Monday, June 22, 2009
I hope everyone enjoyed the first official weekend of summer, and to all the dad's out there, a happy belated Father's Day to you! I just spent the weekend up at my dad's place and also visited some more of my family in L.A. It's always nice to take some time to relax and appreciate the blessing that it is to have friends and family in our lives who are safe and healthy. For this reason, and especially when we encounter times in our lives when we aren't fortunate enough to be able to say this, the issue of having quality healthcare for ourselves and our loved ones is one that everybody can relate to.
Well Democrats, we listened this time. As healthcare prices skyrocketed over the last many years, and Americans watched grossly exaggerated Reaganomics and neo-conservative hubris crash & burn, we got it. First we backhanded the Republicans in congress in 2006 in an attempt to put the brakes on George W's crazy train, and when that wasn't enough we kicked the crap out of John "get off my lawn!" McCain and widened your majorities in both chambers of Congress. Simply put, my dear Democrats, THERE IS NO EXCUSE IF YOU FAIL TO DELIVER ON HEALTHCARE NOW!!!
... 72 percent of those questioned supported a government-administered insurance plan — something like Medicare for those under 65 — that would compete for customers with private insurers. Twenty percent said they were opposed ... with half of those who call themselves Republicans saying they would support a public plan, along with nearly three-fourths of independents and almost nine in 10 Democrats.