If we lose the health care debate, we lose it to cowards who use lies and fear to support big insurance companies while millions suffer. And we do it because we defended the details of policies to people who wouldn’t listen while we ignored human compassion and morals (that’s me, not Bill).
Meet the Opposition
The RNC sent out a survey that implied they believe voting records could be used to discriminate on health care. While this conspiracy theory can only be the product of of an abundantly twisted imagination, I’m a big believer in our wildest fantasies telling us what we are capable of. Democrats have a wild fantasy of providing healthcare for millions of Americans, and Republicans have a wild fantasy of Nazi tactics, death panels, and discrimination based on political affiliation. You be the judge.
Otherwise known as doing the dance around his own doublespeak. Steve Innskeep just won’t let up. Very amusing.
I enjoy how Michael Steele talks about creative interpretation from the left of things he says, while his side comes up with “Death Panels” out of end of life counseling. Funny thing is, the Democrats interpretation seems like far less of a stretch. Really this is worth listening to.
As good as stand-up.
How We’re Blowing it
Obama says definitively “no health coverage for illegals”. I believe this is right. However, I believe in treating emergencies of anybody that walks in to an ER. Seems only humane. But the bill as it stands eliminated a call for proof of citizenship, and this opens up the system for abuse. The Republicans are calling this “subsidized health care for illegals.”
Of course, proof of citizenship would likely mean a call for some sort of national ID system, and that would be a socialist plot to enslave us all, and an infringement to our libertarian selves.
I wonder where in the debate foreign nationals here legally stand. In Japan and many other countries they are merely treated, but those are single payer systems that aren’t looking for commercial upkeep, and provide way better care than ours for less money, so what am I talking about?