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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Mara
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Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Transgender (MTF) Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Sci-Fi/Anime Geek and music lover. Hopeless \"political junkie\" and aspiring writer.

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Without a "replace" plan

they just look like they're trying to take stuff away. Whatever else people think about the law in general, people are slowly becoming aware of the benefits and the GOP is going to have a hard time convincing people to give them up, particularly when they can't point to a viable replacement plan. They're basically just expecting people to support repealing the law in its entirety ("root and branch" and then trust the Republicans that they'll somehow manage to put back in those parts that people like even though that is apparently even too much for the "let 'em die" teabagger death panelists to deal with, so anybody willing to gamble on the GOP repealing and replacing ACA with anything helpful and/or comparable to what we have now is, plainly, an idiot! Tort reform and "across state line" insurance sales are NOT going to drive down costs and/or increase coverage. If that's all it took, then people should be well-insured in Texas. I don't know the stats but I kind of doubt it.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jul 2, 2012, 10:03 AM (0 replies)

How

the hell is Romney going to successfully argue that the American public should elect HIM as POTUS so that he can get rid of PPACA when he is essentially the architect of the law that he is vowing to repeal "on day one"? How can the GOP for that matter make the argument that they should run all three branches of government when it is something that they used to support? It makes them look like opportunists, hypocrites, or worse (I vote worse). They have NO viable plan to do anything about health care for most Americans, not even after they've had two years to write something on that "blank sheet of paper" that McCain said he wanted and come up with something different (and presumably "better" to them than what has already been done) and they've had nearly 20 years to implement their "alternative" plan to "Hillarycare", which was, interestingly, the same basic plan that President Obama signed into law and that they're having a meltdown over.

I hear Boehner again mumbling about keeping some provisions of PPACA but he was, of course, careful to mention that they need to tear the entire law to shreds first and then, maybe, they'll put some of those "goodies" back into law but I doubt it. Given the fact that they (most likely) have no plan for ensuring that these provisions will work sans a more comprehensive plan (which they surely do NOT have) and that they really have no spine when dealing with the teabaggers, whom they will probably get an earful from about any proposed plans to re-institute ANY provisions of PPACA, they will almost certainly eventually fold and do NOTHING.

What we need more than anything (as I hope the WH and Democrats realize) is a massive IN-formation campaign to help properly educate people about what the law does and, more importantly, does NOT do. I'm not certain that this issue will turn the election in favor of the Republicans but if we want to keep these reforms, we will need to fight tooth and nail to re-elect President Obama and at least hold on to the Senate (if not win back the House as well) until 2014, when the last remaining provisions of PPACA go into effect. The Republicans will fight tooth and nail to stop it- hence their rallying calls to defeat President Obama and Democrats at the polls in November. That is where we need to fight them and that is where we need to stop them.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jul 2, 2012, 01:16 AM (4 replies)

Lots of people ARE working hard for what they get

and still falling behind and finding it harder to get what they and theirs need. Any of them ever stop long enough to wonder why let alone who is going to make it better? The Democrats are trying to fix the problems in the economy but Republicans are obstructing solutions while turning the screws and telling us that things are never going to get better and that we just need to learn to live with less and less. If these people want to hand the country back over the GOP for another 4-8 years, then well.....................
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Jul 1, 2012, 08:34 PM (1 replies)
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