Health Care Failure Could Spur a Million Gun March on Washington.
Posted by politicalpartypooper on February 7, 2010
I led off yesterday’s post with:
It has been over a year since the dark days before the 2008 Presidential Election, when Hank Paulson and Ben Bernanke came to us with a “little problem”. That problem caused John McCain to “suspend” his campaign, and rush back to Washington, so he could help Barack Obama and the Democratic Senate give money to AIG and “Banks Too Big To Fail”.
The bill that gave all of that money to our banks and AIG passed in about a week. John McCain had this to say about it at the time:
I think that the original version has been improved, but now we can’t let perfect be the enemy of the good, and move forward because I think the situation really requires us to act.
And when John McCain speaks, people listen. The bill passed the Senate and House, and the most important part and people of America were saved.
In early 2009, we started talking about the health care crisis in America. In fact, we’ve been talking about it since that last time it was brought to the table in the early Nineties. In September of 2009, it was estimated that 45,000 people die every year due to a lack of health insurance. FORTY…FIVE…THOUSAND…PEOPLE.
February of 2010 is upon us, and after nearly a year of debate over A health care bill, the issue is stalled. Real panic set in during September of 2009 the first time the bailout bill failed in Congress, with a full-court press from the press to spur the bill to victory, and ALL WE WERE TALKING ABOUT WAS MONEY. FORTY-FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE DYING every year, and the press currently couldn’t care less. Neither could our Senate, or our House.
Where is the great American Hero, John McCain, in this most troubling of times? Wasn’t he the one who used “Nation First” as a campaign platform? Well, John? What about it? What does it look like that you “suspend” your campaign, and rush back to Washington to pass a bailout bill for your buddies on Wall Street, and lift not even one finger to help health care reform pass for your ACTUAL CONSTITUENTS, Forty-Five Thousand of whom are DYING every year?
And what about Congress? Why is your ass placed conveniently upon your hands at this moment? Why are you not getting this done? Are you really trying to tell us that you don’t give a shit how many Americans die due to lack of health insurance? Are you really telling us that your sugar daddies are more important?
If you want a million gun march on Washington, keep it up. If you want people with actual guns standing outside the Capital waiting to hear your excuses for why health care reform is not passable, just keep sticking your fingers in your ear.