More thoughts on healthcare and the republicans

  Sometimes when there is a lot of hollering and shouting in an attempt to pull one’s focus to the right, you’d better look left to see what you’re missing.  When someone is trying to divert your attention, there’s always something they’re pulling your attention from. This is what I think about when I think of the republican party.  The healthcare debate is yet another issue in a long line of wedge issues they’ve created to polarize... Read More

Healthcare Reform: Violent Teabaggers

  There were several acts and threats of violence today against people who voted for healthcare reform.  I wish I could say I’m shocked at that, but I’m not.  In the blogosphere and in a comment on my own blog, there are many who are talking about a violent revolt because somehow they believe that a vote for healthcare curtails their liberty and freedom.  This is total nonsense and it would be laughable if these fools weren’t... Read More

Healthcare Reform: Where are the grownups in the republican party?

Here’s a post from a conservative news organ about healthcare reform.  There are any number of people who truly feel that this is communist inspired and are ready to actually revolt.  This is ridiculous and I wish I could just dismiss this as just that, but I can’t.  I’ve felt for quite some time that there are those people who are very willing to engage in seditious conduct just because they didn’t get their way.  Quite... Read More

A look at our health care debate from abroad

It’s always a good idea to see how our nation is being viewed from outside of our borders.  Here’s an article from  The Independent, a british newspaper.  The subject is our healthcare debate.  The author sees the US mainstream as being cruel and uncaring by not wanting to ensure that there’s universal healthcare.  I maintain that Europe and Canada can afford to provide their citizen’s healthcare because they don’t... Read More

Healthcare: No Public Option means your pocket continues hurting

This is from New York Times Columnist Bob Herbert: This Is Reform? By BOB HERBERT It’s never a contest when the interests of big business are pitted against the public interest. So if we manage to get health care “reform” this time around it will be the kind of reform that benefits the very people who have given us a failed system, and thus made reform so necessary. Forget about a crackdown on price-gouging drug companies and predatory insurance... Read More

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