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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 01:36 PM

Must read & pass on....St. Louis Dispatch ed on politicians who denounce "Obamacare" & kill Medicaid

expansion. Here are the last 4 paragraphs & the Matson cartoon that goes with the editorial:

When politicians come before you this fall denouncing "Obamacare," when Republican-dominated state legislatures including Missouri's begin opting out of expanding Medicaid, this is what to ask:

So you're OK with people suffering needlessly? And you're OK with killing 17,000 people a year? Because if you are, admit it. Don't hide behind "we can't afford it."

Sure, that's a viable position. Darwinian, but viable. "Decrease the surplus population" is Scrooge-like, but viable. If you'd rather not raise taxes on the fortunate and on health care freeloaders, that's a viable position. If you want to continue to allow people to be sick and to die needlessly, that's a viable position.

But tell us face-to-face. Tell us they have to die because you just flat don't care.




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Reply Must read & pass on....St. Louis Dispatch ed on politicians who denounce "Obamacare" & kill Medicaid (Original post)
tpsbmam Jul 2012 OP
indepat Jul 2012 #1
freshwest Jul 2012 #3
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tpsbmam Jul 2012 #4

Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 01:53 PM

1. God, how sweet it is to read right-wing assholes getting their

malevolent assholes ripped to shreds.

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Response to indepat (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 02:47 PM

3. +1

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 01:58 PM

2. If the rich and their corporations paid living wages, we could buy our own

insurance in an unregulated market. Wouldn't that be nice -- we could have the premium money and decide what to do with it. Cold day in hell when that happens.

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 03:20 PM

4. Sunday kick

I think this editorial deserves more notice.

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