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 Post subject: Why Romney Is Avoiding Specifics on His Policy Ideas: No One
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:44 pm 
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Why Romney Is Avoiding Specifics on His Policy Ideas: No One Likes Them

Jonathan Cohn
September 11, 2012 | 2:46 pm

Conservatives panicking over Mitt Romney’s poll numbers want him to talk about policy in more detail, particularly when it comes to health care. Nothing would please me more. But conservatives wishing for a more honest, substantive debate might want to look at a new survey out today. The results suggest that Republican positions on Medicare and perhaps even Obamacare are less popular than I realized.

The survey is the United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll. Its most striking result is the primary question about Medicare reform. It asks respondents whether Medicare “should continue as it is today, with the government providing health insurance and paying doctors and hospitals directly” or whether it “should be changed to a system where the government provides seniors with a fixed sum of money they could use either to purchase private health insurance or to pay the cost of remaining in the current Medicare program.” The wording seems relatively straightforward and without terms designed to sway opinion one way or another. It says nothing about “vouchers,” for example, and it doesn’t raise the possibility that seniors might have to pay more if the system changes. But 67 percent of respondents said they preferred keeping Medicare as is, while only 26 percent said they favored the Republican reforms.

That result is consistent with other polling on the issue, as far as I know. It also makes intuitive sense, at least if you’ve ever spoken to anybody on Medicare. Policy experts, including some to the left of center, love to talk about the virtues of competition and supposed efficiency of the private insurance market. Sometimes they even make valid arguments: From a policy perspective, Medicare really does have some problems. But most seniors like Medicare just the way it is. It’s easy to use and covers pretty much every medical service they might need. Most important of all, they never have to worry it will disappear. Non-seniors can appreciate these things, too. Most of us also know what it’s like to choose from among private insurance plans and to deal with insurance company bureaucracies. That's not a lot of fun. And many of us understand what it's like to lose insurance or, at least, worry about losing it. That's not a lot of fun, either.

more: http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/107123/ro ... are-polls#


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:51 pm 
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One of own moderators has posted about her recent cancer detection via the ACA...without it, she might not have gotten that life-saving mammogram. Another thing that the Repubs, especially Romney and Ryan are avoiding talking about in their medical discussions is the change they want to make to Medicaid. They aren't telling that a few of their changes will most likely cause many elderly people to be unable to stay in nursing homes...what then? But that's so typical, isn't it? The Repubs want every conception to end in a birth...but then they're all for cutting social programs and educational opportunities that enable that child to...maybe...grow up into a contributing member of society. The conservatives aren't willing to adopt that unwanted child, and they're definitely not going to want to look after Grandma in her declining years, but they never think beyond the sound of Fox Noise...which does most of their thinking for them nowadays...that's why there are so many idiots among conservatives. :evil:

Critics Fear G.O.P.’s Proposed Medicaid Changes Could Cut Coverage for the Aged

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WELCOME TO ROMNEYLAND!

BY BOB BURNETT

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's policies would degrade American life. If Romney had his way, the U.S. would follow the dysfunctional course of Wyoming, a state run by big oil and gas companies and governed by conservative Republicans. A state where pursuit of corporate profits trumps quality of life.

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Catherine wrote:
WELCOME TO ROMNEYLAND!

BY BOB BURNETT

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's policies would degrade American life. If Romney had his way, the U.S. would follow the dysfunctional course of Wyoming, a state run by big oil and gas companies and governed by conservative Republicans. A state where pursuit of corporate profits trumps quality of life.

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I think it was Vice President Biden who spoke of Romney's policies as being Bush's policies on steroids. After those horrific Bush years, to think it could actually be WORSE!

Romneyland would be one scary place. Don't take the kids! Don't take the grandparents!


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Unfortunately, if Romney wins, the entire USA becomes Romneyland. :(

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