September 29, 2009

If You Want What They Have, You'll Have to Win it at the Ballot Box

If you really want good government healthcare, a real public option, if you do not think you should be excluded because of a pre-existing condition, then you should run for Congress.  Congress people have great health care, we all should be so fortunate.

Hard Question, No Answer

For all the CEOs, fund managers, derivitives traders, AIG, Goldman Sachs, and any one who got their cooties on the economic meltdown - how big of a percentage would they have to be taxed to get them to ALL GO GALT?  Just go away, leave the world alone.  Don't help, don'd come up with any more creative ideas. Just leave.

September 28, 2009

The Problem with This President...So Sayeth Tweety

Flipped on todays DVRed Countdown, which always starts with the last minute of Hardball...just in time to hear Chris Matthews tell me that the problem with 'this President" is that he doesn't know what the majority of the people want - they want jobs not health care.  And  for some reason a big ol' gong went off in my head - was Tweety vacationing on Mars when Obama was attempting to push a really big Stimulus bill packed full of jobs through Congress?  Is he on the Moon now?  Climate Change legislation, upgrading the grid, investing in new technology, and flooding the market with incentives will put alot of people back to work. Real Health Care Reform will shift actual dollars away from excessive executive bonuses and general thievery to actual health care which will create greater employment for health care workers.

Remember last weeks gripe about Obama fatigue - because he was on my TeeVee more than once?  Well obviously he still hasn't been on enough to inform one of the leading lights of the "Liberal Media", that practically everything coming out of the White House has a job proposal in it somewhere.

September 27, 2009

The Party of Who Knows What?

Free marketeers? Supply siders? Galt acolytes? The party to promote sickness and death?  The party that will cut your taxes until not even your toilet will flush.  The news this week of the death of a young, healthy woman from, what for her, was probably preventable, for no better reason than the lack of health insurance really does force us to look at what the Republican Party, Teabaggers, Wingnuts and Glibertairians are actually attempting to foist onto an entire society - that WE ALL should ACCEPT this for what it is - Our families, our friends and neighbors and  our enemies are going to get sicker and die sooner because they are prevented from engaging in a financial transaction with a multinational corporation.  Nate or Kevin or some other graph wizard could chart out what this really looks like - you know - health insurance premiums go up another 75-80%, deductibles increase, employers drop our insurance so more and more of us go without routine, exotice, and life saving healthcare - the pool of insured shinks and shrinks until the only Americans left in the insurance pool are Congresspeople, state and federal employees and the top 10% of wage earners.  This in turn will shrink the doctor/hospital pool; health care providers will have to charge higher and higher fees to cover the loss of patients - and the downward spiral spirals downward. The Republican position on Health Care Reform is anti-business and anti-American (as in would rather see the destruction of society than do the right thing), and wholly, nakedly political.

And given all that, the thing that really pisses me off is the fact that, even though they are the Minority Party, they may still force a weak-ass, piece of legislation on the American Taxpayer, because what? Democrats locked their better angels in a box somewhere and too many of them lost the key or forgot where they left the box.

Here's an idea; if you support real health-care reform, and you live in a congressional district where your Congressperson does not support real health-care reform, declare you intention to run for Congress.  And your only platform is I WANT CONGRESSIONAL HEALTHCARE.  I wonder what this debate would look like if some of these numbskulls had  FIVE or SIX HUNDRED primary challengers.

Just sayin'