When others ran the congress, he never saw a bill he did not like.
I have to wonder how anyone could agree with this veto. Pay as you go spending was what the GOP & Democrats had under Clinton and it led to surpluses. Both parties supported the paygo program. An excuse I read online today at Drudge (yes I need to be amused so I read his blog as well as faux news) put out by a member of the minority party was, “we had to spend more after 9/11. My question is why? Whatever happened to fiscal responsibility and social responsibility? In addition, today the Pope comes out against global warming. "We should not put the animals before people”? If I remember my catholic schooling, aren't all creatures the children of god?
Well said Steve!What about personal responsibility?
When my family needed health coverage, I made sure I had a job that provided that...
I've been in that position.I happen to agree but in many cases the cost of coverage for your dependents is too great to purchase. It then becomes do you provide a home or insurance, food or health care. Not every job can provide adequate health care coverage. A single mother of two, making minimum wage and not on welfare would not be able to afford most health care.
I am self employed, and we were paying $1300 a month for health insurance (more than my house payment) until my wife got a new job last year that has great group plan benefits. Thankfully we could afford it, but I'd bet alot of families could not.That may be the answer but it is not always able to be done. Many people work several jobs just to get coverage of sorts. When my wife passed away, if I had not had my own insurance for the family through the company I own, my insurance would have been in excess of $1000.00 per month to cover myself and children at the house. I can easily afford that if I had chosen that route but not many can.
Health care is a social good. It should be available to everyone. As a practicing Christian, I am loathed to think that in a modern society, health care should be denied to people simply because they cannot afford it. We are meant to be civilized and caring, not given to the law of the jungle.
I'm not saying it's a free ticket to be a burden on society but lack of means should not be used as an excuse for denial of medical aid. A government of the people, by the people, for the people should mean exactly that.
Y'all have a nice weekend pals
Actually, I do not think National Health Care is the answer. Do I have an answer? No. But, when you look at the military and Eire (Ireland), they have national health care, and it does not work IMHO. THe doctor's get paid the same no matter what. See 1 patient or 30 in one day, the pay is still the same. Try seeing a specialist or get the needed surgery, and you may as well get a snickers bar, b/c you are waiting a while.
And if it were free, everyone would be running to the doctor for every sniffle they had. That is the problem with ERs. They are overcrowded, b/c people are going there for silly things like earaches. EVERYONE should have to pay something. Ratio it out, flat fees, or something; but, the free stuff is not going to work.
Why do you think that illegals/low income folks use ERs? Because it IS free for them....hospitals have to take many indigent cases every year. So instead of buying a $10.00 pregnancy test, many go to the ER instead. :confused1:When my wife was undergoing chemo before her death last year, she had to be brought to the ER due to a adverse reaction to meds. The place was full of mexicans with coughs, sniffles and cuts. Not one real emerency. I had to demand a room for my wife away from those people so she would not pick up an infection. Maybe if we did not provide free health care, food and education to illegals, we could afford insurance for all americans.
Why do you think that illegals/low income folks use ERs? Because it IS free for them....hospitals have to take many indigent cases every year. So instead of buying a $10.00 pregnancy test, many go to the ER instead. :confused1: