(noon. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
Instead of real health care reform (Medicare for all, everyone in and everyone pays), the health care bills in the House and the Senate are just expanded Medicaid with a public option that isn’t an option to the public at all. Thanks to Stupak, the taxpayers will pay for prayer therapy and Viagra while restricting payments for abortions. Apparently Stupak has no problem with killing 45,000 born babies and their parents each year.
Like the bank bailouts and Medicare Part D, Democratic health care reform is just another corporate rip off of the middle class; and for this privilege, they cut Medicare benefits and raised Medicare’s monthly premiums. So much for no increases to people who make fewer than 250K a year.
With Democrats like Stupak in Washington, it really doesn’t matter which party wins election because Republicans and religious zealots like Stupak win either way. The Democratic health care reform bills are “like putting whip cream on a turd”, to quote a local official in the newspaper on a totally different subject,.
The do nothing Democrats will pass anything, declare victory, and expect applause. Maybe if we clap hard enough, we can make them all disappear.