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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

How the Democrats Screwed the Conservatives

In passing Obamacare, the Democrats screwed Conservatives. Democrats convinced the people that universal healthcare was their birthright. 

When Republicans began to work on healthcare, they are discovering they are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. Conservatives follow these two principles: If it is not in the Constitution, then it is covered by the 10th Amendment: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Healthcare was never in the Constitution so it fell under the tenth.

However, the people’s belief that they had a Constitutional right to healthcare was the train that had already left the station. Now Conservatives were caught between government health care program or going against everything they believed in. Beyond that, the people back home, who were not so ideological, had let them know they had sent them to do something. They were tired of the bickering.

So either Conservatives suck it up, find something they can live with or strap on, not only their own suicide belts, but also fit all their colleagues with one.

Screwed by them damn Dems.

24 comments:

Liberal POV said...

Basic Healthcare is a basic human right! Canada,Germany, Norway, Japan are getting it right and make wonderful models. Medicare for the most part gets it right.

Johnny Rico said...

Healthcare is not a right. It's not in the Constitution. It doesn't exist anywhere except in the minds of collectivists who wish to control and oppress. As has been stated here time and again, Canadians stream across the border to enjoy U.S. healthcare. When you actually take the time to ask a Canadian why they are getting their teeth worked on in the U.S., they inevitably say a couple of things. One, the lines to get into a Canadian dentist are too long. Two, Canadian dentists are not fun places to visit. They hurt and Novocain is scare. Wonderful model you say? Canadian snowbirds who visit southerly climes each year wait all year to see dentists and doctors due to what I described above. The wait to see a doctor for all but the most serious maladies is bureaucratic, painful, and fraught with long, long lines in Canada. Wonderful model you say? Not so here in the United States, but it will be if obummercare is not repealed (and not replaced).

If Germany, Norway, Japan and Canada are so wonderful, then why to the rich folks overseas inevitably choose to get medical procedures done at places like the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, or Duke? In fact, most of the world would be hard pressed to name an equally famous medical facility in Japan, Germany, Canada, or Norway. Can you? As usual, you speak from the posterior end which is a common malady that affect liberal socialist jackals (you). Perhaps you could go to Canada and get it fixed. LOL. Stings don't it.

Your ole pal

Johnny Rico

Anita Jarvis

Liberal POV said...

Johnny

The U S Constitution defines constitutional legal rights, humanity and common decency defines human rights. All human beings should receive medical attention when they are in need of such medical attention. Do conservatives think other wise?

Anonymous said...

They do receive medical attention. All they have to do is go to a emergency room.

Liberal POV said...

Anonymous

Is it Conservative logic to believe American emergency rooms are the most efficient and least expensive way to deliver health care to America's working poor?
Liberals believe Emergency Rooms should be reserved for true emergencyies .

guy faulkes said...


"Liberals believe Emergency Rooms should be reserved for true emergencyies . "


Does that include illegal aliens using the ER, Lpov?

Liberal POV said...

Absolutely !

What would Conservative do with a pregnant undocumented mother, undocumented family in an auto accident or undocumented family with some contagious air borne illness? Would Conservatives vaccinate undocumented resident children for measles, polio, mumps, Ect?

guy faulkes said...

Illegal aliens that have been apprehended or have given themselves up to the authorities should receive the same health care that any other criminal receives when he is incarcerated. Illegal aliens that have not been caught or are still at large are responsible for their own heath care just like you and I are responsible for ours.

I must confess that I am surprised by your indicating that illegal aliens should absolutely only use the ER for a true emergency.

Liberal POV said...

Guy

As I stated above, I and most reasonable citizens believe America's emergency rooms should be reserved for true emergencies not treatment centers for chronic ill poor people and the uninsured. In an emergency, absolutely undocumented residents should be treated in America's emergency rooms. Do you and fellow conservatives believe differently?

guy faulkes said...

Apparently you have a reading comprehension problem. As long as they are responsible for their own healthcare,anyone can go to an emergency room.

Liberal POV said...

Guy

Emergency rooms can't legally turn anyone away. Do conservatives want to require a birth certificate and proof of funds before treatment? The question remains why do conservatives think America's emergency rooms should be used to treat the chronically ill of uninsured working poor?

Anonymous said...

Obamacare does nothing or worse for ER abuse.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/05/04/emergency-room-visits-rise-under-affordable-care-act/26625571/

Anonymous said...

Obamacare was just Medicaid on steroids and wealth redistribution. It solved nothing.

Anonymous said...

$500,000,000,000 "CUT" from Medicare with Obamacare and the Democrats say the Republicans have a war on old people.
I say "CUT" because in the Democrats point of view, up until Obamacare, they called that a cut. Now they call it saving money or some other Democratspeak. Such prolific liars.

Liberal POV said...

Anonymous 9:03

Wealth for the last 30 years has been redistributed from the middle class and working poor to the wealthiest .05%.



Liberal POV said...

Anonymous 9:03

What do you think Obamacare meant to those with preexisting conditions or those insurance companies dropped after they were diagnosed with a serious health condition? What did Obamacare mean to women no longer being charges more than men? What did Obamacare mean to women getting Women's Preventive Health Services for free?

Why would conservatives be opposed to requiring insurance companies to deliver 80% of premium revenue to providing medical services?

https://www.healthcare.gov/preventive-care-women/

Anonymous said...

What did Obamacare mean to women getting Women's Preventive Health Services for free?

For free? Gosh, I didn't know that. Well as long as it's "free", I am ok with it. I just didn't know it was "free". See, I thought that I was paying for it with my higher health insurance premium and, since I am a 60 year old male, I didn't really understand why I should be required to buy insurance that had to include women's preventive health services.

But, as long as it's "free"......

Liberal POV said...

Anonymous 4:32

Yes, your daughters, granddaughters daughter-in-Laws, sisters and wives are getting a better deal than you.

Anonymous said...

"Yes, your daughters, granddaughters daughter-in-Laws, sisters and wives are getting a better deal than you" Glad to see you agree this isn't fair.

Blogger said...

We dodged a bullet today. You can't improve something you don't believe should exist in the first place. There is only one way to have a true conservative bill. Block grant Medicaid. Block grant the rest. Let the states be labs. Let the Feds be tax collectors. Anything else and you end up a micro managing control freak Democrat.

Liberal POV said...

Blogger

Other developed, civilized countries have already shown us the the way.

guy faulkes said...

"Other developed, civilized countries have already shown us the the way."

Mainly by their failures, rationed health care, i.e.

Liberal POV said...

Guy

Compare bankruptcies, major health factors like life expectancy, infant mortality rate and cost of healthcare in other developed countries to the USA.

Blogger said...

POV You really don't like this country do you.