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  •  Democrats don't really care (1+ / 0-)
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    if the ACA contributes to a deficit. There's a lot of window-dressing in there for the GOP, but we just want the health care. Not our fault taxes are too low.

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    by TrueBlueDem on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 09:26:41 AM PST

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    •  That's pretty much what I figured, but what (0+ / 0-)

      most Democrats are too cowardly to say.

      So -- query me this, Batman:

      If costs go through the roof, how much health care are you likely to get?

      I'm told it's better in some parts of the country, but I see family members having one hell of a time with Medicare and the doctors they can get. I'm terrified of what it will be like when I turn 65 in a few more years.

      At some point, there is a limit to how much you can tax people without having a significant negative impact on them and on the economy.  A constantly increasing debt requires a constantly increasing chunk of money just to cover debt payments. Services suffer or taxes must be increased.  There is a limit to how much you can raise taxes, will suffer.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 09:39:46 AM PST

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      •  If only there were some way (0+ / 0-)

        to cover every single American, at half the current cost per person. Too bad nobody's ever been able to figure that one out!

        (-2.38, -3.28) Independent thinker

        by TrueBlueDem on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 06:34:02 PM PST

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