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#1058547 --- 07/31/09 01:15 PM Republicans vote for Medicare.
Zorn Offline
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTh-Yu9RfF0

US Congressman offers an amendment to repeal Medicare.

All Republicans vote No, which is a vote FOR Medicare.

The guy is a little over dramatic, but he gets the point across. Why aren't Republicans voting against government health care?
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#1058603 --- 07/31/09 02:57 PM Re: Republicans vote for Medicare. [Re: Zorn]
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That makes sense. Why don't we pull the rug out from under people who need the help right now, while we debate an alternative for another ten years.
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#1058635 --- 07/31/09 03:45 PM Re: Republicans vote for Medicare. [Re: Greymane]
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But but... I thought they were all just freeloaders sucking off the Socialist system?

Hypocrites.
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#1059672 --- 08/03/09 04:45 PM Re: Republicans vote for Medicare. [Re: Zorn]
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The Repubs aren't voting against Medicare because they know it will have an immediate effect on seniors... and seniors actually vote.
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#1059682 --- 08/03/09 05:24 PM Re: Republicans vote for Medicare. [Re: Josephus]
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exactly. Why do they claim to be against these programs though, and then vote for them?
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#1059697 --- 08/03/09 06:13 PM Re: Republicans vote for Medicare. [Re: Zorn]
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It's called "double-talk." Politicians are masters of it on both sides of the aisle. The thing is, they need to be called on it the next time they rail against government Healthcare issues.
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#1059717 --- 08/03/09 07:34 PM Re: Republicans vote for Medicare. [Re: Josephus]
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Well what I meant was why do they say they are against government programs - when it should cost them voters. Why aren't those seniors voting against the republicans? And if they are, how are the Republicans gaining voters by passing social programs.
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