After the health care summit and the subsequent media trivialization of the debate that is of vital importance to perhaps 95% of the American population I have come to a conclusion. The Republicans do not want health care reform.
The Republicans didn’t want to pass Medicare.
The Republicans didn’t want to pass health care reform in 1993.
The Republicans don’t want to pass health care reform now.
The Republicans think that if, and this is a big if… If health care reform is going to pass, they want to once again stretch the gap between the haves and the have-nots.
Listen to the incremental pitch from the Republicans “we have to use an incremental approach, first we have to control costs”
Let us deconstruct that statement from politi-speak into reality. “We don’t want health care reform, but if tax payer dollars ARE going to be used, we want the money to go to people who already have insurance. Poor people will not vote for us anyway and we feel they are lazy scum and pretty much deserve their fate”.
The cynicism and myopic politics of their position is dangerous to the future of the country. The cost of healthcare as a percentage of GDP has exploded from 7% to more than 17% in the last 40 years and now the GOP thinks the problem is too big for the government to deal with? Who is going to deal with it while the Republicans “Jam” their heads into the sand or up the ass of the nearest insurance company lobbyist?
This is the issue; if the GOP can look at the last forty years and utter “the alleged health care crisis” then they have no business in the governance of this country.
They haven’t the vision.
They haven’t the fortitude.
They haven’t the intellect.
They haven’t got the best interests of the American people in mind.
Health care reform will be done, it will be done by Democrats for the future of the country and its peoples. The thirty year transfer of wealth from the poor and middle classes to the ultra wealthy will be temporarily paused. Where we go from there will likely depend on people who are willing to mobilize to push further, hopefully we will all be a little bit healthier for the fight.