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The Republican Alternative to “Obamacare” Has Flaws
Americans For Tax Reform ^

Posted on 05/28/2009 12:48:55 PM PDT by nateriver

“The Pain Caucus Republicans who are pushing the Patients’ Choice Act are making the same mistake as the Nixon Republican budget cutter/tax hikers of yore: pain loses at the polls. Instead, we need to put forward a bold, positive, and forward-thinking “Yes-And” plan in the tradition of Jack Kemp and Ronald Reagan. “

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: healthcare; hsa; obamacare; patientschoiceact; reagan

1 posted on 05/28/2009 12:48:55 PM PDT by nateriver
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To: nateriver
How about a flat out "not no, but hell no because we can't afford it"?

Nah, republicans are too politically afraid to tote a backbone.

2 posted on 05/28/2009 12:51:39 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: nateriver
The Republican Alternative to “Obamacare” Has Flaws

Do ya THINK?

Any nation-wide health care plan is going to have flaws. But as incompetent as the Republicrats are, I bet their plan has fewer flaws than the Obamessiah's.

3 posted on 05/28/2009 12:51:55 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: nateriver

All I want the damm gov. to do is get the free medicine that the illegals are using off our backs!

That’s a good start.

Then maybe we can talk


4 posted on 05/28/2009 12:54:45 PM PDT by devistate one four (Back by popular demand: America love or leave it (GTFOOMC) TET68)
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To: devistate one four
All I want the damm gov. to do is get the free medicine that the illegals are using off our backs!

Never thought the role of the federal government was to take care of us all in every way cradle to grave.

Protecting our borders however....

5 posted on 05/28/2009 12:59:02 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: nateriver

Here’s a radical idea. How about just getting the government out of everything that’s none of their business? Last year that would probably have been about 80% of everything they spent, this year it will probably be more like 90%.


6 posted on 05/28/2009 1:12:37 PM PDT by 3niner (Hoover turned a recession into a depression, FDR turned it into The Great Depression)
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To: nateriver

In last year’s federal budget, Medicare and Medicaid took 23% of all spending, and Social Security took 21% of all spending. And this was not based on just tax revenues, but on $455B deficit spending as well.

That is, the government took in $2.5T in tax revenues, and spent $2.9T.

This year, tax revenues are down by at least a third. This means that projected federal tax revenues should be about $1.6T, and deficit spending will jump by at least $1T beyond Obama’s projections—just to stay at the same level of spending we are right now.

If Obama plans to spend even MORE money, all of it, every bit, will add to the national deficit. Since it is physically impossible to get that money out of taxes, we are totally reliant on anyone that loans us money.

And not just to keep loaning us huge amounts of money, but to double or even triple the amount they loan us.

In short, it ain’t gonna happen.


7 posted on 05/28/2009 1:53:29 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: EGPWS
Never thought the role of the federal government was to take care of us all in every way cradle to grave.

It's not. But too many stupid people think so.

8 posted on 05/28/2009 2:00:28 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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