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What's your answer to this- Republicans?

"Republicans face a challenge as well. Aware of traditional American suspicions of government intrusion, they cast themselves throughout the process as against major changes. They now must explain to voters impatient for action in Washington why nothing was their best choice."



Asked by Anonymous at 7:06 PM on Mar. 23, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (14)
  • Hear hear! They even admitted they were going to vote against anything Obama came up with, just because they wanted to "see him fail". They wanted this to be his Waterloo, and boy, did they fail!

    Answer by Anouck at 7:11 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Because Tort reform doesn't cost $1.3 trillion dollars. Because I can write the needed changes on several legal pad pages leaving out all of the pork, graft, and deals; leaving out the student loans and the education piece. We can reform all of this without it costing my family a huge tax increase.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:12 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Republicans turned in several versions of reform bills all denied by Pelosi. I love this line though "After more than a year of hyperpartisan struggle" Guess Yahoo wasn't paying attention, 34 dems voted NO with repubs that is called Bipartisan! Dems won 219 to 212 needing 216 to pass... tell me why at the last minute 5 dems changed their votes to yes? Cause Obama made them a promise! Without those 5 votes the bill wouldn't have passed! Do the math 219-5= 214!

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 7:16 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • They changed their votes because he made them a promise to modify the bill to include their preferences... That's called "compromise". Something the Republicans were NOT interested in. They wanted to scrap everything, and get ONLY THEIR version, or nothing. Would that be considered bipartisan?

    Answer by Anouck at 7:23 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Self reliance, a greater incentive for most ppl to find themselves a better paying job with better benefits, and stopping ridiculous lawsuits against the medical industry and idiot jurors who grant them payment, oversight of the drug companies and hospitals to drive down the cost of healthcare and medical malpractice, and enourage more ppl to get into the medical field to get more nurses on staff in hospitals, and hospital employees allowed to work a few hours less instead of all the insane hours they work, which has a negative effect on thier own health and the health of patients in the hospital setting. Their is proven studies that have been done that show that those that work night shift in hospitals are staffed fewer and have more responsibilities over a greater number of patients, which in turn causes more stress, worsening the overall health of staff, and the patients are twice as likely to die of a medical emergency.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:35 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Oh, and I forgot, more oversight for the insurance companies, making sure that they pay out their benefits instead of trying to weasel their way out of doing their job, and more oversight of those who file claims through their jobs on work related injuries, to make sure that false claims are not being filed. We live in a dishonest world, and I can't think of anything more than the government offering more false hope by claiming that everyone is entitled to health care, making false promises that the coverage the American population will recieve won't be biased, but fair, and then throw American tax dollars at a system that in and of itself needs a major overhaul. Too many ppl involved in our politics are not just normal, average everyday, hard working citizens; but those that are serving their own self interests and inflated egos. Real ppls voices aren't being heard, and it's more than obvious we are no longer a republic.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:42 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • I meant to say that I couldn't think of anything more dishonest than the government. We are living socialism now folks, and problems are only going to escalate from here. Just ask any honest Canadian citizen what they think about where America is heading.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:45 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Stay off huffpo and do some real research.

    Answer by Carpy at 7:56 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Would that be considered bipartisan?
    So what do you call the 34 dems that voted no? There was no compromise there was a 700,000 dollar pay off to Stupak. Deny it. The people know that those dems that originally voted no then voted yes were paid off. Landrieu 300k, Nelson and his deal, etc. etc. there were no compromises just dirty deals!

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 7:57 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Considering that there are more people against THIS health care bill than for it, I don't think it's the Republicans that have to explain anything.

    And how can you say 'nothing' was their choice? They weren't even allowed a voice in the Democratically controlled Congress on this issue. Every idea they mentioned got shot down by the Progressive Elites!

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:08 PM on Mar. 23, 2010