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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 06:02 PM
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Lowden Doubles Down On Health-Care-By-Barter: 'Bring A Chicken To The Doctor'
Sue Lowden, the front-running Republican challenger to Sen. Harry Reid, yesterday doubled down on her idea that health care could be paid for using the barter system.

Last week, when Lowden suggested "that bartering is really good," it seemed that she may have been talking about haggling prices and just had her vocab mixed up. It happens to everyone.

But yesterday, on a local news program, Lowden seemed to double down on the idea. Asked whether the statement made her seem disconnected, she shot back that it's Reid who's disconnected for not knowing "that this is already happening in our state."

"Let's change the system and talk about what the possibilities are. I'm telling you that this works. You know, before we all started having health care, in the olden days, our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor. They would say I'll paint your house," she said. "That's what people would do to get health care with their doctors. Doctors are very sympathetic people."

"I'm not backing down from that system," she added.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/04/lowden-doubles-down-on-health-care-by-barter.php?ref=fpblg

Gawd if Reid loses to this idiot!
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 06:06 PM
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1. There's no "system" to back down from. You are not going to get an MRI with
a coupon to wash the doc's car.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 06:07 PM
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2. Since an MRI costs about $1200, I'd better bring a truckload of chickens..
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 06:13 PM
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3. Back in the day when a shot of Penicillin meant something?
Sure. Maybe that would have been a fair trade.
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 06:25 PM
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4. what if you have no tangible skills to barter with
take Lowden. What if the doctor doesn't need any legislating. Does he just let you die? Or does Lowden become the Doctors personal debt slave? Didn't modern financial systems come into being because bartering was so inefficient. Even ancient societies had other forms of payment beyond barter. Ugh.
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islandmkl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 06:47 PM
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5. i can just hear my doctor...
"sorry, islandmkl, but i got about a thousand chickens outside, and they are eating a shitload...you got any chickenfeed?

otherwise, sorry mf'er...ain't no healthcare-for-chickens, today...what you have in the way of gold rings?"
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