I love my prez....lord knows I do. But! I'm gonna have to come to his defense on this. Cuz my thinking is....folks care MORE about their cars than their own bodies. And you can always get a new car....but not a new body. And if a person wants to drive a car, he/she must register that car, have insurance to drive that car and have current tags. Now we would make sure those things get done for our cars, but we don't wanna pay health care for ourselves. Folks call it tax, others can it fees. But what do we call the monies we pay for our cars....and I'm not included toll fees in places where you have to pay that if you wanna get to your destination. Makes no sense. I rather pay for my healthcare, making salary negotation more benefical for me. Cuz they cannot bribe YOU and say we are paying you a lower salary cuz we are giving you all these benefits. Well....if your healthcare if covered like the fees on your car, then you have more power to do several things...one: be your own boss....most folks get these jobs to get healthcare packages...if you always have one you can put your toe in the water of owning your business...two: go after jobs you love doing but didn't cuz it doesn't offer health benefits....now that won't be a deterrent.....three: you can negotitate your own salary much better based on your experience and acadamic achievement.....the ball will be in YOUR court and employers can no longer pimp you for your benefits and give you less...they have to straight out PAY YOU. Now if folks felt more about their healthcare than their cars....then PROGRESS will begin. But! As long as we continue to have that "slave" mentality....hoping massa will give us something....we will continue to be in prison with a key. We must LEARN to think outside the box of rheotrical comfort. We need to begin to think differently. We are worth MORE than our cars! But!