Thursday, December 10, 2009

Supporters of Socialism Agree That Democrats are Horrible Compromisers

Ours is a government of checks and balances. The Mafia and crooked businessmen make out checks, and the politicians and other compromised officials improve their bank balances ~ Steve Allen (12/26/1921 to 10/30/2000) was an American television personality, musician, actor, comedian, and writer.

I turned the TV on a little early today and caught part of the end of Hardball, even though I usually I don't flip on the boob tube until 7pm when Keith Olbermann starts. Chris Matthews was discussing the Congressional Democrat's betrayal of their constituents, a large majority of whom support a government run insurance option. A Democratic Congresswoman (I forget who) defended the ditching of the public option by mentioning, several times, how this was the best they could do, because the Democrats are a large tent party, with progressive, moderate, and conservative corporate Democrats - and that meant that compromise was necessary.

Allowing people 55 years of age to buy into Medicare is a good idea, but I disagree that adding this provision and dropping the public option is an acceptable trade. Not that the public option was anything to get excited about, after they continually watered it down to the point where it would cover less than 2% of the population. Even with all the caveats that were attached, the insurance companies were still threatened. Corporate Democrats and Independent turncoat Democrats (Joe Lieberman), eager for more bribe money, sold out their constituents and helped kill the public option.

Republicans, on the other hand, stood by their constituents (the insurance cartels) and delivered to them the prospect of even more profits by mandating the public purchase their overpriced product and support multi-million dollar salaries for their CEOs. The anti-trust protection, first out, is now back in. Denial of coverage for preexisting conditions will apparently be disallowed, although the cartels will be allowed to charge these people more.

Unfortunately I'm one of those people. Eventually I assume I'll become one of the 45,000 people who die each year due to lack of insurance. That's a hell of a lot of people, so I am hardly in a unique position. As such, this post is not a plea for sympathy or well wishes. I doubt I have to worry about that in any case, as lately my blog, which I thought had a couple of readers, has gone several posts with scant attention paid. In any case, I probably have at least a couple of years before things really start to go downhill. At least the socialists who live with me hope that is the case.

On a positive note, if people 55 to 64 can buy into Medicare there are other members of my family that will benefit from that provision. And, even if there were a public option I'm sure that Tennessee (the state where I live), would opt out. So I guess there is no reason to be depressed about these developments after all!

SWTD #35

6 comments:

  1. Typical whiney librul, blaming others for your problems! I'm a hard working real American who doesn't rely on a Nanny-Socialist government to provide him with his health care. I suggest you stop whinning and get a job that provides you with health insurance. Oh wait, you said you had a pre-existing condition? How about you die quickly then? I don't care either way. Just don't show up at an emergency room and pawn off the costs for your health care on the rest of us hard working Americans.

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  2. W-Dervish: This Bill is crap. Congress isn't giving any of us, Republicans OR Democrats what WE want. They are in it for THEMSELVES. This bill is NOT about HEALTH CARE, it's about re-election. Lately, I haven't been following along as I should have because I'm so frustrated. So this is the first I've heard about the "pre-existing clause" denial. THAT is CRAP! Doesn't that tell US loud and clear that none of them care! We NEED to let them know that we want TRUE reform! REAL HEALTH CARE, not these bogus bills that line the pockets of big pharma, insurance companies AND politicians!

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  3. Perhaps, although I'm sure we think it's crap for different reasons. My preference would be single payer, which I assume you'd be against. Also, as I pointed out, there are family members of mine which will be helped if people 55-64 can buy into Medicare.

    What's "true reform"? Tort reform and allowing people to buy health insurance across state lines? I'm against both of those "reforms", and have blogged about the reasons why in a previous post.

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  4. I'd tell you to keep your head up WD but you know far too well what's going on.

    I'm ready for Pamela to unveil her plan. Or will it just be what the health care industry tells us to do on their anti health insurance reform commercials. Just call your congressman and bitch.

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  5. Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
    I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

    Thumbs up, and keep it going!

    Cheers
    Christian, iwspo.net

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  6. No way dude -- this blog sucks a$$. Which is why it gets next to zero responses. Even though it has no readers, I'm still glad to see that this nimrod "w-dervish" seems to have given up and discontinued blogging. I say good riddance. The world of blogging doesn't need any more of these pansy nanny-state librul leaches.

    Personally, I'm looking forward to 2012 when regular hard-working Americans like myself take our government back! Hopefully the majority Republican Congress can then impeach the lying Kenyan interloper Barack Hussein Osama.

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