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    Pelosi Says Democrats Have A Responsibility To Look For Common Ground On Health

    When Democrats held a majority of the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi was the House speaker, she helped pass the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

    Now, after more than six years in the minority party, she is watching House Republicans move to repeal and replace parts of the law.

    She says that although Democrats don’t have the votes to stop the GOP legislation alone, they can still show their opposition to it.

    “In my office I have a painting of Abraham Lincoln, who said, ‘Public sentiment is everything,’ ” Pelosi told NPR’s Robert Siegel. “Regardless of the number of Democrats in the House, the number of people who are affected, 24 million [people] who would lose their care, I’m depending on public opinion. … The fact is the more we point out the shortcomings of the legislation, the fewer votes [Republicans] will have.”

    http://www.npr.org/2017/03/15/520301553/pelosi-says-democrats-have-a-responsibility-to-look-for-common-ground-on-health

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  • daleanime (2487 posts)
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    1. But we're all "Capitalists", right Pelosi?

    You’ll sell us for the best price you can get….. :grr:

    When the going gets tough, the tough take care of each other
  • Piperay (642 posts)
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    2. Always find that "common ground" otherwise known as selling yourself

    and all the rest of us for the highest price you can pocket. :puke:

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  • The Crone (3157 posts)
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    3. So I'm just not buying it.

    Where was this Nancy Pelosi person the week that Bernie Sanders tried to get us Americans lowered drug prices, legislation that failed to pass due to Corporate Controlled Democrats selling us out?

    Pelosi is always letting us know that if ONLY the Dems could be in charge of both  houses, then everything would come  up roses.

    But when the Democrats are in charge, things quickly continue along the same ol’ same old.  Which is how 23 trillions of bucks got handed over from Main Street’s economy to Wall Street circa the Dem majority in Congress with a Democratic President at the helm, Jan 2009 to Jan 2011.

    And it is also why this is happening in terms of the health care situation, a realization that the ACA was mostly about selling us a mandated inferior product for oodles of dollars a month more than it should cost:

    From an Alabama newspaper:
    http://yellowhammernews.com/
    From the article:
    Many in Alabama and throughout the country were forced away from the health care plan and doctor they liked, despite promises to the contrary.

    The law’s ill-conceived web of taxes, mandates, and regulations has driven up costs for everyday families by huge margins. This year alone, premiums in Alabama are rising by an average of 58 percent, which comes on top of already steep increases over the last two years. The average deductible for the cheapest plan in Alabama is now $6,000. As more insurers flee the individual marketplace, it is now more clear than ever that Obamacare is crumbling.

    ####

    The ACA worked out great for people working for large corporations or government agencies that paid their premiums for  them.  It worked out very poorly for most self employed people. But it worked out absolutely MARVELOUSLY FOR THE BIG HEALTH INSURERS, who issued an inferior product at outrageous monthly preiums. And the execs at those companies let us know the prices are only going to continue to rise, even as we are denied treatments and procedures that  are needed.

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  • MrMickeysMom (1749 posts)
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    5. Once you've seen how she failed in House leadership, why go further?

    I don’t believe a FUCKING thing Rep. Pelosi says because SHE never believed what happened under George W Bush. In fact, she plainly made it clear that impeachment of the war criminals behind every trampled civil right and exploit of unfettered capitalism was OFF the table.

    To say  you took your responsibility for granted is an understatement, Nancy. Go lie elsewhere. Move over so before there is no one left with a conscious democratic ethic.

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    • TheNutcracker (1524 posts)
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      14. Exactly… Never forget the only jobs bill in decades.

      It also failed in the Senate with four dems voting no!

      Mark Warner

      Ben Nelson

      Max Baucus

      Forgot the 4th pedo.

  • Hobbit709 (2918 posts)
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    6. Nancy, are you really that clueless? Or do you think we are that stupid?

    I’m willing to bet on Door # 2.

    I won't shut up and I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing
  • HIP56948 (2976 posts)
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    7. Common ground=Getting the shit beat out of you and saying "Thank You!"

    I’ll pass  

  • Entrepreneur (2142 posts)
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    8. She has gone daffy.

    “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness" - J.K. Galbraith
  • mmonk (1837 posts)
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    9. The way Republicans looked for common ground with Democrats on healthcare?

    • farleftlib (1364 posts)
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      16. Yeah, like that

      The Dems know 500 ways to kneecap a progressive but they’re totally helpless against their so-called adversaries. :eyes:

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  • Ichingcarpenter (4122 posts)
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    10. Happy times……

  • ThouArtThat (5422 posts)
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    11. Truly A Sad Excuse For An Elected Democrat

    eom

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  • ZimInSeattle (1471 posts)
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    12. Common ground = cave in to whatever their paymasters want. Useless Dems.

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  • DoctorJ (605 posts)
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    13. Boner and McTurtle: We will obstruct everything the Dems and Obama try to do

    Pelosi: We will let them do anything they want.

    She is exhibit A on why the party has died while she’s been speaker.

    Conservatives are fond of telling us what a wonderful, happy, prosperous nation this is. The only thing that matches their love of country is the remarkable indifference they show toward the people who live in it. - Michael Parenti
  • HassleCat (1506 posts)
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    15. Is she talking about the Democrats?

    The party that couldn’t even stick together to pass a strong health care ill in the first place?  Public sentiment?  Really?  Nancy, they hate us!  They hate us because we’re spineless wimps.  They hate us because we insisted on running a presidential candidate who preferred to pimp her website instead of listening to working Americans. They hate us for not just failing to find common ground between blacks and whites, but specifically rejecting it. Common ground? Pfffft!

  • winter is coming (985 posts)
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    17. No, they have a responsibility to look for common GOOD.

    Their attempts at common ground will yield nothing but more burial plots.

  • TRex (3054 posts)
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    18. Fuck Capitalist Pelosi. We are a Democracy first Nancy!

    You fucking stupid idiot! Keep that powder dry you worthless leader.

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  • Gryneos (1878 posts)
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    19. So, if public sentiment truly is everything,

    and the public wants single payer, then you’re behind that right, Nancy, and would press for its implementation?

    Or is good ol’ Abe just there to show people that you can do lip-service with the best of them?

    "That's Jeff Vader, that is."__"I am not Jeff Vader, I am Darth Vader."__"What, Jeff Vader runs the Deathstar?"__"No, Jeff… No, I run the Deathstar."__"You Jeff Vader?"__"No, I'm Darth Vader!"__"Are you his brother? Can you get his autograph?"__"I can't get it… No, I'm… All right, I'm Jeff Vader! I'm Jeff Vader!"__"Can I have your autograph?"__"No, fuck off, or I'll kill you with a tray! Give me penne a la arabiata or you shall die. And you, and everyone in this canteen! Death by tray it shall be!" Eddie Izzard, Circle