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Why are the democrats so concerned with healthcare when the country is imploding from a lack of jobs?

Obama paid lipservice to it for a few days then right back to the gov't bid for control of the people through a healthcare bill the country can NOT afford. Is power that important to them?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:07 AM on Mar. 4, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Good question. I guess because they need to keep pushing their Trojan Horse through the finish line because that will give them more control of the people than they will know what to do with. Jobs? Not so much.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:21 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • Could it maybe be that they feel healthcare reform will help those that are out of work and can't afford insurance as well as allowing more people to be hired in healthcare?
    trippyhippy

    Answer by trippyhippy at 10:50 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • Excellent question.

    With over 10% unemployed, the tax burden is shifted to the middle class, slowing recovery.
    If the recession doesn't ease up, unemployment will not go down.
    With over 10% unemployed, the current Medicaid system is going broke, yet HCR will put even more people into Medicaid.
    To pay for the expanded Medicaid program, taxes will have to go up.
    Increased taxes will slow or halt the recovery.
    Leaving people unemployed.

    Seems like a incredible bad idea.

    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:51 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • as well as allowing more people to be hired in healthcare?
    ------------------------
    The exact opposite would happen.
    compare staff totals with private sector hospitals to VA hospitals and the wages.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 10:53 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • Because our government has to focus on more than one issue at a time- we need to be concerned about unemployment, the economic recovery, healthcare reform, national security, the two wars we are currently waging, education reform, environmental issues. It seems it would make sense to get healthcare settled and off the table so it can be crossed off the "to do" list and we can keep working on all of our other issues.
    MaryMW

    Answer by MaryMW at 11:42 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • Could it maybe be that they feel healthcare reform will help those that are out of work and can't afford insurance as well as allowing more people to be hired in healthcare?

    Ya that must be it since healthcare won't kick in for a few yrs even though we will be TAXED now. Notice the sarcasm in my statement.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:12 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • Let me put this as plainly as possible, without having to draw pictures...

    You can't read a book if you need glasses. You can't go to work if you have problems with your feet.
    You can't write anything or type if your hands don't work. You can't function properly if you need medication.

    All of the above keeps people from working. Preventive care keeps people healthy, and boosts work production.
    Doesn't matter if their are 10 million jobs available; if people are too sick or hurt to work, there's no productivity.

    As for lack of jobs, you can only do so much to try and create jobs, if business owners don't/won't/can't hire people,
    it's not the government's fault.
    NightPhoenix

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 1:17 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • All of the above keeps people from working. Preventive care keeps people healthy, and boosts work production.
    Doesn't matter if their are 10 million jobs available; if people are too sick or hurt to work, there's no productivity.


    You do realize that nobody will get any sort of insurance or healthcare for 4 years at the very earliest from this plan, right?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:18 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • ....To take attention off of the economy.
    momjoy1027

    Answer by momjoy1027 at 1:31 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • You can't read a book if you need glasses. You can't go to work if you have problems with your feet.


    You can't write anything or type if your hands don't work. You can't function properly if you need medication.


    So the 10%+ unemployment rate is caused by lack of health care!  Thanks so much for that brilliant insight! 




    Funny, people must have been healthier under Bush, because the unemployment rate was much lower than today. 

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:37 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

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