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Post time 2012-7-12 20:13:44 |Display all floors
St_George Post time: 2012-7-12 20:10
I think Obama's a good man, what he would like to do and what he CAN do in a place like America are  ...

I agree.  

The republicans have made it a priority not to fight everything he has tried to put forth so he can't show any success and they can get their guy in this year.

To hell with the american people and their needs.  He's even tried to push former republican plans just to have them rejected and/ or blocked.

The goal is not to allow him to have anything to show as a success.  Which means fcking the american people in the process just to win the next election.  

I'm not exaggerating.
  
  
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Post time 2012-7-12 20:29:44 |Display all floors
JFenix Post time: 2012-7-12 22:04
This is the republic BS they have been pushing for awhile.

You've got people calling him hitler a ...

I wonder about the racism bit too, JFenix.

When Obama was elected, I should say that a lot of people were very happy for the USA.

Happy that here we saw a great statement, with all the sensitivity to race issues at last a black chap got elected.
The fact that he is eloquent, educated, worldly and presentable was a fantastic thing for the USA, and of course he was helped somewhat with pretty crappy opponents, but I like to think that Obama was elected on his qualities rather than the shortcomings of whats-his-name and the bimbo from Alaska.

The whole mooslym and birthplace allegations against Obama are utterly disgusting, but show the desperation of republicans.

I just don't get the problem with the healthcare thing.

You socialise police, road construction, utility infrastructure, defence, foreign affairs, education and so on, but not health care ??
I know that a great number of Americans understand the issue and support the idea of some form of taxpayer funding, but it seems that the loud, the greedy and the self interested are the ones dragging down your country.

I really hope that Obamacare gets up and stays up. It will be a long road and a hard battle with such ill-feeling from the lunatic right but if and when it settles in and works, it should help a lot.

There are other things you might need to do as well, pharmaceutical costs is an issue.

Here in Australia we have a system which the US free trade agreement has had issues with.

What happens is big pharma comes up with a drug. We have a government run approval system which says that the Australian government will fund the drug for anyone requiring it. The patient pays around $30 per script, which may be a month or more of supply, the government pays the rest, which might be a couple of dollars, or tens of thousands of dollars.
The key issue is that the drug must work and the government and the pharmaceutical company must agree on price.
An agreement means the drug is listed on the "PBS" (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) and it costs a standard rate for a normal prescription (approx $30) and less for pensioners (approx $5.00)

If our PBS people cannot agree on a price with the manufacturing company, then the drug is not "PBS" listed and the patient would have to pay the full price. Doctors know this and won't normally prescribe such drugs, they'll find an alternative.
Then the pharmaceutical company has little or no sales in Australia.
This system works, although the US Free trade people say it's restrictive. We say it's not restrictive as we're freely agreeing prices with the manufacturer.
This system means that effective medicines are affordable for ordinary Australians who won't be bankrupted by expensive drugs.
Sadly big pharma has got the good people of the USA in a worse situation.

Anyway, best of luck for November!
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Post time 2012-7-12 20:35:22 |Display all floors
emucentral Post time: 2012-7-12 20:29
I wonder about the racism bit too, JFenix.

When Obama was elected, I should say that a lot of peo ...

On obamacare - I partly blame the insurance & pharmaceutical companies and all their lobbying.  They have been behind all the false rhetoric making it seem 'unpatriotic' to have a national health care system.

And people have been falling for it hook, line and sinker.  

Honestly, it's embarrassing.
  
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Post time 2012-7-12 21:01:47 |Display all floors
JFenix Post time: 2012-7-12 22:35
On obamacare - I partly blame the insurance & pharmaceutical companies and all their lobbying.  Th ...

It seems that US patients paying full price for drugs, many of which were created by US pharma companies, is a cash cow for those companies.

I guess this is why many US citizens buy their pharmaceuticals in Canada and Mexico.

The behaviour of these self interested groups is indeed disgusting.
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emucentral Post time: 2012-7-12 21:01
It seems that US patients paying full price for drugs, many of which were created by US pharma com ...

The Chapelle show did a skit awhile back where he was running for president.

His answer to our healthcare problem was a pledge to give all americans fake canadian ID cards.

lol
  
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Post time 2012-7-12 21:04:02 |Display all floors
ttt222 Post time: 2012-7-11 17:42
46. Many Republicans still believe that George W. Bush was a "conservative" and that he was a "good ...

Yes, it certainly is a mess. I don't know how to fix things when dishonesty, graft, and corruption seem to rule the corridors of power.
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Post time 2012-7-12 21:13:00 |Display all floors
This post was edited by emucentral at 2012-7-12 23:13
JFenix Post time: 2012-7-12 23:03
The Chapelle show did a skit awhile back where he was running for president.

His answer to our healthcare problem was a pledge to give all americans fake canadian ID cards.

"他不是救星, 他是一个非常淘气男孩" - Monty Python

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