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AL-Senate - Bill Barnes Won't Vote to Repeal Health Insurance Reform

by: countrycat

Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 16:07:34 PM CDT


Democratic candidate for Senate, Bill Barnes, scoffs at the GOP's contention that people without health insurance "can just go to the emergency room" and stresses his opposition to the repeal of health insurance reform in this interview with Left in Alabama.  Barnes is running against Richard Shelby who's against pretty much everything - extension of unemployment benefits, Lilly Ledbetter, economic stimulus, health reform, and any type of government spending outside his state.

William Bill Barnes for SenateHere's a partial transcript of Barnes' statement and the video (about 3 1/2 minutes) is on the flip:

I would not support repeal of health care legislation.


Let me just back up a moment.... The initial efforts to effect national health legislation goes way back to 1946 - President Truman - and it' never been passed and has come up time after time over the years. 


President Obama campaigned on health reform and the idea of affordable health care for all individuals and he was elected to the presidency based on that being a major part of his platform.  The people spoke. I think itwould be an injustice to the American people to repeal what was passed.


We should have affordable health care for everyone!

 If we have someone who's unemployed and drawing nothing more than unemployment benefit, how can they afford to go to the doctor? If you go to one of the local clinics, it costs you $100 just to walk in the door and see the doctor.  And then there's the medications on top of that.


Now, how can anyone that has lost their job and has a sick child or spouse meet that type of burden?


I've done bankruptcies in my practice for people and one of the things that I've found is that a majority of them - about 60% - have to declare bankruptcy because of the lack of health insurance.  A medical situation has caused a catastrophe in their lives because they can't meet the expense.


The Republicans will say that "all they had to do was go to the emergency room" and that is nonsense. The law says that all the emergency room has to do is stabilize them - stop the bleeding and turn them loose.  That's all they're obligated to do.


And that's not the way American should be.  We take care of one another.

In Bill Barnes' America, "we take care of one another."  In Big Dick Shelby's America, "we take care of our campaign contributors."

Which America appeals more to you?  Donate to the campaign and volunteer to help elect Bill Barnes to the US Senate.

 

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Bill Barnes is a Democrat (4.00 / 2)

"We take care of one another."

Gosh, it is so refreshing to hear a candidate admit to belief that we are all in this together and must cooperate and help each other when necessary.

I stumbled upon a Steve Raby - Mo Brooks "debate" today and let me tell you, I didn't hear anything like this at that event.  There was a good deal of talk about the government takeover of health care, but no one was gutsy enough to say he would not vote to repeal HCR.   I'll post some video of that later on if I can stand to edit it ...



Work harder and work smarter!

A really REAL Democrat indeed! (4.00 / 1)

Will his realness set him apart from Alabama Democrats, as opposed to those of us in Alabama who consider ourselves really REAL Democrats a/k/a "National Democrats?"  Will his realness hurt him in a State where the ADP's own Executive Director has divided us by his very own definition?

''People in this state know the difference between national Democrats and state Democrats. There's really no comparison. They're totally different groups. Alabama Democrats are a lot more conservative. 

''It's part of being in Alabama. That's why Democrats are in the majority. Local people know Democrats are right about the local issues,'' Spearman said.

If you want to read more about how William G. (Bill) Barnes is a really REAL Democrat, you must go to his Facebook Page and read his answer to "Are you Pro Life?"  Scroll down to posts on August 26, where Mr. Barnes begins his post with  "The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance."

Mr. Barnes is going to Washington, and he's a really REAL Democrat!  Is that why the ADP is not supporting him? And if Alabamians continue to send "state Democrats" to Washington, Alabama will remain stuck with all the Parker Griffiths of the State.  And the jury remains out until Raby addresses Health Care.  After all, Health Care Reform and repealing a woman's right to choose affects Alabamians, too!



"Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels."

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A really REAL Democrat indeed! (0.00 / 0)

Will his realness set him apart from Alabama Democrats, as opposed to those of us in Alabama who consider ourselves really REAL Democrats a/k/a "National Democrats?"  Will his realness hurt him in a State where the ADP's own Executive Director has divided us by his very own definition?

''People in this state know the difference between national Democrats and state Democrats. There's really no comparison. They're totally different groups. Alabama Democrats are a lot more conservative. 

''It's part of being in Alabama. That's why Democrats are in the majority. Local people know Democrats are right about the local issues,'' Spearman said.

If you want to read more about how William G. (Bill) Barnes is a really REAL Democrat, you must go to his Facebook Page and read his answer to "Are you Pro Life?"  Scroll down to posts on August 26, where Mr. Barnes begins his post with  "The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance."

Mr. Barnes is going to Washington, and he's a really REAL Democrat!  Is that why the ADP is not supporting him? And if Alabamians continue to send "state Democrats" to Washington, Alabama will remain stuck with all the Parker Griffiths of the State.  And the jury remains out until Raby addresses Health Care.  After all, Health Care Reform and repealing a woman's right to choose affects Alabamians, too!



"Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels."

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This is what I like to hear... (1.00 / 1)

A politician telling the truth!

He won't vote to repeal ObamaCare because he will lose 70-30...



Do better.

Dale, I have to say you were right - mooncat

You're an entertainer son! -Parker Griffith


Dale, Dale.... (0.00 / 0)
You're sounding like the "big Dick" himself!   :-)

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."  - John Kenneth Galbraith




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Website (4.00 / 1)

Wish he had a better website.  Half of his home page is blank. 

 

 

 



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