The Biggest Republican Lie - The Daily Beast

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"Only 35 percent of respondents thought Democrats were driven by concern for policy over politics in pushing health care through. But only 29 percent thought the GOP was acting in good faith in opposing it. The same poll showed that while only 32 percent approved of congressional Democrats' handling of health care, Republican numbers were even worse at 25 percent.
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"...Surveys show that a majority of Republicans believe that Obama stole the election with Acorn's help...."

"Obama stole the election with Acorn's help"? They don't really believe that. They're just mad because they know that George W. Bush really did steal elections.    

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    • Thomas James

      Having to listen to Pat Roberstson everyday because my family members insist on watching him means I have to hear an endless rant about the evils of socialized medicine. Now I have probably mentioned this before but when people challenge me and say that there is no socialized medicine in the Bible people fail to realize that in ancient times the priests and the rabbis were for the most part the actual medical practitioners and they did not demand a flat payment for each medical service but rather depended on tithes which were mandatory and free will offerings.

      Under Pat Roberstson's system which he calls Christian each family who wanted insurance would have to pay a $1000 a month insurance premium or set up a medical savings account. However if you are poor and you cannot afford the premium that is just too bad and you need to find a job. However if you are rich you will be able to get a good deal. So what this means that under Pat Robertsons utopia a poor person who makes $1000 a month wouldspend 100 percent of his income on health insurance, an upper middle class person who makes $10,000 a month would pay 10 percent of his income and a rich millionare person would only have to pay 1 percent or even a tenth of one percent of his income on health insurance.

      If the Bible's Old Testament plan were applied to todays economy a poor person making $1000 a month would pay only a $100 premium. An upper middle class person making $10,000 a month would pay the $1000 premium and the super rich like Pat Robertson would have to pay $100,000 a month because he makes a million dollars a month. I can just see Pat Robertson complaining about how the bible rips him off because he would never receive $100,000 a month in services but rather the money would be used to subsidize some evil single mother on welfare.

      However this is the old testament system and is in fact very conservative because it is mandatory. Under the new testament a much more progressive system is proposed.

      However all of this will fall on deaf ears because the repubublicans insist that God does not want you to depend on the government for your health care needs. However ancient Israel indeed had a government that was a form of a theocracy which did provide health care.