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Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 13:03:35 in Politics

“In Canada, we don't consider health care to be a commodity. We think of it as a human right.”

wharrison on Nov 22, 2013 at 13:33:00

“Absolutely! For ourselves, our families and our fellow man, but that is a concept that is lost on the average American.”

Just A Citizen on Nov 22, 2013 at 13:04:55

“Then be happy in Canada.

You see I live in the USA, not Canada.

I have not desire to become Canada.

Now couldn't you guys use a few million NEW Citizens??”
Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 13:01:44 in Politics

“The intrinsic efficiencies of single payer can't be matched by the private system, no matter how closely regulated.
If you compared two hospitals of approximately the same size, one in Canada, where we have single payer, and another in the states, you would find that in the Canadian hospital the billing department consists of a single office, generally with 2 or 3 employees, while in the US hospital, a separate building, accountants, lawyers and numerous other staff are needed, because of the numerous different insurance plans have different terms and conditions, though the billing department does nothing to contribute to health care.”

Martha Fair on Nov 22, 2013 at 13:20:15

“tell that to the majority of the simpletons who have been successfully mind-farmed using the socialist hysteria tactics put forth by the Republican party.”

Jay Whalley on Nov 22, 2013 at 13:18:29

“I'm a Canadian I can assure you that you don't know what the h---- your talking about.”
Poll: Republicans' Handling Of Shutdown Gets Low Marks From 3 Out Of 4 Americans

Poll: Republicans' Handling Of Shutdown Gets Low Marks From 3 Out Of 4 Americans

Commented Oct 20, 2013 at 03:39:06 in Politics

“Raul Labrador, a republican from Idaho or Iowa was whining in front of the microphones that Obama was trying to destroy the Republican Party.

I give him credit for recognizing that his party is coming apart, but it seems that he is unable to understand the cause, which is the mindless hatred that the party has for President Obama.

It has caught up to them and bitten them badly in the ass.”
Poll: Republicans' Handling Of Shutdown Gets Low Marks From 3 Out Of 4 Americans

Poll: Republicans' Handling Of Shutdown Gets Low Marks From 3 Out Of 4 Americans

Commented Oct 20, 2013 at 03:20:10 in Politics

“I don't see any likely-hood of the Republicans making the necessary course corrections by 2014 or even 2016 to reverse the growing trend of alienation that younger people feel towards their party. I don't believe that can take place until the Republicans experience political reality, which they believe their gerrymandered districts continue to buffer them from.”
John Boehner Reportedly Tells Harry Reid He Will Move Quickly

John Boehner Reportedly Tells Harry Reid He Will Move Quickly

Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 00:09:12 in Politics

“I am beginning to suspect that these Tea-Baggers have this idea that if they crash the economy by going over the debt limit, it will rebound on Obama's presidency, and they will have ensured that it ended in failure, which is what they stated they wanted after Obama was first elected in 2008.”

TX3156 on Oct 16, 2013 at 00:46:19

“Actually some of them think it would portend the second coming of Christ.”

conscioushope on Oct 16, 2013 at 00:24:29

“That's the bottom line, Jack.

All along, only that.

And they have failed.

But our country is about to win its freedom back.”

marco60 on Oct 16, 2013 at 00:14:04

“Gee.....you think??”

Goliadkin on Oct 16, 2013 at 00:13:56

“So what else is new? Doesn't everyone already know this? The only remaining question is whether the American people really are stupid enough to be fooled by this T-bagger ruse, or whether they will see through it and put the blame where it belongs.”
GOP In Danger Of Losing House As Popularity Plummets: Poll

GOP In Danger Of Losing House As Popularity Plummets: Poll

Commented Oct 13, 2013 at 05:50:16 in Politics

“You have to give these Republicans credit. They are sticking by their basic principle, their unyielding, unwavering hatred of Obama, even if it destroys their party, even if it destroys their country. They don't give a damn.

It's their plan to crash the economy in order to demonstrate to the American people what they already knew, that it would be a disastrous to elect a black man as president, and to prove it they are ready, willing and able to bring about the disaster so that they can show that they were right all along.”

Cindyrealestate on Oct 13, 2013 at 20:37:38

“Jack - your tag says you are a Canadian Observer - you must be wondering what all the fuss is about wanting to provide people with healthcare!”

tiredbutnotsick on Oct 13, 2013 at 17:19:57

“Any kind of "Zealot" is dangerous. The Teaparty GOP are just that. They will do anything to get their point across. Just think about the terrorist who flew planes into the Twin Towers. they were trying to make a point. That was the only way that they could make the American people pay attention. Plunge the country into chaos and another recession just so that Pres. Obama gets no credit for doing any thing good for the country. When I look at some of the Republican congressmen's faces I see hate. If Romney had brought the ACA to the country it would have had no problem.”

ken607 on Oct 13, 2013 at 09:53:56

“My thought is if they(gop) do destroy the govt/country. Who will be around to protect them from anything or one? They say they can do it themselves, great lets findout.”
This Quote Says Everything About The GOP's Shutdown Stand

This Quote Says Everything About The GOP's Shutdown Stand

Commented Oct 5, 2013 at 01:14:40 in Politics

“As this shutdown unfolds, I'm developing this terrible idea in my head that these Republicans are so obsessed with their intense hatred of Obama, that they will do whatever it takes to ensure that his presidency fails, including refusing to raise the debt ceiling, knowing how serious the consequences will be.

It seems to me that they are prepared to crash the US dollar in order to make Obama's presidency a failure. Their hatred for Obama far exceeds their love for their country.”

George Hanshaw on Oct 5, 2013 at 01:37:58

“"It seems to me that they are prepared to crash the US dollar in order to make Obama's presidency a failure. "

It appears President Obama's presidency will be less than any sort of resounding success no matter what, but yes, I think it's very likely they will crash the economy rather than accept Obamacare.

Never in the history of the country has any social program - particularly one affecting a seventh of the total economy - been rammed through on a totally partisan vote.

One can scarcely expect the republicans to support it.”
This Quote Says Everything About The GOP's Shutdown Stand

This Quote Says Everything About The GOP's Shutdown Stand

Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 12:58:40 in Politics

“The more they whine about getting respect, the less they are respected.

I understand that congress's approval is hovering at about 10%, and I'm wondering why it is as high as it is.”

mychelsea1234 on Oct 4, 2013 at 14:08:28

“Respect is earned not handed to you on a silver platter. So far, acting like bullies, you are not entitled to ANY respect!”
Government Shutdown 2013: House GOP Considers Options

Government Shutdown 2013: House GOP Considers Options

Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 13:35:29 in Politics

“They are playing to the base, hoping not to get primaried. As for Cruz, he thinks that this will have him sitting pretty in 2016 in the Repub presidential primaries.”
Government Shutdown 2013: House GOP Considers Options

Government Shutdown 2013: House GOP Considers Options

Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 13:27:34 in Politics

“While no party has al the right answers, there is one party that has all the wrong answers.

I'll let you decide which party I'm talking about.”
Government Shutdown 2013: House GOP Considers Options

Government Shutdown 2013: House GOP Considers Options

Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 13:23:24 in Politics

“Another misinformed FOX viewer.

I can understand a person watching FOX News for entertainment purposes, but I really have to question the intelligence of anyone who actually believes anything that is presented to them on FOX.”
House Votes To Cut Food Stamps By $40 Billion

House Votes To Cut Food Stamps By $40 Billion

Commented Sep 21, 2013 at 16:35:02 in Politics

“I wonder, if one were to look into it, how fraud and abuse would be uncovered if one were to look into say defense expenditures, or national security expenditures.

I suspect the figure would be far north of 1%.”

RadicalCentristbullmoose on Sep 21, 2013 at 18:18:49

“defense spending is being cut as well. its arithmetic. govt revenue cannot sustain these programs. everything needs to be trimmed”
House Votes To Cut Food Stamps By $40 Billion

House Votes To Cut Food Stamps By $40 Billion

Commented Sep 21, 2013 at 16:24:55 in Politics

“It is truly amazing how venal and clued out this current Republican Party is.
Somehow, they seem to believe that withholding food from hungry families and children is a politically popular position.

They are betting that that is where Americans are at!

I really hope that they are wrong, because it would say a terrible thing about Americans if they were proven to have been right.”
Ted Cruz, Liberal Hero, May Have Just Bailed Washington Out Of The Shutdown Crisis

Ted Cruz, Liberal Hero, May Have Just Bailed Washington Out Of The Shutdown Crisis

Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 15:52:24 in Politics

“Cruz isn't stupid. He's just so smart that he has outsmarted himself.”
Ted Cruz, Liberal Hero, May Have Just Bailed Washington Out Of The Shutdown Crisis

Ted Cruz, Liberal Hero, May Have Just Bailed Washington Out Of The Shutdown Crisis

Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 15:46:18 in Politics

“It would not surprise me one bit if the the Republicans nominate (fellow) Canadian Ted Cruz as their presidential candidate.

Birthers can now really go wild.”

stillfranksfault on Sep 19, 2013 at 15:52:21

“Welcome to another episode of......... "Birthers gone wild"”
House GOP Leaders' Weird Plan To Defund Obamacare Now Throws Ted Cruz Under The Bus

House GOP Leaders' Weird Plan To Defund Obamacare Now Throws Ted Cruz Under The Bus

Commented Sep 12, 2013 at 13:32:09 in Politics

“It seems that this bunch is eagerly throwing themselves under the bus, believing that it is going to get them somewhere.”
House GOP Leaders' Weird Plan To Defund Obamacare Now Throws Ted Cruz Under The Bus

House GOP Leaders' Weird Plan To Defund Obamacare Now Throws Ted Cruz Under The Bus

Commented Sep 12, 2013 at 13:18:13 in Politics

“With each passing day, the Republicans push themselves closer to the abyss of self destruction.

By the time the 2020 election arrives, the Republicans may find themselves as irrelevant to the American political process as the Whigs are.

The more important question will be what will replace them.”

Bufford P Tusser on Sep 12, 2013 at 13:20:36

“arzrash?”
Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower, Sees Bradley Manning's Conviction As The Beginning Of Police State (VIDEO)

Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower, Sees Bradley Manning's Conviction As The Beginning Of Police State (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 16:16:39 in Politics

“Obama was not the best choice for President, but only a better choice than either McCain or Romney.

American politics make it impossible to be elected for a candidate if there is any chance that the candidate will effect any real change.

I still remember that when Americans were given a choice between "Tricky DIckie" Richard Nixon and war hero and man of integrity George McGovern, Trickie Dickie won in a landslide.

There is no place for an honest man at the highest levels of government in America.”
Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower, Sees Bradley Manning's Conviction As The Beginning Of Police State (VIDEO)

Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower, Sees Bradley Manning's Conviction As The Beginning Of Police State (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 16:04:47 in Politics

“Comparing the US to Russia is meaningless if basic human rights are not respected or protected in either country, and both are ruled by elites who are above the law, and elections are meaningless formalities.

Only the names have been changed...”
Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower, Sees Bradley Manning's Conviction As The Beginning Of Police State (VIDEO)

Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower, Sees Bradley Manning's Conviction As The Beginning Of Police State (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 15:41:14 in Politics

“Perhaps you are both right, there is hysteria on one side, and apathy on the other.

Unfortunately, the apathy is largely on the side of those who say they believe in the idea that neither governments nor government officials are above the law.

The hysteria arises from the right wing paranoids who see enemies on all sides.”
Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower, Sees Bradley Manning's Conviction As The Beginning Of Police State (VIDEO)

Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower, Sees Bradley Manning's Conviction As The Beginning Of Police State (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 14:47:06 in Politics

“I'm afraid the US has already gone over the edge, morphing into a truly totalitarian state, complete with secret laws and secret courts.

When the laws become secrets, what defense does a citizen have when ignorance of the law is not acceptable as a mitigating circumstance.

It will not be long before US prisons are filled to capacity with political prisoners who will not even have the right to know which of the secret laws they have breached.”

IfIonlyknew on Aug 22, 2013 at 15:06:04

“You have a much better view of what is going on when you look from out side......You can see the whole picture.”

Left Hook on Aug 22, 2013 at 14:59:35

“Yeah, it's really, really getting bad here in the states...Tell ya what bunker bunny-boy

Move to Russia like Snowden did...I'm sure you'll find the warm, welcoming atmosphere there for personal and professional choices, liberties and freedom of self-expression that aren't dictated and monitored by the state like here in the US.”
Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For WikiLeaks Disclosures

Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For WikiLeaks Disclosures

Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 14:06:19 in Politics

“Island Fever1's remarks sound like pure psycho-babble. The fact is that there is a pattern in the US of various governments lying to the people in order to take the country into unnecessary wars. This happens with both Democratic leadership (LBJ) and Republicans (Nixon, Bush) and the reason it will not stop is that no one is ever held accountable despite the costs in lives and treasure.
Until government officials, elected and otherwise, are held accountable for their actions, this will not end, and the US will continue to find itself embroiled in long, bloody, costly and unnecessary wars.”

island fever1 on Aug 22, 2013 at 20:11:23

“Oh well. Since you seem to have all of the answers I guess you believe you're right.”
Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For WikiLeaks Disclosures

Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For WikiLeaks Disclosures

Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 13:28:54 in Politics

“If you want to talk about a reckless act, what about sending a country to war over WMD that didn't exist.”

Barbara Mangan on Aug 26, 2013 at 00:15:48

“Would you give your enemy 3 months to get his house in order. I can't believe we did this. Its like saying, I am going to war with you but I am waiting 3 months. How stupid our country is sometimes.”

Sev Ral on Aug 22, 2013 at 23:18:17

“That is a seperate issue that has no bearing on his actions, as far as I know Manning never suggested he did what he did because he felt the War(s) were unjust, only the prosecution of them in certain instances. To have sympathy for his actions based upon your own reasoning or feelings about a particular war or situation isn't reasonable and you know it. Your response is a Non Sequitur, it has absolutely nothing to do with what was stated.”
Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For WikiLeaks Disclosures

Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For WikiLeaks Disclosures

Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 13:18:43 in Politics

“There is only one word for the treatment that Bradley Manning has received at the hands of the US military and US government. Shameful.

He is imprisoned for exposing crimes against humanity while those who actually committed those crimes go free.

The only other word that may describe my feeling about this matter -sickening.”

Barbara Mangan on Aug 26, 2013 at 00:00:47

“No body knows what is in those documents. Just saying things without knowing if they are true or not.”
Texas Abortion Bill Author In 2007: No Health Care For Unborn Because 'They're Not Born Yet' (VIDEO)

Texas Abortion Bill Author In 2007: No Health Care For Unborn Because 'They're Not Born Yet' (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 14:16:18 in Politics

“I disagree. In Canada the decision of whether a pregnancy is carried to full term rests with the mother, and if the mother decides to have the child, both she and the child have the complete right to access of prenatal care.
She is fully covered by Medicare, whichever way she decides, and I believe that the vast majority of Canadians agree with me that this is the way it should be. The state has no business in bodies of the women of our nation.”

SteakFarmer on Jul 10, 2013 at 14:38:42

“"she and the child" so then you are saying the fetus IS a child.

And to have an abortion you are killing a CHILD.”

hdpsych on Jul 10, 2013 at 14:22:16

“I'll bet you Canadians also have reasonable restrictions on firearm sales. Knew there was some reason I enjoy visiting Canada.”
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