Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dying of Stupidity...and Fear...and Greed

When you get past all the other noise and confusion, one sour note rings through.

Universal health care is not a happy thought for many Americans.

The fact that close to 50 million of their fellow citizens and (maybe not) neighbours are uninsured - and therefore always one snivel away from personal and financial catastrophe - doesn't seem nearly as important as punishing a president or a party or a candidate they don't like.

Or rising to the bait of scare words like...00000...socialism. Oooooo...

That this simple goal - coverage for all - has been drowned in the cheesiest forms of partisan politics is overwhelmingly sad and disgusting.

The editorial in the Globe blames Boston voters, among others.

If Obama can save this bill and his own place in history from this mess, he will replace Cujo on the alltime save list.


Evil Eye said...

David, most Canadians do not realize how evil the present American medical system is.

A friend of mine' dad, from California, was diagnosed with cancer. His medical insurance lasted 6 months, then he had to sell is retirment funds (what was left of them), then his home.

He passed away after an operation but has left his wife in poverty as the hospital has sie]zed his assets to pay for his many treatment.

The state of California is broke, if you are middle class and get a serious illness, you will die and leave your family in poverty, because there will not be enough money to pay for treatment.

And the wacko right wing down there want this to continue.

Anonymous said...

David, the Americans dont have a decent medical system but the do have a good justice system. Criminals get real punishment. Sick people die. So if we could work a deal where by we heal their sick and they deal with our crooks.

But Im puzzled. The olympdicks is going to hell in a hand cart. Whistler is broke. No snow. Ambulance scabs. Transit chaos. Cancelled and postponed medical treatments. Not so smoke free games

When this disaster is over we will need our medical system to deal with the depression and the US justice system to prosecute the VANOC / IOC crooks who have stolen billions of our tax dollars.

Anonymous said...

David, The U.S. Supreme Court just made lawful, the funding of politicians by the very corporations which fought and ended any chance of health care for the uninsured in the U.S. Our unions won't have a snowball's chance in Hell.

So now the next time those companies will have even more funds and authority to kill any chance of a public system.

Anonymous said...

The average lifespan of an American male is 75 years, comparable with that of a Libyan.
In Vancouver, the life expectancy is 80 years.

Anonymous said...

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