I'm going to ignore the right's complaining because, as we all know, the right's talking heads call anything that they didn't come up with "socialist," which is a bit of a problem now that we have a genuine Stalinist in the White House. The right sounds like the boy who cried wolf to quite a few people, and tinfoil hat to many others. And while I agree that Tushy Obama's policies are flushing our constitutional republic right down the crapper, along with what's left of our liberties, it was Ronald Reagan, the supposed god of conservatism, who stood against at least half of what conservatives claim they stand for (defending the Constitution and fiscal responsibility), who picked up the ball that Nixon dropped when Liddy and the Goon Squad got busted trying to rig an election they were already going to win. Talk about fucking stupid. And the the leftists all think the right are fascists, which I find ironic as the Left is as, if not more, fascist than their counterparts on the right, so I really don't give a ratfucking shit what any of them have to say.
But I have a question for PUMAs. Why in the hell are you trying to get genuine healthcare reform out of this Congress and this Resident? Isn't this government controlled by the same douchebags that brought us May 31, 2008, shat all over Hillary Clinton, sanctioned the caucus fraud, and used ACORN to put the fix in Ohio and elsewhere? Do you honestly think they care? Do you honestly think they are listening? And if for some miraculous reason they were, what makes you think that a government that can't even properly operate and maintain a hydroelectric plant is going to possess even the remotest capability of running a single payer healthcare plan, or any other universal plan? Are you people on drugs? If so, hook me up so I can live in the alternate reality too.
You need to wake up and smell the coffee. The person who was advocating real healthcare reform is not in the White House. You're not going to get Hillary's healthcare plan. It's not going to happen, no matter how many emails you send or phone calls you make. Until there are term limits, the two party system is shattered, and the government is forced to adhere to the boundaries created for it in the Constitution, we are screwed (that thuddy sound is me banging my head against the wall). But you keep trying to get that healthcare reform.
Don't get me wrong. Fighting for healthcare reform is worthy. We need serious changes. But when you are appealing to a body that doesn't give a crap, and is obsessed with its own power you ought to be fighting that first, not trying to get it to do anything that benefits you. In case you haven't heard the name of their game is, "What's best for us is best." What you want doesn't matter. You need to change the game. If you're not concentrating all efforts on that you are wasting your time.
So what would healthcare reform look like for me? Let's start with what you don't do. You don't put the administration of American's healthcare in the hands of the federal government. Would you leave your child at a daycare whose motto is, "Dropping infants on their heads since 1972?" No, you wouldn't. We have a bureaucracy in place already. What's the real problem? The price of health insurance makes it out of reach for millions. Insurance companies deny treatment for "pre-existing conditions" and "experimental treatments," and we are flushing a fortune down the crapper subsidizing the healthcare of people who are here illegally. That doesn't make me racist, though the DNC, the Tushy administration, and ACORN says it does. Read my lips...GO FUCK YOURSELVES.
So what should we do? First, as usual, we throw the bums out and reclaim our government and republic. Then we replace the medicare tax with a healthcare tax that goes into a pool. The government serves as the middle man between us and the insurance companies. Pre-existing condition and experimental treatment conditions are eliminated. You see who you want, when you want, and get the treatments you need. No rationing, no government access to your medical records, no star chamber deciding what procedures you can have and cannot have. I'm also open to a system that drives down costs, and has no tax involved, as long as the pre-existing conditions, etc are gone, and the consumer has total freedom to choose their doctors, care, and procedures.
I think someone had a plan like that. Her name was Hillary Clinton. She's not the President. We're not getting healthcare reform. But you can bet that we are gonna get screwed.
Turn your head and cough.