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US House Democrats Unveil a Health Care Plan

Oracle of Bandwidth Re:I'll go ahead and say it (925 comments)

It's a good thing we don't have a concept like minority rights, I mean it'd be silly if someone could interfere with my life liberty or happiness just because more people on their side thought they were right.

more than 5 years ago
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US House Democrats Unveil a Health Care Plan

Oracle of Bandwidth Re:I'll go ahead and say it (925 comments)

Thanks, I as I was re-thinking this in my head I thought it sounded high.

more than 5 years ago
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US House Democrats Unveil a Health Care Plan

Oracle of Bandwidth Re:I'll go ahead and say it (925 comments)

If it is so popular there should be no need to mandate participation, right? People will just opt in because they love it so much.

more than 5 years ago
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US House Democrats Unveil a Health Care Plan

Oracle of Bandwidth Re:I'll go ahead and say it (925 comments)

Except that national health care is highly unlikely to be unpopular. In countries that have national health care, again such as Britain and Germany, the national health care program is enormously popular. This is part of why the Republicans are fighting the idea so hard; they know that, much like Social Security, once a large national program is established to provide for everyone something that they want (cheaper health care), it will be impossible to kill again later.

Wait? People like Social Security? That pit my employer and I throw money into every month? You realize in the United States there is a huge industry to actually save for retirement because we have no illusion that social security works right? If I could opt out tomorrow I'd be waiting in the queue before dawn. 15% from me, 15% from my employer and 100% worthless.

more than 5 years ago

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