Congress: Steamroll Over the NO Party and Pass Health Insurance Reform. Now.
Why are the Democrats worrying about “bipartisanship” when it comes to reforming America’s antiquated health coverage? There’s a reason the Republicans got trounced in the last two elections. They need to wallow in their minority status until they learn something. They have absolutely no “plan” whatsoever for health coverage, and they never did. They can shut the fuck up now.
Sure, now they’re trotting out all kinds of slogans and “compromises” so they can pretend they care. They don’t. For twelve years they controlled Congress. They had plenty of time to do something about our dismal health coverage.
When they took control of Congress in the 1994 election, the first thing they did was derail Clinton’s health care proposals. After that, their only “plan” was to take millions of dollars worth of bribes from the health insurance lobby in return for doing absolutely nothing.
The latest polls show that most Americans want the option of a government-financed health plan, EVEN IF it means paying higher taxes. So what are we waiting for??? Pass it already. Move it!
And here are two more shining examples of why the Cro-Magnon Party is so popular. Childhood Hunger? Oh come on, it builds character, according to Rep. Cynthia Davis (R-Missouri). In response to a report that one out of five Missouri children experiences hunger, she said:
“Churches and other non-profits can do this at no cost to the taxpayer if it is warranted.....Bigger governmental programs take away our connectedness to the human family, our brotherhood and our need for one another.....Anyone under 18 can be eligible? Can’t they get a job during the summer by the time they are 16? Hunger can be a positive motivator.”
Since the early ‘90s, Republicans have been scaring the shit out of Americans with “you won’t even get to choose your own doctor!” and “you’ll wait six months just to get an emergency appointment!” So why should they stop now?
In between grovelings and gyratings at the feet of Rush Limbaugh, Michael Steele went into hysterics about a national health ID system and a “health police” that would force everyone to have regular checkups:
“Well you’ll get issued, Doc, you’re gonna issue, to your patients, a health care card that’s gonna be part of a national ID system that, you know, every time I charge something or use that card, it’s going to show up on a grid what I’ve done and what I have failed to do, according to the government plan. So the government will know whether or not I’ve had my physical at the appropriate time and then probably some health police will come knocking on my door telling me I’m now costing the system money because I haven’t, you know, gone and done my preventive care.”
Oh My God. Big Brother will be gawking at or private parts while we're being examined! Well, we certainly don’t want that, do we. I guess we’d better just leave our health care system the way it is.
Gee, why does this party keep losing elections again?