View Full Version : A question for our lefty friends

11-09-2009, 05:21 PM
If the HCR bill pushed through the house is such a great bill, and the plan is so good for everyone, why was it necessary to impose fines and to criminalize anyone who fails to show proof that they have purchased a "qualified" plan?
If the product is good, it would seem you wouldn't have to force anyone to participate?

And while we are at it, why will the public option be part of one bill, and not part of the bill from the other side? Could it be that it will be put back in after the bills are merged and they only need the 50 plus 1 to pass it?

Is that the plan for the abortion funding as well?

Is this whole thing anything other than an attempt to grow our government, and create the largest entitlement program since SS and medicare?

Have any of you even considered any of these questions?

Do you care?


11-10-2009, 05:20 AM
Oh please ... you didn't seriously expect answers did you?


11-10-2009, 06:35 AM
It is obvious that a lot of folks, especially those knuckle dragging types from the Right, do not have the smarts to know what's best for them. They need some friendly persuasion for them to do the right thing just like the fines for not wearing seatbelts.

11-10-2009, 12:58 PM
You also forgot to ask if anyone has questioned why evil Wal-Mart is so on board with it too!

Some would say it's because the small businesses (many of which operate at 2% or lower margins) cannot absorb the 4% hit to their bottom line, and may go under (for mathematically challenged people, this means many low margin firms will be operating in the red right off the bat). Whereas a company like Wal-Mart has more working capital to absorb the extra expense immediately, and in fact may even benefit due to some smaller competition having to drop out of their industry.

Wait... nah... it couldn't be anything like that.