A few weeks ago the WFMZ (channel 69) show, Business Matters, recorded a show on National Healthcare with host Tony Iannelli, and guests, Jon Getting – Activist & Blogger, Dr. Anthony Dippolito – Surgeon, Jude-Laure Parisien – Activist, and Donna Rovito – Lehigh Valley Tea Party. Also there was a live studio audience with members from the LV Tea Party participating.
The show can be watched online here:
You can watch for yourself and decide who had the better arguments, but I think Jon's wishing for a time machine so he could "say all the awesome points" he thought of after the taping of the show is pretty telling. I think it was pretty awesome when a nurse who actually read the bill tried asking the panelists, that complained that Americans don't know what's in it, a question. Turns out they didn't know what's in it either. Or their total lack of an answer for why large businesses and unions are getting exemptions from the administration.
On a sour note, at the end when Donna was supposedly given the "final word" and began responding to previous comments by pointing out that Social Security was passed in a bi-partisan fashion the other panelist can be heard saying, "Actually not true". Then at the very end the host, Tony Iannelli, repeats that to make sure that everybody heard, in effect, Donna being called a liar. For the record, an overwhelming majority of Republicans in both the House and Senate voted in favor of Social Security when it was passed in 1935. The vote totals are right here on the Social Security website.
Nobody likes being called a liar.