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    ... the whole thing that started the process that became the Revolutionary War was the Stamp Act which taxed the colonies who had no representatives in Parliament - "taxation without representation."

    Few people remember that part, the part that started it all....

    We don't have a single-payer medical system.  We will be forced to pay insurance corporations who want our money to provide a higher profit margin for executive bonuses and stockholder dividends....  The insurance corporations will pay the hospitals and doctors/clinics and pharmaceutical corporations (and we may be stuck with co-pays on top of insurance premiums).... so it will end up being (I believe) a great money laundering scheme that includes record-setting profits for all of them.  [We would / could have a not-for-profit single-payer medical insurance program if everyone was put on our medicare program..., but that would also mean putting limits on how much money they would pay hospitals and clinics and pharmaceutical corporations... and zero money would go to insurance, medical, and pharmaceutical corporations from We The People.  According to our legislators, we can't have common sense or logic prevailing....]

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 05:32:43 PM PST

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