Don't forget quandary with health care

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While I understand that the Haiti disaster is the primary focus of the government and the press today, I would suggest this is a convenient diversion from the real issue regarding the future of this country.

We have essentially a one-party congressional system that has decided that a health-care bill -- regardless of whether is solves the country's health problems -- is the only path forward. Consequently the Democrats have locked the Republicans out of the debate on the details of the plan, and have continued to selectively pick certain stakeholders to bribe to move their plan forward.

It is ironic that Scott Brown, the Senate successor to Ted Kennedy -- a principal author of the health-care-for-all bill -- likely will cast the vote that returns sanity to the process.

As to President Obama's transparency in all his health-care dealings, it is time to wake up and realize that his constituency consists of those whose live with their hands out, and not those who pay the taxes to support the freeloaders!

It is time for this country to say no to this! Recently politicians cut a back-room deal to exempt selected unions from the tax on "Cadillac" health-care programs -- the same programs that caused many of our industry leaders to go Chapter 11.

This whole administration is an absolute disaster -- saved only by the liberal network press who apparently are advocating the United States to become a second-class country. It is time we throw out the liberals and the freeloaders. They never have, and never will, make this country great!

Joel Cote

Aiken, S.C.

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grouse
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grouse 01/21/10 - 08:34 am
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Oh, JFK, LBJ, Roosevelt help
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Oh, JFK, LBJ, Roosevelt help to make this country great. Republicans have locked themselves out of the debate by their unwillingness to work with the Democrats.

dashiel
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dashiel 01/21/10 - 09:07 am
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Even if he only succeeds in

Even if he only succeeds in making certain that insurance companies will no longer be able to drop you when you get sick, President Obama will have accomplished a great reform of our health care "system." I, for one, support his success. I cannot imagine any informed American opposing this.

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slippery 25 01/21/10 - 09:59 am
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It is hard for many of us to

It is hard for many of us to buy into a plan that has so many exceptions based on deals and no type of tort reform. I am tired of hearing that this the way it has always been done. It is dishonest. The President was elected because of his promise of change. He has had his warm-up year. Let's get started with change.

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Chillen 01/21/10 - 10:08 am
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JFK is not even close to the

JFK is not even close to the same kind of democrat running the country right now. Do a little research. This group currently in power is as far to the left as you can possibly get. They are Progressives (not democrats) who promote and are ramming through more government and fewer rights for citizens. JFK was a regular, moderate democrat and he would have been shocked at what we have become. Those of us concerned about this nation right now (on the left or the right) would gladly welcome back JFK right now.

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grouse 01/21/10 - 10:57 am
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Don't know how old you are
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Don't know how old you are Chillen, but I remember Kennedy, and he wasn't considered a moderate in his time....

Chillen
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Chillen 01/21/10 - 12:33 pm
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He's not even close to Obama

He's not even close to Obama though, thats my point. Quote by JFK "Without debate, without criticism, no administration and no country can succeed and no republic can survive" Compare that to the closed door meetings, complete party line votes, Senators on the floor being shut down mid-comment by Al Franken (Lord help us). There is no more debate. Criticism is mocked and ignored. The group of people in charge right now are not democrats, they are radical Progressives. There are democrats left they just need to stand up and fight. Where is everyone in the center of the political spectrum? Why has the 5% of America that leans to the hard left taken over? I wouldn't want the 5% to the hard right running things either. Extremists.

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impossible 01/22/10 - 12:07 pm
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grouse appears to be limited
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grouse appears to be limited to perennial grousing with no substantive contribution to make in any of his/her comments. Why do you ask us to idolize the very people that spawned the progessivist mess currently managed by Obama? Those ignorant of history's errors are doomed to repeat them, repeat them, repeat them - whoops, that was a grouseism. Put a little variety and common sense into your comments by inserting some truth once in a while. grousing is a bad habit, like a dirty diaper that needs changing.

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