Comments about ‘Chuck Norris calls for Americans to 'choke the life out' of Obamacare’

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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 5 2012 1:00 p.m. MST

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OlderGreg
USA, CA

@ Kim --- citizen participation, voices, and discourse are a mark of our way of government. I am glad the Chucky -- and you-- do participate.

Signed An Old Veteran

LarryLinn
LOS ANGELES, CA

According to the CIA, 50 countries have lower infant mortality rates, as well as longer life expectancies than the United States, according to publications by the C.I.A. Most of the Western European Countries with socialized medical programs rated superior than the United States.

Meckofahess
Salt Lake City, UT

Just what you would expect a wealthy over paid actor to say. I wonder how he would deal with a world with no health insurance where upon becoming ill and ending up in the hospital results in him now will have to sale the roof over his head to pay the bill - even if the care was ineffective. I marvel how the well healed have so little regard for those less fortunate in our community? I say "Healthcare for all Americans - Thanks President Obama!!!!!!!

barndog48
AMERICAN FORK, UT

Well, the Chuck has spoken, anybody that dont agree will get a pivot kick to the inner upper thigh area of the body and im sure old chuck will help with the er costs

zabivka
Orem, UT

I'm not a huge fan of ObamaCare, but if Republicans want to do away with it, they would be smart to stick to arguments centered around economics and how much better coverage will be. How many liberals are going to be swayed by all of this talk of Ten Commandments and participating in murder, etc.?

JayTee
Sandy, UT

"Obamacare" is a pathetic attempt at taking a bad situation and actually making it better--something the Federal government almost never accomplishes. We already have socialized medicine in the form of Medicare and Medicaid, and they have been economic disasters in every way. Calling this the "Affordable" care act is a huge joke, because it will make medical care not only more expensive, but also much harder to actually obtain--particularly for working people who pay taxes and earn their way. Chuck Norris made some harsh statements regarding this absurdity--but all of his statements are unfortunately UNDERSTATEMENTS. Wait until the other shoe falls and this monster rears its ugly head; all the fantasy-land believers will also learn something about reality along with the rest of us.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Why is it governments role to control health care? They can't even budget our tax money.

worf
Mcallen, TX

When I got married,-health insurance cost thirty dollars a month, and a doctors visit was ten bucks.

When my oldest daughter was born, the total cost of the hospital, and doctor was four hundred dollars, and my insurance paid for it.

What caused the prices to rise, and has people begging for government intervention?

OHBU
Columbus, OH

Does no one see the giant loophole that creates if we suddenly let businesses opt out of covering things they find objectionable? I'm quite sure employers everywhere would suddenly find any medical treatment that costs a lot of money objectionable. Heck, I find the minimum wage objectionable, can I stop paying it? I find it morally objectionable that I can't dump these pollutants in a river, can I start doing it now.

As to the whole law thing, guess what, not paying for health insurance is now against the law. Just like smoking weed. So there is no difference between Hobby Lobby and a business owned by Rastas.

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

For goodness sakes, Chuck Norris has the right to speak out on this as much as any other citizen of the United States of America. I applaud the fact that he does and isn't whining like some on this comment page!

Those who oppose this law can speak out by contacting Governor Gary Herbert before December 14th and telling him you want Utah to opt out of Obamacare. That is the deadline the federal gov't has given us. Many states have already made the decision to have no part of it. This is still an option for us in this state, but only if lots of you people make the call. There are still too many unknowns and hidden costs in this bill that will cost this state way too much money! Herbert can't even get the feds to answer simple questions as to costs. They don't want people to know how hideous this law really is until it's too late. Let's opt out while we still have time!

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

I have NEVER taken advice from any actors, singers or celebrities and I will take none from some actor who fakes action on a tv screen. According to Chuck Norris, children with cancer should have their care cut off so health insurers and their corporate death panels can make even more profit than they are. Corporate profits are at an all time high and the rich declare themselves poor. These are times when right is wrong and wrong is right and those with all the money are twisting things to hide their sins of greed.

peter
Alpine, UT

The principle of "separation of church and State" was originally established to prevent the government from forming a mandated State run church, which would also include preventing the establishment of State run health care, insurance, or any other institution run by the government, State or Federal, that would infringe on the people's God given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

A1994
Centerville, UT

I can't believe Americans would sell their birthright for a mess of contraception. Seriously. Contraception does NOT cost that much money. Buy it yourself. If there is a will (if you know what I mean) there is a way to find contraception. Don't ask for your church to be a part of that decision. If you don't like it, don't work for the church or non-profit. THAT is your freedom. NOT free contraception.

Nan BW
ELder, CO

I agree with postings that don't put Norris in a favorable light, but he is right that Obamacare is a disaster waiting for us to let it happen.

captainAmerica
Orem, UT

From the article: "Actor Chuck Norris, who is an outspoken proponent against the Obama administration..."

Sorry, hate to be "that guy," but this is a terrible sentence. It's the equivalent of saying "Chuck Norris who is an outspoken supporter against the Obama administration..." A proponent is someone who advocates for a person, idea or position. An opponent is someone who opposes a person, idea, or position. Chuck Norris is an outspoken opponent of the Obama Administration.
Administration should be capitalized as well. Was the copy editor out sick today?

yarrlydarb
Ogden, UT

Yeah, so now we listen to a B-rate movie actor for advice about ANYTHING?

Obamacare might not be the cat's meow, but Chuck Norris?

Movie scripts hard to come by these days?

bored
Lindon, UT

A few misguided souls still think that health care will become more affordable with the 'affordable' care act? Don't be so naive people. The most this act attempts to do is give our federal government more control over health care, and certain decisions that are involved, attempt to eliminate as much fraud as possible, then force all of use to purchase health care, whether we want to or not. There is nothing within those elements that will make it more affordable for us, let alone free, which some people are counting on. Just as you were told by those who originally opposed it, and by those who still oppose it and were attempting to enlighten the masses about it during the campaign - it will only become more expensive, and less efficient with the gov't tentacles wrapped around it. Anything the gov't touches is guaranteed to become more expensive. This is a foregone conclusion - cannot be disputed. We will be happy to revisit this with you after four more years and see how it's going. I'm confident that the 'tune' will be a different one.

bored
Lindon, UT

@JJJHS - And you believe that gov't officials don't also "twist things to hide their sins of greed?" Indeed, many corporate execs have proven just how corrupt they can be. But to believe that gov't officials are immune from that is incredibly short-sighted. Can someone so full of answers possibly be so naive? Guess the answer is obvious...

cjb
Bountiful, UT

Improve Obamacare, don't scrap it.

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

Obamacare = Romneycare = Gingrichcare = Sutherland Institute Idea

If a Republican had rolled this out, you guys would be calling it mana from heaven. How do I know? I was a Republican during the time Gingrich pushed this idea INCLUDING the PERSONAL MANDATE. Because a Democrat passed it, now it is evil? The reason why Romney and other Republicans could NOT come up with any ideas to replace it would be due to President Obama passing a REPUBLICAN PLAN. President Obama's original plan called for a single payer system, what passed is no where close.

Go ahead, repeal it, let children and people with severe illness die due to the greed of corporations and their death panels. Then you can stand before God when your day comes as I will to answer for your decisions. Pride of having the money and trusting those who make it off unscrupulous means. It truly shows what wicked times we live in when we are far too willing to let the poor and the sick die while raising up the wealthy as if they are gods.

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