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I am a 48 yr old woman and have lived in the Pacific Northwest most of my life. Other than a few years in my early 30's I have never had health insurance, even though I have always been gainfully employed.
One of the big reasons I so enthusiastically voted for Bill Clinton was because of his promise of health care. Frankly, even though I also enthusiastically voted for Baraq Obama, I didn't think he'd be able to pull it off, (a health care bill, that is).
One of my biggest frustrations is listening to people, your guests among them, talk about how some benefits or procedures might now cost something. Really?! Yes, services cost money. As a taxpayer, I am expected to pay for services such as schools that because I am childless I won't be directly benefiting from. I am more than happy to do this because schools help create a sound society.
Well, if some of you are now going to pay for your neighbors health care, then so be it. This also helps create a sound society. If you don't drive a car some of your tax money still goes to road maintenance.
Recently on NPR I heard a republican who's name I can't think of say, "taxes just keep going up and up, when will it end?" Well, never. For goodness sake that's like saying "my grocery bill just keeps going up and up, when will it stop?" Again I say, we must pay for services.
Please, tax me and give me some benefits for my money.
Thank you for your show. I listen every day.
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