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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Politics Is Not Written In Stone

The Republican rage at the passage of the Health Care Bill is not unexpected.
But if history is any guide to the future, the bill will change over time. Flaws will slowly be corrected, by Democrats and Republicans. History shows a real pattern where presidents are concerned. Look it up-essentially it goes-democrat, democrat, republican-this pattern repeating itself with minor deviations through out US government history. Social Security was decried as an open door to communism. But it has proved to be a solid institution for many years.
The US is the only western nation without a health care system that covers everyone. Are We The People, so greedy that we cannot even protect our own people when we send billions overseas yearly and go into debt to do it? America is a generous nation; our good will when it comes to disaster response is unparalleled. IT IS TIME, not just to protect our citizens in old age-but their health through out their lifetime. This can be done and equitably-as shown through out the rest of the western societies. Making people healthy at younger ages carries into their adulthood. That saves money down the line. Our new brand of healthcare will sink or swim on its own merits. The Republicans are ready to scrap it before it even has a chance to work. I say-hey lets try it, use it, fix-it. if it sucks-THEN WE SCRAP IT. But in one of my favorite credos-At Least Give It A Shot! I think Obama is going to get another term. Then A New Republican President will take office. Any Takers?










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  1. But over the past few weeks, that all changed. The president was now telling a compelling story. This story actually included the villains: Health insurance companies denying life-saving care to people for profits. In speeches journalists described as his most "passionate" since becoming president, he told the story of a woman who lost her life after she lost her health insurance and of a little boy who lost his mother because she couldn't pay for her illness. He seized on an insurance rate hike of nearly 40 percent in California to mobilize populist anger.
    And for the first time, the president decided to answer the attacks of his opponents, not just with well-reasoned arguments (which he did) but with attitude. When John McCain started posturing at the president's "bipartisan" summit, the president reminded him that the election was over and who had won. When House Minority Leader John Boehner started rattling off talking points, the president responded with the verbal equivalent of eye rolling and asked whether there was someone who actually wanted to get something done.
    The president looked strong, resolute and passionate.

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