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I wrote to your radio guest, Senator Wyden, to express my concerns and opposition to the health care reform Democrats are driving down our throats and his staff wrote back a boilerplate answer, addressing none of my concerns.
Why does the federal government get to force me to buy health insurance?
Senator Wyden likes to present himself as the defender of the little guy, yet he's handing insurance companies a huge win here.
This bill will essentially cost $1 trilion. ... One hilarious farce is that the politicians say a bunch of that comes from "savings" from Medicare. Ummmm, yeah, that Medicare that's supposed to be broke within 5 to 10 years. What is Medicare, anyway? Tax dollars. So they're taking from one pot of taxes to create a new one.
This whole thing infuriates me. How is it that President Obama and the Democrats are going to get a "political victory" by passing this legislation that more than half the country opposes? This isn't how Roosevelt's New Deal went down.
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