John, this is a frequent topic of conversation at my house.
Explain how opening up the free market is Socialism?
Absolutely. It was proposed by Nixon decades ago, proposed by the Cato institute, and implemented by Gov. Romney in MA. It’s essentially a GOP plan. This is the biggest case of sour grapes I’ve ever seen.
Who says you have to change insurance if you like what you have? You don’t. This is a life changer and life saver for those who don’t have or can’t get insurance. Like what you have? KEEP IT. I will!!! I have great insurance through my employer, and I’m not giving it up.
@Ted, thanks. I just wanted to know if you had any ideas about this. Doubtful he’d do it, given the grilling he’d get over it, though I can always dream….
My question stands: What, exactly, is the president supposed to DO to fix this, even if he had the cooperation to do so?
@Ted Rall: HOW is Obama supposed to “fix this”? He couldn’t do it without GOP support in the legislature, and they wouldn’t help him put out a fire, even if they were the ones burning!
The US Chamber of Commerce scares me, too. And ALEC.