I like the plan recently endorsed by Republican Gen. Colin Powell... Universal coverage via a single-payer system. Just like the rest of the civilized world. Maybe there's hope more like minded Republicans will follow suit.
There are several Republican plans.
Here is ONE.
Please check out HR 3121 American Health Care Reform Act
If your interested.
I have been reprimanded by the liberal powers that be. :)
I copied and pasted that from a previous post (i made) which was allowed.
In fact it is still on the website. Maybe have a consistent policy?
Also since i wanted to post an original "bill" how would one not copy and paste
the contents of a bill pending in congress?
artrogue, The comments were deleted because they were copied and pasted verbatim from other sources. We're pretty generous with what we allow here, but please don't simply repost others' original content.
hahaha thats a great question. editor?
lol - why did your other posts get removed?
I make a great living creating pretty pictures too.
Don't fall into their stereotype.
artrogue - the alternatives you bring up are not viable to liberals because they do not require the expansion and deep involvement in the system by the government. Remember their ultimate goal is to get to government run healthcare so we can have a shitty system like Canada and England where you get to wait months to do anything. Also, you have to remember that if an idea is not from the liberal perspective liberals do not consider it to be a valid solution. Liberals are open minded people, as long as you agree with them and don't bring up the fact that they are usually wrong about almost everything. Except writing songs and making pretty pictures, they are generally pretty good at that.
My favorite healthcare plan put forward by Republicans is the Heritage Foundation's own Affordable Care Act. You call it ObamaCare, artie.
There are several alternative healthcare plans put forward by republicans ...if you did some research before you drew your cartoons you might find another more worthy subject.
Your tax dollars at work. Forget about the Cracky McCrackalots....we have illegal bike parking to attend to. Cracky won't generate $$'s (cept for himself) and his paperwork takes so long to fill out when hes arrested - so annoying...but that dumb freshman from COFC who just chained up outside on King has some Daddy with deep pockets to pay his fine. By the way, Cracky votes yes! on these racks, makes it easier to steal a group at one time instead of having to wander around looking for lone bikes chained to trees and signs.
"How did this get started or approved?"
Oh, I don't know...maybe because people are so obsessed with the ACA, Benghazi, and cokehead Congressmen that they don't notice the things happening locally that actually affect their day-to-day lives?
Bike racks are a good idea. But as you can see, the local gov now has a reason to confiscate bikes for being illegally parked. There's no pocket they won't dip into.
What's a Huffy 360 going for these days anyway? And how do I get my hands on a set of Haro handlebars?
This ordinance seems completely ridiculous. How did this get started or approved? Riley and co.'s efforts to make Charleston a tourist friendly city is really ruining it for locals. GO HOME, CONDÉ NAST!
Everything the city does a "trial run" of that generates profit, usually sticks and most of the time spreads.....
Clearly there is not enough "legal" bike parking available, especially when one considers the convenience of such parking. While I appreciate having more bike racks on the streets and in local parking garages, one of the best perks about biking is that I can lock up at my destination. I don't want to walk 4 blocks from the bike rack to the restaurant/bar/store I'm patronizing, so until there are numerous bike racks on every street corner, I'll keep using the closest tree.
Mr. Hamilton is correct. The ordinance is a "one-year trial" and applies only to the stretch of King between Calhoun and Spring Streets.
Nevertheless, Charleston Moves formally objected to passage of the ordinance. Why? Because no one has demonstrated that the amount of bike parking provided is appropriate to the burgeoning demand. And, especially in view of that fact, the effect of the ordinance is to suppress the use of bicycles at precisely the time when their use should be enthusiastically supported.
It is troubling now to see how vigorously it is being enforced. People should remember that many who ride bikes choose this mode of transportation not for frivolous reasons, but as a matter of dealing with their own economic realities.
Tom Bradford -- Charleston Moves
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