And thhheeeeeeeey'rrrreeee Offfffffffff - Page 2 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind > Free Your Mind Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-28-2006, 09:27 AM   #16
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
redhotswami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Waiting for this madness to end.
Posts: 5,846
Local Time: 08:23 PM
Someone told me that he has national healthcare on his platform?! I don't remember him saying anything about that last time. I thought Kucinich and Sharpton were the only ones who pushed for that. That's friggin awesome though, if it is true.
__________________

__________________
redhotswami is offline  
Old 12-28-2006, 09:31 AM   #17
ONE
love, blood, life
 
A_Wanderer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: The Wild West
Posts: 12,518
Local Time: 11:23 AM
Im sure that the Republicans would agree.
__________________

__________________
A_Wanderer is offline  
Old 12-28-2006, 09:39 AM   #18
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
redhotswami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Waiting for this madness to end.
Posts: 5,846
Local Time: 08:23 PM
__________________
redhotswami is offline  
Old 12-28-2006, 09:57 AM   #19
ONE
love, blood, life
 
A_Wanderer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: The Wild West
Posts: 12,518
Local Time: 11:23 AM
What I don't understand is that although America lacks a universal healthcare system it still spends more tax money per capita on health.
__________________
A_Wanderer is offline  
Old 12-28-2006, 10:01 AM   #20
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,984
Local Time: 08:23 PM
__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 12-28-2006, 10:18 AM   #21
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 56,426
Local Time: 08:23 PM
i'll certainly give john edwards the benefit of the doubt to run his own campaign... i had a strong dislike for joe liberman when he was gore's running mate but now love the guy... but there is nothing about edwards that excites me in any way, except for his cute ass, of course
__________________
Headache in a Suitcase is offline  
Old 12-28-2006, 10:36 AM   #22
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
redhotswami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Waiting for this madness to end.
Posts: 5,846
Local Time: 08:23 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by A_Wanderer
What I don't understand is that although America lacks a universal healthcare system it still spends more tax money per capita on health.
I couldn't even begin to explain that one to you. I'm frustrated with the system as it is. I hate that I need to buy into some corporation just to go see a doctor for the flu. And if I don't have a provider, I'm screwed. I feel like everything here is corporate owned.
__________________
redhotswami is offline  
Old 12-28-2006, 06:50 PM   #23
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Kieran McConville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Auto Dafoe
Posts: 9,600
Local Time: 11:23 AM
Verte, thanks. Of course, the electoral college ( I know it exists, even if my grasp of it is shaky). Well, I wonder just how conservative the south is, or whether that is an unchanging and unchangeable thing, culturally.

Given as how, I'd accept that things like creaky old political institutions rarely change.

After all, the old 'southern strategy' of Nixon's era seemed to be based on a nudge-wink notion that civil rights had basically killed the Democrats in the south... and yet, forty years later, nobody is going to undo the civil rights laws, are they?
__________________
Kieran McConville is online now  
Old 12-28-2006, 08:31 PM   #24
Refugee
 
wizard2c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,580
Local Time: 01:23 AM
Tomorrow is today...I like that!

Now....when exactly is this "election day" so I can put it on my calendar.

__________________
wizard2c is offline  
Old 12-29-2006, 01:28 AM   #25
Blue Crack Addict
 
Liesje's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: In the dog house
Posts: 19,557
Local Time: 08:23 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by redhotswami


I couldn't even begin to explain that one to you. I'm frustrated with the system as it is. I hate that I need to buy into some corporation just to go see a doctor for the flu. And if I don't have a provider, I'm screwed. I feel like everything here is corporate owned.
As a 22 year old who just got married and is entering the age of having to worry more about breast cancer screening, annual paps, possibly having babies, etc, health care is now the #1 domestic issue on my list of political priorities.

Will someone on the Hill please explain to me why I have to spend 2 hours on the Internet reading through pages of fine print BEFORE I can even think about calling a doctor for an urgent issue? Why is it that the first thing they as is what insurance plan I have, before they even ask what is wrong with me? And then they'll ask again before writing the prescription, like I might get a better prescription if I'm lucky enough to have a certain insurance plan. And I'm told that my employer was voted on of the BEST in the nation as far as benefits (including health insurance) are concerned. Why is it that families have to hold bake sales before their baby with a fatal heart defect will be considered for surgery? Why is it my mom had to spend her ENTIRE life savings AND cash in the family's life insurance policy just to pay for a simple break in my brother's wrist?

If someone really can guarantee health care for every single American, then I don't care what party, race, religion, or schools of thought this person belongs to, s/he already has my vote.
__________________
Liesje is offline  
Old 12-29-2006, 02:11 AM   #26
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
U2DMfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: It's Inside A Black Hole
Posts: 6,637
Local Time: 07:23 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by A_Wanderer
What I don't understand is that although America lacks a universal healthcare system it still spends more tax money per capita on health.
It could be because of all the uninsured (whom as far as I know, are hardly ever refused care, if at all). The insured foot their bill and then understandably complain about skyrocketing costs. Seems like a double edged sword, go universal and cover all and probably forego the chance to pay for top quality, meanwhile paying taxes out of your ass or keep the same, foot the bill for the uninsured, be able to pay for top notch quality and pay out the ass in taxes much the same.

In the end, it seems like in a free market you'd be able to have or pay for a health care that would be top notch, while (at the same time) there is a basic service provided to all. In either case, the taxes don't seem to be shrinking. I don't have any great answers but I believe with every fiber of my being an 8 year old kid should get free health care regardless of the economic status of their parent.

Just a drunk layman opinion at this hour.


P.S. John Edwards has no chance to win the big one.
__________________
U2DMfan is offline  
Old 12-31-2006, 02:30 AM   #27
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington State
Posts: 3,861
Local Time: 01:23 AM
What's the deal with southern candidates? I don't get it.
__________________

__________________
shart1780 is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com