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I HAVE TO DO WHAT'S RIGHT FOR MY CHILDREN

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I HAVE TO DO WHAT RIGHT FOR MY CHILDREN.  I will not be able to send them to college, get them braces  and do all the things I want to do for them if Obama is elected.  His tax and spend policy will take money away from our household budget.  Already Americans household budgets have been reduced by $4,500.00 under Obama.  My husbands business is hurting and he has had to lay off employees.  I fear for my children's safety when I hear Obama tell the Russians secretly, on an open mike, that he will be more flexible in negotiating away our nuclear security.  And when I find out that he knew about the battle in Behghazi, Libya and could have sent in armed drones and fighter jets, even if just in a show of force and did nothing to save those Americans that died, well, it just makes me sick at heart. What kind of man cared more for his election chances than the lives of his Ambassador and other Americans? I care about America and my children.  I will vote for Romney on Tuesday.

by on Nov. 5, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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jesusismyfriend
by Member on Nov. 6, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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I keep thinking why do my kids and grand kids have to pay off our debt because we do not want to cut spending.
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rccmom
by Gold Member on Nov. 6, 2012 at 8:34 AM

And for my kids is why I voted for Obama.

jenzachsam
by on Nov. 6, 2012 at 9:19 AM

I voted and happy that I fullfilled my promise to my grandmother.  That's why I'm glad we live in a free country...  You can vote for who you want to win, and I can vote for who I want to win.  Good luck either way.

JavaMom2one
by on Nov. 6, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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I keep trying to understand why people love the idea of obamacare? It reminds me of a social system type plan. I've lived abroad, dealt with using a social health care plan and I was not impressed with being told I would wait over 6 months for an MRI. So not cool! I ended up paying the full costs in cash for a MRI.

While the idea that everyone gets health coverage by the government might look nice, once you get into a social type health care you'll find that the grass is not always greener on the other side.....just as flawed.
katiew2012
by on Nov. 6, 2012 at 9:39 AM

I agree. I've witnessed this type of socialized care in Australia and China.

My mother lives in Australia with her husband. She needed her gall bladder out 5 years ago. She had 2 acute attacks and each time was sent home from the hospital, after being told to change her diet, with surgery scheduled several months later. She endured the increasing attacks as long as possible until she finally was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Since she arrived in an ambulance, she was admitted and prepped for surgery. However, in the preparation she was told she would have to wait because she had developed pancreatitis and that had to be controlled before surgery. She was in the hospital for a week before surgery.


The next year a friend in the US needed her gall bladder out, and had it removed the same week, thus actually costing less than my mother's ordeal.


In China, I only got the tests and doctors I needed because I had "money" and was a foreigner. I could afford a crap ton of money for MRI's and such. One MRI usually cost what an average person made in a week, and it was essentially a cash basis-you paid on the spot, before any test.

Quoting JavaMom2one:

I keep trying to understand why people love the idea of obamacare? It reminds me of a social system type plan. I've lived abroad, dealt with using a social health care plan and I was not impressed with being told I would wait over 6 months for an MRI. So not cool! I ended up paying the full costs in cash for a MRI.

While the idea that everyone gets health coverage by the government might look nice, once you get into a social type health care you'll find that the grass is not always greener on the other side.....just as flawed.


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Katie, proud wife of a railroader, and a future mother-to-be! 


MsDenuninani
by Bronze Member on Nov. 6, 2012 at 10:18 AM


Quoting rocketracer:

 

In the past 4 years...more people on food stamps, disability, welfare...more single women with children living in poverty.  750K more women unemployed or underemployed, access to birth control has NOT restricted, increased funding for college tuition only make college more expensive, more small businesses cutting back hours for hourly employess, gay marriage isn't going to improve the economy, bin laden (spiking the football) wouldn't have been found w/out intense interegation (something Obama opposed).

Yes, we are in this together....a poorer, weaker nation....

Yes to a lot of the above -- as a consequence of crappy governence that began long before Obama stepped into office.  It would be far worse if he had not, and any realistic look at the domestic and global economy proves it.

(Gay marriage absolutely improves the economy.  Two-parent gay households receive tax and health care benefits, which benefit their families and children, which turns into dollars spent in the market.)

P. S.  You're right on one thing -- access to birth control has not been restricted.  Thanks to our President.

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Nov. 6, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Neither candidate is going to help you.

Congress appropriates spending and legislates policy.

You're financially hosed, no matter which candidate is elected.

NancSBRN
by Bronze Member on Nov. 6, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Good luck with that since the GOP will dismantle the Student loans, Pell grants ect. probably turn it over the the banks again and screw you kids over like mine. 

Health care cost will continue to rise unfettered and expect if you have insurance to get less and less coveage for more and more money. Under the Republicans we have seen our deductibles go from $150 all  family total to 3,000 a year per family members.  Uness we can get Healthcare REFORM no one will be able to afford Health care in a few years even with insurance and not be 1,000s to 10,000s in debt.


Health Care is going to bankrupt this country more then the housing Crisis has.

sammygrl77
by on Nov. 6, 2012 at 10:29 AM
Think about how many people can go to private health care and get off government health care.


Quoting rocketracer:



Quoting emeraldangel2.0:


i think of my child, too, which is why i voted for obama. it's thanks to him that my daughter can be on insurance without worrying about pre-existing conditions


all the politicians have said they were going to reform health care


obama actually did, and plans on reforming it some more


vote the reubliCONS out of office so Obama can do his job.



Think about it...how can millions more people be enrolled onto a gov't health care system and the cost not be increased....how will the cost be kept down????  limits of services and care. 


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by on Nov. 6, 2012 at 10:32 AM

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