Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
User Journal

smitty_one_each's Journal: Woo hoo, the GOP plan may suck less 16

Journal by smitty_one_each
Not that this is necessarily what the GOP would try to enact: http://rsc.scalise.house.gov/solutions/rsc-betterway.htm
As with ObamaCare, this idea still leaves too much power in the hands of bureaucratic pencil-necks. I, for one, don't want to see any bogus 'Hey, we're going to fanny about with the tax code' ideas. I want the existing tax code melted down, like the iron rod of oppression that it is, and turned into some tasteful park furniture.
However, anyone burying their head in the sand about how jacked up ObamaCare is for starters, and how further jacked up BHO's "Oh, we'll just selectively enforce laws" approach is for dealing with it really is utterly mad and deserves to be ignored.
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Woo hoo, the GOP plan may suck less

Comments Filter:
  • I'm glad to see that someone is at least proposing something to congress, so it can be discussed. I'm tired of seeing links to blog posts, brietbart articles, and other such crap that has no bearing on actual Washington activity. However, this bill doesn't actually do much. From their page:

    Fully repeals President Obama's health care law, eliminating billions in taxes and thousands of pages of unworkable regulations and mandates that are driving up health care costs.

    First of all, the 2010 bill does not bring in "billions in taxes". It is budget neutral, and several nonpartisan reviews have shown that. Furthermore several reviews have shown that an immediate full repeal would be

  • Medicare for all is the only way. Let's give the insurance industry some real competition. Question to you is why do you think that anybody here is for Obamacare? Only the people who voted for him want it, and I know didn't.

    • Medicare for all is the only way. Let's give the insurance industry some real competition. Question to you is why do you think that anybody here is for Obamacare? Only the people who voted for him want it, and I know didn't.

      And a lot of people who did vote for him don't want it; myself included. I have been calling for a single payer option for many years prior to the origin of Senator Obama. Now President Lawnchair gives us some silly window dressings on the lousy system that we've had for decades.

      • You can shitcan the "President Lawnchair" crap. He didn't fold. He lied (yes, he did, like everybody before him). He never intended on anything better than what was signed into law. If you want to win the presidency, or gain any real power, you have to lie, or quite simply, you will lose. To the better liar go the spoils time and time again. This trolling against the republicans is no different than his trolling against democrats. Ying and yang. Neither faction wants a lopsided election where blame can be c

        • President boasted he was "really good at killing people". [yahoo.com] It's true. He's better at this, by far, than the reviled shrub.

          What makes you think that ACA is not just another of his methods?

          • What makes you think that ACA is not just another of his methods?

            It's not. He's just along for the ride, following the script he was given with his flashy thingy. Shake the trees, and coconuts fall on your head.

          • Oh damn! I misread. You're right!

        • You can shitcan the "President Lawnchair" crap. He didn't fold. He lied (yes, he did, like everybody before him). He never intended on anything better than what was signed into law.

          So are you going to say then that his entire presidential campaign was one lie after another, simply to draw in votes? You are free to hold that belief if you want, but if you view all politicians through that lens then there really isn't much to vote for, ever. I prefer to hold the belief that the politicians do actually believe in what they say, but are often too cowardly to actually push for that agenda.

          If you want to win the presidency, or gain any real power, you have to lie, or quite simply, you will lose. To the better liar go the spoils time and time again.

          I'm not convinced of that. From my vantage point, as much as I view GWB as probably the worst pre

          • *Sucker born every minute*

            Keep on believin'

            • The only choices we had in 2008 were between someone who was promising to keep the country going in the same direction, and someone who claimed they would change the direction (though has ultimately not changed anything). There was no viable alternative for the presidency, and even if there was that person would likely not have been able to get any legislation through congress to their desk if elected. I had to make a choice between two candidates so I chose the one who said they would change things - and
              • Change will not happen until you demand it. And you are not. You only consider what is being spoon fed. The apathy is on your shoulders.

                There was no viable alternative for the presidency... I had to make a choice between two candidates so I chose the one who said they would change things - and hopefully would be less toxic to my career.

                Like I said earlier. You are very useful to those in power with your totally defeatist and chickenshit, and actually very selfish attitude about "viability" and "your career"

                • What, are we expected to vote for a guy just to protect "your career"?

                  No. You are not expected to care about my career. I don't care about yours, either. If you want me to be unemployed, or to leave the country to pursue a career, you are free to make that choice. I, however, will vote with my career in mind as one candidate is very clearly in favor of seeing me lose my job while the other is marginally in favor of my continued employment (even if only in words and not in actions).

                  Like Romney, you don't care about the "lesser" 47 percent.

                  How on earth did you come to that conclusion? I in no way brushed anyone else off.

                  It applies to the entire 98 percent of you that only vote for "viable" candidates.

                  The im

                  • by gmhowell (26755)

                    Don't fall for guilt bait. So what if you vote to keep food in your belly? Maslow's Hierarchy and all that places the needs of the 47% somewhere below my own personal needs.

        • by pudge (3605) * Works for Slashdot

          He never intended on anything better than what was signed into law.

          Of course he did: he intended on not having an individual mandate.

          • He only said so... He said many things he had no intention of doing. He's no different than anybody else. He wants to win an election. And it worked. He was a better bullshitter than McCain and Romney. Elections are won on bullshit. It means nothing when the opposite happens. If he was against it, he would have fought it. It was always there. The industry demanded it, And there's no way they would let him keep the job if it wasn't put in. The industry would have just financed another candidate to replace hi

Unix is the worst operating system; except for all others. -- Berry Kercheval

Working...