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What Do You Think?

September 12, 2009

Editor's note: The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site, www.herald-mail.com. Readers also may submit comments when voting. A sampling of edited reader comments will run on The Herald-Mail's Opinion page on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

The question posted Wednesday on The Herald-Mail's Web site was: Do you approve of how President Obama has handled the health care issue?

o "Why are Republicans playing low-life political tricks just to defend insurance companies (heavy campaign donors) and peddling a perverted version of an America where the government aiding its citizens is treated like a heinous act of treason? They have been the victims of misinformation perpetrated by those who have something to gain from keeping every American from receiving quality, first-class, evil, godless, socialist health care. They were the 'distract and deflect' party for the last eight years and they still are ... the party of intolerance, broken government and no solutions."

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o "The good news is, Obama's handling of the health care debate has been a total disaster for him and the Democratic party. There is no reform unless it includes tort reform and cross-state private insurance sales. The public strongly does not want the crummy so-called government reform the Dems are pushing, but they still try to create a crisis so they can absorb 20 percent of the economy into the federal government in another effort to redistribute wealth."

o "Change will be the only thing left in my bank account if Obama has his way redistributing the wealth via health care. America and the world are laughing at Obama."

o "Something has to be done about health care, more so in maintaining scripts. Drugs are way too expensive - this is why people will purchase their meds on line. I guess it is good to risk saving money on bad medicine than to go broke on making the drug companies rich in the states. I see 'black market' meds and doctors coming back to our society, everything is legal, so a doctor can make more money with cash in hand than to report every symptom to the government for approval."

o "No, I do not approve. He is trying to do too much at one time and accomplishing nothing. The economy needs to be addressed first. We continue to go deeper in debt and he says that health care won't cause more debt. Everything run by the government costs money and it is running out of money. He has lost his credibility with those who understand it takes money to run a program. Why not insure those who are not insured. Start out small and see how that works instead of going for a complete takeover. We have no money, yet we spend money we do not have, which in the end will destroy us from within."

o "No, so far he has not, but (Wednesday) evening was a good turning point. He presented his plan to the American public and now is the time to use his political capital to get a bill, with or without the GOP. The voters have spoken. The Dems have the majority and it's time to use it."

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