his part to resist any and all efforts to reform a very broken health care system, because the Republicans have absolutely no answers or proposals that would do a thing to help those without access to health care insurance.
"I have never seen so many people mesmerized by a liar."
Unfortunately, it is a waste of time to attempt to discuss the issue with those who are equally and negatively obsessed with everything the same man does.
limric wrote: "Single payer - Medicare for all? Without using hyperbole, why isn't it a viable alternative?"
That may well be where we wind up, and I am one of many who hope that the Republicans and their cheerleaders are successful in their attempts to derail ObamaCare, because that's what will come down the pike if they continue their antics.
The more they push, the more likely insurance companies will be pushed aside, for they know this is their last chance.
zableedofisterix wrote: "Voter fraud is real, rickaroo, and it's 100% Democrat Party."
What an easily disprovable statement.
Fairmon wrote: "Your information is totally wrong but someone has to feed the addicts or they will steal enough to support their habit and to have food. The number of recipients using illegal drugs or abusing legal drugs is much higher than 2%. Testing has resulted in a significant drop in applicants therefore a low number detected in testing."
Aw c'mon fairmon. You're a bit smarter than that. Do you really believe that people who use drugs are purposely avoiding applying for benefits?
There have been studies performed in areas where no mandated testing is done, and the percentages have always been at 4% or less.
Rickaroo, bravo to your 1:38 pm post. You echoed what I have been stating for years.
Spot-on, to say the least!!
jesse wrote: "Al You know and I know that the quote is accurate!"
I don't know it to be accurate at all. It is merely a rumor that he said it. It's more possible than not, but I prefer to believe that a sitting President would have more couth than to utter such a thing, so I am giving him the benefit of doubt.
"Why nit pick it just because you can?Johnson was a lowlife scum sucker!"
He certainly is not a favorite President of mine, that's for sure.
"Has nothing to do w/Obama so give it up!years ago i read an account of this where a big shot reporter heard Johnson say this!That has since dissapeared from the web!"
Nothing against you, but it is a rumor and in the absence of any proof that he did indeed say it, I simply prefer not to mar the reputation of a man who is no longer able to defend himself.
As I did offer earlier, it is entirely possible that he did say it, and it is in line with other provable quotes that do exist, but that one does not appear to be a provable quotation attributable to Lyndon Baines Johnson.
jt wrote: "Robert A. Caro’s series of books under the heading of “The Years of Lyndon Johnson”. The definitive “liberal” treatment of Johnson and that no one has denied his statements and the participants have confirmed to the author."
jesse stated that all one had to do was to Google the quote and all would be revealed.
I did that and no confirmation can be found.
You're the master of Google found masterpieces and it's hard not to notice that you did not find anything either, or you would have loved shoving it in my face.
The man may well have said it, but there is no proof to be found that he did, so it remains a rumor, despite your best attempt to muddy the issue with additional quotes of his proven bigotry.
I'm quite sure the man was a Dixiecrat, as were many Southern Democrats prior to the mid-1960's. Several exited for the Republican Party, many left politics altogether, and the rest hve seen the error of their ways and changed their views.
Any quotes of Democrats prior to around 1965 is quite pointless, for that Democrat party is quite dead and their views have changed tremendously.
jt wrote: "Your links do not show that I misquoted Obama and in fact show their correctness."
Then you need to learn to read. Context is everything when offering a quote. When a quote is taken out of context, it's meaning is altered.
You are a master of taking quotes completely out of context and copying and pasting those of others.
Thus, your points are highly irrelevant, as they always have been.
It's your time to waste.