BREEZY-if you're employment deals with prescription drug claims, then you more than anyone else should understand how disasterous a socialized healthcare system would be. There is good in you Breezy, I can feel it...
RNR-Since you missed my point (though I thought it was pretty clear) let me put it in plain english for you; The democratic congress thusfar has FAILED its constituents by not following through on their campaign promises. Like it or not Congress is the real power in Washington,not the President...ANY President...and if that wasn't the case then there wouldn't be any need for a Senate and we'd be called the United States of Russia. Now, dating back 60 years to President Roosevelt there have been 6 Democratic Presidents elected to office and 6 Republican Presidents elected to office. Explain to me how 60 years of "failed policy" falls on the shoulders of one man who is barely 60 years old himself?
When did I ever suggest that the Democratic Majority didn't want to end the war? I remember saying that they've had a chance to "bring the troops home" and have FAILED to do so, but there is no doubt in my mind that they would love nothing more than to end this war before our work is done. That way they can claim that the war was all for not and Republicans are the Devil and Democrats are the light. Then when the United States gets hit AGAIN it'll all be Bush's fault even though he has long since left office. Either you libocrats are extremely predictable or I'm a psychic.
I can explain to you in 2 words why the democrats proposed health plan is a bad idea. Are you ready? Here it comes...TENN-CARE. TennCare was supposed to be the revolution in healthcare for the "poor children" of Tennessee. It was a plan put into place by none other than Al Gore at the recommendation of and based on Hillary Clinton's idea for socialized healthcare. In no less than 10 years the system met its demise. Not because of children-in fact, children are still covered under TN's current medicaid plan-but because of adults who were not willing to take care of themselves and rode the coattails of Tennesseans like me and you who go to work for a living. When TennCare met its demise in 2005, it was estimated that 25% of adults that were eliminated from Tenncare coverage lived well above the poverty line and had access to affordable health coverage. Now picture that, but EVERYWHERE in the United States. Still sound like a great idea, Breezy?
Finally, your comment about the Bush twins is ridiculous. Chelsea Clinton hasn't exactly been making headlines with her extraordinary service to this country.
It took you a while Breezy, but you finally got around to making a point...I think.
If the Democrats have been trying to "bring the troops home", back it up with some facts that I am unaware of. I can recall no less than 2 times (March 15, 2007 & Nov 19, 2005) a vote for troop pullout was put to the senate floor where Democrats had a chance to put their money where their big breezy (pun intended) mouths are, and both times they demostrated how cowardly they are by not standing by their rhetoric. (The article you linked was about a proposal that passed in the house and never got the support it needed to even come to a vote in the Senate. That's what you get for referencing CNN.) And just to touch on the healthcare plan Bush vetoed yesterday, Bush actually proposed a $5 Billion increase for healthcare and vetoed the $35 Billion increase the Democrats wanted because with a $35 Billion increase, those "poor American children" your liberal heart bleeds for include households with an annual income up to $83,000/year, which I consider far from poor. It would also enable 1/3 of US citizens who currently have private insurance to gain access to subsidized insurance. So explain to me why the government should pay for insurance 33% of Americans can already afford? For someone who has repeatedly called President Bush a Dictator, you sure seem to relish a socialist way of life.
Madlib, please pay attention-I'll try to use small words so you can keep up...
By no means was I suggesting that the war would end when a Democratic Congress voted to do so; (Be careful, here comes the REALITY): During election time last year DEMOCRATS won the majority seats for both congress and senate on a promise to "bring the troops home" which they know they have the power to do; you libocrats took that to mean an end to the war. A year later the troops still aren't out of Iraq which leads me to only one conclusion: Democrats aren't stupid, they just think their constiuents are.
You're more than welcome in my world anytime, but I warn you...it's a world filled with reality, facts, and where the truth hurts. So come on in.
RnR, your little rant is so off topic but nonetheless, allow me to retort. The President only has authority to MOBILIZE an army for a period of 90 days. Congress decides on future and extended deployments; in this case, a Democratic congress. It's a little process called democracy which prevents giving a President absolute power, which would otherwise be known as a dictatorship. If you want to blame someone for the continued efforts in Iraq start with Nancy Pelosi.
Did anyone hear Rep. Blackburn say she was opposed to tough questioning when being interviewed? I sure didn't. She commented on the piss poor research Shuster did that somehow was credited as "tough jounalism" and the misuse of a soldiers name on air, but nothing about being asked tough questions. And don't hold Fox News in contempt for having evolved their interviewing skills and holding their employees to higher standards of professionalism...with the exception of Geraldo.
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