During a private fundraiser earlier this year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all the voters who support President Barack Obama. He dismissed these Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don’t assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them. Fielding a question from a donor about how he could triumph in November, Romney replied:
There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.
How much more abuse from Republican politicians are Americans willing to put up
with? Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Monday he will not implement ‘Obamacare’
provisions such as the Medicaid expansion and the insurance exchanges. The
decision could mean that Texas ultimately loses an opportunity to cover half of
its uninsured residents and relinquishes to the […]
I have hearing what all the pundits and analysts say about the what the SCOTUS telegraphed with their questions yesterday. I am not convinced. It could be that they were being proper judges or devils-advocate. With their unpopular decisions of Bush vs Gore that Schiavo case, perhaps the Supreme Court wants to redeem itself with the wisdom of court decisions of yore. I never shall forget how they owe their power in government thanks to the aggressive activism of Chief Justice Marshall who “assumed” the awesome the lofty power of our highest court. The SCOTUS certainly knows how large the healthcare industry figures in our economy. Doctors, medicine and hospitals cost too much. President Obama’s legislation, affectionately known as “Obama,” is the first comprehensive legislation to fix this crisis that has garnered enough votes to pass Congress. Why shoot the law down for something akin to semantics? The human body is an imperfect machine. That is the human condition. Sooner or later we make our way to the doctor or hospital for medical care. People can go a lifetime without broccoli! Some people are great and some have greatness thrust upon them. I challenge the Supreme Court to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.