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Friday, August 28, 2009

Snake Oil, Bullshit; Same Thing

Within weeks of accusing conservatives of organizing anti-healthcare protests the "progressives" (formerly referred to as Democrats, liberals, communists, and socialists) sent thugs to start trouble (a la Missouri), started stacking healthcare town halls with bussed-in activists to create the impression that there is as much support as there is skepticism. The truth is that when the seniors jumped out to question the policy the Dems took notice. It was plain to see that most of the early healthcare town halls, except those staged by the Obama Traveling Medicine Show were dominated by seniors. Health Care reform is a policy decision that spans generations of Americans and no matter what younger folks like to think, seniors as very wise when it comes to recognizing bullshit. You cannot cut the Medicare program by two-thirds and provide better healthcare for seniors. They already need supplemental plans to cover the expenses not covered by Medicare. Translation: Not only will you be forced to buy insurance, you will also have to buy supplemental polices as well to cover what ever the government decides it doesn't want to provide. The other things that senior's recognize when they see it is snake oil.