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PHOTO OF THE DAY - Healthcare & The 99%

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Yes, but don't get hung up blaming the wrong person. Health care *IS* inadequate because OUR politicians have been paid (in campaign bribes) to KEEP the system broken. If you want to fix healthcare, first get rid of our corrupt politicians! Yea, that means a 100% turnover in November, but that is the only thing that will correct it.
Jan 25, 2012 at 1:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterJack Lohman
Healthcare in this country is a complete fraud from the ground up. Healthcare only manages symptoms and does absolutely nothing to prevent sickness or heal a patient. They make more money by keeping you sick. Insurance companies only have to pay one third of a hospital bill so if you have a high deductible and co-pay, you are paying more than the insurance company does. And then the corporate bought government tries to force us to buy into this crooked scheme....
Jan 25, 2012 at 1:49 PM | Unregistered Commenterscabpicker
Ron Paul's supporters would say "let him die". Nice.
Jan 25, 2012 at 2:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterMiss Daisy
"Ron Paul's supporters would say "let him die". Nice."

Troll. Ron Paul supporters are the most awesome ever. Nice.
Jan 25, 2012 at 2:20 PM | Unregistered CommenterMike Nigh
Actually, most of Ron Paul's supporters would NOT say "Let him die."
What we would say is that the medical system in this country has been
made so corrupt at all levels (government and private sector) that this
man is representative of what is happening to increasing numbers of
people in this country. I myself am one of those people in fact.
The horrid corruption in the system did not happen overnight and it will
not be fixed overnight. As a result, many more people will continue to
suffer unless or until we come to our senses and begin to fix the system.
Jan 25, 2012 at 2:20 PM | Unregistered CommenterCommonSense
Miss Daisy, that is completely untrue. Why is it that when people say, "government should only do certain specific and limited things" you hear them say "and no one besides government can do anything else!"? Just because the government should not be in control of healthcare does not mean that no one else can provide care. If government was kept out of healthcare, two things would happen. First, it would be MUCH less expensive, and a lot of people who can't afford it now, would be able to afford care. Secondly, if government were not collecting so much of our money through fees, taxes, borrowing and inflation, then you and I would have more money left over to help people who are truly indigent and cannot provide for themselves.

If you really think that people where you live are too heartless to help their relatives, friends and neighbors, why on earth would you think that some bureaucrat behind a big desk in Washington would be any less heartless about people a thousand miles away, people that he does not even know?
Jan 25, 2012 at 2:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterJason Calley
Miss Daisy

I'm a Ron Paul supporter and I don't think that way. I think that's an unfair statement, even about Dr. Paul himself. Have you seen this story:


And Dr. Paul's reaction to that story:

Jan 25, 2012 at 2:22 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Daisy, I Am A Ron Paul supporter...I WOULD NEVER WISH DEATH ON ANOTHER HUMAN BEING. How dare you presume to understand anyone outside of yourself...you LOUSY subhuman which then makes you a zionist christian troll.
Jan 25, 2012 at 3:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterDeborah
No, I'm not a troll. I'm just a little old lady in the middle of the country who does not trust any politician - of any ilk. Can you blame me? I don't know why you would trust any of them either - not even Ron Paul. You all seem to be just following the herd. I don't care if Sen. Paul becomes president or not. I don't believe he would prove to be any different than any of the others. I would also like to say that I hope it boosts your self-esteem to call me names, Mr. Nigh.
Jan 25, 2012 at 3:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterMiss Daisy
Dear Deborah, I'm sorry, but you seem to have serious anger issues.
Jan 25, 2012 at 3:15 PM | Unregistered CommenterMiss Daisy
I don't want to be considered too big of an ass hole, but let me give it a try.
Working for 20 years. Let's say making 55,000 per year. After taxes 42,000. Because we all know no one is saving for a rainy day for you, but you, you stuck 80 bucks a week in to general savings, maybe a mutual fund at your local ed jones office, because you are smart as a whip. At 3 percent earnings compounded over 20 years , you would have around 110,000 saved in your account. If you worked at the same place for 20 years, and if they had health insurance and they had 20 or more employees, you could have elected to get COBRA and then while on it, you could have shopped around for coverage.

I know I have saved money from my paycheck, with no exceptions, for well over 20 years. I have had setbacks, but I never touched my emergency money. It was there for an emergency. And getting your car fixed, or spending money for a vacation, or buying a boat, or paying for your kids edcuation is NOT an emergency. An Emergency is being unable to work due to sickness or accident or layoff.

So, my question is this. If I can save money for emergencies and my old age, why is it i have to pay more in taxes to support you who apparently did not. Why is it the so called 99% has to be so irresponsible. Here is a clue...you do not have to raise your spending to match your income. It is actually ok and probably more advantageous to live below your means so you don't have to put up a sign in a mirror to try to somehow make your shortcomings my fault. Insurance exists for a reason...plan and budget for it. Use older cars, live in smaller houses, eat more hamburger, take local vacations. What the hell is wrong with this country? I don't have cancer, but I have heart disease. It isn't fun being sick. It is worse being sick and unprepared, and evern worse being sick, unprepared and broke. People LEARN FROM THIS MAN IN THE MIRROR. My heart goes out to him, but only so much of my income can. Ok, now call me a mean-spirited whatever... I don't mean to be mean...I am only taking a moment to state the obvious for the majority of the people. (yes there are always mitigating circumstances...but again, that is what insurance is for)
Jan 25, 2012 at 3:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterMr. Resistor
The answer is, Mr Resistor, that we either solve it through a forced savings account, which social security is, or we do it by providing the geezers (which I am) with welfare. What in the hell is the difference? I paid into the system for four decades! I think I made a proper investment yet some goofs see this as a waste. The problem is that our corrupt politicians are dipping their sticky fingers into it to reward the Fat Cats that fund their elections!

One of these days we will get smart and implement public funding of campaigns, and at $5 per taxpayer it would be one hellevu bargain.
Jan 25, 2012 at 3:39 PM | Unregistered CommenterJack Lohman
Miss Daisy, perhaps you don't trust *any* politicians because of a lack of education or awareness?

I say this simply because by now if you had been paying enough attention to develop a fair and
informed opinion of Dr. Paul and his followers you would surely know that he has served in the
US House of Representatives for most of the last three and a half decades. In other words, he
is a Congressman, not "Sen." Paul, a title which is conferred only upon U.S. Senators.

Now I can understand how you might come to the badly-informed conclusion that Ron Paul supporters
would suggest that the man who is the subject of this article should be allowed to die rather than to
have access to decent medical care or treatment.

It is in fact mostly only extraordinarily ignorant and heartless people who would say "Let him die"
regarding an indigent medical patient. And most of those, if they support any sort of political view,
can be found among the pro-Rush Limbaugh crowd and others who have been brainwashed into
thinking that today's big government neoconservatism is in fact the same thing as traditional
American conservative values.

Miss Daisy, I suggest you take the time to learn the facts before jumping to conclusions, since
not doing so is tantamount to the root cause of being successfully mind-programmed by the
mainstream media and their allies in big government and the corporate-elite power structure.
Jan 25, 2012 at 4:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterCommonSense
Never forgett in the heat that the sosial securety was running on surpluss and have NEVER been a liability to and for the state, infact it could invest the surpluss in other areas, as canser treatment a.s.o.

Its is not the Tax I attac its the corruption in the sytem a systemic breakdown that is the issue. Wast sums goes to subsidying the health ind and medic produsers, and all thet as payed by you, on topp of the soial sec program

There are even counrtys that have Better and more humane system than in Scandinavia, Cuba hehe is one, France is another e.t.c.

Dont fall for the Blame game, read the numbers.
Jan 25, 2012 at 5:19 PM | Unregistered Commentermikael
Miss Daisy

Please take my advice.......It would be very wise at this point if you was to shut your mouth and "Read", read everything you can on Ron Paul.

Stick with the Daily Bail and learn the truth. Then jump in here and ask questions. We will only tell you the real truth. Most everything you hear about RP, is nothing but MSM Crap........

If your a Democrat, keep it up, your doin a bang-up-job........................
Jan 25, 2012 at 6:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
OK, first, I'm not rich, I've worked all my life, been back to school on numerous occasions ensuring I was marketable. I've suffered many setback, lost jobs, lost money but continued forward. I have saved, own my home and car and will soon retire. I used to smoke, 3 packs a day, realized it was stupid, quit about 20 times before I finally owned up to my addition and quit for good.

So having said all this for context let me say I do not have any empathy for this man, Did he smoke, drink, blow all his money? I don't know but if he did then it's his problem to suffer the consequences of his actions, not mine, or yours. Come on folks, life's not fair, never was nor ever will be. You do the best you can with what you have but don't blame others because they may have been successful, healthy or more fortunate.

For what it is worth, I think Obama is a fraud and the only Republican speaking the truth is Ron Paul.
Jan 25, 2012 at 7:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterWestlake 99percetner
To Ms Betsy--you are right about most politicians.Ever wondered--when they get sick--were do they get their treatment? I'll bet not your local clinic. I like ron/Rand Paul, however, once amoungest them rabid weasels--no chance.If Ron does get in--they will eat him alive. Did you know that Israel has 100% drugs/treatment for the Jewish population. Just wait when American dollar is dumped as world reserve---like in chicago reorted yesterday--uhaul trucks pick up dead bodies and 30 per grave. That guy that gets 3% on investments--another 5 years you wouldn't be lucky to buy a loaf of bread with all your savings.Stop the wars-get rid of the military.Here is a sure cure for America ills--Term limits max--President 5 years and rest politicks-2X5 max and no repeats. That will clean out the war mongers and sleaze bags
Jan 25, 2012 at 8:12 PM | Unregistered Commentergeorge Archers
In Feb. 2007 my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in her hip and metastasized throughout her system. They gave her weeks. We moved her to San Antonio, TX to be close to us and began the chemotherapy at the Cancer Research Center. The oncology departments largest donor, sponsor and contributor is the areas leading cancer distributor; HEB Grocery. 59 of the 60 deadliest diseases in the US are diet related and readily available at your grocer. You are what you eat; caca, doo-doo, poo-poo, poop, shit. “Hey mister, would you like that with crushed nuts?” “No lady. Would you like your tit smashed?”

Nurse: Let's see..., 5 foot 2; and two hundred and fifteen pounds.

Tailor; “Inseam …, 30 inches and the waist is 42 inches. The extra material will be charged at a lower rate. Sorry for the extra charges.”
Jan 25, 2012 at 11:01 PM | Unregistered Commenterghana
I would agree with you Ms. Daisy. Too many folks still thinking the same way...that some one person is gonna save the system they have invested in.

There are enough resources in the world for adequate healthcare and foodstuffs for everyone. But the PTB cannot have such a utopia because without suffering....how could you learn to enjoy anything. Yes, that is being sarcastic but I'm sick of hearing the same ole shit from the geezers that have spoken up for the past 40 years (like the guy commenting above about how resourceful he was in saving his cash). All I can say to the prepared savers, is that your dollar won't mean squat in 5 years because the dollar will continue its decline, like it has for the past (almost) 100 years. So get your operation now sucker...because you will not be able to even afford an apendectomy let alone bread for your family.

Until we pull together and rid ourselves of the uber wealthy in control (that's the 0.0001%), it'll be like Russian roulette, and you or I will never know whether your skull will explode from whatever circumstances.

With regards to the poor man from Arizona, he should spend some time researching the "hunter and gatherer" diet. You all should. Stop eating the fast food, the processed food, the chemical-tainted food. Get educated on the HG diet. It'll save you loads of money and worry. And for gods sake, have some compassion. If not for our fellow man, then who? Ron Paul?
Jan 26, 2012 at 3:23 AM | Unregistered Commenterdogismyth
correction to my above comment, should read: "that have NOT spoken up"
Jan 26, 2012 at 3:27 AM | Unregistered Commenterdogismyth
Ron Paul understands that Social Security and many "entitlements" were a contract with Americans. He would like to phase this system out, but has said often that he could actually bolster support for those who are in true need by eliminating militarism across the globe. That this infusion of wasted capitol could easily take care of our indigent while developing a more prosperous system of economics. The problem is that government takes all our money, than (maybe) doles some out when tragedy strikes. Americans would be surprised how little they would need government support, if government didn't voraciously consume most of what we make all our lives. No one will be left to die under a Ron Paul presidency. Under someone else, this type of occurrence will increase as the money continues to run out...and no amount of wishing will stop it.
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Jan 27, 2012 at 7:51 AM | Unregistered CommenterLeticia McClain

No one is saying Ron Paul is a savior or that he can fix everything, even most things. But of the candidates currently available, he is by far the best choice,
Jan 27, 2012 at 5:03 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail

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