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To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Monday, February 26, 2024


The War To End All Health Care Reform



I like to call it The Audacity of GOP Self-Interest or The Audacity of Hopelessness, or Your Health ISNT “Terribly Important” to the GOP. I have no idea who was asking the questions, but Sen. Richard Lugar, R-IN, had an answer:

“The war is terribly important, jobs and our economy are terribly important. This may be an audacious suggestion; I would suggest we put aside the health care debate until next year the same as we did with cap-and-trade and climate change and talk now about the essentials, the war and money.”

It makes those “death panels” irrelevant. The Congressional GOP Caucus has decided they have its own government-run health plan.

They have decided that prolonging this war and lining the pockets of Big Pharma, Big Health Insurance and keeping costs higher than a cat’s back are more important than whether you, your children or your old granny lives or dies.

They will just let you die and not only that, they will allow the Health Industry to bankrupt you and your grandchildren’s futures in the process.

The GOP puts your health right up there with “cap-and-trade” and “climate change” – the first they would like to take Lugar’s Luger to and the other they think doesn’t exist.

If they really cared about jobs they wouldn’t have made it so easy for all the jobs to go overseas. There has been a concerted effort on the part of the GOP to send the workers overseas, too, but you have to get shot at in the War to End All Health Care Reform.

The terribly important essentials – “war and money” – supersede your need to have what Congress has: a choice on health care.

They want to prevent you from opting out of your Simon Legree Health Plan that literally costs an arm, a leg and your future, by making it mandatory that you choose a plan someone is guaranteed to make huge amounts of money from. And they get to fine you if you don’t choose one.

Now is the time for all good GOPers to come to the aid of their contributors.

The same people who were trusted with regulating their own activities and sunk the economy with all hands escaping and leaving the rest of us to drown is helping the GOP write the Health Care Reform death certificate.

It isn’t “united we stand, divided we fall” – it is “stand with United, divide the spoils.”

Karen Webb lives in Moore, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer

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Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.
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