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Are there no workhouses?

By Michael J. Smith on Tuesday February 5, 2008 02:29 PM

Mike Flugennock writes:


I don't know whether to be infuriated or laugh out loud. All three -- oh, alright, two now -- "frontrunners" have totally, obviously ignored the demand for nationalized healthcare and have simply twisted the meaning of "Universal Coverage" to mean "forced to become a 'customer' of for-profit healthcare corporations". Oh, don't forget: "coverage" just means you've bought corporate health insurance; it doesn't mean you're actually going to get any care when you need it. So, Hillary wants to garnish the wages of even the lowliest burger-flipper or freelancer who goes without health insurance so he can pay his rent, so that she can brag about "universal coverage".

God damn, I hope they nominate Hillary. Perhaps everyone who's fed up with the Donkeycrats living in the pockets of Big Pharma and dodging the healthcare issue might actually grow a pair and vote for Nader, even if he's going to "lose".

Man, I'm sure glad he's running. Too bad that, living in DC, our vote has as much influence over the "election" as pissing into the wind; otherwise I'd actually risk being called for jury duty later by going out and voting for Nader (it'd be my first vote in any election in this city since '04, the last time I voted for Nader). I remember posting at Stop Me some time back, discussing how people need to get some balls and approach this freak show the way the Palestinan and Iraqi resistance fighters do -- like people with nothing to lose -- they'd be amazed at how liberating it can be to realize that "elections" in this country don't mean anything and go into it with some other ideas besides whether or not somebody they like is going to "win", or is "electable". Just get totally banzai about it, y'know? At the risk of repeating myself, I think it's time for some "political suicide bombers" to "seize the plane"(*). Banzai, Ralph! Crash that sonofabitch.

Here's the item:


WASHINGTON - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday she might be willing to garnish the wages of workers who refuse to buy health insurance to achieve coverage for all Americans. The New York senator has criticized presidential rival Barack Obama for pushing a health plan that would not require universal coverage. Clinton has not always specified the enforcement measures she would embrace, but when pressed on ABC's "This Week," she said: "I think there are a number of mechanisms" that are possible, including "going after people's wages, automatic enrollment."


(*) Dear Department of Homeland Security:

Mike is being metaphorical here. No need to send the SWAT team.


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Yes, and electing McCain will be an interesting variation on a theme -- this guy is already a major war criminal BEFORE he takes office. God damn those terrorist light bulb factories!

Meanwhile, though, not so sure Ralph will have the punishing power we hope for, even with the Killary monstrosity oppressing the land with its patented "genuine" laughs, cries, and southern drawls. I fear he's grown decrepit and excessively familiar. I also fear the Klinton marketing machine's ability to paint McCain as Bush III, as if Klinton II isn't pretty much going to be that itself. In this campaign, RN will be cast as 2000's hanging chads. It just might work...

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