What Would Jefferson Do? A Return to Democracy and it is fantastic.
Well anyway, the other day I heard him give an excellent reason why national health care is better then our current situation, it isn't an angle that I've heard before and it is very convincing.
Here is the gist of his argument:
Right now Americans have little to no power of recourse when dealing with private health insurance companies, we are at their mercy. We all know the frustration of trying to deal with them. Well, Hartmann argues that having the government in charge of a national, universal system means we have more control over the process then now. This is because if we do not like how they are running the health care program then we can vote them out in the next election and put new people in charge to do what we want.
I would rather deal with the government where I have some recourse and way of holding them responsible then be at the whim of private companies where the only people who have control are the share holders and the board of directors.
Anyway, it's an interesting argument and one that is rational unlike a lot of what I'm hearing from the reich-wing.
By the way: Rudy Giuliani just picked up the endorsement of Pat Robertson which shows that the reich-wing really isn't that concerned about outlawing abortion, they just want to win--at all costs. If they over-turned abortion then they would lose their biggest political wedge issue.
And finally: The Bush regime is still reading my blog and they are so bold about it that they don't even try to hide their tracks. I was checking my stats and saw that it's the Pentagon reading this time. It showed up as, "Army Information Systems Command-pentagon" in Alexandria, Virginia. They found my blog via the search, "daniel levin justice." I've apparently been reported to some "Nazi outback law-enforcement agency," and will be soon be, "hunted down like a dog" as the infamous Hunter S. Thompson once stated.
See my previous post about Daniel Lavin (who worked for the Department of Justice) and his undergoing water boarding which led him to state that water boarding is indeed torture. So I'd like to welcome the Pentagon and suggest to whomever is reading my blog to refuse to follow illegal orders and by doing so support torture.
So If I disappear abruptly then you will know that I was dragged off to Gitmo and am being tortured via water boarding. If you think that our government isn't spying on us after reading this then think again.
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