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Progressives & patience:
A look at how we got Obamacare

Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele

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Posted By:davesenior, 12/8/2013 3:54:23 AM

Obamacare didn’t happen overnight. For the last 75 years, progressives have trotted out the idea of compulsory health care or subsidized national health insurance every decade or so, been defeated, and then gone back to the drawing board.Their tenaciousness finally paid off in 2010 when Congress by the narrowest of margins passed a bill with no Republican votes, and President Obama signed into law his “signature” achievement. No wonder Vice President Biden took the opportunity on that occasion to tell the president that passing health-care reform was a “big f---ing deal.”But now that the fruits of national health insurance are

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Shows that Obamacare is not that different from what was intended by FDR during the New Deal. The progressives just kept coming back until they go what they wanted all along.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/8/2013 4:34:37 AM     (No. 9644958)

They don´t deserve to be called progressives! That is a perfectly good word and we should not let them steal it. If they´re ashamed to call themselves by their right name, we should do it---Communists!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NOBS, 12/8/2013 9:56:59 AM     (No. 9645250)

As I have said before…after Hilliarykare failed in 1993 by a lawsuit from AAPS, the left went back to the drawing board and planned this monstrosity while the right slept. We have allowed things to get so far out of balance w/the brainwashing of children in government skools, the takeover of the press. It will be a tough road out of this mess; and in the meanwhile really nothing good except people will wake up to what has happened to our medical system. MANY will die; many good doctors will quit.

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