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43. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2012, 16:42 Wowbagger_TIP
John wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 16:04:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 15:54:
And yet again, no they didn't. With Republicans filibustering everything in sight, and the Dems without a filibuster-proof majority, they really did not have control.
Let me rephrase that, they had the majority in 2008. The way the country is split nowadays you can't expect either side to get complete control.
Mr. Tact already addressed this point, so I'll just say I agree with him.

John wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 16:04:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 15:58:
Too centrist to be very good, unfortunately, but it's still a hell of the lot better than continuing our completely broken and stupidly expensive system the way we have been.
And it's still getting more expensive all the time..

Well, two things about that. First, most of the health care reform hasn't gone into effect yet, and won't until 2014. Second, it's certainly not a total solution, and they are still experimenting with ways to reduce the costs further. That's designed into the law. It should bring costs down, or at least slow the growth significantly, but getting anything else passed was going to be next to impossible.

That said, I am certainly open to other ideas, but other than going full single-payer, I haven't seen any that actually address the major problems with the current system.
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