Hooray for the Senate Goon Squad! Three cheers for the architects of perhaps the smelliest pile of crapola ever to come out of the Chambers of the United States Senate.
As Americans we should allegedly be very proud of the back room dealings and special deals cut to salvage this pile of dung.
Next it is on to a Senate and House joint committee to reconcile the differences in the two bills so the President will have a huge smelly pile of pig dung to sign sometime likely in February, if not sooner. Whooahhhhhhhh, it's party down time for the proponents of Socialized Universal Health Care. It is now inevitable, Americans will have a revamped system that will not work efficiently and likely will cause further deficits and increase the national debt.
No single payer completely run Government program yet. Just wait, as it will come rolling down the pike dressed in a pretty pink outfit in but a few short years. You see, that is how the lefties of the social engineering brigade always work their agenda. Spoon feed a dull and half asleep public the pink kool aid until the whole damn enchilada has been swallowed by an unsuspecting public.
But perhaps, just perhaps this time will be different. The public's disdain for this smelly pile of useless pig dung is well known and documented. There are those who rightly recognize there are constitutional issues which may ultimately prevent a bill being enacted into law in its present form. And with the upcoming mid term elections a whole bunch of useless and spineless legislators just may be without a job come 2011. We can only hope.
Now for some straight talk less the overblown rhetoric. It is time the nation takes a serious look at how to improve our current system, still the best in the world, and make it more affordable, and extend coverage to those CITIZENS who still lack basic health care insurance. A system that retains market based competition, allows for completion across state lines, eliminates the pre existing condition clauses of most current insurances, and recognizes that tort reform is crucial. A system that retains choice with varied plans and at the same time allows the government to provide a very basic plan at the taxpayers expense. Recognizing that as quickly as the individual or family can afford to pay a portion of their insurance they are required to do so.
Rather than attempting to create a new wheel we should look at systems already working in other countries and identify if there would be any applicability to the US, and if any aspects would improve our already working network. One such system that has elements cited above and is working is the Swiss System. It would be far superior to the crap just passed by our so called legislative leaders.
Now, if I hear any crap about me being a socialist of commie or whatever because I put out an idea that just might work and find common ground amongst rational caring conservatives I think I will scream! Oh, and just for informational purposes Thomas Paine, a darling of the conservatives and one of our founders would be smiling upon my pronouncements. Don't believe it, check it out by reading his works combined with a little study.