Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dishonest Then? Or Dishonest Now?


“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program. I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that’s what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House.”

In the mean time, The progressives are doing what progressives tend to do to explain why congressmen are being treated badly at their town hall meetings, and why there is so many people against their pet health care bill. It seems to be that the evil capitalists are to blame. When in doubt, pull out the "evil capitalist" card. I am referring to the Whitehouse's directive to their militia of media and kool-aid sippers to vilify the insurance industry as the bad guy. In fact, Nancy Pelosi even called them villains! And that is their message for this month. Blame the evil capitalists. Show me the evidence. Show me the proof. Of course they don't want to be shoved out of business. But can anyone show me direct proof of a wide capitalist conspiracy? I don't mean some ineffective ads. I mean something as big as the progressives push to sell us this thing to us un-debated.

Of course, what is even more laughable is their claim that the GOP has anything to do with organizing the protests at these town hall meetings. In one breath MSNBC informs us how disorganized and in disarray the Republicans are (and they are, that is not debatable), then in the next breath, they are trying to attribute them the organizational ability to put together all of these tea parties and all of these protests at all of these town hall meetings. That's a joke. It isn't astro-turf. Look at the polls. Only 35% of all Americans support this thing, and that number is dropping. It's grass roots to the core.

I saw that, I thought she made a video for the Onion or something. I found out she is expecting people to actually believe this stuff. It would work if it was a fringe movement like the birthers. She should stick to that. This isn't a fringe thing.

In all of this, the US tax revenue has experienced it's biggest drop since 1932. That means the deficit is much larger than anyone thought. It's gigantic. Why would anyone support increasing the deficit even more at a time like this? Is your progressive agenda THAT important?

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