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Didn’t we just do that with the Bailout Plan?
October 8, 2008, 1:07 am
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I watched the Presidential debate tonite with interest in hearing what the candidates would do about two of my top priorities, namely the economy and healthcare.

I am not sure I understand what John McCain said about his plan to fix the economy or was he just making it up as he went along.  His plan to buy up bad mortgages left me very confused.  I thought we just did that with the bailout?  Maybe I have it wrong but his idea seems awfully familiar to a what Paulson said several weeks ago. 

On the healthcare issue everything I have read and heard from my friends favors Obama’s plan.  It was a little clearer tonight and I will look more deeply into what each candidate offers, but one thing is very true.  I agreed with Obama on his answer to one of the questions, that Healthcare is a right.  John McCain said it was a responsibility, but didn’t say whose responsibility. 

In my life I have had good healthcare plans through my employers.  I am more fortunate than my sister.  When she fell several times because of a weak ankle, and asked for a referral from her doctor to see a specialist, she was told that she needed to fall a few more times before it would be warranted.  So in this era of preventative healthcare (bullshit) my sis needs to go break something to get to see a real foot doctor.  In my humble opinion, that just isn’t fair.  All healthcare plans are not equal. 

Well enough rambling for tonite, more tomorrow on the debate.

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