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Centrist, did you notice that Kovalev competely ignored my point? Wait until those incredibly redneck, dumb southern voters find out they can buy health insurance for the first time in their lives. What? After the Tea Party convinced them Obamacare was their mortal enemy?
As dumb as they are, I believe even they will figure out the Tea Party's been lying like crazy about Obamacare for the past 3 1/2 years. They will not be happy with the Tea Party.
Posted by CriticalThinking
I didn't ignore anything. Exactly what states are all these "dumb rednecks" from. In 45 out of 50 states the premiums are going up and NY is one where they're going down so what are you talking about. Prove to me these "rednecks" percentage wise have more people without health insurance than the lazy obamabots on welfare in the ghettos of blue states.
Also why do you continue to use such language when talking about southerners yet you are one of the first to call someone a racist when it comes to stereotyping inner city minorities or black politicians. very hypocritical of you.
Posted by kovalev6
FYI I used to live in western North Carolina and in the rural mountain counties, there are a lot of people living there who can be called the "bubba voters". They were easily manipulated to vote for and support politicians who actually worked to keep them ignorant and in poverty. The perfect example was former NC senator Jesse Helms. He appealed to the "bubba voter" by accusing his Democratic opponent of "supporting gays in the classroom where they can recruit impressionable young people to their perverted life style because gays cannot reproduce". He also campaigned that he was the "protector of the tobacco program" that heavily subsidized tobacco growers but made the tobacco companies humongous profits since the tobacco companies paid far less for the crop than it was worth because the government was propping up tobacco prices to the farmers who were mostly small farmers. Growing tobacco is a very labor intensive crop.
Of course the BIG issue that Jesse Helms used in his campaigns to the "bubba voter" was that his opponents would take away their guns. Of course that was completely false since no politician who expects to get elected in North Carolina would never support gun confiscation.
This was thirty years ago, but no doubt that the same nagative campaign is targeted to poor white people living in the rural areas throughout the nation, including Ohio. I can see the campaigns against Obamacare used by those right wing politicians who call it socialism and communism. The truth is that Obamacare is NOT a government take over of health care and that all policies issued are from private health insurance companies.
I remember a recent rant from a low information voter who is on disability and Medicare. He was ranting all about Obamacare while I was talking to him. I usually keep politics out of business activities, but this guy was really misinformed and getting on my nerves. He was calling Obamacare socialized medicine that would destroy the nation and health care. Until his Medicare came through, he was uninsured since his income was too high for Medicaid. He owed thousands in medical bills that he had no hope of ever paying.
I finally decided to give this man some educaiton about Obamacare. He was getting no cost preventative care because of Obamacare. Had the Medicaid expansion been in effect while he was waiting for his Medicare to come through (one has to be receiving disability benefits 24 months before they are eligible for Medicare), he would have qualified for Medicaid which would have covered his medical expenses.
This man was a prisoner of his own ignorance. He rants about "big government" and "moochers" who are dependent on the government. Yet he is on disability because of some medical condition that prevents him from working and receives social security benefits and Medicare (which is a government administered single payer system of health care) from that "big government". When the Medicaid expansion becomes effective in january, this man will qualify and his co-payments will be covered by Medicaid substantially reducing his cost of health care. No doubt he voted for those politicians who oppose the Medicaid expansion that would help this man immensly.
Yet it is always someone else who is a "moocher" off the government. To that man, he earned his disability benefit by working and paying in to social security. Of course so does everyone else who collects social security and Medicare. That man never made much money while he was working since his benefit is rather small, but too much now to qualify him for Medicaid. Of course I met him at a local food pantry where free food was being handed out.