The current "health care system" redistributes wealth every time an uninsured person goes to the emergency room and can't pay the bill. They are given medical care, and we all end up paying for it in higher insurance premiums and higher fees for medical services.
The Tea Party GOP refuses to acknowledge that fact, and has no plan to fix it. Just saying "no" is not a plan. If the GOP had come up with something better I think we'd have heard.
I just wish we had a responsible Republican party that was not controlled by mean-spirited, hate-mongering liars. There are real issues to debate and discuss so that we as a nation can reach a reasonable consensus on governing ourselves . . . for all of us, together. Tea bag tantrums, hostile divisiveness, and hostage-taking are not healthy for us or the future of our nation.
We need reasonable political discourse. However, the know-nothing teabaggers throw so many distortions, half-truths, and out-right lies into the mix that we all get side-tracked into petty skirmishes just trying to get the facts straight. Everyone (including the media) should ignore the poison-spiked tea and focus on the verifiably factual.
DesJarlais is equally arrogant and unavailable to the people who vote and whom he supposedly "represents." He doesn't represent us, and doesn't want to consider why; it would get in the way of shutting down the US government and other treasonous TeaParty antics.
Even emailing results in no answer . . . until (eventually, weeks or months later) some staff person sends a response that basically consists of canned pablum and mumbo-jumbo.
Throw them out next November.
soakya, what were you saying about "drowning in debt" when Bush and his cronies launched an expensive, unfunded, ill-conceived, incompetently-managed war in Iraq?
President Obama inherited a financial catastrophe from the Bush Administration. Obama acted wisely to right the economic ship, even though doing so was costly and not part of his original agenda. Of course, as with the shut-down, extremists on the right would have gleefully watched the national economy capsize, drowning everyone on board (i.e., the American people).
Once again, it's crystal clear that right-wing extremists (now controlling the GOP) are irresponsible and cannot be trusted with power over our government. They can break it, but they can't -- or won't -- fix it. They keep showing us that they haven't the mental capacity to think beyond having tantrums at our expense.
Do the so-called conservatives know how much federal debt was run up by George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and their neo-con cronies? For starters, their unfunded, unnecessary and incompetently managed invasion of Iraq funneled billions of federal money to Halliburton, Blackwater and other mercenaries. A lot of that money just disappeared, unaccounted for. So, when they whine about the federal debt, does that mean they are ignorant, demented, or just so biased and bigoted that they can't help spouting lies about how we got into the current mess?
Yes, she appears to have the reasoning powers of an adult. Wish more grown-ups did.
Teabag Reps are criminally treasonous anarchists, willing to destroy this nation out of their own ignorant arrogance. They have said they want to kill our government; now they dance with glee while pretending someone else pulled the trigger. What a despicable bunch of bullies and know-nothings.
WHOA there, librul. Many complaints can be raised about the glorification of Ronald Reagan, but I cannot agree with your rash statement that "The only thing wrong with Reagan's presidency was that John Hinkley didn't know his way around firearms."
Please, let's keep our discourse civil.
In a hostage situation, unconditional surrender is the best deal the hostage-takers can get. The alternative is suicide, or a SWAT team. Extremists in the GOP are on a suicide mission, shutting down the government because they couldn't get their way. The longer this shut-down drags on, the more American citizens will realize that the GOP talking points are distortions and lies. The SWAT team is coming. Just wait until the next election.