Rep. John Dingell Booed, Jeered at Michigan Health Care Town Hall Meeting


4 Responses to “Rep. John Dingell Booed, Jeered at Michigan Health Care Town Hall Meeting”

  1. 1 JayMagoo August 9, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    It’s obvious that the people at the meeting did not know anything. They had apparently got all their information from idiots like Hannity, Limbaugh, and Beck, because of their responses Their responses were to shout down anybody who went against Limbaugh, Hannity, and Beck’s lies. This was a disruption orchestrated by the Right wingnuts with only one purpose, and that was to destroy democracy and destroy the meeting they were attending. They are the Insurance industry and the Republican party’s method of destroying the first serious attempt to reform health care in decades.
    Shame on the Tea Party people, Shame on the Republican party, Shame on the Insurance Industry.

    • 2 apackof2 August 12, 2009 at 9:20 am

      You are laboring under the delusion that those attending and excising their free speech are Republicans. Most do not have a party affiliation. Your second delusion is this is about insurance. It is not. Is it about the continued assault on our Constitution and Republic and the agenda of trying to replace it with a different form of government.
      One of big government control of every aspect of our lives and elimination of our Constitutional freedoms.

      We will never allow it.

  2. 3 Jeff August 14, 2009 at 11:51 am

    I’m not a Democrat or Republic, just someone who thinks that our consistution still means something. Someone who sees that government NEVER does ANYTHING more efficiently than private industry.

    Here is some food for thought for you Jay. Many Eastern European nations used to have a national health care system. The reason they had a national health care system is because they were part of the Soviet Union (communists). One of the changes they have made in an effort to become more democratized was to dismantle their national health system. So why is it that America, the worlds beacon of democracy is going the other direction and planning to create a national health care system?

    If you don’t think that is the ultimate goal here you are simply kidding yourself. During his campaign the President clearly said that he prefers a “single payer system” but that it will require a “transition period”. What do you think this “public option” is? It’s a transition period.

  3. 4 JayMagoo August 14, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Jeff, you are missing the point by thinking globally rather than in dollars and cents. We mistakenly gave our health care system over to the insurance companies with the hope that the free market would provide us with the best care for the lowest price. Those who did this, however, did not take into account that the insurance companies in addition to competing with each other, all must show a profit to their stockholders and pay salaries and bonuses to their employes who bring in the greatest profit. Insurance companies do not make profits by collecting premiums and paying claims; insurance companies make profits by collecting premiums and by NOT paying claims. For every claim an insurance company can deny, that means much more money into the profit column. This is great for the investors in insurance companies, but it is terrible for a man whose doctor said he needs surgery, or a child with a chronic disease, or anyone that the insurance companies can find a reason not to pay. The insurance companies have violated our trust and have betrayed teh American people for profit. We who want health care reform want to have the government set up a system, a single-payer system much like Medicare whis IS a successfully run system. You say government NEVER does anything right. There you are dead wrong. Medicare works beautifully. Get the insurance companies out of it. They operate to make profits; put a well regulated government agency like Medicare in charge that is dedicated to serving the American people, not the insurance industry.
    All your comparison to eastern European countries is really irrelevant.

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