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Makes me Want to "Holla"

kmassey Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 9:02 AM
These days I'm reminded of "The Scream" every time a politician opens his or her mouth. So do you mean any and all politicans or just the ones who you disagree with. Why don't you include the ones who stand up who claim the healthcare bill will cause death squads or the President is Muslim and hates America.
Laura612 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 1:42 PM
It won't be "death squads." That is reminiscent of Cossacks on horseback riding through the villages with swords.

It will be far less dramatic. And far harder to address. It will be unaccountable bureaucrats sitting in some D.C. office building who decide what care will be reimbursed and for whom, when there is insufficient funding to satisfy demand. (And believe me, there will be far more demand than will be able to be paid for.) If doctors won't provide the care when they are not paid, and if people die as a result, well -- call it whatever you like.
Donjindra Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 2:55 PM
"It will be unaccountable bureaucrats sitting in some D.C. office building who decide what care will be reimbursed and for whom, when there is insufficient funding to satisfy demand. (And believe me, there will be far more demand than will be able to be paid for.) If doctors won't provide the care when they are not paid, and if people die as a result, well -- call it whatever you like."

IOW, it's not any different than the system we already have. Just different bureaucrats sitting in different chairs.

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Their prayers were answered. They would be blessed with children but had to agree to sacrifice the last child. After 25 children the couple balked at making the ultimate sacrifice. This angered the gods who threatened the destruction of the village unless...