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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 08:34 AM
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7. Anyone foolish enough to opt out are fools of course.
It won't be just benefits to the people with their personal insurance but also to their taxes. The health care provided to local and state employees are paid for by taxpayers. How will they explain that to the residents of the state when they don't reduce taxes or increase them knowing that expenditures could be reduced under the plan?
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  -Isn't any PO supposed to be self sustaining? (So why would a state opt out?) Kurt_and_Hunter  Oct-07-09 06:35 PM   #0 
  - Political grandstanding and corruption would cause most the opposition  WonderGrunion   Oct-07-09 07:00 PM   #1 
  - I thought this was a national plan  Canuckistanian   Oct-07-09 07:08 PM   #2 
  - Exactly - Look at Mark Sanford of South Carolina - He Ended Up Accepting The Stimulus  TomCADem   Oct-07-09 11:52 PM   #4 
  - The point is that no state will actually opt-out.  Scarsdale Vibe   Oct-07-09 07:13 PM   #3 
  - For Freedom!  DrToast   Oct-08-09 12:03 AM   #5 
  - right! One day you're joining the Public Option, the next you're praying to Karl Marx  Doctor_J   Oct-08-09 12:19 PM   #24 
  - If such a compromise gets a strong PO created and established, so be it.  phleshdef   Oct-08-09 05:05 AM   #6 
  - Anyone foolish enough to opt out are fools of course.  LiberalFighter   Oct-08-09 08:34 AM   #7 
  - There appears to be no foolishness great enough for these diehards.  CTyankee   Oct-08-09 08:41 AM   #8 
  - Exactly. Let the idealogues opt out  Doctor_J   Oct-08-09 11:23 AM   #23 
  - Death panels and schoolhouse abortions.  geek tragedy   Oct-08-09 08:51 AM   #9 
  - Because it's a Democratic (party) plan.  Phx_Dem   Oct-08-09 09:42 AM   #10 
  - To protect the governors' corporate funding.  Overseas   Oct-08-09 09:56 AM   #11 
  - Look at it from a different point of view.  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-08-09 10:11 AM   #12 
  - But where does their standing come from?  Kurt_and_Hunter   Oct-08-09 10:21 AM   #13 
  - "Standing" isn't required. Pretexts and political ability are all that is required.  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-08-09 10:31 AM   #15 
     - Without some nexus I am having Constitutional issues  Kurt_and_Hunter   Oct-08-09 10:45 AM   #16 
        - I'm not sure why.  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-08-09 11:01 AM   #17 
           - Gottcha. Thanks.  Kurt_and_Hunter   Oct-08-09 11:01 AM   #18 
  - The house plan is a sliding scale  sandnsea   Oct-08-09 11:09 AM   #20 
     - But the sliding scale is backwards.  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-08-09 11:14 AM   #21 
        - Here's a comparison  sandnsea   Oct-08-09 01:18 PM   #25 
  - because that state is filled with jackasses?  Aramchek   Oct-08-09 10:31 AM   #14 
  - Ideology  karynnj   Oct-08-09 11:03 AM   #19 
  - Because psychos like Inhofe would rather their constiuents die than be saved by Obama  Doctor_J   Oct-08-09 11:21 AM   #22 

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