Why was he named amongst the infamous "Keating five?" is he, indeed, just another corporatist war monger and a spear bearer for the investment bankers, mortgage industry, healthcare elitists? if not, why not? Health insurance companies expect tax payer subsidies to maintain their awesome profit levels. McCain has a bill for them. is that what you really want?
If only he'd become President. Then we'd be much better off.
If you served your country, you could be considered a warrior too. too bad you sit at your computer all day.
nothing less than RECORD PROFITS will do. Im shure McCain understands . wink
McCain is a complete sham. The media bought his "maverick" image and sold it to us. Google him on the internet and you'll find that he changes direction with the political winds. as a simple example, remember his rushing back to D.C. to fix the economy (after he spent another night in North Dakota or wherever) and then doing absolutely nothing. he has flip-flopped more than Jimmy Buffet on tour.
Awesome profit levels? Health Insurance providers make only a moderate profit margin compared to most industries. They are at around 5%. That's not out of line, in my opinion.
No, what I really want is for government to stay away from my health-care.
Even if I wanted socialized health-care – Our government is not capable of running a program of this magnitude. In the end it will be broke and corrupt just like every other program the government is invloved with today.
we should call them all along with the corporate controlled media "the bafflers" . I don't even know where to start on these crooks. other than go down with 10's of millions of people and make them start working for us FOR ONCE! or else we start HAVING THEM REMOVED. uh we can DRAG THEM OUT BY THEIR HAIR (LIKE THEY DO US DURING TOWN HALL MEETINGS) IF WE DON'T LIKE WHAT THEY SAY. I am ONE AMERICAN THAT IS TOTALLY SICK OF THIS. CORPORATION WE CALL GOVERNMENT(ALL OF THEM) and I say WE shut it down next time they do anything we don't like.WE ARE THE ONES WORKING HERE,they are supposed to be representing our needs.
Good question. have a star.
I am always amazed how many Americans seem not to be aware about the real healthcare issues relying instead on FOX and other sources to spread lies about the healthcare system of the USA and those abroad. I mean, if healthcare in nations with universal coverage is so bad, why do they keep it?
Obama wants to make insurance more available to all and change the system so that it gives the American people value for money . he also wants change so that the insurance companies find it harder to get out of paying for treatment. The system he is proposing looks similar to that which works in Taiwan where private companies are involved in providing healthcare .
Obama campaigned on reforming the healthcare system. he said he wanted to make insurance more available and he was elected by the American people to do this .
FACT – the US has higher death rates for kids both for kids aged under one and those under five than western European countries with universal health coverage .
FACT – American insurance companies push up prices and work to stop paying out claims on those they cover .
FACT – the USA spends more on healthcare PER PERSON than any other nation on the planet .
That means that a dead American four year old would have had a better chance of life if they were born in any western nation with universal health coverage.
If you do not like the policies that Obama was elected to bring in, he can always be voted out of office in 2012. but if you disagree with the facts, please let me know. I am always willing to learn, but please provide proof. None of those who disagree with me have been able to do that so far.
I knew McCain was morally bankrupt when I voted for him (and that Palin was a total ditz). Some country this is — you get a choice between a Marxist student of Saul Alinsky, pal of various terrorists and corrupt Southside sleazebags, parishioner of Rev Wright, and graduate of Harvard University, the global center for really skewed left wing ideas (the place that fired its President Larry Summers because he wasn't PC enough). which politician am I supposed to not like — doesn't matter, I don't like any of them. I have a bumper sticker on my truck (home-made) which says "No Incumbents in 2010"
Yes, McCain is a bad guy. he is. He's not a straight talker, and he sure as heck is not a straight walker.
I don't know if he would have run off with $400 Billion out of the Medicare Trust Fund. Or, promised to end the Afghanistan War and then vastly increased the troop levels to five times what G.W. Bush had. Obama has got to be the worst of the two evils.
Our system is designed to bring the best of the best from each political faction into contest with each other so that however the election comes out we get a good person in the Office. What's happened is that the factions have gone into hyper-extreme mode, so that now the worst of the worst rise to the top on each side.
In 2012 it will probably be Obama (the worst possible person of the left) versus Palin (the worst possible person of the right).
That will ensure that we get a low quality person in office. see the system is working backwards. It's doing what it is not supposed to do. we are becoming a people with no middle ground. So only extremists thrive.
What's needed is a third party centered around the Blue Dog Democrats — that would attract all the moderates from both existing parties plus all the independents (except the Ralph Nader people, who will always vote for Ralph Nader).
Ideally we want a leader along the lines of Teddy Roosevelt who wanted to walk softly but carry a BIG stick, who wanted to bust the trusts, regulate business, and make people act decently not like savages in the Wild Wild West, which TR did know something about. he was a Rough Rider with a precise and intelligent and civilized mind. he loved the USA. he loved Nature. he created our National Parks. he didn't take any guff off of any foreign nation. when Wall Street saw him coming they mended their greedsoaked ways as best they could, being what they were and are.
No incumbents in 2010!