Friday, July 24, 2009

I Am Officially Disgusted

Ok, I was watching Hannity on Fox News (So you don't have to). And I am disgusted by the new GOP strategy to defeat health care reform. Now they are claiming there is not problem. The new claim is that only 7,000,000 people are uninnsured and that the US has the best health care in the world. If that is true, then why are we 50th in life expectancy (just ahead of Albania), and why do we pay so much per capita? But I digress. There are many things to say about the current health care system in the U.S., and you can disagree about the cause of or the solution for the problems with our system, but to deny that there is a problem is either due to delusion or dishonest.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Quick Health Care Query

If the government is so bad a running things, then why are consrvatives so concerned that so many Americans will run to the government run Public Option that the private insurance companies won't be able to compete?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

$787 Billion Spending Package?

It has become a popular myth (lie?) among conservative pundits that the stimulus package passed earlier this year is a $787 Billion spending package. But let's get in our way back machine and look at reality. Obama originally wanted to spend somewhere around $700 Billion, or more. But GOP and congressional pressure forced him to agree to a $787 Billion stimulus with $288 Billion in TAX CUTS - which many feel is a much worse stimulus than spending. So, in the end, Obama got only about 50% of the spending he wanted and was forced to include relatively non-stimulative tax cuts. Thank you GOP!