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Is Rob Kall Right About Ron Paul and YOU???

This article hit me hard and I made a donation to Kent Snyder's family.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Libertarian-Legacy--Ron-Pa-...

Libertarian Legacy? Ron Paul's Campaign Manager, 49, Dies Uninsured, Of Pneumonia, Leaving family $400,000 Debt

by Rob Kall Page 1 of 1 page(s)

http://www.opednews.com

What a testament to the Libertarian creed, which abhors the idea of universal health care. This loyal, passionate man who died too young left his family a debt of $400,000 in medical bills. And who knows whether he put off getting treatment for the pneumonia that killed him because he was uninsured.

Kent Snyder did some amazing work on the Ron Paul Campaign and as remembered as a "libertarian gian"- by Lew Rockwell, on libertarian site, Lew Rockwell.com.

The Wall Street journal reports that Kent, more than anyone else, persuaded Ron Paul to run for president. And Kent, according the the WSJ said, "ultimately became a $35 million operation with 250 employees that helped deliver more than one million votes for the Texas congressman's bid in the Republican nominating contest."-

Ron Paul posted this message about Snyder on his website: ""Like so many in our movement, Kent sacrificed much for the cause of liberty, Kent poured every ounce of his being into our fight for freedom. He will always hold a place in my heart and in the hearts of my family."

Sadly, the Libertarian heart apparently does not include health care. The poor guy raised tens of millions of dollars and couldn't afford the $300-$600 a month that COBRA medical insurance would have cost.

Paul has some good idea-- get out of Iraq, get the US out of a lot of other countries. But his opposition to government, to universal health care""these ideas just don't work and his campaign manager's death makes a tragic example of it.

A website has been created to help raise the $400,000 to pay the medical bills.

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Socialized medicine is not FREE medicine! We can't pay the bills

now, how the heck are we going to pay MORE!

The cost per U.S. household of unfunded promises made by federal, state and local government:
Medicare $255,280
Social Security $144,251
Federal debt $43,380
Military benefits $25,863
State and local debt $17,537
Federal civil- servant benefits $14,374
State and local retiree benefits $13,114
Other federal obligations $2,548
Total $516,348

Bottom line: Taxpayers are now on the hook for a record $59.1 trillion in liabilities, a 2.3% increase from 2006. That amount is equal to $516,348 for every U.S. household. By comparison, U.S. households owe an average of $112,043 for mortgages, car loans, credit cards and all other debt combined.

Unfunded promises made for Medicare, Social Security and federal retirement programs account for 85% of taxpayer liabilities. State and local government retirement plans account for much of the rest.

This hidden debt is the amount taxpayers would have to pay immediately to cover government's financial obligations. Like a mortgage, it will cost more to repay the debt over time. Every U.S. household would have to pay about $31,000 a year to do so in 75 years.

Source: Taxpayers on the hook for $59 trillion (note: this was published 5/07)
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-05-28-federal-b...

Consider these words from George Washington, the Father of our Nation, in his farewell speech on September 19, 1796:
"It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible. Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity.."

Mathew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

I agree about the socialized medicine

But if you click on the link and read the thread, yiou will see how posters are attacking Ron Paul rEVOLution and employing Kent's fate as a lesson as to WHY they want socialized medicine. It really bothered me, so I made a donation. My way of saying THANKS for the best candidate in my life.

Gotcha

I would send money if I had any. With over 10K in my own medical bills...
well, you know :(

Consider these words from George Washington, the Father of our Nation, in his farewell speech on September 19, 1796:
"It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible. Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity.."

Mathew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Of course Kall's not right.

How could stealing money from people to pay for other people's health care be considered "right" under ANY circumstances?

And that's exactly what "universal health care" is.

Case closed.

Not quite closed,
Kall makes an attempt to exploit someone's death to hawk his cheap socialist wares, aka "universal healthcare", in the most hideous manner.
Kall is a hack of the lowest order, and that's on his best day.

I think Kall really tried to be fair

He did not and does not block Ron Paul posts and he has supported Ron Paul posters by providing headlines. Also, I give him credit for publishing about Kent Snyder's passing, in that he knows it is a blow to us..as for his lesson on Universal healthcare..like you, I don't agree. But still he made a point, and if we can as a rEVOLution come up with the money to afford to pay for Kent Snyder's services, I think we will all be better rEVOLution for it. Don't you agree?

Yes,

It's a fine act of kindness to donate.
No argument at all from me about that.