Re: Newt had the best lines from the debate
Many of the nations CEOs and company spokesman are saying what Newt Gingrich said in the debate the other day: Obamacare isn't the right solution to the nation's healthcare downward spiral. In fact, these companies are specifically NOT hiring because of the mandates in the law.
Myth: Healthcare is in a downward spiral
Truth: Healthcare is quite good, the best in the USA as it has ever been, in fact the best in the world.
Truth: The cost of healthcare is in an upward spiral - but then everyone wants quality healthcare and that costs quite a lot.
Truth: Too many people in America want something for nothing. There should be a significant cost to using healthcare - period. A copay would be a good thing, and not a tiny copay, but something on the order of 20-35%.
Truth: Healtcare is also expensive BECAUSE of Medicare and insurance. When individuals who use healthcare don't share in the cost, then providers tend to overcharge because they can. Over decades it spirals into huge costs.
The real problem is that people are becoming increasingly more unhealthy. They don't get enough exercise and the overeat.
The solution to the cost of healthcare is not the government taking over the whole system.
The better solution is competition amongst health insurance providers across state lines (The Feds prevent that now through previous legislation).
There are many other provisions as well: Doctor's malpractice insurance is ridiculously high because the lawyers always want to bring law suits against them. These suits should have an upper limit.
On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 9:00 AM, dude wrote:
Increasing the size of gov is not what i would choose...but if the size increases because problems of the nation are finally being recognized and addressed. it is because the obama wh has targeted problems such as the nations healthcare downward spiral that causes even you heartache and applied a solution for which the money grubbing reps were never even concerned with
On Thu Sep 8th, 2011 3:54 PM EDT indi wrote:
>Sorry, A choice between Obama and Obama is not on the table.
>Obama is a clown and has NO EXPERIENCE (except for being a radical leftist).
>Obama is a proven antagonist to free markets who is an ELITIST who thinks we
>are his subjects.
>Obama is only quick on the draw when it comes to INCREASING the size of
>Obama is REALLY good at bringing down the economy - that's now proven.
>Prosperity will come as soon as Obama is out of office.
>On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 3:02 PM, dude wrote:
>> good questions...no basis...how about this...
>> would I rather have some clown without experience like Palin at the seat of
>> the most powerful nation on earth....or
>> ... a proven frat boy from texas who is quick on the draw and able to pull
>> the nation down to the opposite of prosperity?
>> *From:* indi
>> *Subject:* Re: Newt had the best lines from the debate
>> Who would you rather have:
>> Obama and the Dems destroying the economy, or
>> Any Republican doing nothing, and the economy comes back on its own
>> On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 1:32 PM, dude wrote:
>> rammed through...with the do nothing repubs ...doing nothing good
>> *From:* indi
>> Fact: MSNBC is a totally biased organization towards Democrats.
>> While NBC representative Brian Williams had more than his share of sneering
>> biased questions, it was Williams's co-moderator, Politico editor John F.
>> Harris who laid on the snark in his attempts to bait and attack the
>> Such unbalanced questioning is par-for-the-course for Republicans
>> competing at the national level. More often than not, they take it in
>> stride. Tonight, though, Newt Gingrich was having none of it as he went
>> full-on after Harris's attempts to insert Gingrich into a non-existent
>> debate about an individual mandate to purchase insurance at the national
>> level that Republicans simply are not having. Video and transcript follow.
>> The transcript:
>> JOHN HARRIS: Speaker Gingrich, it sounds like we have a genuine
>> philosophical disagreement. In Massachusetts, a mandate, almost no
>> uninsured—in Texas, a more limited approach, about a quarter uninsured.
>> Who's got the better end of this argument?
>> NEWT GINGRICH: Well, I'm frankly not interested in your effort to get
>> Republicans fighting each other.
>> (Harris laughs, audience applauds)
>> GINGRICH: The fact is—
>> HARRIS: Speaker Gingrich, we've got—
>> GINGRICH: The fact is—
>> HARRIS: We've got—
>> GINGRICH: No, no we don't—
>> HARRIS: We've got a choice between the individual mandate or not. Anyway,
>> go ahead.
>> * GINGRICH: You'd have, you would like to puff this up into some giant
>> thing. The fact is, every person up here understands Obamacare is a
>> disaster. It is a disaster procedurally. It was rammed through after they
>> lost Teddy Kennedy's seat in Massachusetts. It was written badly, it was
>> never reconciled. It can't be implemented. It is killing this economy.*
>> * And if this president had any concern for working Americans, he'd walk
>> in Thursday night and ask us to repeal it because it's a monstrosity. Every
>> person up here agrees with that.*
>> (Audience applauds)
>> And let me just say-- since I still have a little time left, let me just
>> HARRIS: Sure.
>> GINGRICH: I for one, and I hope all of my friends up here, going to
>> repudiate every effort of the news media to get Republicans to fight each
>> other to protect Barack Obama who deserves to be defeated. And all of us are
>> committed as a team, whoever the nominee is, we are all for defeating Barack