Dan Calabrese writes:
Of course, Americans haven't pointed out the horrific anecdotes of the for profit free market private system we have now, right? People selling their homes, getting dropped for the sake of profits at the scariest time in their life and dying. So if the free market, private sector middle man has performed so inhumanely, why are Republicans so eager to expand this dysfunctional system? The obvious reason: the problem isn't the unnecessary industry of insurance, it's that people rely on them to much.
It will still hamstring the insurance industry with unsustainable restrictions on who must be covered, and for how much, and under what conditions. Oh, and by the way, for those who still want to pretend there are no death panels, check into the Comparative Effectiveness Research Panel. No death panels, my ass. The only thing left to do is to start working on getting it repealed. Here’s how to do that:
1. …finally get federal spending under control, which won’t be an easy promise to sell because they didn’t do anything of the sort the last time they were in control. The second is to repeal ObamaCare.
2. Spend the campaign season pointing out everything that’s wrong with ObamaCare in its early implementations. The taxes. The fees. The contortions of the insurance market. The loss of individual discretion, which will start immediately and can be demonstrated in all kinds of personal anecdotes.
Republicans need to … construct a campaign based on real market-based reforms. There have been problems with it for years, but they mostly stem from the fact that people are too reliant on insurance companies for their basic, day-to-day health care. Republicans need to propose a system in which people will be reliant on themselves to the greatest extent possible.That's the part I mentioned earlier, where people lose everything if they get sick. Sure they can rely on themselves, but based on studies, we already know that doesn't work. I think Charles Dickens wrote about this in the 19th century. It's now a conservative dream for America.
And if Obama decides to tempt fate and veto the reforms, then Republicans can completely toss out ObamaCare in 2013, with a real, free-market-based, consumer-empowering alternative ready for the signature of a smiling Sarah Palin.I did not make up that last paragraph. It's for real, and that’s why we have a depression right now. Crazy thinking like that is the fastest way to open the doors for new union work houses and prisons. And if "Many can't go there; and many would rather die'' than "If they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population."