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7 Bumps

Missouri voters shoot down HCR w/ 3 to 1 margin

http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/08/04/tuesday.primaries/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn

This was the first state to give citizens the option to vote on it and it didn't just lose, it was annihilated. How many states would it pass in if it were put up individually?

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 8:07 AM on Aug. 4, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 8:07 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • It may be a non-binding referendum; however, it does speak volumes as to how the people feel. This can't be brushed off as "just the Tea Party" or "only conservatives". The numbers are too high to just be one group. I wish all states would do the same and let the people actually let their voices be counted. It would be interesting to see just how it shakes out.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:23 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • i have no problem with this prop c, i think people everywhere would be happier with obama's health care reform if they felt they had the choice to opt out or to get it. but it seems like no one that hated that reform even voted, i asked around and people didn't even know what prop c was...idiots, out spewing their garbage and don't even know what's going on.
    angevil53

    Answer by angevil53 at 8:25 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • i think people everywhere would be happier with obama's health care reform if they felt they had the choice to opt out or to get it.

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    I agree with this statement! However, the reason for the "one size fits all" approach is because the government NEEDS to generate TONS of money from taxpayers--preferably the younger and healthier variety in order to support the program!

    If ObamaCare was limited to those who TRULY needed it, then it would solely be on the government/taxpayers dime. Which, honestly I would rather contribute via taxes to supporting those who cannot get health insurance (not the ones who choose not to have it), than to the complete dismantling of the health care insurance system leaving EVERYONE in a lurch!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:40 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • It may be a non-binding referendum; however, it does speak volumes as to how the people feel


    The people of MO

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:44 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • The people of MO

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    No. Not just the people of MO, the majority of people across the United States! You'll see, this referendum will embolden the people in OTHER states, who, up until this point, may have thought it was a done deal and there was nothing they could do about it!!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:53 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • I think results would be similar no matter where you put it up. Only the very politically involved liberal group are behind that thing. The majority of voters hear "mandatory" "coverage" and "penalties" in the same sentence and want to run screaming into the sunset.

    The bottom line is, most people aren't going to research the whole bill, they aren't going to read the whole thing, they aren't even going to read the 32 page VA decision.

    And most people don't want to be told where to spend their money.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 9:01 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • The people of MO

    ***
    No. Not just the people of MO, the majority of people across the United States! You'll see, this referendum will embolden the people in OTHER states, who, up until this point, may have thought it was a done deal and there was nothing they could do about it!!


    _____


    Nope, THIS was what the people of MO said

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:34 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • The people of MO


    Obviously, sweet.


    That is why I said, "I wish all states would do the same and let the people actually let their voices be counted. It would be interesting to see just how it shakes out." I never implied it spoke for the entire country; however, it is a huge thing for the people of a state to let it be know this was not what they want as a state's population.

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:34 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • I know of NOBODY who supports this bill. Dems or reps. (outside of a few dummies on here) I doubt it would get a much different response nationwide.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:34 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

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