And even if one is/was opposed to the Affordable Care Act....why the desire for it to fail? If it is here to stay, we best all hope it works out, in my opinion.
I did not ready and of the documents myself, rather just articles and opinions about it; probably what the vast, vast majority of Americans and BPL folks did, but I think just about everything I read had a slant one way or the other. I don't have a tv, so no Fox for me; Slate Magazine and Reason online....small gov't slant, so against it; Salon ....left slant so for it; NPR mostly for it. The jury is still out for me on this.
I would like to see health care affordable and subsidized for those that cannot afford it; I was shocked when I first moved here and had no health care for years.
I think it would help to realize that :
1. Most people ( as in voters) on the center and left that favour this and other socialized programs, are not advocating laziness not communism - they really believe that most Americans would be better off in the system they advocate.
Like wise :
2. Most people ( as in voters) on the right and independents that are against big government....are not anti poor, not heartless; they really believe that most Americans would be better off in the system they advocate.
By understanding that, and acknowledging that there are extremes that fall outside of this premise, the discussions should remain more civil . Instead of discussing politicians that stand for special interests, and argue in favor or against the respective special interests, why not discuss ideas? If we knew what our politicians should really stand for, on both sides, we would be better voters. Right now we just gobble up what our guy, or gal, is telling us and that is enough to have us fighting one another.