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Do you agree that Obama claiming doom and gloom if his healthcare plan does not pass to be fear tactics?

Just wondering

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:42 AM on Aug. 12, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Of course not, Democrats using scare tactics? Noooo never! That's the Republicans job.


    Answer by BEXi at 11:44 AM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • That's how he got his stimulus, isn't it? History shows that if something works, it will be tried again until it doesn't work.


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:46 AM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • He has to blame someone.....

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 11:47 AM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • It's truth...Do you know how HIGH costs are today? and that they are only going UP? and that Insurance companies more than quadrupled their profits from 2000-2008? and that Helath care costs are already the #1 reason for bankruptcy in our country? What do you THINK is going to happen as more and more can't afford it and end up in financial ruins?

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:51 AM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • Nope. If he really felt we needed this he would make sure the plan would be implemented immediately instead of in 3 1/2 years and after the next election. Same with the stimulus money they claimed we needed it but most of it will not be spent until 2011 or 2012. All the good things happening now are because they were left alone to correct. Obama is a moron. I expect the Secret Service to be at my home any minute

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:54 AM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • Sort of. But I am aware that there is a terrible healthcare crisis going on. I also believe that the republican stance that the plan will cause gloom and doom is a scare tactic too

    Answer by urkiddingright at 11:56 AM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • Kind of like that yellowcake from Niger? Or our Social Security is in peril if we don't invest it in the stock market? Those types of fearmongering?

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:57 AM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • Nope, I don't think its fear tactics. The rising cost of health care is hurting families AND causing employers to drop coverage.

    Also medicare is going bankrupt, and states are having trouble controlling the costs of their medicaid programs.

    We need a complete overhaul of the system NOW .


    Answer by SRiveroC at 12:00 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • and that Helath care costs are already the #1 reason for bankruptcy in our country? What do
    Not true, overspending and unemployment are. With housing being the Number 1 reason. If people would live in housing they could afford they could pay their medical bills over time. They chose not to pay them first. The Dr.'s and Dentist's have always been last to be paid over history. Even Dave Ramsey says to not pay medical bills first.
    Pay your damn bills people and you won't be looking to UHC.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:01 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • sarcasm : Yes, our Health Care is SOOO "broken" that the leaders of other countries COME TO THE U.S. when they have a life-threatening condition ... THAT'S how "broken" it is.

    If they don't pass this legislation - and pass it THIS YEAR - then costs will continue to go up, perhaps. .... But wait a minute. If they DO pass it three weeks from now, guess what ?! NOTHING will happen to improve ANYTHING until 2013.

    2013. That's when this legislation is designated to start functioning. So, if it's SUCH and emergency - if it's "doom & gloom" unless we pass this bill - WHY the FOUR YEAR delay ???

    No. The reason to pass it is NOT doom & gloom. The reason is that right now the liberals have enough seats in the House and Senate to vote through a law which is opposed by less liberal Congressmen; they have enough votes to override the opposition so they won't be forced to tone down the more egregiously marxist aspects of the law

    Answer by waldorfmom at 12:12 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

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