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AP Interview: Clinton on health care (On Drudge)
Yahoo.com/Associated Press ^ | September 18, 2007 | Beth Fouhy

Posted on 09/18/2007 3:50:41 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah

Edited on 09/18/2007 8:08:32 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that a mandate requiring every American to purchase health insurance was the only way to achieve universal health care but she rejected the notion of punitive measures to force individuals into the health care system.

"At this point, we don't have anything punitive that we have proposed," the presidential candidate said in an interview with The Associated Press. "We're providing incentives and tax credits which we think will be very attractive to the vast majority of Americans."

She said she could envision a day when "you have to show proof to your employer that you're insured as a part of the job interview — like when your kid goes to school and has to show proof of vaccination," but said such details would be worked out through negotiations with Congress.


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"At this point, we don't have anything punitive that we have proposed," the presidential candidate said

1 posted on 09/18/2007 3:50:42 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
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2 posted on 09/18/2007 3:51:44 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah (Catholic4Mitt)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

What a maniac. Why does she always yell when she speaks?


3 posted on 09/18/2007 3:54:23 PM PDT by jdm (I like Chex Mix.)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

Lie, lie and lie. She just wants another bit entity government owned.


4 posted on 09/18/2007 3:56:20 PM PDT by freekitty (May the eagles long fly over our beautiful and free American sky.)
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To: jdm
To counter the image that she is a dumpy little housewife? Bad acting? To hide the face that she is really saying nothing much?

Sometimes she also talks real slow, like she thinks she is speaking to dummies.

5 posted on 09/18/2007 3:57:36 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: jdm
What a maniac. Why does she always yell when she speaks?

FOR THE SAME REASON THAT SOME PEOPLE TYPE IN ALL CAPS.

6 posted on 09/18/2007 3:57:38 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: jdm
Why does she always yell when she speaks?

To be fair, she can't hold a candle to Howie Dean in that department.

7 posted on 09/18/2007 4:15:44 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
Yeah right, Hillary. You'll save the tough love for later.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

8 posted on 09/18/2007 4:17:32 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

We already have universal health care. Walk into any emergency room, say you need treatment and say you do not have insurance.

You will get better care then anyplace on earth.

I pay for that. I pay for medicaid and medicare, neither of which I use.

So how do I benefit from this? Oh wait, I am a white, middleclass male. I am not supposed to benefit from this.


9 posted on 09/18/2007 4:38:40 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (When O'Reilly comes out from under his desk, tell him to give me a call. Hunter/Thompson in 08.)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
"you have to show proof to your employer that you're insured"

Sounds like Social Security to me.

10 posted on 09/18/2007 4:41:39 PM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: Graybeard58
FOR THE SAME REASON THAT SOME PEOPLE TYPE IN ALL CAPS.

Sometimes you have to type very slowly in all caps, for people that aren't good readers and are hard of hearing.

11 posted on 09/18/2007 4:41:52 PM PDT by Disambiguator (What's the temperature, Albert?)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
She said she could envision a day when "you have to show proof to your employer that you're insured as a part of the job interview

She envisions lots of things that I find really creepy, including this. "Your papers are NOT in order."

12 posted on 09/18/2007 4:43:46 PM PDT by Disambiguator (What's the temperature, Albert?)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
If this had been a Republican, they would have skillfully cropped out the "D" behind her, leaving

REAM!

13 posted on 09/18/2007 5:17:52 PM PDT by Jagman (I drank Frank Rabelais under the table!)
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To: Disambiguator
Sometimes you have to type very slowly in all caps, for people that aren't good readers and are hard of hearing.

Speak up sonny.

14 posted on 09/18/2007 5:25:46 PM PDT by dearolddad
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
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15 posted on 09/18/2007 5:28:00 PM PDT by Popocatapetl
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To: dearolddad
Sometimes you have to type very slowly in all caps, for people that aren't good readers and are hard of hearing.
16 posted on 09/18/2007 5:35:20 PM PDT by Disambiguator (What's the temperature, Albert?)
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To: Popocatapetl
I'M DOING IT ALL FOR YOU! I'M TRYING TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY! AND NO ONE WILL STOP ME FROM GIVING IT TO YOU THIS TIME AROUND!!!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

17 posted on 09/18/2007 5:38:04 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

18 posted on 09/18/2007 7:05:52 PM PDT by End_Clintonism_Now (<==== NOW MORE THAN EVER !!!!!)
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To: Disambiguator
Sometimes you have to type very slowly in all caps, for people that aren't good readers and are hard of hearing.

Eh? What say?

19 posted on 09/18/2007 7:26:46 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

Hillary Clinton opens the only hole she has that's still being used and not dry as a bone.

20 posted on 09/18/2007 7:32:50 PM PDT by isthisnickcool
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

Every line’s a line, with her....


21 posted on 09/18/2007 8:19:05 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

22 posted on 09/18/2007 8:23:45 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Graybeard58

Hey now..I resemble that CAP remark..lol. Sometimes I cap to add ‘emotional emphasis’. Sue me..I am woman..hear me roar! (lol)

Now say: ‘emotional emphasis’ three times as fast as you can. See....it’s hard to be a woman in today’s world...(wink)

LOL.


23 posted on 09/18/2007 8:25:04 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: Popocatapetl

Vee have vays to make you zign zee insurance paperz. Das fatherland big brother demands zit!


24 posted on 09/18/2007 8:31:57 PM PDT by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: doug from upland

That little insert wasn’t a Marvel Comic, I take it.


25 posted on 09/18/2007 8:31:59 PM PDT by Disambiguator (What's the temperature, Albert?)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

She was saying, “At this point, we don’t have anything punitive that we have proposed”

But thinking
“Until I’m elected I can’t tell you the punishment we’ll dishout to those that don’t ‘volunteer’ for our health care plan.”


26 posted on 09/18/2007 8:33:19 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

What is more frightening than Hillary proposing this communism is the FACT that many people will nod their heads in agreement with it.


27 posted on 09/18/2007 8:33:59 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

Klinton Care has been fatal for a lot of people so far.


28 posted on 09/18/2007 8:38:41 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

Let all of us resolve that this evil one known as Clinton never darken the door of the Oval Office.


29 posted on 09/18/2007 8:40:19 PM PDT by afnamvet
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

Be insured to get work? Sounds like she is talking about self employed contractors, not employees.


30 posted on 09/18/2007 8:41:52 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

Our worst political nightmare is but a year and a few weeks away from becoming a reality...


31 posted on 09/18/2007 8:42:01 PM PDT by vox_freedom
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To: jdm
Why does she always yell when she speaks?

Because she absolutely LOATHES that she has to explain ANYTHING to the ignorant masses, while every fibre of her being is telling her that DICTATORSHIP is the only way to go. We have seen her(it's) type many times in the past.

32 posted on 09/18/2007 8:42:40 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Disambiguator

No, not from Marvel. I did a google image search for satan and found that. It was just coincidence that it mentioned lesbian. :)


33 posted on 09/18/2007 8:42:52 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: vox_freedom

Question right now on Drew Carey’s Power of 10 game show:

What percentage of Americans would be willing to pay higher taxes for the government to provide universal healthcare?

Answer: 51%.

Reality: Without a conservative plan, hello President Hillary.


34 posted on 09/18/2007 8:50:27 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah (Catholic4Mitt)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah; All

One of the little known provisions in her plan would be that anyone who makes over $250,000 per year would have the portion of health care premiums paid by their employer included in their taxable income.

For example, if you work for a large company in management and make $300k, you might pay $500/month for your families coverage. Your employer kicks in $1,000/month to subsidize and keep your costs down in order to keep a valued employee.

Under Hillary’s plan, that $12,000 per year would now be included in your taxable income. Since that person is in the top 35% tax bracket, it would cost them an extra (calculator not handy, but you do the math) $4,000+ in federal income taxes.


35 posted on 09/18/2007 8:54:52 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

I wouldn’t trust that skiff to run my grandmother’s bridge club.


36 posted on 09/18/2007 8:55:13 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Islam is a mental disorder.)
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To: Disambiguator

A quick googling tells me it the over of a pulp novel from the 1960s.


37 posted on 09/18/2007 8:55:13 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Pope to politicians: "(Do) not to allow children to be considered as a form of illness.")
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To: penelopesire
I cap to add ‘emotional emphasis’.

Underline.

Post in bold

By the way, I just noticed that this is my 16,001st. reply. Time for me to put a lid on it for a while.

Thanks for the wink, at my age I need all I can get.

38 posted on 09/18/2007 8:56:57 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
>>Reality: Without a conservative plan, hello President Hillary.

Frankly, I don't see a cohesive, clear or rational conservative plan for anything on the horizon.

39 posted on 09/18/2007 8:58:25 PM PDT by vox_freedom
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To: Graybeard58

(giggle)...I am not so great at HTML(underline and bold)...but will try just for you! AND DO NOT DARE PUT A LID ON IT! See you tomorrow!

LOL


40 posted on 09/18/2007 9:01:22 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: vox_freedom

I talked to one of the trad priests the other day and he promised he would leave the country if Hillary wins.


41 posted on 09/18/2007 11:25:05 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah (Catholic4Mitt)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

That’s the truth!


42 posted on 09/18/2007 11:25:40 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah (Catholic4Mitt)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

Should have read Clinton on Drugs.


43 posted on 09/18/2007 11:27:09 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: freekitty

Hillary wants to be the author of a Social Security-Style system that INSURES Democrat Domination for DECADES to come.

EVERY election, from here on out, will be FULL of Kind-Hearted Democrats promising MORE, and Better coverage, in return for MORE of your income.

Meanwhile, those evil republicans will be trying to KILL children and the elderly if they DARE to speak out against it.

“We can’t expect the American People to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism.”
-Nikita Khrushchev


44 posted on 09/18/2007 11:44:03 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can lead a Liberal to LOGIC, but you can't make it THINK)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
What percentage of Americans can see through a game show filled with unverifiable polling data put on by a liberal network purporting to represent the thinking of Americans?

It sounds like a clear case of propaganda game to me. A good way to innocuously convince people of what others around them feel about things while pretending to be a game with no agenda.

It seems a little too convenient for the network to be telling people a majority of Americans support the Communizing of our medical industry before it becomes a big issue for the democrats in this up coming election.

I do not believe a majority of Americans will want a socialized medical system once they understand why they all lag behind our lousy system.

There is a reason why even with our insane malpractice lottery and FDA foot-dragging and CYA, we remain the leading edge of world medicine. There is just not enough motivation to risk change in a socialized system.

45 posted on 09/19/2007 1:10:58 AM PDT by ME-262 (Nancy Pelosi is known to the state of CA to render Viagra ineffective causing reproductive harm.)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
Question right now on Drew Carey’s Power of 10 game show:

What percentage of Americans would be willing to pay higher taxes for the government to provide universal healthcare?

Answer: 51%.

That would be the 51% of Americans that pay less than 4% of the total taxes paid .. they're willingness reflects the fact that it doesn't cost them squat, it's another entitlement they can guzzle down from big brother's teat.

46 posted on 09/19/2007 3:34:20 AM PDT by tx_eggman (ManBearPig '08)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
This is her Achilles heel. She can’t help it. She will keep giving and giving if nominated by the Dems. I will bet the Dems get nervous in the next few months when they realize their candidates have no clothes.
47 posted on 09/19/2007 3:42:09 AM PDT by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: goldstategop

“Mother do you think they’ll drop the bomb? Mother do you think they’ll like this song? Mother do you think they’ll try to break, my balls?”


48 posted on 09/19/2007 3:44:46 AM PDT by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
At this point . . .(we have only just begun, of course) - not that anyone asked, of course. . .

Hillary's Gov. plan is mandatory. Making 'healthcare' a Gov priority; of and in itself, makes this plan punitive. But there is surely a price to pay as well, for those who imagine they have an option of 'resistance'. . .

Got a hint yesterday; for those who decline to cooperate.

Taser stock should go way up. . .

49 posted on 09/19/2007 3:57:25 AM PDT by cricket
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

“At this point, we don’t have anything punitive that we have proposed”

Any person who calls themselves a conservative should get chills reading that line. Who are “We?” What are the possibilities for “punitive?” Quite frankly, anyone who isn’t repulsed/frightened by this statement, I probably don’t want voting in our Republic.


50 posted on 09/19/2007 4:43:49 AM PDT by Harrius Magnus (Pucker up Mo, and your dhimmi Leftist freaks, here comes your Jizya!)
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