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Republican Health Care Plan: Don’t get sick! If you do, die quickly [VIDEO]

In 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Elections, Health Care, Republican Party, Ron Paul, Tea Party on September 13, 2011 at 1:08 am

I was watching the Republican debate tonight on CNN and there was an odd moment. While Ron Paul was explaining his stand on health care he was posed with a hypothetical question. The question to him was, “Let’s say there’s a guy who’s doing well and earns a decent income. He doesn’t want to pay $200-$300 a month for insurance because he thinks he’s never going to get sick. Then something bad happens and he needs treatment for 6 months at a stretch. He goes into a coma for instance. What do you say to him then? What happens to him?” Ron Paul has a very idealistic answer. He says the person should have had a heath insurance or a medical plan. He was then reminded by Wolf Blitzer, the event’s moderator that he doesn’t have it or didn’t deem necessary. Basically Ron Paul didn’t have an answer to it. So he came up with something like, he should have had it. Does he think that the state was going to pay for his medical bills or the church should take care of him. At this point Blitzer asked him whether the state should just let him die. Although Paul didn’t say it the audience did. There were cheers like, ‘YEAH!’ and ‘Let him die’. It was a terrible moment and probably the most sickening thing I’ve heard from an audience in a Republican debate so far. There are people who want to wait and watch a fellow American/human being die. Rep Alan Grayson (D-Florida) rightfully said, “It’s sadistic.” Paul interjected to offer an explanation for how it was, more-or-less, the root choice of a free society. He added that communities and non-government institutions can fill the void that the public sector is currently playing. He said that while he was working in the medical line the “churches never turned anyone away.” He added, “We have given up on this whole concept that we might take care of ourselves, assume responsibility for ourselves, that’s the reason the cost is so high.” Read the rest of this entry »

Rick Perry on the issues [VIDEO]

In 2012 Presidential Election, Elections, Republican Party, Tea Party, Texas, U.S States on September 7, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I just wanted to post this video. I think this says it all about the capability of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s handling of crucial issues. I bet he is as fickle minded when he was governing Texas and hence the Texas mess we see today..

Another one on the bus; Presenting Rick Perry!

In 2012 Presidential Election, Elections, Texas, U.S States on August 13, 2011 at 3:24 pm

THIS is the moment I was waiting for. Since the run up to the 2012 presidential race began I was hoping for this man to come on board and make covering politics even more fun. I can foresee that the final two contenders for the Republican nomination will be Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. Expect a huge battle between these two players as each will try to outdo the other in a grand way. Rick Perry (R), Governor of Texas formally made the announcement on Saturday. Perry’s spokesman Mark Miner said the governor would make his intentions known on Saturday while visiting the crucial early primary states of South Carolina and New Hampshire. This was a very strategic move as the Rick Perry news kind of overshadowed the Iowa straw poll, which was on the same day. Perry announced his candidacy the day that eight candidates, including Republican front-runner Mitt Romney, were to appeared on stage during a nationally televised debate.

Perry who recently concluded the controversial stadium prayer event will jump onto the bandwagon polling second only to front-runner Mitt Romney. The funny thing about Rick Perry is that he is majorly unpopular in his state of Texas. A Public Policy Poll (PPP) shows that Perry carries a favorability of 42 (for) – 50 (against) at home. The country elected George W. Bush Jr who was also the governor of the same state and here comes this guy who is unfavorable in his own state and is hoping to pray his way out of economic turmoil. Texas at the moment is in a financial muck and it’s governor is busy with a Christians only stadium prayer events to solve the problem. Read the rest of this entry »