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Published: Tuesday, March 23 2010 12:00 a.m. MDT

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The new definition of charity:
Having 15,000 new IRS agents requiring you to pay for someone else's health care."

This beats the current system were we pay for those without insurance. This way everyone has flesh in the game.


How are unemployed Americans supposed to pay for this insurance?

Stupid is as stupid does

Dear State Employees,
Because of the budget crisis, we no longer have enough money in our state to pay for your much needed and much appreciated services.
The Legislature

Dear Federal Government,
As long as the Democrats are pushing the same plan that our own party was pushing before the election (minus tort reform)we will fight you in court no matter what the cost!
The Legislature

Government's Role

The proper role of our government is to protect equal rights, not to provide equal things.

An American

A one-sentence version of Obamacare: Everyone will be required to have health insurance, but it won't be provided for, instead you'll have to buy it (the poor will get some subsidies), and the insurance companies won't be able to exclude folks with pre-existing conditions.

That took 2000 pages to explain, which still only covers 31 million of the 47 million uninsured (that's the number that always gets thrown out). So of a population of over 307 million, we'll have just 16 million uninsured. -lol

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him. — Robert Heinlein

In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all — security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again. — Edward Gibbon


I bet if George Bush and a Republican controlled Congress mandated that you purchase health insurance then you lefties would be singing a different tune. Let me guess- "Keep your laws off my body!"


Can anybody give me a single example of government involvement leading to better service or reduced costs? Even if you can look past all the constitutional issues, the federal government being more involved in your healthcare is NOT going to be a good thing. Sadly, this bill passed not because anyone (Democrat or Republican) thought it was a good one, but because Obama desperately needed some kind of "victory" to point at and was willing to give anything (usually behind closed doors) to make it happen. This the kind of change those who voted for him were hoping for?

An American

A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government. — Thomas Jefferson (1801)


Cmon people, you stand for the congress UNLESS the vote isn't what you wanted? It won legally. What is this about THE AMERICAN PEOPLE all the time? Isn't it possible that Americans want health care elsewhere? Try to find out more for yourselves beyond Rush and Beck.
Suing? Crazy


Thank you Mr. Shurtleff,
We need to get rid of this horrible supposed "Bill"
It is not Constitutional to DEMAND that every person
in the USA do something that is against there own
best interests. No one wants the same kind of Insurance - we want to pick our own - not something
which the Gov't demands we use - or even if we don't
want to buy Insurance - it's not any of their business
what we do or don't do as long as it's not against the
moral law - and Insurance is neither moral or immoral.


I'm so sorry that there are bloggers here that think our freedom and our Constitution have a price tag--that they aren't worth fighting for.

"Those who would sacrifice freedom for a little security deserve neither"...Benjamin Franklin

"Those who are willing to give up freedom for equality will get neither. Those who are willing to give up equality for freedom will receive a great measure of both"...Milton Friedman

Thank you, Mr. Attorney General, for understanding that our freedom and our constitution (not to mention our economic wellbeing) are worth the expense and the effort.

What's there to fear?

Since 9/11, I used to be concerned about terrorism and the threat of other attacks. But now, I've come to realize that America’s greatest threat is our own U.S. Congress. While an overwhelming number of people (democrat and republican alike) were against this healthcare bill, we were basically flipped off. In order to achieve this, they violated the Constitution and the law, bought people off, and without shame, did whatever was necessary to accomplish their evil design. Not long ago, Obama admitted that his ultimate goal is to have a government run single payer system. I have never seen a more evil lot, as there is today in Washington D.C.
If ignorance is bliss, you liberals must really be happy. I've often wondered which came first — the liberal or the stupidity. Unfortunately, we can’t fix stupid, but we can sure vote it out! Come November, let's pray that's exactly what happens. Margaret Thatcher was quoted as saying, "the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money". I think we're running out!


HA HA Yes, I am in fact From Finland, Did not serve A mission there, as I am not LDS. I left Finland in 64 to Go to School at MIT, them moved here to work with the U of U.
Don't be so quick to think you know about everyone. Good for Beckham, they do have some good doctors. As a whole it is not AS progressive as the US is in research and because there is no incentive as the government controls it. If you knew anything about the Finnish people, there are A LOT that leave, most move to Minnesota or Spain,
Get your facts right before you start attempting to call people out.

I wonder

I wonder what Christ would do? Would he approve of Health Care for everyone, even though it raises taxes for some?
Or, he would file suit against the Federal Government for providing a safe net to all citizens of this country?
Any of my Christian fellows have an answer? Help me here please

States rights

We fought an ugly war over states rights vs federal rights in 1860, it was called the civil war. Yep, the Feds said no more slavery and states said, well we allow them.
THis is the same thing, Insurance companies have been holding our health care hostage for years, now we can take control back.
I had a Parent pay into Blue cross/blue shield for 40 years and when she became ill they dropped her. Guess what not anymore. Premiums will go towards paying claims instead of making profits. I say all insurance companies should be Non-profit Orginizations.......
Yes, I have good health care.
I beleive to be the best country in the world we should start taking care of our own, not out saving the world.

Cake Boss

Yeah, keep cheering, nerds. Good luck. And nice mustache, Shurtleff. I thought you were the Attorney General, not a wild west Sheriff.


Clinton made pregnancy so it couldn't be a pre-existing condition. That means you could sign up for insurance a week before your baby is due and the insurance company has to cover it. That's why you have to pay a $7000 deductible to have a baby. Insurance companies are there to make money, and when government ties their hands they will go about it another way. Now that there are no pre-existing conditions, your premiums are going to go through the roof or there will be another loop-hole. I hate to see what will happen because of this one.

Old Joe



That's nice, can't fund the schools but you can do this? Any windmills out there you'd like to fight?



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