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President Obama should be applauded for his great accomplishment, which will go down in history as a monumental change in American policy.

He is the eighth president to endeavor to achieve universal health care for all. While this health-care reform has only begun, it goes a long way to accomplishing its goal.

Everyone should be reminded that there were 34 Democrats in the House of Representatives who joined 178 Republicans in voting "no" against this vital piece of legislation. How could Rep. John Barrow abandon such a fundamental change as health-care reform in 2010?

Constituents need to scrutinize the candidates that we bolster in 2010.

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chascush 07/18/10 - 10:52 pm
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Reading Mr. Henderson LTE I

Reading Mr. Henderson LTE I believe it is pretty obviously that he went to govmint schools. YES we will remember in Nov. who supported this piece of garbage legislation

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GGpap 07/18/10 - 11:38 pm
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Reading the first response

Reading the first response from CHASCUSH it is obvious that he/she enjoyed the privilege of attending private schools.

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johnston.cliff 07/19/10 - 04:02 am
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There'll be little

There'll be little opportunity to overturn the horrible obamacare plan before January, 2013, when the new president takes office. Until then, it's important that the House of Representatives ends financial support for this perversion of the law.
Want to start recovering this nation? Remove every person that voted for the secret obamacare obamanation.

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carcraft 07/19/10 - 05:18 am
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My dream is that the Supreme

My dream is that the Supreme court will remind Obama that they are a co equal branch of government and rule the health care debacle what it is, unconstitutional!

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southernguy08 07/19/10 - 06:36 am
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GG, I'd say Chascush enjoyed
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GG, I'd say Chascush enjoyed receiving a REAL education at a private school, not government indoctrination. Does that offend you?

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55 F-100 07/19/10 - 06:37 am
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Oh we will definitely support

Oh we will definitely support the traitors who voted for the health deform bill......we will support them all the way to the exit door in November 2010.....and then we will support the patriots who vote to not provide funding for this debacle......and then we will support the new president in 2012 when the health deform bill will be repealed.

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slippery 25 07/19/10 - 07:21 am
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John Barrow voted against the

John Barrow voted against the tax increases not reform. What does paying for college and selling your house have to do with Heathcare?

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TheFederalist 07/19/10 - 09:18 am
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Sorry Mr. Henderson, but you

Sorry Mr. Henderson, but you obviously are a member of the liberal institute of deluded thinking, if you support and defend this debacle. Yes, I do agree that we must fully explore all future candidate's beliefs on all issues, and then work as hard as we can against them, if they supported in any way, this wasteful, shameless expansion of the Federal government called Health Care Reform. The educated and noble 34 Democrats in the House of Representatives who joined 178 Republicans in voting "no" against this vital piece of legislation should imho be congratulated for their good sense and patriotic stand against this 2800 page travesty. Yes indeed, I encourage all Americans to come out in November, and any member of congress that cast a vote for HCR should be marked as just another political hack, in lockstep with uncle's liberal socialist agenda, and should be voted out of office immediately.

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chascush 07/19/10 - 09:37 am
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GGpap, ‘Reading the first

GGpap, ‘Reading the first response from CHASCUSH it is obvious that he/she enjoyed the privilege of attending private schools.’
You are 100% incorrect. I grew-up a poor share-croppers son. We couldn’t even afford lunch at school much less private school. I usually did not eat anything from 6:30 in the morning until the bus drop me off about 4 o’clock. So don’t give me any of your poor mouthing BS.
I went to public schools before the federal govamint made a mess of them. The school system has being going down a greasing slope since the 60s. It picked up speed in the late 70s when the 2nd worse president ever peanut Carter created two new cabinet-level departments: the Department of Energy and the Department of Education.
The federal govamint takes money from us then gives it back to our schools through the DOE. School continues to go down that greasing slope and will not get any better until we get the federal govamint out. I’m sure the federal govament will do the same out standing job with health care as they have with the schools.

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Rhetor 07/19/10 - 09:43 am
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Let me see--according to the

Let me see--according to the conservatives, members of Congress who opposed health insurance fraud are traitors, and those in favor of fraud are patriots? When did that start? BTW, note that, contrary to the conservative's hysterical accusations, the health care law contains no death panels (it never did), no benefits for illegal aliens (it never did), no government takeover of hospitals or doctors (it never did), and no public health insurance plan, even as an option. To support repeal, the opponents of health care reform will have to tell parents that they can't buy health insurance for their own grown children at their own expense, will have to tell citizens that they can't get coverage for pre-existing conditions, and will need to reaffirm health insurance companies' right to cancel your policy if you get sick. That, my dear friends, will be a tough sell.

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Rhetor 07/19/10 - 09:46 am
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And all this nonsense about

And all this nonsense about repeal or opt-outs? How silly! The health reform law already includes an opt-out option. The catch is this: states that opt out must arrange that their citizens will have access to health care. Conservatives have claimed for years that they have market-based solutions to the health care crisis. So far, however, all they have produced are slogans and talking points. If they actually have a plan of their own, which I sincerely doubt, all they have to do is to produce it, and their states can opt out.

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csrareader 07/19/10 - 10:29 am
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The kool-aid from our local

The kool-aid from our local Democratic Party officials (Greenbaum, etc.) is obviously flowing into the mouths of his misguided followers.

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Rhetor 07/19/10 - 10:37 am
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Kool-aid? Misguided?

Kool-aid? Misguided? Csrareader, any time you find yourself short of facts--and the facts clearly support the health care reform law--please continue to rely on name-calling as a substitute for argument.

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Chillen 07/19/10 - 10:47 am
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How ironic that this letter

How ironic that this letter comes out today, in the face of 3 huge news stories related to government mandated healthcare.

Story 1 - Insurers are pushing new plans that limit doctor & hospital choices in response the Obamacare. (Let the rationing begin! and didn't obama "promise" us that our coverage wouldn't change and that we'd have a wide variety of choices?)

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/18/business/18choice.html

Story 2 - The Obama administration is now calling the healthcare mandate a tax. However when they were "selling" it to the American sheeple they did not. (If you make less than $250,000 you will not see your taxes increase one single dime. Yea right. Barack Hussein Obama mmm mmm mmm)

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/18/health/policy/18health.html?_r=1&ref=p...

Story 3 - the IRS is now saying that they will need more agents to handle Obamacare. Even though the dems promised the American sheeple that this would not happen. Republicans warned that it would. (More government employees, more taxpayer expense, no surprise here)

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870451890457536522306294257...

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Kapa18 07/19/10 - 10:50 am
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I agree with you David. The

I agree with you David. The only reason Barrow might win re election is the lack of a strong canidate to run against him (Democrat). His Republican challenger doesn't have a prayer (if he has one), but the time will come and we will be ready (we must keep our district democratic). He is living on borrowed time. I also think we will have a Democratic Govenor this year as I predict Roy Barnes will be elected. Now tht is change I can believe in!!

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csrareader 07/19/10 - 10:50 am
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Rhetor, health care reform in

Rhetor, health care reform in it's current form is nothing but another social freebie. Sure, it's nice to get something for free. The problem is that the Government does not produce an income to pay for these services. As a result, when you get something for free, there is someone else paying your bills. It's a great idea unless you're the one paying the bills. It's called socialism in the rest of the world

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dichotomy 07/19/10 - 10:50 am
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No need for a death panel.

No need for a death panel. Obama appointed Berwick who is a one man death panel for seniors. He has a lifetime history of advocating "redistributing" the healthcare dollars and taking them away from the elderly, who have paid into the system their entire lives, and giving the healthcare dollars to people who have never paid a dime. No need for death panels, we have Obama and Berwick. FACT. It's already happened, and was done under a recess appointmet so that Berwick would not have to answer one question from Senators and be seen as the ONE MAN DEATH PANEL FOR OLD FOLKS that he is. It falls under the same category of Obama saying that "mandatory" health insurance is not a tax but now the Department of Justice, and the IRS, have said, in court, that they have a legal right to collect this money BECAUSE IT IS A TAX. If Obama's mouth is moving, he is lying. He lied about it being a tax, he lied about the cost, he lied about reducing healthcare for the elderly. And everything the opposition told you is already coming true. The TRUE costs are enormous. The cost of insurance is going sky high. The edlderly are already on the chopping block. The doctors are already refusing new Medicare and Medicaid patients. The 85% of you who were happy with your great medical care are now screwed. Elect people who will defund Obamacare for the next two years and elect more people in 2012 who will repeal this catastrophe for 85% of Americans and 100% of MEDICARE RECIPIENTS. Elect enough Republican Senators in Novermber to FIRE BERWICK IN 2011 when he HAS TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE.

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Rhetor 07/19/10 - 10:55 am
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Thank you, csrareader, for

Thank you, csrareader, for making a point of substance. You are still incorrect for, contrary to Fox News, the reform law is not socialism. The government will not own the hospitals, employ the doctors, or sell insurance. That's how it's done in socialist economies, but not under our own health reform. It is not a freebie program. I will still be paying for my own insurance. The law's focus is to prohibit heath insurance fraud, and the health insurance industry has supported a huge propaganda campaign to convince you that it is socialism.

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csrareader 07/19/10 - 11:28 am
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It is a freebie program for

It is a freebie program for those that will not be "paying for my own insurance," as you claim. For those in our society who claim that they cannot afford the insurance, do you really believe that they will not get "Government provided" insurance? You will have the opportunity to pay for your own insurance, as you claim, and also pay for your neighbor's insurance. The bottom line -- the health care reform is another vehicle for the Obama administration to "spread the wealth" as he publicly stated was his intention.

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Fiat_Lux 07/19/10 - 12:10 pm
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This LTE writer is exactly

This LTE writer is exactly the reason for this editorial comment from the Czech Republic not too longer ago:

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."

Wish I could find the actual source for this because it so completely on target, as so well demonstrated by the less-than-perspicacious Mr. Henderson.

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Fiat_Lux 07/19/10 - 12:22 pm
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I don't see how either the

I don't see how either the Obummer stupids in government, or this fool for that matter, didn't realize that American doctors and health care providers and interests would never just take this lying down.

I hope the medical establishment completely ruins this plan by refusing to provide care at ruinous loss.

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GGpap 07/19/10 - 12:39 pm
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CHASSUCH wrote, "...I believe

CHASSUCH wrote, "...I believe it is pretty obviously that..." Sorry, I thought your use of "...obviously that...) instead of "obvious that" just sounded like a private school education rather than good public school English. My comment was certainly not meant to disparage your background or public school education; t'was just a barb to throw at the apparent elitism of private schoolers on here.

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willie7 07/19/10 - 01:07 pm
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Yes,Barrow is on borrowed
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Yes,Barrow is on borrowed time. I didn't vote for him. He will lose a lot of votes in Richmond County but will probably win the primary. His office called me to come and pick up some campaign signs to distribute. I told the young man I was voting for Regina Thomas.
Ole Slick Barrow!!!

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chipshirley 07/19/10 - 01:08 pm
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Looks like Paul Broun won't

Looks like Paul Broun won't need anyone's support anymore!

http://www.youtube.com/user/chipshirley

Broun will resign!

Republican Congressman Paul Broun is caught in these secretly obtained out takes from the satellite feed of an un-aired interview he did with a Fox News affiliate. Broun was drinking and apparently smoking Marijuana and asked the host for permission to use the 'N' word!

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baronvonreich 07/19/10 - 01:14 pm
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Universal healthcare is and

Universal healthcare is and has always been available to all. An individual only needs to pay for the care in which they request. It is just like every other service provided in a free country.

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TheFederalist 07/19/10 - 01:52 pm
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Rhetor, you love to employ an

Rhetor, you love to employ an old trick, used by lots of liberals, when they try to demonize something. Just like the lame brain in the Oval office, you set up a "Strawman" premise, usually incorrect, and then blast it, always taking the high ground and pontificating about how evil the conservatives are for taking your contrived Strawman position. Typical liberal tactic. Your statement, "according to the conservatives, members of Congress who opposed health insurance fraud are traitors, and those in favor of fraud are patriots?", is false on it's face, and then you proceed with your rhetorical shenanigans. Since when have conservatives ever labeled anyone a traitor for opposing health insurance fraud? Please provide your proof, as in fact just the opposite is true. Your distortion of the facts is shameful, and you should be ashamed for trying this moronic ploy to try and justify your premise. Further, you also state that the Health Care Reform legislation is not socialism, as that also is not true. Anytime the government mandates that every American must purchase a product, and then, use it or not, in the end, you ultimately partially pay for someone elses health care, that sir, is the very essence of socialism. Hospital ownership has no bearing. Contrary to your statement, you also cannot opt out, as the government is even now in court trying to block states from having the ability to opt out altogether. Also, it will also be necessary at some point in time, as brilliantly stated by uncle's choice to head up Medicare/Medicaid, to ration healthcare services, which is something most Americans absolutely do not want any part of, and you know it.

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Chillen 07/19/10 - 02:00 pm
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Rhetor you say "The

Rhetor you say "The government will not own the hospitals, employ the doctors, or sell insurance"

No not yet. But until they do, the governments rules & regulations will dictate our care. So they might as well own them.

"One small step for the poor & downtrodden. One giant leap for socialism." (To the Obama campaign: Feel free to use this slogan, no royalties necessary)

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TheFederalist 07/19/10 - 02:13 pm
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chipshirley, you also should

chipshirley, you also should be ashamed of yourself for implying that this fabricated piece of trash video is anything other than a joke. Instead, since you do not label it as humor or satire, then you infer that it is actually true, which is beneath contempt, and even the very little respect that I had for you once, is now gone. Nothing more than a blatent attempt to besmirch the reputation of a man who has served our state with great honor. Pathetic.

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corgimom 07/19/10 - 02:10 pm
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If anybody thinks that the

If anybody thinks that the present Medicare system is wonderful and good and doesn't have major problems and is not in a shambles; if you don't think that health-care is rationed now; then they are truly delusional.

I'm waiting for all the bright ideas that all the doom-and-gloomer death panel believers can come up with.

People DIE. When people have a terminal illness, keep them comfortable and LET THEM GO.

To do anything else is folly and will lead to Medicare being bankrupt for everybody. Oh wait, that's what's happening now!

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Chillen 07/19/10 - 02:13 pm
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Corgi, we actually think the

Corgi, we actually think the medicare & medicaid systems are pathetic. That's why we don't want the government running the rest of the healthcare system.

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