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Friday, August 07, 2009

I Am Not Anti-Government

In fact, there are some things that government does fairly well. Reigning in excessive or rapacious capitalism is an example. I generally have no problem with Social Security as a program-- I think it is a good thing. I think having the government regulate health insurance better, and make sure everyone is covered by health insurance is a good thing. Thankfully I have health insurance. But I know lots of people don't, for various reasons including lack of a job. And there is no doubt that the health insurance system in this country is pretty screwed up-- it is not geared so much towards helping people as to making a profit for the company. So I welcome any real attempt at health care reform. My main worry is that Congress won't go far enough in controlling the health insurance industry and making them more competitive.

But really, is there anyone more clueless about health care reform than rank-and-file conservatives? Talk about willfully ignorant. The propaganda against this reform is just way too obvious, and too obviously funded by health insurers, conservatives who are only looking to stop progress for their own gain, and other bad actors. I'm tempted to just say that conservatives get what they deserve, if they succeed in ruining health care reform. But that would screw over lots of decent people who need insurance badly, people who aren't so ignorant.

The Democrats have a golden opportunity to do this thing, given their overwhelming advantage in Congress and control of the White House. The main problem right now is it still isn't clear what kind of reform the Democrat leadership is going for-- they have been painfully disorganized on this issue, not too surprisingly. But this is something that needs to be done, and now is the best time. I can only hope the Dems get their fucking act together because health care reform is a GOOD thing government can do.


Blogger RRR said...

These shameful episodes of the DNC dismissing Obamacare opponents as paid shills -even running disengenuous TV ads to slander them- while SanFranNan is halucinating and seeing imaginary Swastikas- should make clear to anyone just what these far-left elitists think of your opinion.

Note that whenever Obama, Emanuel, or Gibbs are asked about why polls show SO many people oppose their misguided Cap-n-Trade and Obamacare proposals, they ALWAYS segue-right-into “we need to educate the public…”.

LOL- save your breath- Constitutionally-aware patriots don’t take lectures from Marxists.

9:04 AM  
Blogger nickname said...

If Obama had the leadership skills

of LBJ, we wouldn't hear him talking

about the need for healthcare

"reform", he would be talking about

the benefits of guaranteed

medical care for all Americans.

LBJ didn't talk about "reforming"

our election system, he talked

about guaranteeing the right to

vote to all Americans, regardless

of race.

Obama is no LBJ, and that is very

unfortunate, in my opinion.

10:03 AM  
Blogger spooked said...

1) "Obamacare" is bullshit propaganda.

2) I haven't really listened carefully to Obama making the case for healthcare reform. But it does seem as if he is going about it in a half-assed fashion. He isn't making the clear case as you point out, nickname, and he isn't getting it done in general.

10:12 AM  
Blogger nickname said...

When Obama talks about "healthcare

reform", what he means is


that mandates (requires by law)

that all U.S. citizens purchase

medical insurance (notice I didn't

say "healthcare" insurance).

In so-called democracies, those who

seek public office do so because

they want to "BE" a Senator,

Congressman, President etc.

Revolutionaries seek powerful

positions because they want to "DO"

things - whether for good or


11:15 AM  
Blogger pteranodon said...

How To Brainwash A Nation:

1:24 PM  

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