You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #56: So, what's your plan for getting better people into the Senate? [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-19-09 11:52 AM
Response to Reply #49
56. So, what's your plan for getting better people into the Senate?
That's what this OP is about.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
  -Well, "Something" Is About To Pass in The Senate. MineralMan  Dec-19-09 10:00 AM   #0 
  - individual mandates that force us to buy that crap, with no cost controls, no oversight, is slavery.  niyad   Dec-19-09 10:03 AM   #1 
  - Do the mandates kick in before the subsidies do?  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 10:05 AM   #3 
  - if I understand correctly they do  Lerkfish   Dec-19-09 10:10 AM   #9 
  - It's also a NEW TAX. We were promised over and over no tax increases unless  AndyA   Dec-19-09 10:16 AM   #17 
  - Single payer health care would also be a new tax, you know.  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 10:21 AM   #21 
     - The difference between that and what we're about to have shoved up our asses  AndyA   Dec-19-09 10:30 AM   #27 
     - The huge cost savings would make the taxes considerably less than  clear eye   Dec-19-09 10:36 AM   #30 
     - the additional taxes for most would be less than their current health insurance premiums.  dysfunctional press   Dec-19-09 11:53 AM   #57 
  - Amen  Nikki Stone1   Dec-19-09 10:41 AM   #35 
  - Cost controls and oversight are built in. See link...  Hekate   Dec-19-09 11:19 AM   #45 
  - Even if you have coverage birth control isn't cheap.  dkf   Dec-19-09 10:05 AM   #2 
  - It isn't cheap. You're right. It should be.  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 10:10 AM   #10 
  - I'm learning that getting better legislators doesn't mean getting Democrats into office.  dkf   Dec-19-09 10:14 AM   #15 
     - Yes, indeed. Better Democrats.  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 10:22 AM   #23 
  - And that will still be covered n/t  sandnsea   Dec-19-09 10:12 AM   #12 
  - "this current half-assed thing"  janx   Dec-19-09 10:05 AM   #4 
  - It's a corporatist poisoned chalice that they'll shove on us now  kenny blankenship   Dec-19-09 10:53 AM   #42 
  - It's a horrible bill and NOT about healthcare.  ananda   Dec-19-09 10:06 AM   #5 
  - If this bill passes, it will be a Democratic bill, and they can't get away from that, especially  still_one   Dec-19-09 10:07 AM   #6 
  - I think there may be an answer to that. Given the total  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 10:17 AM   #18 
     - I understand that, but unless that is explained simply and clearly, not with a Kerry nuance, people  still_one   Dec-19-09 10:21 AM   #20 
        - Maybe that's our job. Maybe we need to make explaining that  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 10:27 AM   #24 
           - It has to be, because our elected representatives aren't doing a very good job of it /nt  still_one   Dec-19-09 10:34 AM   #29 
  - Kill the bill. It stinks.  Laelth   Dec-19-09 10:08 AM   #7 
  - The Senate probably thinks its own crap doesn't stink. nt  phasma ex machina   Dec-19-09 11:34 AM   #50 
  - the problem is that if this crap passes, it sets us on a road that in the future  nightrain   Dec-19-09 10:09 AM   #8 
  - I hope that's not the case. I can see how a public option could  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 10:15 AM   #16 
  - certainly not likely to "easily insert" a more public option when  nightrain   Dec-19-09 10:38 AM   #31 
  - If they can't get single payer now  BP2   Dec-19-09 10:21 AM   #22 
  - Only if we allow bad Democrats to remain in office.  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 10:28 AM   #25 
     - there will always be "bad" (corporate) Democrats in Congress!  nightrain   Dec-19-09 10:40 AM   #32 
        - Then it's hopeless?  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 10:45 AM   #39 
           - Kill this farce. Start over. It's a horrible policy precedent to force people to buy PRIVATE  nightrain   Dec-19-09 10:50 AM   #40 
              - I'm afraid the time has passed to do that.  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 11:29 AM   #47 
                 - you can't control where people take a thread. No bill has been signed.  nightrain   Dec-19-09 12:19 PM   #64 
  - Senatorial bowel movement alert! nt  phasma ex machina   Dec-19-09 11:35 AM   #51 
  - remove everything that benefits death care corps. then send it back to the senate nt  msongs   Dec-19-09 10:11 AM   #11 
  - You don't understand. That would not pass this Senate.  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 10:30 AM   #26 
  - I don't sit here just griping on election day. I vote. Garbage in garbage out.  shadowknows69   Dec-19-09 10:12 AM   #13 
  - Election day is far too late. Voting is far too little.  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 10:19 AM   #19 
     - Suggestions? I call and write Congress critters that have deemed me irrelevant.  shadowknows69   Dec-19-09 12:05 PM   #59 
  - Gas?  HopeHoops   Dec-19-09 10:12 AM   #14 
  - !!!  KansDem   Dec-19-09 10:34 AM   #28 
  - We need to vote out all these Corporatist Democrats in the Senate.  ShortnFiery   Dec-19-09 10:40 AM   #33 
  - That's it. Now, what will you be doing in your state to do  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 10:44 AM   #38 
  - that 'something' passing through the bowels of the senate  Mari333   Dec-19-09 10:41 AM   #34 
  - This bill is worse than nothing because it strengthens the same entities that undermine public...  JVS   Dec-19-09 10:42 AM   #36 
  - Yes. That's what I said, basically.  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 11:30 AM   #48 
     - I think it's overly simplistic.  JVS   Dec-19-09 11:37 AM   #52 
        - I'm not saying it's easy. It's not. It's not going to all happen in  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 11:50 AM   #54 
  - Why are people unrecommending this?  crispini   Dec-19-09 10:43 AM   #37 
  - I don't care about unrecs. This was posted to generate discussion,  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 10:52 AM   #41 
     - Well, more power to you.  crispini   Dec-19-09 11:08 AM   #44 
        - I'll check into that. Most of my efforts are in  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 11:27 AM   #46 
           - Yeah I work in local races too.  crispini   Dec-19-09 04:56 PM   #68 
  - This OP is not about the health care bill. That's over.  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 11:05 AM   #43 
  - Sometimes half of the loaf is all you are able to get.  davsand   Dec-19-09 11:48 AM   #53 
     - Absolutely. This battle is over. The next battle is  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 11:51 AM   #55 
  - Something is about to pass my cat, too.  cliffordu   Dec-19-09 11:32 AM   #49 
  - So, what's your plan for getting better people into the Senate?  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 11:52 AM   #56 
     - I'll support who I think will get the job done - with the meager resources I have and  cliffordu   Dec-19-09 12:12 PM   #61 
  - The Bill  phasma ex machina   Dec-19-09 11:54 AM   #58 
  - K & R.  HuckleB   Dec-19-09 12:06 PM   #60 
  - THANK GOD IT PASSED 2: THE THANKENING  DireStrike   Dec-19-09 12:13 PM   #62 
  - You said it, and that is correct.  CaliforniaPeggy   Dec-19-09 12:14 PM   #63 
  - My dear Peggy,  MineralMan   Dec-19-09 12:45 PM   #67 
  - When it passes, it should be delivered to the President's desk in a bedpan.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-19-09 12:21 PM   #65 
  - like hoping for a cute little baby, and getting a jagged kidney stone instead  SoCalDem   Dec-19-09 12:22 PM   #66 
  - This isn't a modest win. It is a terrible loss.  Wardoc   Dec-19-09 05:44 PM   #69 
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC