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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:00 PM
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Harkin Health Care Event Erupts in Shouting Match
DES MOINES A health care event sponsored U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin erupted into a shouting match Saturday afternoon, when opponents of health-care reform yelled pointed questions and criticisms to the Democratic senator.

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Uniformed police officers were present as roughly 200 people turned out to see Harkin at an inner-city health care center to voice their opinions or ask questions about health care.

This is not health reform, this is control, control over our lives, one unidentified man shouted from the audience.

It was only one of several such confrontations during the raucous forum.
Moments before the event began, Harkin told reporters that opponents of health-care reform were using scare tactics in an effort to stop it.

Theres a lot of people out there making a lot of money on this system, and they dont want to change it, Harkin said. They just like it just the way it is, so whatever they can do to disrupt it, to stop it, theyre money ahead. We cant let them stop us from changing this system....

More:
http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/52797347.html

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rx-1NqpR0c
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kevinbgoode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:06 PM
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1. OMFG. . .the stupid get stupider. . .
"This is not health reform, this is control, control over our lives, one unidentified man shouted from the audience."

Really now? Is it anything like the absolute control a PRIVATE CORPORATION has over your health care now? Is it? The very same control that you have no voice over, no vote for or against, no control over the premium rates, no control over the coverage, no control or say over the rationing, no power over the deductables?

This man is an absolute clown. If they are so damned worried about "control, control over our lives"..they'd wouldn't be representing the damned companies that control them now - and have cheated them in the past - AND have no responsibility to them NOW.

If they have a dispute with an insurance company, what do these people do? Who do they look for to support them?
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:09 PM
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2. No-good RW fuckers are stirring up these goons
There's a right wing asshole on a local station near me telling his listeners to go to these meetings and shout down the speakers every chance they get.

Someone is going to get hurt or killed at one of these events, and I hope to hell the bastards that riled them up are held accountable.

This is pure bullshit.

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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:12 PM
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3. What does the second guy shout?
He seemed to say something like: Health care reform was brought up in Germany in the 1930s, and so it won't give us freedom.

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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:16 PM
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5. Yeah, sounds like some sort of Nazi reference...
1930's Germany, that's about all I get out of it too.

These Wingers sure seem to be up on their Nazi history. If they knew half as much about this country as they do Nazi Germany, we'd be much better off. That jackass probably doesn't know that Medicare is a govt. run program, but health care in Nazi Germany? Sure, what do you want to know? :eyes:
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:15 PM
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4. I have family that uses Indian Health Care and it is as good as any
in this area. In fact the program here is part of the same HMO that all the rest of us go to. He is full of sh-t.
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:16 PM
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6. And WHO was arrested??????? Blech*
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:04 PM
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7. k i c k
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