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Having an MRI Is Unpatriotic!

March 24, 2010
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Government Health Care: Side effects include headache, delayed treatment, no choice, skyrocketing costs, and early death.

Not sure if any of my three readers have heard, but President Obama was able to push through his health care reform in the late hours of March 21. Some of the country is celebrating, some of the country is pulling their hair out, while a small portion are planning a revolution. But can we really take a group that refers to itself as “tea baggers” seriously?

As small business owners, HVAC contractors have legitimate concerns. While all this fuzzy math from both sides of the aisle makes it almost impossible to tell if this will help or hurt your business’ bottom line, at the very least it will lead to much confusion as companies with 50 employees or more will have three years to prepare for the insurance mandates. Think a company that now has 45 employees will plan on growing in the next three years? They might think twice.

My main issue that nobody is talking about is the waiting rooms. I don’t know about you, but when I have a doctor appointment at 2 p.m., if I am face-to-face with the doc by 3 p.m., I am as happy as Tiger Woods at a cocktail bar. What is going to happen as we add 32 million people to the game? I can’t imagine the waiting getting any less. But I realize my concern is less pressing than the bigger issues of money.

Perhaps we can have Nancy Pelosi pay for health care by simply taxing Botox.
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tea party members

mfd
April 2, 2010
You ask "But can we really take a group that refers to itself as "tea baggers" seriously?" That is a sexually derogatory term that is used by critics of the movement, the group does not refer to itself that way. And you know it and it is a cheap shot. An apology is needed, Mr. Editor.

woefully uninformed

glenn
April 7, 2010
Your comments about"tea baggers" as you call them only highlight your ambiguity towards the current state of politics in America. Some day down the road I hope you look back on these days and write a column thanking those of us who are brave enough to take a stand against an out of control government. Before you dare respond maybe you should read the constitution and figure out how far astray our current leaders are from what our founders intended. I for one plan on standing up for my children and grandchildren so that someday I can look them in the eyes and tell them I did my best to keep America strong and free. You have lost my respect and I assume the respect of many of us out here.

fake baking

jas
April 7, 2010
We don't need a botox tax to cover health care costs... John Boehner should be able to cover the increase since fake baking will incur a 10% excise tax.

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