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A Quick Shot of Healthcare, Part 3 – The Deep End of the Pool

By Brian | August 12, 2009 | Share on Facebook


Topics: Political Rantings | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “A Quick Shot of Healthcare, Part 3 – The Deep End of the Pool”

  1. Lisa Rafal says at August 13th, 2009 at 10:28 pm :
    So, the better question, Brian, is where was everyone when this self-aggrandized charlatan was getting elected? Everyone was swooning under the warm wind of his “change” agenda.
    Why wasn’t anyone debating this when we had a chance to stop him from destroying heathcare in our country? He talked openly about this during his campaign. Anyone who was listening heard him lay out his plans to socialize medicine (and other aspects of our culture). It’s a lot harder to stop a train with momentum than it is to stop a train that is first gaining momentum. If we had stoppd this insanity in the primaries or the general election, this debate would be moot.

  2. Brian says at August 13th, 2009 at 10:36 pm :
    At the time, the folks debating him were John McCain and Sarah Palin. And this wasn’t the only issue at hand…

    Here’s the irony: I think we’ll wind up with something that’s relatively tame compared to what’s being kicked around now (like we’re seeing with financial reform, for example). I think it’ll be marginally helpful, cost more than we expect it to, and if we’re lucky, get modified years from now (by this President or the next one) until it actually starts helping (like No Child Left Behind).

    Which is how democracy is supposed to work, after all.

    But we live in a “heat of the moment” world, so everyone has to play to the extremes, and disagreement becomes controversy, and debate becomes shouting matches. Years from now, all of that will be forgotten and only the result will remain…

  3. Lisa Rafal says at August 13th, 2009 at 10:45 pm :
    Respectfully my friend and neighbor, I submit to you that people allowed their emotions and the slight of hand performed by this snake oil salesman, cloud their judgment. And although it was not the only issue at hand, it’s seeming like pretty big deal right about now. Point is, the masses brought this on by electing him and now that he’s doing what he wants to do, people are finally starting to dump the kool aid out of their cups! There were enough of us out here who realized how dangerous this man is and all the idealistic, “oh-but-he’s-gonna-change-everything”, folks who thought he was running against George Bush have placed healthcare in this country into a precarious position.

  4. Brian says at August 13th, 2009 at 10:47 pm :
    Correction: he’s trying to do what he wants to do. It seems obvious at this point that he won’t get everything he wants.

    And, as I said before, that’s how it’s supposed to work…