Right now I have serious beef with the Democrats in our Congress. Collectively they have no spine, and they don’t react (defensively, quickly, or sometimes even at all) to ridiculous charges leveled at them by Congressional Republicans, wannabes like Christine O’Donnell or rabid ultra-conservative pundits. Some of them are guilty of disgusting corruption and ass-covering and self-serving shit, just like some Republicans. Some of them make me doubt their sanity. And their lack of support for their decisions and their president, whether or not they agree with him or vote in favor of his/other Dem’s bills, is pathetic.
In short, Act II of “This Party Sucks” on This American Life really hits home for me.
BE ALL THIS AS IT MAY.
This quote from today’s NY Times infuriated me.
“I believe that the health care bill that was enacted by the current Congress will kill jobs in America, ruin the best health-care system in the world and bankrupt our country,” Mr. Boehner said at his news conference. “That means that we have to do everything we can to try to repeal this bill, and replace it with common-sense reforms that will bring down the cost of health insurance.”
What, couldn’t stuff a “crammed down our throat” anywhere in there, John? Ah well, there’s always the next speech. Ha. Ha. Ha.
Anyway. The only way one could think we have the best healthcare system in the world would if they were:
Or both. That’s good, too. B might be the end result of a good healthcare system, but it’s not the starting point. Screw you, J.B. Explain why I’ve got $1000.00+ in ER bills from my flareup in September, when I work full time and I’ve got health insurance? That’s the best system in the world? And I have a job. What about the folks who don’t, or who have crappy health insurance or “pre-existing conditions?”*
Just say, fuck ’em? Let them suffer? Let them figure it and pull themselves up by their bootstraps even if they can’t leave the house, or the goddamn bathroom? It’s time to understand that we need provisions to take care of everyone regardless of who they are or how much money they have (and yes, despite the inevitable abusers of the system, because every system has abuse; hey, create some jobs and hire some people as investigators, how’s that?) because at some point or another, everyone needs help.
You make me sicker than I already am.
*Hell, man: being alive, breathing, possessing a human body that is inexorably aging toward death-by-something human body is a pre-existing condition.