"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

July 14, 2009

"....it's worth revisiting anew claims by politicians that Americans cannot afford a public healthcare option. Not only do Congress and seniors enjoy tax payer subsidized healthcare, somehow we're able to cover veterans, teachers, police, and firemen, not to mention convicted felons and captured terrorists, all while providing access to healthcare for large numbers of Iraqi's and Afghans either indirectly through the construction and maintenance of clinics and hospitals, or directly through the support of civilian and US armed forces healthcare emergency services.

"It seems then a no brainer to anyone outside the beltway, that We the People who made all this possible at great expense and risk -- including in too many cases the ultimate sacrifice -- are next in line to receive our long awaited due from the officials we elected and whose salaries and healthcare benefits we pay. The same electorate that brought them into the political world, and approves of a public option across party lines by four to one, can and in some cases will decide next year that if Congress will not vote for them, they will not vote for Congress. Any sitting politician who does not take that seriously, and who refuses to provide and vote for a public option, is making a grave error in judgment."

- - - Darksyde

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