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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:18 AM
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Texas: Proposition 12 appears to have passed


Will I ever be in the majority on any issue or behind any candidate in this state? Ever?



RACE NAME PARTY EARLY VOTES PERCENT TOTAL VOTES PERCENT
Prop 12 Suits against doctors and providers


IN FAVOR 238,343 57.11% 722,522 50.83%

AGAINST 178,961 42.89% 699,019 49.17%
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Vote Total 417,304 1,421,541

Precincts Reporting 6,524 of 6,701 Precincts 97.36%

Statewide Turnout 11.81% 12,041,793 Registered Voters
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http://204.65.107.70/03septgen.htm
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:26 AM
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1. I Voted Against It
I guess the Republicans were successful in agitating the doctors and insurance company supporters.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:30 AM
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3. Now it's the insurance companies turn
Now they have to deliver those lower malpractice premiums they have been promising. Texans and Texas doctors will be waiting.
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GoodSpud Donating Member (153 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:34 AM
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4. Ain't going to happen...
And everyone knows it.

Strange how we always have a malpratice suit problem EVERYTIME the stock market is in the dumps.

You could be with the majority you know? Just shut off your brain and vote the way the TV tells you to. :mad:

TDPR

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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:41 AM
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5. For a future election: compel big insurance to lower premiums
I would suggest that the NO on 12 side wait a couple of years, and after the malpractice premiums have still not been lowered they should get a referendum on the ballot to compel, yes COMPEL, the insurance companies to lower their rates.
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Castilleja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:36 AM
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8. You took the words right out of my keyboard
What will happen when their rates don't go down. Guess we will all get to see.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:29 AM
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2. Here's another thing they passed that will have the opposite effect.
Anyone willing to bet that doctors are still bitching about malpractice insurance 5 years from now? If you think not, try counting your property tax "decrease" from a couple years ago.

When will people fucking learn that the promises made by Republicans NEVER work out for anybody but themselves?

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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:56 AM
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9. That's how Prop 13 worked here in California
The Repukes are locked into it, along with the rest of us. People with pools of money make out, but rest of the people who don't have property get screwed. Took 30 years but I think its come around to bite them in the Ass very hard
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bookman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:45 AM
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6. Thanks
Thanks for the update. It doesn't surprise me. The ads were just silly, but the sheeple just buy it up. My wife talked to a medical professional last week who suggested voting against it. This person asked the insurance company if passage would result in lower premiums. The insurance company ( surprisingly honestly ) said no.

I just said to my wife, let's hope it never effects us.

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bookman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:00 AM
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7. They passed everything!
Makes you wonder if these voters even read the thing!
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:18 AM
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10. Repuke Dirty Trick #XXXXXX - Schedule "Elections"
when normal people won't go vote, because they've got, oh, LIVES, to live and attempt to support? Only the wingnut LOONS go out to vote.

Let's see, a list of wingnut anti-DEMOCRACY tricks:

1) Fix the counting.
2) Thug the officials.
3) Impeach.
4) Recall.
5) Juggle the dates, other technicalities.
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