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Sunday, December 20, 2009

GOP Senators Ask Americans to Help them "Stop the Government Takeover of Health Care" - Video 12/19/09

Here is video of Republican Senators asking Americans to stand up and help them "stop the Government Takeover of Health Care." A series of Senators from John McCain to Sam Brownback, from Kay Bailey Hutchison to Lindsey Graham appear on video telling Americans, "This could be our last chance" to stop the Democrats from imposing a "Government takeover of Health Care."

Democrats plan to invoke cloture in the middle of the night tonight so they can move to a Final Vote on the Senate Health Care Bill on Christmas Eve.


Anonymous,  December 20, 2009 at 11:52 AM  

Just when did the People of this country stop being the Government? When Ronny Raygun gave all the power to the corporations that's when. Truth be told all these Senators and Congresspeople are corporate owned. Not a single one works for the people anymore. WE THE PEOPLE is what our Government is suppose to be about. It seems the GOP is still trying hide the this truth from us people. Well some of us know what's going on.
And some of us keep listening to the GOP. America is corporate run and operated. And sticking your head in the sand is not going to make it stop. And watching TV and believing what Corporations feed you won't help either. AND Certainly blaming the Government is not the answer.

Anonymous,  December 20, 2009 at 12:05 PM  

Without a public option....

Without an expansion of Medicare coverage to those over 55...

Without a single payer system....

HOW, exactly, is this a "government takeover" of our healthcare industry? It's a bunch of mindless empty rhetoric used by people who don't want to take the time to think on their own.... they'll just listen to Limbaugh, Beck, and Hannity, who will TELL you what you should think!

Anonymous,  December 20, 2009 at 1:29 PM  

not gonna happen

Nate,  December 21, 2009 at 4:29 AM  

How is providing the option for everyone to have healthcare "taking it over". Doesn't everyone deserve the right to lead a healthy life and not just the wealthy? The private healthcare industry certainly does not cover my needs as a tax paying American.

There currently exists private and government run colleges education also being a basic right all Americans should have access to. Have these colleges taken over the education system?

Brian December 21, 2009 at 7:57 AM  

What the Democrats clearly intend to do is get their foot in the Health Care door with an adopted plan so they can drive private insurance out of business. That will leave a void they say only Government can fill. Their end goal is a total Government takeover of Health Care - a "single-payer system." Granted, what you may wind up with is everyone being covered (although the current plan does not do that), but the quality being greatly decreased by long waits and less access to needed procedures.

Larry S December 21, 2009 at 3:37 PM  

Nate, you and Anonymous are exactly right: there is nothing remotely close to a "government takeover" of healthcare in this bill. If anything, the Senate has served up millions of new customers to the private insurance industry by mandating coverage without providing any sort of public option.

Why else would insurance company stocks skyrocket last Friday to a 52 year high? This "government takeover" nonsense is just another rightwing scare tactic.

Isn't it funny how the rightwingers love to tout polls that show a majority of Americans dislike the healthcare reform bill that wil be passed by the Senate, but the same polls, when they ask people questions about specific facets of the plan -- without saying it's in the current bill -- show that Americans overwhelmingly LOVE the specifics of healthcare reform.

Republican rightwingnuts are great at scaring people. Too bad they can't (or won't?) do much more than that.

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