Health care. WTH? This mess that Baucus came up with, which was clearly in favor of the insurance industry, and which is not anywhere near reform, is what is on the table?Not acceptable. A government run health plan would be good. Anything would be better than the evil insurance industry. They are as bad as the banks, the credit card companies and Wall Street in unscrupulousness. Want to know who is hiring, and has been hiring, lately? Insurance companies. I see job postings for lots of them every day. What does the American citizen need? The ability to go to the doctor when they need to. And the ability to get specialized treatment if the doctor and the patient want to. Where does the insurance industry fall in this equation? It shouldn't be in there. All the loonies who are screaming about death panels should look no further than managed care. Who decides if you can get treatment? Hmmmm.
And lastly. I wrote to MSNBC the other day, forwarding them a post by the very pacifist minister of the local UU church that I have been known to attend. He asks where the "lions" of the media are. Who is standing up to the Limbaughs and Becks, to the fruitcakes that are screaming in crowds and town halls, to the politicians that are lying lying lying? Who is calling them out, who is saying "That is a lie."
Man, we need some more lions, or the sheep are going to be fleeced.