Let’s stand up for what is right! - page 9

Why is it okay for a few Republicans Senators with NO MEDICAL EXPERIENCE “write” a new bill for health-care? Honestly, this is not right. We the people elect Congress, which is the House of... Read More

  1. by   toomuchbaloney
    So, do you expect Republicans to come after SS, Medicare and Medicaid with their budget package? I do.
    I think that modern Republicans believe that our government is of the people, by the corporation, for the wealthy.
  2. by   nursej22
    Quote from SC_RNDude
    For most if us, our reasons for finding the idea universal healthcare to be horrific, have nothing to to with the constitution.
    I brought up the Constitution, because many thoughtful conservatives refer to it as the basis for their political beliefs. The right of gun ownership is based on the 2nd amendment, laws restricting LGBTQ rights are based on the 1st amendment are 2 examples.
  3. by   toomuchbaloney
    Perhaps some conservatives are apposed to universal or single payer health care in the USA not because it offends the constitution but because it offends their sense of what government should do on behalf of the citizens.
  4. by   elkpark
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    So, do you expect Republicans to come after SS, Medicare and Medicaid with their budget package? I do.
    Those programs have been at the top of Paul Ryan's "to do" list for years, and he's made no secret of that.
  5. by   nursej22
    I believe that Ryan is a big Ayn Rand fan, who of course depended on government entitlements at the end of her life. And I think Ryan got government funded survivor benefits as a young man.

    Many so-called conservatives I have spoken with have this "I pulled myself up by my bootstraps" frame of mind, that is so naive to me. Unless you are out living off the grid I think all of us have benefited from government services: roads, schools, power grid, post office. And as I said before, a healthy educated work force strengthens our country.

    You don't want to pay for an addict to recover? Fine, I don't want to pay for your military-industrial complex.

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