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I find it very hard to understand how a woman could justify being a Republican these days, but then again, I suppose that's just me, a silly man...Women? I'll never understand them!
I don't understand why the federal government should be funding anything of the sort. Would anyone care to show me where in the US Constitution the Federal Government is granted the power or authority to pay for people's medical care?...Orygunner...
Orygunner, let me show you. I'll highlight an appropriate section."We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."The political right in the United States likes to chant "we're Number 1", and to claim we have thebest health care system in the world.We're not, and we don't, by any objective measurement. Every single country ranked above us, every other developed country in the world, and a few that aren't so developed, are ahead of us by having a better health care system, a broader health care system, a more efficient health care system.Health care systems the right decries as socialist or socialized. Socialism, or what is inaccurately called socialism by the political right, is not the same as authoritariansim, it is not anti-freedom, it is not incompatible with democracy.I don't really give a rat's back end if we decide to do something that is socialized, if it works - especially better than what we have now; and if it makes us competitive again instead of a nation in decline.This is not the 1950's era of McCarthyism. You could benefit from an understanding of moral panic - which is what the resistance to the Democratic led Health Care Reform is.The rape legislation has been dropped; the so called Stupak on Steroids. Now instead the culture war Republican cave men are instead trying to substitute legislation that would allow doctors and hospitals to refuse to perform an abortion to save the life of the mother, if they didn't want to do it on conscience grounds.I'd take bets that onewill fail too. So...........how long I wonder before the Repubs and Tea Partiers stop this nonsense, finish looting the country by passing anti-citizen and anti-consumer/ pro-business regulation stripping to pay off their 2010 election aution buyers, and turn their attention to jobs in this country instead of off-shoring them.
That's right, Dog Gone, this is some pretty shabby behaviour on the part of Republicans, who I suppose are mostly men.
"it is not anti-freedom, it is not incompatible with democracy."Don't see how that matters. I'd hate to live in a democracy; that's why the Founding Fathers were wise enough not to doom us to one.