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LLStarks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:58 PM
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This new anti-health care reform ad is simply hilarious.
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abumbyanyothername Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:02 PM
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1. Laughably bad.
It is a pretty good indication of why they typically don't even try to argue the merits of the proposition however.
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:02 PM
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2. I love the background music! Soviet national anthem!
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:04 PM
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3. I just noticed that!
:rofl:

I'd say the marketing firm who made the ad knows their target audience pretty well, heh.
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wmhogg Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:11 PM
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4. This would embarrass even the Soviets!
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:18 PM
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5. most health care discussions miss the whole argument
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 08:19 PM by RandomThoughts
What group decides who gets care, and what it costs.

Monopoly corporate control, CEOs and shareholders decide, both who gets care and how much it costs. (central planing)

Government single payer system, People elected by society decide who gets care and how much it cost. (central planing)

Public Option, If Insurance companies want business, they have to make people happy with better care or cheaper prices, if Government option wants to enroll people they have to have better care or lower prices. Competitive force of free market system.


(There are good arguments for central planning done by government not company shareholders, but most people still want a choice.

Also if the private system had competition, they could argue against single payer, because the biggest argument against public systems is lack of competition creates waste.)



It is pretty simple to see what would happen. On an even playing field, even without tax revenue. A public option that does not have 30% overhead will be more competitive then one that does. So insurance companies would have to cut profits to stay competitive.

So what is important, profits for shareholders, or a better cheaper health care system for all people? That question shows me why the Republicans are on one side, and Progressives on the other side. But they can't argue that point, so they say death panel, and freedom, and socialism, and fear.



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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:29 PM
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6. make sure you rate it
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ROFF Donating Member (122 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:15 PM
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7. If socialized health care is so bad
why do we (Canadian) have a longer life expectancy than Americans?
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