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Gov. Deval Patrick: ‘The ACA is not a website, it’s a value statement’
msnbc.com ^ | October 29, 2013 | Collier Meyerson

Posted on 10/29/2013 9:32:55 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

“The thing to remember is that the ACA is not a website, it’s a value statement. It’s about whether we believe health is a public good.”

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1 posted on 10/29/2013 9:32:55 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m surprised he didn’t go all the way and say healthcare is a right.


2 posted on 10/29/2013 9:34:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

wtf does he mean?


3 posted on 10/29/2013 9:35:26 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He means their intentions were good.

lol


4 posted on 10/29/2013 9:35:52 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: snarkytart

good intentions trump actual results


5 posted on 10/29/2013 9:36:11 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"It’s about whether we believe health Government Dominance is a public good.”
6 posted on 10/29/2013 9:37:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: snarkytart

wtf does he mean?

I don’t know, but I once heard that if you polish a turd long enough it will turn shiny. I think what he is doing is trying to polish the ACA and hope he can make it shiny. Sadly a shiny turd is still just a turd.


7 posted on 10/29/2013 9:42:06 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Putting a gun to a person’s head and demanding they participate in your plan is an offense of the highest magnitude.

A healthy public results from a free public freely trading goods and services without coercion or combine. That is America’s values.


8 posted on 10/29/2013 9:42:20 PM PDT by Ray76
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To: snarkytart
> It’s about whether we believe health is a public good.

wtf does he mean?

He means that health care is something to be rationed, controlled and limited by the government to those who can serve the state's purpose. And one of those purposes is getting voters who will give the government even more power.

9 posted on 10/29/2013 9:42:26 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
What he means is that he considers healthcare to be not a public good, but literally public property, and that it is the function of the state to distribute it, and that only the state has the right to do so. That the free market is irrelevant, and that the state may impose its will, or more properly the will of the Party in power, on anyone. And that "anyone" means most specifically that citizens are the property of the state as well.

These are totalitarians, they really are.

10 posted on 10/29/2013 9:42:37 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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People actually vote for these imbeciles.


11 posted on 10/29/2013 9:43:12 PM PDT by Argus
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And the value it states is "politicians are gods and the plebes are stupid."

FUDV

12 posted on 10/29/2013 9:44:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: BenLurkin

The ACA has nothing whatsoever to do with “health”. It’s all about constraining economic choice, restriction options and wasting money.

Health has nothing to do with it.


13 posted on 10/29/2013 9:45:11 PM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This guy is ominous. Obama, him, and the actor from New Jersey, birds of a feather. Or rather, snakes in the grass.


14 posted on 10/29/2013 9:46:51 PM PDT by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: Billthedrill

Amen. They slither and they gleem, and they are not like us.


15 posted on 10/29/2013 9:48:11 PM PDT by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: snarkytart
wtf does he mean?

What matters is our good intentions, not our results.

16 posted on 10/29/2013 9:48:35 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Tailgunner Joe

the ACA is a lie


17 posted on 10/29/2013 9:50:01 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Tailgunner Joe

That’s like saying, Patrick is not a governor, he’s an idiot politician. Sorry Skippy, ObamaCare IS a website. A broken one at that.


18 posted on 10/29/2013 9:51:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Have you had your ObamaCare Marketplace shopping experience today?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So what are those values? Causing millions to lose their health insurance plans and replacing them with different plans they can’t afford the premiums for with massively higher deductibles? Huge cutbacks in available medical services due to the law that will make it more difficult to get healthcare even if the insurance disaster had worked out perfectly? Etc.?


19 posted on 10/29/2013 9:52:08 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I believe Porsches and Cadillacs and Lamborginis are a public good. Where’s the one you bought me, Deval?


20 posted on 10/30/2013 2:56:17 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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I believe Porsches and Cadillacs and Lamborginis are a public good. Where’s the one you bought me, Deval?

"Coupé" Deval only does Cadillacs!
21 posted on 10/30/2013 11:41:36 AM PDT by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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