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Barbara Bush Speaks Out In Support Of Healthcare Reform

June 18, 2010 by  

Barbara Bush speaks out in support of healthcare reform Children of prominent politicians rarely talk publicly in support or against big policy issues, but one of the daughters of former President George W. Bush did just that on Sunday when she appeared on Fox News.

Barbara Bush said that she was glad the Democrat-backed healthcare reform passed and was signed into law by President Obama in March.

"Why do, basically, people with money have good healthcare, and why do people that live on lower salaries not have good healthcare?" she asked during the interview, adding that access to medical care should be considered everyone’s right.

The statement, while welcome by supporters of the reform, has raised eyebrows in more conservative circles.

Opponents of the legislation, a large group that includes most Republicans as well as other free market advocates, have argued that expanding the role of Federal government in the health sector and imposing insurance coverage mandates will increase costs, reduce efficiency, stifle innovation and could even be unconstitutional.

Barbara Bush founded Global Health Corps, a nonprofit organization that provides financial support to recent college graduates who spend a year working in the area of public health in under-served areas of the United States or in Africa.
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  • Claire

    This is what we call freedom of speech. We can say anything we want for the most part. Perhaps she will backtrack if this becomes a big “item” in the media world. The last sentence in the above article says it all.

    • Richard Pawley

      I’m for healthcare reform too. To bad we didn’t get it. You cannot eat the typical foods Americans eat and not get the typical diseases that Americans get. All other countries tell their citizens when their groceries contain unnatural genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) but not the United States. Our government allows the fact that 80% of the foods in our supermarkets to contain such. If you care as much as I do about that you can learn more by going here:
      http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/01/14/Everything-you-MUST-KNOW-About-Dangerous-Genetically-Modified-Foods.aspx

    • Roy

      As an American she has the right to her opinion. Must I remind people that Ron jr. hardly ever agreed with his father. It is not all that unusual.

      • http://www.cystine.com Jimbo

        Obama healthcare: Death & Taxes, now in one convenient package!

      • Smilee

        Roy

        I don’t believe daddy has weighed in on the health care bill, He might agree with his daughter. Like Grandma she speaks her own mind, remember when Grandma said she was pro choice on abortion

        • http://naver samurai

          I don’t think that Bush would have gone along with this bill. He may have tried to pass some laws on the insurance companies, but he wouldn’t have went for this “Osama” care, a blatant violation of the 10th Amendment.

          • Smilee

            samurai

            Your opinion may be correct never the less it is just your opinion as Bush has not spoken one way other, so your opinion is all just an assumption on your part as is your statement on the 10th amendment as you want us to believe the 10th amendment trumps the rest of the constitution but the rest of the constitution trumps the 10th amendment, when any part of the rest of the constitution specifically states otherwise then the tenth amendment is null and void as is the case here. The constitution is the supreme law and trumps the 10th amendment in this case. As usual you inject your own spin on the real facts and thus misstate it

          • http://naver samurai

            I guess the original smilee isn’t here and has been replaced by someone else. Use your own handle and not someone elses.

          • Smilee

            samurai says:
            June 20, 2010 at 6:38 pm
            I guess the original smilee isn’t here and has been replaced by someone else. Use your own handle and not someone elses.

            ________________
            There you go again!! Asumtions, Asumtions, Asumtions, far as I know I’m the orginalm it is my own handle, why would you think otherwise???? People who assume never know the facts and that is why your conclusions are almost always wrong.

          • James

            Samurai, I agree. The 10th Amendment reminded Congress that not all powers were delegated to the federal government, nor were all powers delegated to state governments. Article I, Section 8, in the U.S. Constitution, enumerates the powers that were delegated to the feds, and no mention is made therein of ‘healthcare’. The 10th Amendment is just part of the Bill of Rights, which made it clear that “Congress shall make no law respecting” the rights mentioned therein. Rights were off limits to the federal government. However, our problem, today, is that most Americans don’t know that they believe the Bill of Rights is our rights, rather than a bill of donts.

          • Smilee

            James says:
            June 23, 2010 at 7:36 am

            You simpleton’s cannot understand the Constitution if it does not use terms within your realm of your ability to understand it. No, the word health care is not used in Article one,section eight but that does not mean it is not included in one of the categories listed. Health care is a part of our general welfare. Many things constitutional have not specifically been so defined but are still included and this but one of many. I know many of you here do not like this law but it is wrong to try to spin the law to fit your own desires rather than if it is really constitutional based on what the Constitution actually says rather than what you would like it to say.

    • Steve

      We already have national Healthcare, it’s been here since 1946, it’s called Hill Burton Insurance .Free healthcare doesn’t advertize. look up “Hill Burton Act” Obama’s real name is Barry Soetoro, look that one up too!

  • bsfurg

    what did she say? dindt quite understand it… we have to go to Africa to get good health care? lol

  • http://personallibertydigest gailen val oliver

    the obama health care plan is nothing more than a power grab by the government, go anywhere that has a state run health care program and you will see that most people have to wait months to see a doctor to have the health issue looked at

    • Dave

      IT IS NOT A STATE RUN HEALTHCARE PLAN!!!!!!!!!! STOP CALLING IT THAT. IT IS STILL PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE. LEARN TO READ!!!

      • Paul

        Dave it IS a STATE run health plan totally and completely regulated by the FEDS! Did you read the bill? It’s stated right in the text of the bill that it will be federally regulated! That’s what the Obummer Administration is all about. Fortunately American’s are waking up and beginning to realize that this “President” doesn’t care one thing about what John Q. Public thinks! He WORKS FOR US! He isn’t king he is a public servant elected to do the WILL OF THE PEOPLE! 55% of the American People said NO to Obummer Care yet he, PIGlosi, Reid, & the rest of the liberal puke in Congress rammed it down our throats anyway! The people be damned!

        • usmadgirl

          Paul,

          You’re exactly right!

      • http://naver samurai

        Dave Obama bin Laden forced this healthcare plan down the throats of the average neglected American, which more than 60% DID NOT WANT! Not only is it federally run, but it is a violation of the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. If it was private insurance, then why have so many states had injuctions filed in federal courts across this great country to cease its operations before they even get started? Why would so many doctors across America be willing to go somewhere else to practice instead of abiding by this bill being passed? Stop drinking the kool aid and wake up. This health care bill is unconstitutional and NOT what our christian founding fathers wanted. You know, limited government? It is even against our founding principles of self reliance and personal responsibility. For God and country!

      • Smilee

        Paul and samurai

        You two are so rude and out of touch with reality nasty, nasty nasty!!!!

        • http://naver samurai

          Ah, yes! Another commie lib trolling through post site to cause hate and discontent! Just ignore this person and maybe they’ll go away!

          • Norm

            samurai
            Ignore and trash people that don’t follow your extreme position, Then twist God into the equation.
            Simple minds operate in simple ways.

          • Smilee

            SO TRUE, THANKS NORM

          • http://naver samurai

            I don’t know so much about the extreme position, but we need to abollish the self destructive welfare state and tell the people that this country was built and preserved by those who refuse that way of life. It is also never intended by our founding fathers and never authorized by the Constitution. The days of lazy, non working people, also the illegals, getting hand outs are over. Have the people of this country go out and work for their keep (Earn what they need.). I don’t care what the job is, there are jobs available out there and all they have to do is go read the classifieds in the newspaper, internet sites, or go to the local employment office. If the job doesn’t pay much, so what? Start off with that and work your way up.

          • Smilee

            samurai says:
            June 20, 2010 at 6:45 pm

            How can you say you do not know much about that extreme stuff, all your posts reek of nothing but etremism. your also in denial

          • http://?? Joe H.

            abnorm,
            you and smellee should know!!!!!

          • Smilee

            Joe H. says:
            June 21, 2010 at 10:11 pm

            abnorm,
            you and smellee should know!!!!!

            ______________________

            Thanks for recognizing our depth of knowledge.

        • bornfree

          Oh look….all the unemployed ACORN workers are at in again, get a life guys, you are truly pathetic, just like your President. When “We The People” take over the house in senate in November, this bill is history!!

          • Smilee

            Want to Bet!! not a chance, will never happen, even if the majority changed overriding Barrack’s veto would take 67 senators and 291 representatives and if you believe that is possible you are even crazier than I thought

  • jopa

    Little Barbara; A beautiful lady with a beautiful mind.I’m sure George is proud.This is what makes America great.

  • Dean

    The Bushes are just puppets of the New World Order. They have betrayed our trust time and time again. Neal, Goergie W., George H.W.,
    the whole clan is as corrupt as they get. Why would we buy into the ditzy daughter and her stupidity as well. Just look to the latter parts of W. tenure as president, he was a yes man for corporatism, and set into motion the fascist power grab that is Obama. Bush 41 presided over the S&L scandal. Corruption to the highest level, why would we think anything else about the progeny of the devil.

    • http://boblivingstron acemalley

      Amen

  • ronalld lebleu

    Sorry but she don’t have too worry about having too use this system – she is in the class as the president and the democrates. they have there own health care. IF this is so GOOD why oran’t they on it.

    • Amy Emerson

      I concurr! The elected officials should have to be on the SAME health care program they suggest for all of US!

  • Cecil Sloan

    Health Care should not be mandatory if you can’t afford to buy it then the rest of us will I am retired I pay for my health care we don’t need a non citizen telling us how to run our country

  • Smith

    An nother that don’t have to worry about there health care she was lucky to have good heath care all her life. If she did she woudent make a statement like that.

  • Carole S Pederson

    “young Bush” is a fine young woman very typical of today’s youth. To want good medical for all people is a nobel desire. Our issue is that we (the older bunch) are products of the hard work, leave the governmnt out, era. We want to leave that gift to our grandchildren.

    Oh well…………………..

    • Brenda

      You said it right. She’s a product of her generation. Not evil, just mistaken.

  • ANTICRIME

    Her opinion is no better than anyone elses! Just because a person is wealthy or a social figure does not make their opinions any more of substance than common folk’s opinions! They just get most of the attention from a biased mainstream media!

  • http://www.infowars.com Th3D3adM3ssenGer

    Do you REALLY think you’ve got it all figured out? How can anyone say they truly do? What if we have been collectively decieved and manipulated on a scale so grand it usually, at best, conjures a most intense cognitive dissonance?

    PLEASE, FOR THE SAKE OF OUR FUTURE FAMILIES, WAKE UP AND SMELL THE FASCISM/SOCIALISM/ANY-ISM OF THE “NEW WORLD ORDER” ELITIST! THEY WANT US DEAD OR ENSLAVED!

    They operate subtly through Machiavelian style tactics, playing both sides of the game in various sociopolitical issues. Left-wing and right wing; it’s like Pepsi and Coke… WHEN YOU DO YOUR RESEARCH, YOU FIND THAT THEY’RE BOTH CONTROLLED BY THE SAME CORPORATE BEAST.

    PLEASE take the time to watch these movies on http://www.googlevideo.com for free: “EndGame” (there are a few movies with that title, so make sure it’s Alex Jones’ EndGame), “The Obama Deception”, “Terrorstorm”, “Fabled Enemies”, and “Invisible Empire:A New World Order Defined”.
    The key to taking our country and planet back starts with a proper understanding of how the bankster elitist operate behind the scenes. Humanity has been decieved and manipulated for far too long. Remember, sometimes the “Truth is stranger than fiction”. These documentaries will help you BEGIN to understand the depth of lies we have been systematically subjected to in this carefully crafted scientific dictatorship…

    ARE YOU READY FOR THE TRUTH BEHIND THE HUMAN CONDITION?
    THE TIME IS NIGH THAT HUMANITY ARISES TO FULFILL IT’S DIVINE DESTINY… WE MUST STOP THIS “ILLUMINATI/NEW WORLD ORDER” BEAST!
    THE FUTURE IS OURS FOR THE MAKING…
    !!!DTTNWO!!!
    !!!eoheor!!!
    !!!a.ewrd!!!
    !!!t…le!!!
    !!!h…dr!!!

    • http://www.SaveLakeAtitlan.org Duende

      Good try Dead Messenger. It’s do hard to get the either side (left or right) to see there really is no other side, it’s a detraction set up so our energies (and our will) is not applied in our collective best interest.

    • TIME

      Dude YOU get it! Good for you.

      Now tone it down just a tad and get busy telling others about the working of the unit.

    • Paterfamilias

      Hey, don’t forget the Masons and the Federal Reserve, and while you’re at it you should add the world-wide Jewish conspiracy, Opus Dei, the Jesuits, the Jansenists, the Gnostics, the French and all left-handed people.

      Now go take your meds.

      • DaveH

        To imagine that the people in power don’t do everything they can to keep that power is every bit as loopy.
        But we don’t need to know who the conspirators are or if they even exist. We could simply get this country back to the intention of the Founders – maximum personal freedom, free markets, and limited Government. Without the force of the Government, those shadow people couldn’t get away with their shenanigans.

        • http://naver samurai

          Its the christian aspect of freedom. If its illegal, immoral, or unethical, we don’t have the right to do these things under the U.S. Constitution. Its not the liberty that Almighty God has granted us. This means that we are free, but do live as God wants us to live and not the ways of atheists, libs, etc.

          • Norm

            samurai
            There are plenty of untaxed churches in this country. Keep your religion there and to yourself. Everyone doesn’t need and doesn’t buy your extremist views. They too deserve freedom.

          • http://naver samurai

            At least I have more people supporting me and my view then support you lib views, abnorm. I’m simply using the sources I have at my disposal. You know, real history books and not the left leaning ones in our schools. If you and frownlee would ever take the time to read, you actually may learn something. If you want to know my sources, let me know and I’ll tell you.

          • Smilee

            Samurai

            If what you say is true then how do you explain the last two elections where a large majority expressed views contrary to your own, truth is not important to you is it???

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Smellee,
            we’ll see what the next election brings!!!! We’ll see what the majority says THEN!!!!

          • Smilee

            Joey

            No matter its outcome it cannot change the 08 elections, and the 10 elections are not likely to change the majority but I suspect it will reduce the numbers some, you dreamers may have to eat crow in Nov.

  • Susan Kovacs

    Daughter should have stayed home. She has no idea how most of us live. Payday to payday. She has been pampered all her life and knows nothing about how this trash BO is destroying America. And the demonates have been crotrol of both houses for close to 5 years? You people need to stop blameing Bush for everything. I thought he was really stupid to love up to the muslems,but the demonates have been running things for some time now. They are destroying America and freedom.

  • Wanda

    I hope Bush’s daughter is planning on using that wonderful no good insurance that she’s wishing on everyone else in this country. She surely can’t be as dumb as what she said. Was someone threatening her?

  • homer

    NOT IF WE HAVE to have the govt in control of health care. Everything the govy gets it dirty, filty, greedy, hands upon they screw up and make a destruction of it!! The govt needs to get OUT of the business of running everything and do the ONE Thing it was instituted to do, and that is “TO SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE United States! That’s IT!!! GET OUT OF OUR BUSINESS AND INTO YOUR OWN!!!

  • Celes King IV

    We past the opportunity to have real healthcare reform In fact when it comes to healthcare both sides of the issue distort the facts.
    Simply put what are we really looking for ? Insurance company profits or patient outcomes and medical research

  • http://don'thaveone Norma Miller

    I respected and like Pres. Bush and still do. But his daughter, Barbara, is mixed up. True, it would be nice if the poor had good health insurance, but the rest of us worked and paid for ours. I think this young generation wants a lot of things, but they do not want to work to get it. Believe me, working is the best way. I worked many, many years and so did my husband. And that’s the way we paid for our health insurance. B.Obama and congress don’t want to be under the insurance they have planned for us. They think they are better than us. I say not. There are some disabled and unhealthy people who cannot work, so we’ll help them. But most of them are just too lazy to get out and work. We were healthy, but we did suffer some times and hurt a lot. Nevertheless, working is the best way, and God intended it. We were not born rich, did not inherit anything material, but my dad worked hard and taught us good character. He did not have money, so we are not among the rich. But I don’t think the young generation should have all that they want while their parents or grandparents suffer to give it to them. They need to open their eyes and see that some of the people they call “poor” are not really poor, they are just too lazy to work for their needs. They have “off the wall” reasoning, and are not in the right. We should care for others, and most of us who work, do. There are terrorists who do not really care even for their own people. They pretend to fight for their false god, but they don’t really care for anyone but themselves. They have no compassion for the children in their country. They have evil thoughts that are directed by the devil; yet, they think they are in the right. NOT SO! The government, as someone has already said in these comments, should support and defend the constitution of our country. They should not be in health business, car business, abortion business or anything else. I have much more respect for the founders of our country than those clowns in our congress. Their thoughts are warped, against God, and yet they try to govern our people, and try to spend our taxpayer money which is in the wrong way. How can a Holy God bless such people? They are not blessed. They better enjoy their high-faluting life here on earth, because when it’s over, they will answer to a Holy God what they did with the brains that God gave them, and with the body and heart that He gave. They are the ones that will be at the bottom of the spectrum, and the good, hard-working honest people will be at the top! There are a few (very few) people in government who are there for the right motives, and they honor God. They are just as disheartened about the way our country is turning out as we are. When we get to vote again, let’s think twice about who we want to be in a leadership position. When it’s all said and done, the words we say don’t amount to much. Only our VOTE!

    • Brenda

      Well said. My father’s greatest gift was a work ethic. Nothing worthwhile is free. Those who expect something free have no idea that someone foots the bill. That’s right, it’s those of us who work hard, and pay our taxes. If the government breaks our backs where will the money for this Health Care Plan come from? What will the quality of that health care be? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that it will be bad, very bad!

    • Paterfamilias

      Funny, but I didn’t see any of that stuff in the Bible. Sounds like your God is some kind of Social Darwinist.

      • http://naver samurai

        Sorry, but it does say in the Bible that we should guard against being lazy. They are also following our founding principles of self reliance and personal responsibility. Name your sources and post them. If what you say is true, then your god isn’t the real one.

        • Smilee

          samurai

          When the rich man asked how to get into heaven Jesus said sell all you have and give it to the poor also Love thy neighbor as yourself etc etc, your posts suggests a very selfish person and that too is not Christian

        • free thinker

          Its the seven deadly sins; sloth!

        • http://naver samurai

          You’re part right Smilee. It does say that, but he was to give to the poor with his heart. Just to give something to someone without your heart in it gains nothing.

          • Norm

            samurai
            It’s so easy to twist the bible to suit your sinful ways. It’s been done since the begining of time.

          • Smilee

            Are you saying it was not given from the heart unless you say so, careful buddy, only god can read your heart. Even if you gave and it did not come from the heart the effect on the recipient would be the same

          • http://naver samurai

            What I meant was that if you give something to help someone, out of the true kindness of your heart, that’s what he was talking about. Just giving something to someone without using your heart gains nothing. Smilee and abnorm, you don’t really know what you are saying just a buch of lib trash! If I were you two, I’d read Mathew 23, the whole chapter verse by verse. After you do, you’ll know you are not the correct ones here. For God and country!

          • Smilee

            samurai

            You never run out of garbage do you??? Wrong about everything again!!!!

  • J.M.R.

    well when she was asked if she wanted brains or beauty. guess which she took.

    • Smilee

      jmr

      It appears to me she is the lucky one as she got both brains and beauty

  • Noel

    Dear Barbara, I have a lot of respect for your parents but it’s people like you that elected Obama in the first place. Surely, you are not your Daddy’s daughter. You haven’t the slightest idea as what you are propounding nor the results thereof. Stop and consider what this Government run (Obamacare) health program has done to our country. Certainly, if you were one of these recipients of this free health care program you would feel compelled to vote for the party that made it possible for such coverage. Let’s consider such a scenario come Novermber 2010 when the 30 million recipients of this program votes for the party that was responsible for such coverage, votes Democratic, our country will be hard pressed to elect a Republican controlled House and Senate.

  • Norm

    Actually GW was responsible for Medicare drug coverage, and was not all that opposed to improving the quality of life in the US.
    His daughter seems to be very bright, more like her grandfather and uncle Jeb.

    • Allan

      Interesting how when someone agrees with you, their IQ goes up, and you say something nice about their parents.

    • http://naver samurai

      Sorry abnorm, but after this years elections just look for “Osama”care to become past tense.

      • Smilee

        samurai

        Not a chance, even if by a long shot it where reversed by congress it will be vetoed by the president and a veto override is impossible whatever the election outcome is. The other route is through the courts and that will fail as it is constitutional. You are such a dreamer and totally out of touch with reality.

        • http://naver samurai

          It seems you are somewhat mistaken. Do not forget that if the president vetoes something, the Congress and Senate can override his veto by having a certain % of the vote to override it. Get your facts straight before you post. Second, my family thinks that after these elections, the courts will begin hearing the cases at hand. Indiana has already filed an injustion against it and will not start the insurance process till everything is settled. How long will it take? I don’t know that, but isn’t it amazing that you say you are so up on the Constitution, then this bill comes along and you are for it? Are you sure your name isn’t John Kerry? You seem to be doing a bunch of flip-flops on this post!

          • Norm

            samurai
            It takes a 2/3 majority to over ride a presidential veto. The latest polls indicate that, while there will be Republican gains, the Dems will maintain control of both houses.

          • Smilee

            samuria

            I acknowledged that it would take an override by congress that is 67 senators and 291 house members and I do not think that even you are dumb enough to believe that is possible, there will be no injunctions, I believe it will go all the way to the SC and then it will be found constitutional. No flip flops only that the Constitution says it is constitutional and you refuse to believe that and are hanging on to the far right wing propaganda to support your spin or more accurately your BS.

          • http://naver samurai

            Frownlee and abnorm, you are right on the % you need to override a presidents veto, but if you think the dems are going to retain control, you are sadly mistaken. Reid, Boxer, and others are either losing or its a dead heat. Look for some real “CHANGE” to take place after November. For God and country!

          • Norm

            samugli

            As they say at the poker table: Read it and weep.

            http://www.electionprojection.com/2010elections/senate10.php

          • Smilee

            Even if the republicans were lucky enough to win control which I sinceely doubt they would be no were close to be able to override a veto, only a fool would think that and it appears you do think that.

  • http://LibertyAlert Flo Mason

    Daughters were not much help when their Dad was President Their opinion should not count now.

  • Steve S.

    FINALLY, a Bush that gets it. Too bad she didn’t speak up while Dad was in the White House. Maybe after Rick Scott gets his butt kicked running for Florida’s Governor he can become our Health care Czar. Oh wait didn’t he own and operate HCA, the company that owns all those Hospitals? Oh, that’s right, they had had to pay a 1.7 billion dollar fine for defrauding Medicare. Medicare, that’s the Socialized medicine that everyone wants to keep isn’t it? We can always go back to letting the Insurance companies denying us care when we get sick after paying all our premiums.

    • Allan

      Thousands of doctors and other healthcare professionals have defrauded medicare. Oops, I guess we’ll need them due to provider shortages. Obamacare, run by a corrupt and incompetent government/union will surely fix it. Hey, I know, let’s give everybody in jail obamacare immediately and they will become honest people. Feel the healing at work.

      • Steve S.

        Alan,
        I see the Doctors list for my health Insurance and there hasn’t been any mass exodus of Providers. If anything the list keeps getting larger. You really should stop listening to the propaganda be spread by Beck and Hannity, they don’t know what they are talking about. And by the way prisoners have had State paid health care since forever.

        • http://naver samurai

          What part of unconstitutional do you not understand? The Obama bin Laden heathcare plan is a direct violation of the 10th Amendment to the Constitution. This plan will just increase the size of our welfare state, which really needs to be abollished at all costs. Remember, you are NOT ENTITLED to anything that you don’t earn. The days of handouts are hopefully coming to an end. For God and country!

          • Paterfamilias

            You’re absolutely sure about that 10th Amendment business, are you? How about that bit in the Constitution about promoting the general welfare?

          • http://naver samurai

            Dude, you need to go back down south of the border where you belong. If it isn’t against the Constitution, immoral, and unethical, then why are so many states (Like Indiana) filing injunctions in federal court against it? Remember our founding principles of self reliance, personal responsibility, and the vision to ensure that government remain our servents and not our masters (That’s limited government!). The welfare state we have set up, thanks to the libs, is self destructive and needs to be gotten rid of very soon. You should know that what I say is true. Just look up the Constitution and find out. If that’s not good for you then read “The American Republic” and “The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History”. These also will open your mind.

          • Smilee

            Samurai

            Article one section eight trumps the 10th amendment making it this law constitutional, it is you who fails to understand the constitution and defines it based on far right wing propaganda instead of the what the constitution actually says and does.

          • http://naver samurai

            Let’s also not forget “The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States.

          • http://naver samurai

            Ah yes, the ignorant Smilee! Long time, no see! Well, till you can prove my sources wrong, you cannot make a stand on how this unconstitutional legislation is the ways of our christian founding fathers. The federal government doesn’t have the right to force legislation on the states and the people who live within them. Take your lib crap somewhere else. They’ll probably like you in Iran or Russia!

          • Smilee

            samurai

            You are one messed up dude, you have no concept of what the constitution is or says. Christian or God or Jesus are not mentioned in the constitution, it is a secular document that separates religion from the state without any mention of the Christian religion and these restrictions apply equally to all religions. The words of the constitution is the only document that counts. weather it was written by Christians or not is irrelevant, what it actually says is all that counts and you have read into it all your own biases and thus your confused conclusions. It is you that should grow up and get a life.

          • http://naver samurai

            You should talk Smilee. Your flip-flopping rival that of John Kerry.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Steve S.
          If you are on Medicare, then don’t count on the Mayo Clinic for treatment. They have announced that as of the first of the year, they will no longer accept Medicare patients!!!!

          • Smilee

            That only applies to one of their facilities

  • Cathy

    While I agree everyone is entitled to an opinion, Barbara Bush’s theory that everyone is entitled to health care is absurd. How would she like it if Obama said everyone poor is entitled to live the same lift style as Barbara Bush and let’s do a super tax to all the Trust Fund Babies since they think the poor should have the same healthcare as the wealthy-why not give them the same lifestyle…afterall they have been poor all their lives and Barbara and Jenna have so much to give.
    You have the “haves and have nots”. Unfortunately those who are unable to pay for their own health care are now more than ever before bankrupting our country…the only difference is for when the elite speak their minds. Unfortunately most people don’t have the same advantages as young Barbara. I don’t mind her standing on a soap box with Obama, I just terribly resent when the wealthy and mislead have the audacity to take my hard earned money and waste it on taxes for what they deem socially correct. Let them spend their money. I worked long and hard for what I have and resent the fact that I will have to continue working long after most seniors have retired to pay for someone else’s wellbeing because they are too lame to take care of themselves. Obama should have left healthcare alone….he attempted to refocus everyone’s attention from all the harm the Democrats have done to our Republic. Unfortunately, I don’t have the same trust fund that the Bush’s twins have.

    In response to her ridiculous question as to have people with money have good healthcare and those that live on lower salaries not have good healthcare. I suppose I question her degree from Yale. Her question borders on juvenile. She & Obama certainly should realize that many poor people simply feel they are entitled to get something for nothing.

    How many Americans are aware that in the Port Chester N.Y., Hispanics are allowed to cast multiple votes per the directive of a fedral judge and the U.S. Department of Justice as part of a new election system crafted to help boost Hispanic representation. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100615/ap_on_el_st_lo/us_voting_rights_election
    I suspect this is just the beginning of the end for the Republic of the United States of America. How sad it is!
    Cathy

    • Laura

      We have universal Health Care here in Canada…which by the way served me quite well when I need surgery a few years ago…didn’t have have to wait month’s on end to be seen by a doctor or get my surgery… And so far I haven’t seen it bankrupting our country. So the very idea that universal health care will bankrupt your country is a fallacy rooted in sheer greed, egotism and selfishness of the ones who promote the very idea. A lot of you guys are like selfish little brats whose only mantra is “me me me…and screw the other guy who doesn’t ‘have’…he makes me look better because I do.” Wake up already America…times have changed!!! We’re in a new era, and regardless of what country we’re in, we’re all doomed unless we pull together and work together to make a better life for EVERYONE. THAT IS OUR HUMAN RIGHT!!!

      Oh and, can some people who posted messages here, take the time to learn to spell properly? No wonder the English language has become so bastardized….

      • Allan

        Are you not aware that private health vouchers are now being offered by Canadian doctors to compensate for deficiences of the national system? Are you not aware of where it is heading financially?

      • http://naver samurai

        Sorry, but we should be telling our young people that they’re not entitled to anything they don’t earn. No hand outs, lady! Don’t you get it? Different country and different founding, so stay up north where you belong.

      • Smilee

        Thanks for telling it like it is and so many on this thread are exactly as you describe, sad !!

        • http://naver samurai

          You really need to stop drinking the kool aid and get a life!

          • Smilee

            samurai

            You really do have a problem seeing the truth and accepting that fact, you believe what you want this law to what you want it to be and not what it really is, you need to quit repeating the far right wing propaganda, but then you would have to look at things with an open mind which you seem to not have so my guess is you are out of luck.

          • http://naver samurai

            Sorry dude, I don’t read propaganda, don’t have cable, etc. I remember growing up and my parents telling me that. I also told my 4 kids and that’s why 3 of them have gone to college. By studying, hard work, discipline, and scoring well on test to enter college. They have kept up those ways by each one have better than a 3.5 GPA. They earned the right to go to college. If this president had some “guts” (For lack of a better word.), he would stand in front of “WE THE PEOPLE” and declare an end to the self destructive welfare state, sanctifying everyone on it as having a problem. He should remind them that this country was built and preserved by people who refused to be victims. Hand outs and welfare programs were NEVER AUTHORIZED by our Constitution or any of our founding documents. Another thing, don’t forget that self reliance and personal responsibility are also beliefs that many of us have. No one is responsible to give these people insurance but themselves. They should work and pay for their own policy, not the government.

          • Smilee

            WOW

            You sure inject a lot into the Constitution that is not there.

            Your quite the bragget too aren’t you

          • http://naver samurai

            Smilee, you really need to read “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine. It’ll open your eyes. The things I have said earlier, my children did the work. All I did was the normal parent things of having them study, do homework, obey your mother and I, clean your room and prayed a lot. That’s basically what the average parent does. Some may do more or less, but I guess you can say that I’m proud of what my children have done, with God’s help, yes, I am. Can you say that same things about your legitimate children? My oldest son will graduate with his Masters of Science in chemistry and then will go to Army OCS in September. Another reason to be proud of my children. They don’t believe in hand outs, “Osama”care, or people being too lazy to work (Sloth is one of the 7 deadly sins). If you wish, I can give you my son’s e-mail address or have him post on this site. Guaranteed he won’t be as nice to you and your lib trash belief as I have been. Let’s take our country back from these spineless leaders in Congress, libs, commies, atheists, etc., and bring it back to the ways of our christian founding fathers! Let’s regain our “Common Sense.” For God and country!

          • Smilee

            Wow, your BS gets deeper and deeper, you one sick dude!!!

  • Claire

    Seems like the children of past presidents have “grown up.” Now they speak their minds. Look at Cheney’s daughter. She never keeps her mouth shut. I never hear anything about Chelsea, only when she campaigned for her mother. It seems she doesn’t have an opinion about anything since she is never in the media’s eye. This generation has different thoughts, ideals, etc. They learn it from observing their parents, the colleges they attend, the media, and from other people. I hope they mature into decent adults, and do not follow in the paths of their parents.

  • susy stin

    While I always was a Bush supporter, until recently after learning things, I think everyone should know that Bush 1 is a member of the Caryle Group – global rule and global economy. Now, Bush 2 admires his father immensely. So stands to reason that Bush 2 is a member of the same group. Thus the opinion from his daughter. Think about it – Bush while in office – was this the man we thought he was? No. He is his father’s son. I think we Americans have been blind and stupid for over a hundred years (with the 8 years of Reagan being the exception). All the Bushes are thought of as gracious and giving. Yes, they sure are – giving enough to help set the tone to give our country away. They will never feel the effect of it though – cronieism.

    • Allan

      What if Bush sat in his house and alledged various evil associations by you, and began publicly stating them? How would you like it?

  • susy stin

    NORMA MILLER: Not sure we will ever be able to vote again. We shall see in November.

  • Master Chief

    I own a business where I go into homes every day, many of them in the lower income bracket. Only in America can someone own several large televsions, DVD players, expensive stereo systems, game players, two cars, central HVAC, so many clothes they can find room to hang them all up and still be called “poor”. I have been in homes in lower income neigbhorhoods with a tricked out Hummer sitting in the driveway. Not a blade of grass but there is the Hummer. Many if not most young people do not have health insurance because they do not feel they need it and would rather have the nice toys and things it took their parents decades to accumulate. They live on credit cards and expensive loans. Stay one step ahead of the bill collector because they know if they get too far in debt they can just declare bankruptcy and start over. There is no stigma anymore to being a deadbeat or a cheater and a liar. No depth of character with no conscience. Payday has come and the end of track for the gravy train is in sight.

  • Just Guessing

    Another rich Kid who has no idea what it takes to start with nothing, worry about where your next pay check is coming from, aquire a nest egg only to have rich people like her father and others take it away from us and decide who gets it. Than because of who she is; not what she has accomplished, she gets to have a platform and tell us all to eat cake.

  • hundabuxt

    The vast majority of western countries provide health care for their citizens and virtually all of them do it better and cheaper than the United States. Our so called health care system is anacronistic and weighted in favor of the insurance industry, pharmacutical manufacturers and health providers. The Trial Lawyers also have a huge impact on the cost of health care in America. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) we rank about 37th in the world for cost, citizen longevity, individual health and access. England and Canada are frequently shown as examples of the shortcomings of universal care but they rank poorly in the WHO analysis, which is why they’re often cited as examples by the opposition and the ignorant. Not much better than we do. France last I looked ranks number one and their per capita costs are half of ours.
    Like many other thing’s in the US, we’re getting ripped off because of the many Abramoffs lurking in the halls of our Federal Legislature buying favors and influence. It affects many thing’s including taxes.
    Its the reason a drug selling in Canada for $30 cost $60 or more here and we are discouraged from buying from Canadian Pharmacies with suggestions that the products may not be safe and even the Post Office will intercept your shippments. We have millions of people who work for the State, Municipal or Federal organizations, all with tax payer subsidized health care. Native Health Care is lifetime and free as is Veteran care. All paid for by we taxpayers. I’m a businessman and pay for my own with no subsidy. Its plausable that a family of 5 with $40,000 of annual income cannot afford health insurance while at the same time paying their taxes, which in part helps pay for so called “public servants”. Who’s serving who? The lobbiests want to keep us as their clients’ cash cow. America has some of the finest clinics and hospitals in the world such as the Mayo Clinic, UCLA Medical center, the Childrens Hospital and many others but they are expensive and not available to everybody unless you’re fortunate enough to have good insurance or lots of money. It is right and humane to provide access to quality health care for every American. Its no less humane than being sure nobody starves to death. Nobody should go hungry in America and nobody should have to suffer or die due to lack of health care. You shouldn’t have to go bankrupt either. Obama care is not the answer in part because he hasn’t addressed the strangle hold the industry has on us. But the quest is laudable.

    • Allan

      Hmmm…industry is always the problem, though lawyerticians are responsible for creating the structure industry operates within. So the solution is to give lawyerticians more control. Let’s put people you wouldn’t be friends with, or hire, or want your children to emulate, in charge of everything.

      • Smilee

        You make absolutely no sense what so ever

    • Steve S.

      I have a relative that is self employed and their family of 4 coverage for a BASIC 80% 20% plan was $24,ooo.00 a year. Nobody had any health issues at the time. After some medical issues cropped up they were dropped by the Insurance Company and had to go on a State assisted health plan or their child would have died. That is the free enterprise health care system.

      • Smilee

        Most on this site seem ok with our current system and want no changes, thanks for your post it is the reason we do need change

        • http://naver samurai

          Then pass laws to regulate the insurance industry or on how they should operate. This would be cheaper for the American people, not unconstitutional, and more than just 39%-40% of the populace would support it. Tell me, Frownlee, where are we going to get the money for this program? Should I tell you, moron? Next year this “Osama”care bill starts, but also it is the year that the first of Bush’s tax cuts expire. We all know where he’ll get the money from. He’ll ride the back of the overworked and overtaxed American by increasing their taxes anywhere from 5%-10% after he lets this tax cut expire. You don’t have to be a genius to figure this out. If you think I’m wrong, frownlee, please tell me how he’ll get the money for it. Next time, post your sources or stay off site. You make no real common sense at all. By the way, that’s one of the sources I’ve been using on this site.

          • Smilee

            samurai

            Your so funny, much of this law regulates the insurance companies with new regulations. This law like the constitution is not something you understand, again you are buying into the far right wing propaganda. I do not know where you get it from but you sure got it down pat and there are many places other than cable to get it even some churches

          • http://naver samurai

            You haven’t answered the question, frownlee. Can you come up with an answer that has some facts and not just this personal attacks rhetoric? What I said was true. The first of Bush’s tax cuts expires next year, so what to you think Obama bin Laden is going to do? Can you answer that question or will you continue to be some brainless moron, trolling throgh the sites just to get a rise out of people? Get off of the liberal crack before it fries your brain! OOPS! Too late, its gone!

          • Smilee

            samurai says:
            June 20, 2010 at 7:10 pm

            Listen up a$$whole!! Insurance companies have to now insure everyone regardless of pre existing conditions, they can no longer set annual or life time caps, they have to spend 80% of premiums on benefits and 85& on group plans, (most now only pay 60-70%) they have to pay benfits in the donut hole in Medicare, they have pay for annual preventive exams. If you want to know more read the law but be forewarned the truth might embarass you as you have been spouted off with so much misinformation in your posts.

  • Jim H.

    When I read the title of the article, Barbara Bush speaks out, I thought they were talking about the former First Lady and then I read it was her grand daughter. I would be interested more of what Grandma, Barbara thinks about it.

  • T.G. Wright

    I believe, and the article shows, she said “access to medical care should be considered everyone right”. In that interview she also said, “I guess I’m glad it was passed.”
    She and many others think that is what the bill did and they are wrong. Everyone does have access to medical care, some just do not have insurance.

    • Norm

      T.G. Wright
      Those with no insurance increase the costs of those that do have insurance and the taxpayers. There’s no free lunches. Hospitals and doctors can’t survive on air.

  • ChuckL

    It would be nice if someone, would see to it that Barbara Bush obtained a refresher course in elementary mathematics. She might then be able to understand why Obamacare MUST fail to provide the care it promises.

    • Norm

      ChuckL
      Are you sure it will fail? Are you sure that the system, or lack of it, that preceded this so-so law was a success?

  • Delores Smith

    PERSONAL LIBERTY NEWS DESK – THANKS FOR THE ARTICLE…
    Barbara Bush, I believe that you don’t know what you are talking about. Read the Health Bill. This is an issue of Grand Theft. Seniors and their husbands contributed to a TRUSTEE MEDICARE FUND. Timothy Geithner, Sec’y of the Treasury, is the Managing TRUSTEE of the fund. He issued a report stating that the TRUSTEE fund was solvent until 2017. It is illegal to misuse the funds for any purpose other than for those who contributed to the TRUST. Senior benefits will be cut by 1/2 Trillion $$$. Dr. Berwick who has been appointed by Obama to administer Medicare has clearly stated that there WILL be rationing of health care. I agree that everyone should have health care, but not paid for by seniors. Barbara, you are with Global Health Corps, most likely paid for by the government. If so, that fact negates your opinion of The Health Bill. Be cautious, the administration might be using you.
    Delores Smith
    Delores109@cox.net

    • Norm

      Medicare needs cost reductions and fraud prevention. The medicare advantage plans should be discontinued and the drug coverage needs major overhaul, including government price negotionating power.
      It sounds to me as though you like your government coverage but everyone else doesn’t deserve it.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        abnorm,
        Had the government kept their hands off social security, the medicare system would still be solvent and would be ten years from now!! The libbies like yourself just can’t leave anything that people EARN alone!!!

        • Smilee

          Your so called conservatives are equally guilty on this one

    • Smilee

      Delores Smith

      Actually, medicare is improved by this new law and will now be solvent for for ten more years (1927). added an annual preventive exam, closing the donut hole in part D, no rationing or reduced benefits, however,the private advantage plans still can change benefits or drop their plan if they like but the law did not change that as it was that way before and is left up to the advantage provider as before. This is still as the law passed and signed by Bush in 2003 set out.

  • s c

    Where do these people come from? Uncle Sham can’t boil water or replace a light bulb without wasting money and time. Many of those same lower life forms will never understand that Uncle Sham ruins almost everything he touches. Those people need a healthy introduction to STANDARDS. Then and ONLY then can they claim to have one foot in the real world.
    Mrs. Bush voiced her opinion (BFD). She sounds as though she happily confuses good intentions with reality. That’s a good way to describe a progressive (psychotic, paranoid). So where was she 25 years ago, and why did she take SO LONG to voice her opinion?
    She sounds like a female Arlen Specter (barf).

    • Smilee

      I see your still totally confused

      • http://naver samurai

        No, je’s just stating his opinion. Its amazing how you libs try to destroy someone who disagrees with you and you try to f!@# someone up their a!@ if they believe differently.

        • Norm

          samurai
          Next time you pray ask God to give you a brain.

          • Smilee

            Not so sure that samurai with a brain would be any improvement

          • http://naver samurai

            So, I’m being dounle teamed, as the say on the WWE. S.C was just stating his opinion about the subject at hand. If you don’t agree with what he said, fine. You talk so much about the Constitution, they why are you trying to infringe on S.C.’s freedom of speech? Libs always preach freedom of speech, but if it is something they don’t like they always go on the personal attack strategy. Why? Because of what little mind and gonads they have.

          • Smilee

            samurai says:
            June 20, 2010 at 7:14 pm

            Never said he could not express his opinion, I merely stated mine and I also believe the same opinion applies to you, I would never try to shut either of you up as the more you both spout off the more you reveal how really confused and misinformed you really are you know.

  • M Btok

    Corporate Media Does It’s Best To Keep You Uninformed
    The mainstream media is running a 24 hour news cycle focusing purely on the BP oil spill, a disaster, as we have shown, that is being intentionally hyped in order to sell cap and trade legislation and moves to nationalize big business.
    In the wake of this, big important news stories are being overlooked. Here are just some of the stories, in no particular order, that you should be hearing on the nightly news, but of course, are not.
    1. Israeli nuclear submarines positioned close to Iran:
    2. Iran war propaganda:
    3. The continuing economic slide:
    4. FCC ready to restrict the Internet:
    5. Obama/Blagojevich story
    6. UN small arms treaty
    7. Mexicans riot in LA/Land given over to Mexico
    8. Obama Plans To Sneak Through Carbon Tax By Stealth
    9. Afghanistan Mineral Riches Story Is War Propaganda
    10. Free Speech Gag Bill Moving in House

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veHhcxQjZ2w&feature=player_embedded

    • free thinker

      thats their real plan to keep people side tracked so they can puulthe strings! But the real thing that upsets me is most Americans don’t really care; you hear comments like what do you want me to do about it? I’m only 1 person. Your not going to change anyrhing … so why try? Comfortably numb….thats all people want to be…life with blinders on….as long as they don’t have to do anything….its a disgrace! If only our forefathers could see us now!

  • free thinker

    Can we start with first things first; why is Obama president anyway? isn’t it against our constitution to have a president who is not born to “two” NATURAL born citizens? He only has one! lets start with that; and the fact that no ones questioning it! No wonder he would pass an unconsitutional law! He’s just living up to his own honor!

    • Smilee

      free thinker

      Natural Born means being born in this country and is 35 years of age and has lived in the united states for 14 years when he is elected, it has nothing to do with your parents citizenship status. READ THE CONSTITUTION BEFORE YOU SHOOT YOUR MOUTH OFF

      • http://naver samurai

        Sorry dude, maybe you should get your facts straight before posting! Obama bin Laden is a citizen of Indonesia, something he never dismissed before coming back to America. He still hasn’t proven that he was born here. His college records are missing, high school records are missing, his SSN is from a man who died long ago in Connecticut, the list goes on and on. I guess you libs don’t care if your man meets all criteria under the Constitution do you?

        • Smilee

          samurai

          For a man who preaches a lot about God, you also sure lie a lot, that is not to Godly now is it!!

  • Antonio

    The bill being unconstitutional is not the only problem. It’s loaded with a bunch of crap that has nothing to do with health care. For instance, 2 billion dollars goes to jungle jim. What is that anyways??? Obama gaining total control over the national guard, they will no longer be controlled by the governors. Why??? What does that have to do with health??? RFID chips are to be mandatory. What does a chip in your right hand have to do with preventing a belly ache?? right nothing. These RFID chips are GPS devices do not take them. Oh, but if you dont you can go to jail. What??? The constitution says that the government can not FORCE the people to do something. Hmmmmm….

    Barbara Bush sure is stupid for somebody with such a high education.

  • Smilee

    You will believe any BS won’t you. I do not know where you got all this BS but that is exactly what it is. After reading your post I’m sure Barbara Bush is much smarter than you are.

    • Antonio

      All that BS i got from the health care bill. Have you read it??? I have.

      • Smilee

        I have read it, its a lot different than what a lot on here say about it

      • Smilee

        Also a lot different than what you say it is, makes mw wonder if you really have read it as your statements simplely are not factual!!

    • http://naver samurai

      Smilee and abnorm, get off of the site and let the educated people talk about the issues at hand. You 2 are just showing how screwed up you really are!

      • Smilee

        WOW, coming from an uneducated fool that is really funny!! LOL

      • THINK ABOUT

        Isn’t it interesting you refer to Obama bin Laden, seems like the bin Laden family had very close ties to the Bush family, so would you say it was also Bush-bin Laden for their family name. The bin Laden family was deeply infused in the Bush family.

  • Raggs

    healthcare my ASS…

    Power grab by the dictator YES!

    • THINK ABOUT

      Are you referring to “Dictator” Cheney?

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