Every other developed nation on earth has had universal healthcare since the early 90s - most of them since long before that. Many underdeveloped nations are starting to get it. How much longer is the US supposed to wait? 20 more years?
The republican plan on healthcare is to do nothing for as long as possible. Well to be fair they had a plan (mandates) that they were promoting right up until the moment Obama adopted it because he couldn't get the Blue Dog dems to go for single-payer or a public option. Republicans got everything they supposedly wanted, and have never stopped whining about it.
Maybe if Republicans had actually worked with Obama on UHC, instead of sitting in the corner throwing a temper tantrum, we could have that much better bill that you want. Tort reform was on the table if the republicans would have ever actually come to the table.
Also do you have a cite for Obama threatening to implement cap and trade by executive order? I could be wrong, but I put the odds of any kind of significant economy-damaging cap & trade policy being implemented at roughly 0%. It's just a political non-starter.
Last edited by suzzer99; 11-23-2012 at 11:26 AM..