"We Can’t Afford to Wait" MoveOn & R.E.M.
God that’s depressing.
Had to switch it off 2/3rds way through.
Irony: public option won’t help a lot of them. Truthfully its a crappy alternative to single payer even in the fantasy (ie workable) version that was first dreamed up, not the crippled version that will pass if anything does. PO is the very worst thing that could be considered acceptable. It’s no dream solution that’s for sure. Selling it as if it were a wonderful solution may lead to severe disappointment.
Double irony: Obama will be using such images to undermine the progressive caucus because many of those people would be helped by the absence of pre-existing conditions and therefore would do well under the sort of no-PO bill he’s suggesting. Since the rest of us will be paying for those with pre-existing conditions and not the insurance industry everyone’s happy to help them. That means we’re in the position of having to say, “No” to those folks in pursuit of the greater good.
Actually, without the PO I think all of the rest of that is bullshit. There’s no way they’ll actually enforce those limitations on insurers. They let the banks and the publicly held corporations get away with murder. Why would they not do the same for insurers? The truth is that without a PO, the insurers get to do what they want, if not now then eventually.
We haven’t been able to afford to wait for a life time, but were still waiting. We will be waiting many years to come. We can’t see that until we get rid of the Republicans, we won’t have a Government that works, a solvent Country, and jobs, healthcare, and a future.
They have promoted everything wrong with this Country. They caused the great depression, kept us from healthcare, caused the housing market problems, caused the Banking crisis, allowed WallStreet, the Corporations, and K Street to ruun our Country. They promoted all the wars, the bloated defense budget, stacked our Supreme Court, killed our laws, freedoms, and unions, yet people vote for them.
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