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8. An old friend of mine's sister found out that she has a serious
form of cancer, and the treatment she has was costing her $21,000 every time she had it. My friend and her entire family are Republicans and they have quite a bit of money - millions. My friend's sister doesn't have insurance because she had breast cancer 22 yrs ago and couldn't get insurance.
She did buy catostrophic insurance, but it doesn't cover the treatment she needs (that's another story). After watching "Farrah's Story", I sent my friend an email asking if they had looked into getting treatment in another country and she replied that her sister had found a woman who helped her get the treatments and the government would have for it. Like your relatives, these people thinks this is different - it's happening to THEM and they deserve help. I'm not saying they don't, I'm saying EVERYONE needs help at some point in their life. I think Republicans wear blinders and only see what they want to see.
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  -According to my brother in law, we are going down to socialism!! SOCIALISM!! ejpoeta  May-23-09 08:27 PM   #0 
  - What's "pop"? Does that mean soda?  Towlie   May-23-09 08:29 PM   #1 
  - Yep  MadMaddie   May-23-09 08:33 PM   #3 
  - The OP is from Western NY  MattBaggins   May-24-09 01:47 PM   #36 
  - Question has to be, are Denmark and Sweden that bad of places to live? n/t  LakeSamish706   May-23-09 08:29 PM   #2 
  - I'd like to find out for myself. I'm thinking that I'd rather love living there.  SammyWinstonJack   May-24-09 08:30 AM   #27 
  - Well done!  Tangerine LaBamba   May-23-09 08:49 PM   #4 
  - i've got a dumb fuck right-wing pot smoking brother in law*  spanone   May-23-09 08:50 PM   #5 
  - Too much wake'n bake with Bill-O n/t  Mopar151   May-24-09 08:51 AM   #29 
  - Where are you from that you say pop?  Cassandra   May-23-09 08:54 PM   #6 
  - Probably the midwest.  BlueJazz   May-23-09 08:57 PM   #7 
     - i was born and raised in WNY. where i live today.  ejpoeta   May-24-09 07:11 AM   #26 
  - An old friend of mine's sister found out that she has a serious  Booster   May-23-09 08:58 PM   #8 
  - exactly. everyone needs help. and i think what they mean by 'socialism'  ejpoeta   May-24-09 06:44 AM   #20 
  - Quel horreur!  Liberal Veteran   May-23-09 09:04 PM   #9 
  - Good for you. n/t  Laelth   May-23-09 09:41 PM   #10 
  - i wish we were.....  madrchsod   May-23-09 09:48 PM   #11 
  - Becoming socialist? From his lips to God's ears!  POAS   May-23-09 09:52 PM   #12 
  - Are you originally from NY?  Autumn Colors   May-23-09 10:18 PM   #13 
  - i was born here and have always called it pop.  ejpoeta   May-24-09 06:38 AM   #19 
  - Good, the sooner the better! Don't forget the postal service and the army.  EFerrari   May-23-09 10:20 PM   #14 
  - well, john was in the air force up until 90. he has also worked for the  ejpoeta   May-24-09 06:47 AM   #22 
  - Pretty soon government will be handing out huge bailouts  tj2001   May-23-09 10:42 PM   #15 
  - My experience is that those who rail against socialism are clueless as to what it really means.  elocs   May-23-09 10:51 PM   #16 
  - Public schools are a part of the "nanny state." So are special services for  pnwmom   May-23-09 10:53 PM   #17 
  - well, in some senses i don't agree with being told what to do.  ejpoeta   May-24-09 07:06 AM   #24 
     - What is needed, I'm sure you'll agree, is a more progressive tax system  pnwmom   May-24-09 10:18 AM   #31 
        - that i can agree with. too bad people like my family members seem to think  ejpoeta   May-24-09 11:14 AM   #34 
           - That's been the problem all along -- all the Joe the Plumbers who  pnwmom   May-24-09 01:42 PM   #35 
  - You should invite him to the next meeting of your worker-soldier council: tell him  struggle4progress   May-23-09 10:58 PM   #18 
  - Well where the fuck was he the past 8 years?  lonestarnot   May-24-09 06:46 AM   #21 
  - special taxes for pop-drinkers = socialism? i didn't realize the socialist programme  Hannah Bell   May-24-09 06:51 AM   #23 
  - i do believe that they think anything they don't like is socialism.  ejpoeta   May-24-09 07:10 AM   #25 
  - Well, if what people are saying about Tim Geitner and Obama is true  Deja Q   May-24-09 08:34 AM   #28 
  - The average working stiff IS over-taxed and underserved in America!  DailyGrind51   May-24-09 08:58 AM   #30 
  - Cool, we're running out of food here.  shadowknows69   May-24-09 10:20 AM   #32 
  - The pop tax is a REGRESSIVE TAX...  Kansas Wyatt   May-24-09 10:42 AM   #33 
  - Socialism? IF ONLY !  Lydia Leftcoast   May-24-09 01:56 PM   #37 

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