MonkeyPuck saidI don't disagree with him. The bill is going to cost money.
It is a strawman because he arguing against the idea that the bill will not have a cost. No one is arguing that the bill would have no cost. He created an argument to argue against. That is a strawman.
You are more than welcome to think I am immature, but given comments were written I am going to have to say that I didn't yell anything.
I do not find you immature, but rather sophisticated. The health care bill comes with costs, along with economic benefits, as well as societal ones. I believe the benefits will outweigh the costs for most Americans. At times you spend money to ultimately save money.
The ones who will not make more money are certain corporations, primarily in the insurance industry. Those interests are the real concerns of Republican lawmakers, not the welfare of the American people. Once you understand the actual motivation of Republicans in public office, then you can sort out this debate very easily. The stumbling block is all the disinformation the Republicans throw out, which conceals and camouflages their true objectives.
Business first, citizens second. Citizens are the fodder for business, in the Republican model. Any good to citizens must derive from corporate success, and the interests of individual people must always be a second priority. If you analyze Republican legislation and policy, this pattern is obvious & undeniable.
No wonder that Thomas Jefferson, who championed the concept that all authority is derived from the people in a democracy, was purged from Texas school books not 2 weeks ago. Along with all mention of the very word democracy itself. Is that not more than a bit suggestive about where these people are coming from?