Comments on: So is Clinton advising Obama on healthcare? White House won’t say Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: crystal lee Tue, 10 Mar 2009 04:55:53 +0000 I am not for universal healthcare, I believe we should be spending less, unleash the oil, quit sending our jobs out of country. We need more housing incentives, job creation, restructuring the currency, but not sending in a combined currency like north american euro.
Students need more grants less loans they have to pay back. We need to pray to god that he will save our land,
We need to remember what George Washinton Stood for, this nation was founded on a belief in god,Washington prayed daily.

By: TC Mon, 09 Mar 2009 13:14:37 +0000 Not true MB. Public education is not supported by everyone. The growing home school families certainly don’t support public schools, the private school families don’t support public schools. Also, there are many people who only send their kids to public schools because they can’t afford private schools or don’t have the resources to home school.

So to say public education is supported by “almost everyone” is not true in any sense.

But in education, and as they want to do in health care, throwing money at the problem will not fix the problem. It will likely make matters worse. It always does. For all the money thrown at education, the education of our kids has not increased for the better. And the solution to that problem? Throw more money into education. It’s insane.

By: MB Mon, 09 Mar 2009 07:45:17 +0000 We have a double standard in this country. Why is public education supported by almost everyone but public health care considered a step towards socialism?

By: cosby Mon, 09 Mar 2009 05:34:21 +0000 Who cares if “Hill” is or not? Obviously the country (who voted for him) and President Obama want change and if Clinton can offer some advice who really cares? I mean COME ON! Oh wait I know who, the same people who have always wanted the “capitalist” system working in their favor from an ideological and financial point of view who are now trying to sniff out “socialists” the same way McCarthy sniffed out “communists”. The issue and the danger of continuing on the path we have chosen with health care is larger than one woman who tried to do something positive for the country and failed because of the way she approached it and the people who shut her down. meanwhile the hole gets bigger to throw dollars in…

By: TC Sun, 08 Mar 2009 01:28:57 +0000 I get it from you Eric. You should read my posts more often rather than cherry pick what I write.

It is very clear you are not a happy person. You complain about your lot in life all the time. Nothing is good enough for you and you have everything you need in life. You won’t be any happier with a landscaped yard, a little more in your 401K, etc. Once you get those things on the backs of the taxpayers, you will want more. It is very easy to see you are not happy with what you have.

It’s a no win situation with you. You complain what what you don’t have, then try to act like you are happy. Can’t have it both ways.

If you don’t think Obama and the other progressives in congress don’t want nationalized health care, then you have not been reading the news. He wants 640 billion of our dollars as a “downpayment” toward a nationalized system of health care. First of all, we don’t have 640 billion dollars to give for health care and it doesn’t even pay for itself anyway.

You are very naive if you think it is only about cutting costs. Incremental change until we are all dependent on the government. Not only that, when you are old, you won’t get the kind of health care you think you pay too much for now. You will live with a lot of pain and actually may die waiting. I have a personal family example of this in Canada, but I will not discuss personal matters with you. Just take my word for it, nationalized health care will be the death of us in more ways than one.

By: Eric H Sat, 07 Mar 2009 12:06:02 +0000 TC did you even read my post? Cost cutting not socialized medicine. We have one of the most expensive and wasteful systems in the world, that’s all I’m saying. You should mind paying a little more for something that doesn’t have to cost so much.
FYI – I’m quite happy thanks, have a lot to be thankful for and I am. I don’t where you get this unhappy/brass ring/grass is greener thing from.

By: TC Sat, 07 Mar 2009 00:59:02 +0000 Nothing surprises me with you Eric.

You always seem to be unhappy with your lot in life. Instead of being thankful for what you have, you always grasp for that golden ring on the merry go round but it is always just out of reach.

Even if health care costs were down, people would still complain about the quality of their care. I don’t mind paying a little more for quality health care because it is a top priority for me and my family. With that in mind, I have worked hard to receive that quality health care and I don’t want it to be watered down. I don’t want to wait in line or to be denied treatment or anything else taken away from me. I have worked extremely hard to earn this and I resent work toward a universal system where this likely will happen. I don’t expect it to be free and I don’t want the government telling me what treatment I can or cannot have.

Don’t be fooled by those socialized medicine programs in Canada and Europe. Half my family is Canadian and they do not like it. When you get really sick, you still wait in line and suffer waiting to get treatment. Any wait we have is minor in comparison. I really could go on about this, but you probably don’t believe me anyway. The negatives regarding socialized medicine are not covered in the media. It should be.

Be thankful for what you have rather than for what you have not. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence.

By: Hamm Sailhardy Sat, 07 Mar 2009 00:33:27 +0000 If Obama wants to improve healthcare in the United States, he should listen very carefully to Miz Hillary and do the opposite.

By: Eric H Fri, 06 Mar 2009 12:40:05 +0000 Brian and TC first of all the “little socialism” comment was just a little dig at Brian, I don’t believe we should have a government run health care system. They can’t even run themselves let alone a huge health care system. However and this is the point you missed TC, if health care cost were not so high we would have more money to use elsewhere. Not so much for lift tickets TC but for our battered 401 Ks or to help grow my carpentry business or for the landscaping project that we want to do. It would be money we could put back into the economy. TC, I never said I wanted my health care for free or that it should socialized, but we do have one of the most expensive, wasteful and cumbersome systems. A lot could be done with drug and insurance companies to bring the cost down and streamline things.
One more thing TC we don’t live beyond our means, we have a nice safe fixed rate on the house and don’t carry a lot debt other than student loans. I drive a ten year old Subaru (big surprise huh?) that’s paid for.
You’re making assumptions and generalizations again about things that you don’t know anything about.

By: brian lee Fri, 06 Mar 2009 06:31:43 +0000 tc i am totally for private enterprise but we are getting ripped off,by the insurance companies. my premium is 400 dollars per month,a got something in my eye,my nearest walk in clinic is 20miles from were i live,after seeing 3 different doctors to get the piece removed ,the total cost me 460 dollars.