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fifthoffive Donating Member (210 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 10:02 AM
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80. The political right wing in the USA
worships capitalism. The only thing they care about is protecting corporations.
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  -Employee of the NHS here (Scotland) Zix  Aug-16-09 06:55 PM   #0 
  - The right in this country doesn't follow logic  Warpy   Aug-16-09 06:59 PM   #1 
  - They are only directed by fear.  harun   Aug-17-09 12:34 PM   #88 
  - Thank you!  Brigid   Aug-16-09 07:00 PM   #2 
  - k&r  LeftishBrit   Aug-16-09 07:01 PM   #3 
  - Beautifully said, and I could not agree more, although despair is very tempting.  Laelth   Aug-16-09 07:02 PM   #4 
  - Oh, Canada is very tempting.  morillon   Aug-16-09 08:40 PM   #29 
  - Please take me with you....  Joe the Liberal   Aug-16-09 09:21 PM   #35 
     - take me with you and I don't think I am kidding!  DollyM   Aug-17-09 12:55 AM   #52 
     - If I win the lottery, I'm setting up an upscale refugee camp...  morillon   Aug-17-09 02:07 AM   #59 
     - AMEN!!!  druidqueen   Aug-17-09 09:24 AM   #77 
  - And so is Australia and New Zealand - but you don't see it on CSPAN  WillYourVoteBCounted   Aug-16-09 10:27 PM   #41 
  - I want to move to Scotland.  Catshrink   Aug-16-09 07:04 PM   #5 
  - I don't drive, so it's all good for me. :^D  GreenPartyVoter   Aug-16-09 07:05 PM   #8 
  - my husband is British by birth also . . .  DollyM   Aug-17-09 12:58 AM   #53 
  - I'll go with you!  proReality   Aug-17-09 07:48 AM   #72 
  - Thanks for your post. Nothing is perfect but the NHS is far better than the crap here.  JanMichael   Aug-16-09 07:04 PM   #6 
  - This hasn't been "my" country for many years.  mwb970   Aug-17-09 07:58 AM   #74 
  - K&R  earthboundmisfit   Aug-16-09 07:04 PM   #7 
  - Thanks for your post  brentspeak   Aug-16-09 07:05 PM   #9 
  - Thank you for posting that. I will pass it on to my family and friends. :^)  GreenPartyVoter   Aug-16-09 07:06 PM   #10 
  - Thank you  TokenQueer   Aug-16-09 07:06 PM   #11 
  - thank you for posting.  barbtries   Aug-16-09 07:09 PM   #12 
  - It's all about profits and money. Only seen from that angle does it make sense...  Captain Hilts   Aug-16-09 07:09 PM   #13 
  - By all means, please feel free to express your opinions here anytime!  eShirl   Aug-16-09 07:10 PM   #14 
  - Thank you. I just want people to know that it's possible to win.  Zix   Aug-16-09 07:21 PM   #17 
     - i wish the left in america were numerous but i fear its not the case.  Mr Generic Other   Aug-21-09 11:20 PM   #116 
  - Thank you.  silverweb   Aug-16-09 07:14 PM   #15 
  - keep speaking up (and thanks for doing so)  corpseratemedia   Aug-16-09 07:15 PM   #16 
  - I may be angrier with them than you. I know it sounds weird, but I think I might be.  Zix   Aug-16-09 07:23 PM   #19 
  - K&R  Solly Mack   Aug-16-09 07:22 PM   #18 
  - can you help me with this?  KT2000   Aug-16-09 07:39 PM   #20 
  - Yes, taxes are VERY high in Scoland and Ireland - if you earn over about 35,000  Zix   Aug-16-09 08:00 PM   #21 
     - Thank you  KT2000   Aug-16-09 08:08 PM   #22 
     - I hope they don't end up destroying the NHS.  Zix   Aug-16-09 08:11 PM   #23 
     - Believe you me, Nix....  CANDO   Aug-16-09 08:30 PM   #26 
     - Hm. well the NHS nearly DID die under the Tories.  Zix   Aug-16-09 08:44 PM   #30 
     - Was that under Maggie Thatcher?  CANDO   Aug-16-09 08:48 PM   #31 
        - Yes, and her immediate successor Joh Major.  Zix   Aug-16-09 09:11 PM   #32 
     - Well if they did..  Fedja   Aug-17-09 02:34 AM   #61 
     - Best keep your eye on the CIA, then.  Jack Sprat   Aug-17-09 12:12 AM   #49 
     - But what percentage of US wages  Sheepshank   Aug-16-09 08:35 PM   #28 
     - Yes  flying rabbit   Aug-16-09 09:31 PM   #36 
     - Of course  KT2000   Aug-16-09 09:46 PM   #37 
     - The tax topic is abused by the right.  Fedja   Aug-17-09 02:48 AM   #62 
     - That's what I thought...  Veruca Salt   Aug-17-09 10:14 AM   #81 
     - Thanks for the impressive summary!  BlueMTexpat   Aug-17-09 10:15 AM   #82 
     - Yeah but factor in health care in this country  SteelPenguin   Aug-17-09 10:33 AM   #85 
     - If you add both, your federal AND state income tax  liberation   Aug-17-09 12:34 PM   #87 
     - But you don't have to pay Insurance Premiums.  sabrina 1   Aug-17-09 03:42 AM   #64 
     - yep sabrina, its the money.  Mr Generic Other   Aug-21-09 11:38 PM   #117 
     - 20%/40% is VERY HIGH?  Doctor_J   Aug-17-09 12:37 PM   #91 
  - Thanks for your support and  alsame   Aug-16-09 08:17 PM   #24 
  - welcome to DU, Zix  CatWoman   Aug-16-09 08:20 PM   #25 
  - If I could rec this post X 100, I would.  morillon   Aug-16-09 08:35 PM   #27 
  - Well said Zix.....  Joe the Liberal   Aug-16-09 09:13 PM   #33 
  - Good post. Thanks.  donco6   Aug-16-09 09:15 PM   #34 
  - the american economy is based on the plantation model  Mr Generic Other   Aug-16-09 09:54 PM   #38 
  - I quizzed my Uncle in Wales about the NHS:  patsimae   Aug-16-09 10:10 PM   #39 
  - If anyone wants figures for NHS waiting times, they're here  muriel_volestrangler   Aug-19-09 06:33 AM   #114 
  - we live in a very IGNORANT country. (recommending thread)  WillYourVoteBCounted   Aug-16-09 10:26 PM   #40 
  - The right is being LIED TO by corporate interests  Stephanie   Aug-16-09 10:39 PM   #42 
  - I talk to alot of people on the right. They know. I tell them.  rucky   Aug-16-09 11:48 PM   #44 
     - Even if they're poor themselves  Stephanie   Aug-17-09 12:02 AM   #46 
     - The the rub isn't it  Libertas1776   Aug-17-09 12:06 AM   #48 
  - Thanks for you input Zix and welcome  zeemike   Aug-16-09 10:58 PM   #43 
  - welcome to the site!  Blue_Tires   Aug-16-09 11:57 PM   #45 
  - Try as they might,  Libertas1776   Aug-17-09 12:02 AM   #47 
  - You paint a scary scenario...  Zix   Aug-17-09 05:32 PM   #110 
     - guess our ad campaigns worked.  Mr Generic Other   Aug-21-09 11:48 PM   #118 
  - Good points all around. When I was younger I couldn't believe we didn't have a system like NHS.  litlady   Aug-17-09 12:20 AM   #50 
  - Welcome to DU Zix  Oldtimeralso   Aug-17-09 12:40 AM   #51 
  - The answer to all your questions about Americans and health care is....  cadaverdog   Aug-17-09 01:05 AM   #54 
  - Thank you! K and R  ClayZ   Aug-17-09 01:20 AM   #55 
  - Please ask your colleagues to join us  WillYourVoteBCounted   Aug-17-09 01:26 AM   #56 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-17-09 01:37 AM   #57 
  - Thank you for speaking out. Your perspective is important and appreciated. n/t  Triana   Aug-17-09 01:48 AM   #58 
  - Thank you!  Kitty Herder   Aug-17-09 02:20 AM   #60 
  - plain and simple: MONEY AND CORPORATE/GOVERNMENT COLLUSION. n/t  pepperbear   Aug-17-09 03:06 AM   #63 
  - Good points.And a health service isn't SUPPOSED to make a profit.  mr blur   Aug-17-09 03:47 AM   #65 
  - this is why i keep asking conservative friends why we can't discuss how other countries do it  CreekDog   Aug-17-09 03:56 AM   #66 
  - Thank you so much for sharing.  krister   Aug-17-09 04:02 AM   #67 
  - Thank you for sharing.  Delphinus   Aug-17-09 06:00 AM   #68 
  - Fantastic post!  indimuse   Aug-17-09 06:23 AM   #69 
  - Thank you, and not only that, but ...  planetc   Aug-17-09 07:36 AM   #70 
  - Great post.  lildreamer316   Aug-17-09 07:45 AM   #71 
  - Thanks for the encouraging post! n/t  proReality   Aug-17-09 07:50 AM   #73 
  - Answer to your question  Shagbark Hickory   Aug-17-09 08:08 AM   #75 
  - One or two things:  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-17-09 08:17 AM   #76 
  - what you fail to understand  druidity33   Aug-17-09 09:45 AM   #78 
  - another kick and THANK YOU for the insights  Blue_Tires   Aug-17-09 09:54 AM   #79 
  - The political right wing in the USA  fifthoffive   Aug-17-09 10:02 AM   #80 
  - OK, here's a complicated answer: Believe it or not, it's mostly about RACE & history  HamdenRice   Aug-17-09 10:26 AM   #83 
  - Yep, they hate equality of any kind.  harun   Aug-17-09 12:36 PM   #90 
  - Thank you.  glinda   Aug-17-09 10:29 AM   #84 
  - Great post. As economist Paul Krugman says, the only thing stopping  valerief   Aug-17-09 11:34 AM   #86 
  - The right wing's attitude is to keep people scared, hungry, and ignorant  Doctor_J   Aug-17-09 12:36 PM   #89 
  - your question  SemperEadem   Aug-17-09 12:38 PM   #92 
  - Oooh... but they DO think the UK is a socialist country. Silly, but true. Thanks for your post!  DrZeeLit   Aug-17-09 12:56 PM   #93 
  - Can we borrow some Claymores and Highlanders?  YOY   Aug-17-09 01:25 PM   #94 
  - kr  Norrin Radd   Aug-17-09 01:41 PM   #95 
  - Thank you. And I think you nailed the problem:  pnwmom   Aug-17-09 01:42 PM   #96 
  - Rec # 135  mzmolly   Aug-17-09 02:00 PM   #97 
  - You left out a salient issue...American bribery  oxymoronic   Aug-17-09 02:12 PM   #98 
  - Thanks - I needed a pep talk today.  Vinca   Aug-17-09 02:15 PM   #99 
  - Thanks, Zix. I imagine a lot of people in other nations are head-scratching and going 'WTF?' now...  TygrBright   Aug-17-09 02:30 PM   #100 
  - One of the best posts on DU in a long time...thanks.  Bread and Circus   Aug-17-09 02:38 PM   #101 
  - There can be no "giving up" . . . if you do, things only get WORSE . . .  defendandprotect   Aug-17-09 02:41 PM   #102 
  - We have "profiteer" involvement in health care in US because we have "profiteer" involvement . . .  defendandprotect   Aug-17-09 02:44 PM   #103 
  - Well, here's the deal.  Enthusiast   Aug-17-09 03:33 PM   #104 
  - Great post...thanks n/t  slipslidingaway   Aug-17-09 03:38 PM   #105 
  - BEAUTIFULLY put! Insurance should be for aberrations  nolabear   Aug-17-09 04:12 PM   #106 
  - I have just one thing to say...  muffin1   Aug-17-09 04:15 PM   #107 
  - Not patronised at all and I thoroughly agree with you on all points  GCP   Aug-17-09 04:22 PM   #108 
  - That was one of the best posts I've seen here  Juche   Aug-17-09 04:42 PM   #109 
  - THANK YOU EVERYONE for your warm welcome and responses  Zix   Aug-17-09 06:32 PM   #111 
  - Well thank you for posting that!  B3Nut   Aug-17-09 07:19 PM   #112 
  - Thank you!  texasleo   Aug-19-09 03:05 AM   #113 
  - When human life is taken out of it then the sense comes through  nightgaunt   Aug-21-09 02:19 PM   #115 
  - Very enlightening. Could you persuade your government to drop leaflets  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Aug-22-09 12:01 AM   #119 
 

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