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Now, as per Jon Taplin, "Will everyone who thinks this system is working, please stand up?"
"Except there's no debate going on. It's "They want to kill grandma and take over your lives." "You'll bankrupt the country." "The quality of health care will plummet!"
That's not debate. That's one side doing their damnedest to make surenothing happens while the other is in such disarray they don't have a chance.
I would LOVE to see an honest, pragmatic, respected Republican explain to us why a Public Option is going to destroy the private health insurance market, and why that would be a bad thing. Without hyperbole. Without fear mongering. Without wild accusations regarding the 'true' motives of the current administration.
Then I'd like that same Republican to explain to us what the Republican plan is to lower health insurance and health care costs, assuming there is no Public Option.
I want numbers. I want realistic projections of what their plan will do to solve this problem. If it's so obvious we have a problem, and it's getting more and more out of control, why are they telling us to wait? To slow it down?
They want slow? FINE. Lay out a timetable, a plan, a list of problems to solve and when they will be solved, and when we will see legislation ready for a signature.
With the Democrats in such (apparent) retreat and disarray right now, the Republicans have a golden opportunity to prove to the country that they can govern responsibly. I would LOVE them to prove it to me. Instead they apparently want nothing more than the downfall of the current administration and the Democratic party.
Right now I'm disgusted with the whole lot of them."
Well? Talk to me, Forumpians.