What a tour d’ force on Sunday -- 5 shows/interviews... 5 sticks! 10’s across the board!
|Political corruption||"public campaign financing"|
|Iraq war||"George Bush's War... no more funding"|
In short, as above, she hit nearly ALL my buttons -- using all the correct phrases. Then it got even better. On This Week (Stephanopolous -- most liberal of the big 3) she repeatedly referred to Republicans as the “Just Say No party…” this (coupled with Marr’s recent reference to husband Bill expressing approval for legalization in his memoir) is clear code IMO. I mean, she may as well have said “George, I’ve scheduled a press conference for today at 4:20…”
Suffice it to say: I’m now solidly DOWN with Hillary Clinton! She has essentially co-opted the Edwards’ agenda – and he and Kucinich were heretofore my only choice intellectually, with Obama being my moral choice (given there is no Native American candidate). Her only miss was energy – nothing asked/said there, but that’s an obvious issue/response – even for the Jesus Built My Hotrod, imbecile Party.
Prediction: She will eviscerate Giuliani in the debates.
As happened somewhat already last November, I look forward to jettisoning a bit more of the cynicism/nihilism that took hold following President Imbecile’s re-election in 2004. It could again be a truly bright and shining day in America -- now that Michael Moore and I are setting the agenda.
Will taxes just go up as doctor's fees go up, and the rich get richer?
Or will there be a legislated cap on how much the universal-coverage will pay, and what will the result of that be? Only "poor" doctors will service the low-rent clientèle, while the elite will pay the higher rates of the "high tier" docs? Or will everyone really be on the same field, which will promote more hypochondriacs to visit the hospital daily, while the truly sick individuals have to wait their turn?
I've heard Canada's health system is great - any surgery you need, you'll get.. if you live long enough to wait your turn.
How about a complete turn-about - let's legislate "health insurance" away, so it no longer exists.
Take the sugar-coated silver spoon out of the doctors' mouths, making them charge realistic fees that real patients are willing to pay.
Instead, "my insurance covers it" is a blanket opportunity to overcharge and pad the bill, which gets passed on to the rest of us through higher insurance rates and dooms those without insurance, because they don't have a blank-check to pay the bills with.