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Important Legislation (Healthcare Reform)

Posted Jan 9, '14 at 5:57pm

OperationNilo

OperationNilo

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I never thought that I'd see government healthcare out in the good ole US of A and, ahem ahem, working, but I'm still kind of in shock that it is (hurray for a step towards communism!).

Anyways, I've been thinking, and, if the trend he's shown continues, the next thing Obama will want to do is establish the death penalty for attempted suicide. Wouldn't you all agree?

 

Posted Jan 9, '14 at 6:27pm

Pieguyme

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It's rather odd in my opinion that you would kill someone for trying to kill them self. Wouldn't you try and help them through that? I don't know. That's just what I think should do. I don't know why you would kill someone for that. They would obviously need help, in order to prevent another attempt, which may not fail. That's just me though.

 

Posted Jan 9, '14 at 6:31pm

OperationNilo

OperationNilo

4,065 posts

It's rather odd in my opinion that you would kill someone for trying to kill them self. Wouldn't you try and help them through that? I don't know. That's just what I think should do.


I agree. I was just trying to point out the fact that, since killing someone for trying to kill themselves doesn't make a whole lot of sense, some politicians may vouch for it eventually. Because politicians will be politicians, get it?

I don't know why you would kill someone for that. They would obviously need help, in order to prevent another attempt, which may not fail. That's just me though.


As I mentioned before, I agree.
 

Posted Jan 9, '14 at 8:25pm

Devoidless

Devoidless

3,838 posts

What exactly is the point of this thread. I don't see a clear direction or topic.

 

Posted Jan 9, '14 at 8:52pm

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

9,430 posts

Moderator

We should have probably renamed the thread to include (healthcare reform) to avoid conclusion. Come on Voidy, you gotta read the OP header some more :P

I mean, the only thing I don't like about this is the Slippery Slope fallacy the OP delivered, but we'll get to that later.

 

Posted Jan 9, '14 at 9:04pm

Devoidless

Devoidless

3,838 posts

Oh, sorry. I thought it was just an OP lacking any factual basis and consisting solely of obtuse opinions.

My apologies.

 

Posted Jan 9, '14 at 9:11pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

13,418 posts

Knight

How would this be a precursor to Communism? Daft.

 

Posted Jan 10, '14 at 12:26am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

9,823 posts

I never thought that I'd see government healthcare out in the good ole US of A and, ahem ahem, working, but I'm still kind of in shock that it is (hurray for a step towards communism!).


Communism, or a system shown to be successful in many other advanced countries?

Anyways, I've been thinking, and, if the trend he's shown continues, the next thing Obama will want to do is establish the death penalty for attempted suicide. Wouldn't you all agree?


I have absolutely no clue how you came up with this idea.
 

Posted Jan 10, '14 at 12:38am

jeol

jeol

3,987 posts

Communism, or a system shown to be successful in many other advanced countries?

Depends on your definition of 'successful'... or 'advanced', for that matter.

... Wait, you're talking about universal healthcare.

I feel like it's probably been covered already somewhere in the WEPR that the new healthcare law in the US is not universal healthcare - not even close, unfortunately. If it were, I would be all for it. It's a lot more socialistic, though. "Hey, we're going to make everyone pay the same premium and strip their opportunity for options!" The system is a tax, not a God-given right as countries with universal healthcare laws instate. Unfortunately.
 

Posted Jan 10, '14 at 2:31am

OperationNilo

OperationNilo

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What exactly is the point of this thread. I don't see a clear direction or topic.


This thread was supposed to be a Tavern thread, but then our dear friend, a Mod, decided to place this thread where it didn't belong... I'm not going to point fingers (I'm looking at you, Frank).
 
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