Sunday, March 21, 2010

It's the end of the U.S. as we know it.


So says Mark Steyn.

OH NOES!!! TEH U.S. HEALTHCARE INSURANCE MACHINE MIGHT FIND IT MORE DIFFICULT TO MAKE RECORD PROFITS OFF OF PEOPLE GETTING SICK OR INJURED!!! MORE HEALTHCARE DOLLARS MIGHT GO TOWARDS ACTUAL HEALTHCARE!!! TEH HORROR!1!!

Anyone think that this will give the Republicans pause to reconsider their current strategy of manufactured hysteria?

Pass the popcorn.

EDIT: CK of "Sister Sage's Musings" has some good commentary up as well.


3 comments:

CK said...

Well, this health care bill soooo damned watered down...there's no public option, whatsoever.

Americans, largely in part, have got to be the weirdest society: they are nit picking and going all anally retentive to actually only stop short of Roe V Wade and evul soshalism. Yikes!

Also, apparently, that whole discrimination on pre-existing conditions will and can go on in this bill.

Yet,Americans are still paranoid about it somehow leading to the dreaded single-payer?? Oh the horror!

What's sad is, while we pay attention to health care reform debates in the U.S., our health care system is being Americanized as we speak.

I only wish we had a voice as powerful as those idiot tea-baggers state side to help us demonstrate to a) stop the expansion of private for profit in Canada & b)get our public system back on track the way it was before the Liberals cut health transfers in the 90s.

I am noticing more and more through reading and my own and that of my family's experiences with health care as of late that it's the greedy doctors who are deliberately withholding services.

Audrey II said...

I think you're right that this healthcare bill is watered down. It wasn't "Canadian healthcare" to begin with, and it's even less so now, which makes Hunter's histrionics that much more of a non-sequitur.

Hunter's post (like Holmes rants) exploits ignorance rather than accurately representing what exists here in Canada and what is being proposed in the states. Maybe she's hunting for blog hits, but she's shedding intellectual honesty to do so.

I, too, would like more vocal opposition to the chipping away at Canadian healthcare that's been going on in this country, but whatever form and volume it takes, let it not echo the teabaggers' heavy reliance on rhetoric, hysteria, and ignorance that Hunter's trying to tap in to.

CK said...

Yeah, I saw that she published my comment. Actually surprised. Also, to date, I'm the last one to have commented at her post. No one else has jumped all over it. Gee, did I render the Blogging Romper Roomies speechless?

I put in my own 2 cents on my last post as Steyn's idiocy draws paralells to Silly Sally Pipes rantings on the big Astral Talk Radio last Wednesday.

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