<< they do have a right not to like the fact thattheir government ruled out any negotiating for the best price, even if you (wish to) believe it was "unavoidable".>> You are certainly free to dislike that fact of political life as much as you wish.<<Seattle Pioneer, I notice not a single person mentioned the word Republican before you, why make this into a fight over "who is worse, the Democrats in 1965 or undid in 1985, or what the Republicans did (with enough support from Democrats) coming into effect in 2006. It's not just the fact that two wrongs don't make a right, it's the very partisan tone of your posts. Did a single person say a single word on this board saying "The Democrats are 100% innocent"? No, no such statement was made. There is the Political Asylum board if you insist on "but the Democrats are worse" posts.>> When you object to paying the regular market price for drugs with the Medicare drug bill, and promote "negotiating" drug prices, you are using the Democratic talking points to object to this bill. So it is you and those raising this issue that made this a partisan thread. So your crocodile tears about this thread becoming partisan are ridiculous.What I did was to point out that Democrats made exactly the same kind of political compromise in 1965 to get Medicare passed. For Democrats to complain about the same compromise being struck to get the drug bill passed when they did the same thing to get Medicare passed demonstrates their insincerity in raising this issue.Perhaps you simply don't realize that you are using Democratic talking points and want to object to both Dems and Republicans using the tactic of political compromise to get political issues through Congress.You are free to do that if you wish, but you expose yourself as being naive and foolish by doing so, in my opinion.Seattle Pioneer
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