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  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Oct 15, 2012 10:01 AM Flag

    Romney on those without Healthcare insurance: dial 911 for an ambulance

    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who has pledged to repeal Obamacare, says that people without health insurance don't have to worry about dying as a result.

    "We don't have people that become ill, who die in their apartment because they don't have insurance," Romney said in an interview with the Columbus Dispatch's editorial board on Wednesday.

    While it's difficult to tell how many people die each year from lack of health insurance, one study, from a health care advocacy group, puts the number at 26,000 deaths per year.

    "We don't have a setting across this country where if you don’t have insurance, we just say to you, 'Tough luck, you're going to die when you have your heart attack,'" he added in the interview. "No, you go to the hospital, you get treated, you get care, and it’s paid for, either by charity, the government or by the hospital."

    Romney took a similar stance in an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" in late September, when he said: "We do provide care for people who don't have insurance. If someone has a heart attack, they don't sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital, and give them care."

    (Hello!!! Mitty Romney: Society at large must pay for the uninsured through higher taxes and health care costs. The government often helps pay for unpaid emergency room bills. States and cities that run hospitals lose money when hospital bills go unpaid. Hospitals charge higher prices for health care, and health insurance companies sometimes charge higher premiums to cover the costs incurred by the uninsured who most often are unable to pay for health care.)

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    • And David Stockman, R. Reagan's budget director, rips though Romney's claims of being a "job creator{" at Bain., in his recent article, "Mitt Romney: The Great Deformer".

      "Bain Capital is a product of the Great Deformation. It has garnered fabulous winnings through leveraged speculation in financial markets that have been perverted and deformed by decades of money printing and Wall Street coddling by the Fed. So Bain’s billions of profits were not rewards for capitalist creation; they were mainly windfalls collected from gambling in markets that were rigged to rise."
      "Except Mitt Romney was not a businessman; he was a master financial speculator who bought, sold, flipped, and stripped businesses. He did not build enterprises the old-fashioned way—out of inspiration, perspiration, and a long slog in the free market fostering a new product, service, or process of production. Instead, he spent his 15 years raising debt in prodigious amounts on Wall Street so that Bain could purchase the pots and pans and castoffs of corporate America, leverage them to the hilt, gussy them up as reborn “roll-ups,” and then deliver them back to Wall Street for resale—the faster the better."
      Read more in Newsweek, The Daily Beast, and other sources. Who wants a man who spent his time "raising debt in prodigious amounts" in order to make huge profits for himself, while ignoring the results of his actions on employees, the economy, and America? =Even Reagan's conservative budget director recognizes the problem. That's the Bush strategy all over again. Raise the debt in prodigious amounts in order to "succeed" as president.

      Sentiment: Hold

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      • You D.A. liberals don't know the difference between a job and and a handout. You think your entitlements that someone else pays for (who actually has a job) is a job because you have to get off you fat #$%$ and go cash the check.

        One thing we know for certain and without a doubt is that Obama never created a job in his life. Unless you call creating more people on welfare as he has as giving someone a job. Which fits what I said above.

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