When is the American middle class going to wake up and demand the separation of corporation and state! We must address this issue before the health care issue. The problems passing real health care reform are mere symptoms of the underlying disease that is infecting the “decision making processes” of our society! That disease is the lack of Separation between Corporation and State!
This bill is to weak and requires audacity to hope that rates will not skyrocket due to insurance company greed. I am afraid I cannot go along with Senator Harkins analogy that the Senate Bill is a “starter house not a mansion but we have to start somewhere!” I must number myself among the “Democrats Against Health Reform” because as Howard Dean has mentioned the Bill still allows Insurance Companies to practice “de facto” rejection of customers due to prior existing conditions. The rejection would be illegal but the modus operandi would be that insurance companies can still jack up their prices to cost prohibitive levels on those customers they do not want!
There is no real competition for the insurance companies without a robust public option.
Thus rates will continue their projected massive upward trends. Rates are set to skyrocket over the next few years but the average American is not aware of this.
If there is no bill then the so called “free market” will be blamed and their Republican fellow travelers would suffer even more loses at the polls.
If the bill passes then when rates continue to rise unchecked the Democrats will take the blame.
You cannot simply “add on” to this “starter house” because the Democrats just don’t have the testosterone to do it! Besides having a public option was a compromise to begin with since most progressives want a single payer system!
I strongly urge you to watch this testosterone filled video from “The Frank Factor”. This video was made prior to Obama taking office! But the author makes a correct assessment and a dire prediction that has come true due to the weak behavior of both Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. (See see video below).
Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson is a damned hypocrite who helped kill real Health Care Reform. He whines against both abortion and government “socialism”. That is why he was against the public option! Yet he has jumped on board to give the 60th vote in the Senate in return for unique “Socialist Medicaid” concessions to his state of Nebraska while denying America the public option! – Hypocrite!
I believe Howard Dean is correct! This Health Care Bill is so weak that it does not deserve to pass. In the video below you will hear President Obama followed by Howard Dean. The President just does not seem to get it. He believes that the issue here is “The perfect is the enemy of the good”. While I believe that is a good motto I do not believe it applies here.
Tiger Woods who seems to have more woman than Bill Clinton had cigars was about to loose almost every corporate sponsor he had! Well that was the case until today when Senator Joe Liebermann became the man of the hour and decided to help Tiger Woods keep his corporate sponsors. It will not be easy for Tiger Woods to control his testosterone raging libido that is driving his corporate sponsors away from him but Tiger Woods will begin daily does of “LIEBERMANNICIN”! This exciting new drug developed by Connecticut pharmaceutical corporations and tested on Senator Joe Liebermann makes the patient worsey and fully compliant with corporate prerogatives!
Rick Warren while advocating an inerrant Biblical worldview seems to be an “ethical relativist” when the issue is murdering Gays! That is assuming that a rational human being does not believe in killing gays! But then again we are discussing Biblical Fundamentalists! Let me make clear that I am NOT an atheist but an Episcopalian! I am proud that the Episcopal Church has just elected our second openly Gay Bishop!
I could not post after hearing President Obama announce the troop increase in Afghanistan as I am still perplexed. Well this is just another fine mess that George Bush and his fellow travelers have gotten us into! I absolutely believe the invasion of Afghanistan was the right thing to do! But the war should have been wrapped up by now and Osama bin Laden should have been hanged years ago! Instead this nation had to endure Dick Cheney lecturing us that President Obama was “dithering” on what to do on the Afghan War!