The Public Option is “going to kill people”

(noon – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)

Crossposted at daily kos

    “That is exactly what’s going on in Canada and Great Britian today, they don’t have the appreciation of life as we do in our society, apparently”

    “this program of ‘government option’ is being touted as being the panacea, the savior of allowing people to have quality health care at an affordable price is gonna kill people”

   Take ten paces, turn and mock at will.

Of course, Representative Paul Broun doesn’t need to worry about waiting in line or being denied due to pre-existing conditions. He has FEHBP, which is an exchange of highly regulated private insurance plans from United, Kaiser, Blue Cross, and Aetna, and he pays about 35% of the premiums with the rest of us, the taxpayers, picking up the rest of the premiums, paid for by citizen taxes and ran through a Government program.

   The great fear being played to people who can afford the best health care is that they will have to wait longer in line if a public option is included in health care. To which I say boo fucking hoo.

   Representative Paul Broun (R-TX) specializes in fear mongering as well as pulling things out of his ass and calling it fact, but this is over the top, even by his standards.

   The stauts quo where Murder by Spreadsheet denies people who pay for health insurance the ability to receive treatment doesn’t kill people, apparently. Nope, nothing to see here.

   But if we expand coverage to all Americans the skies will turn black and locusts will descend upon the free market, eating all of our crops and leaving America in a state of apocalypse that will make the rapture look like a bumper car ride at the county fair.

   Mind you, Paul Brown has a few other gems like this under his belt.

    “Of course it is sad to see a 23 month old child die from this disease. We don’t have any specifics, I tried to find out this morning, the specifics about this child that has died, whether it was one from Mexico, possibly an illegal alien. . . ”

– Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA)

    The quote in question is in regards to the first victim to die in the USA of H1N1 Hybrid Swine Flu diesase.

   You may also remember this little episode in Rep. Broun’s career late last year.


    ” May sound a bit crazy and off base ”


    ” You have to remember that Adolf Hitler was elected in a Democratic Germany. I’m not comparing (Obama) to Adolf Hitler, what I’m saying is there is the potential of going down that road.”

    I figure Paul Broun hasn’t been a Worst Person in the World in a few weeks, so he is probably due for another visit about now.

    That is not my point, though. Paul Broun doesn’t need me to point out what a dishonest fool he is, he does a great job of that all by himself.

    My point is rather simple. It is the meme of “Teh evil Govement” Yes, the Government can be capable of bad, bad things, but, if we assume that Government can NEVER help, we can be certain that it never will.

    The memo plays out like this

Government Spending = Taxes

Taxes = Oppression

Therefore, Government Spending = Oppression

Frre markets = freedom

Which is so simple, even a caveman Conservative can figure it out.

   So, while you are waiting for your Private Sector insurance to deny you over and over again despite the fact that you have been paying your insurance, remind yourself that if the private sector was all we in America had we would have levees breaking in New Orleans, bridges crashing in Minnesota, and all the wonderful infrastructure that the worst third world country wouldn’t trade for all the Ipods in the world.


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  1. we can burn guano for fuel, make pottery with it and eat it. That is the GOP plan at it’s simplest. “Eat Shit for President 2012: vote Republican”

    Be afraid, be very, very afraid

  2. sick as they are are just he irrational face of the same agenda. Not even that far off the Democrat rationale for the policy that rules regardless of party. Bat shit crazy most can rule out, the equivocating I hear from the majority in power is being traded right now and it’s being billed as change. In order for the government to help it would have to be capable of at the least recognizing the people’s needs and rights. Neither party does were just the advocates, the petitioners who won’t quit bugging the real power for redress. Silly people quit bugging us we gave you change and now you want actual representation actual reform, actual law actual decency? Quit rockin’ the boat that will someday raise us all to heaven and economic bliss and the rapture all wrapped up in one and brought to you by Goldman Sacks and it’s subsidiaries.      

    • jamess on July 12, 2009 at 18:01

    what paid Shills will say!

    Step Right Up!

    Man, do they have a magic elixir, for sale —

    It’s called “More of the Same”

  3. everyone of us as were mortal, were all terminal. Medicine and healing are ancient systems for making our lives here healthy, for curing the sick, and healing our systems body mind and spirit. It is a nurturing art as well as a science. Paying extortion to stay alive in a system that denies it’s own purpose will kill you way faster and then charge your family for the bullet. What happened to, Do no Harm.  

    • RUKind on July 12, 2009 at 20:58

    I’m a peaceful man. I practice a mostly Buddhist spirituality. I believe in Satyagraha – non-violent resistance. Ghandi is one of my heros, as is the Dalai Lama.

    We have been raped financially by the big health insurance and pharma companies. Until their chieftains feel some pure fucking personal terror I doubt anything will happen.

    Get their names and addresses. Show up at their work places and homes and schools and shopping emporiums. Hound them in public. Relentlessly. Castigate them personally in every way you can. Diminish the media liars who put out their propaganda.

    This is WAR. We either hang together or we hang separately. We have one small window this year. After that it’s all election cycles until Obama is gone.

    We need to get rid of the complicit Dems while we’re at it. They all need to be swept away before the flood of our outrage.


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