Tuesday, March 23, 2010
So today president Obama signed it into law. I think there are still some little hurdles to be, well hurdled, but it looks like we finally got a bit of health care reform. It's not all that I was hoping for, but it's sure better than nothing.I just want to tell all the people who feel like the bill was rushed through to please shut up. We've been waiting for this for 50 years. Too bad FDR just didn't get it done properly back during the New Deal. Oh well. Still plenty of work to do. Maybe the best part is that now I can stop writing about this and get to an issue that I really care about. Palestine. Stay tuned.
Thursday, March 04, 2010
I haven't posted for a week or two and certainly no one has been stopping by to read this blog and I have to tell you that it's certainly no surprise. I mean, this stuff is pretty boring. All I write about is health care, used to be that all I ever cared about was foreign policy. The bush years sort of left a bad taste in my mouth when it comes to that subject, especially since when you really look at the democratic positions, they're just about the same. America's sense of exceptionalism and its love affair with Israel continue no matter the administration. Health care was a place that I once, perhaps naively, felt that we could all come together. It's good for business, good for the middle class, rich people don't care (or shouldn't) what's the problem, right? Yeah, well that turned out to be illusory. Now I'm all for reconciliation. Just stuff the best bill possible (probably not very good) down the throats of the republicans and let the tea party wackos work themselves into such a frenzy that everyone will see them for who they are, ignorant, uneducated weirdos. I'm sure I'm being overly harsh. They must have some intelligent contributions to make,they're just overshadowed by such opportunists as Bachman and Palin who want nothing but power. I understand libertarianism, I just think its a bit of a utopia, i.e. unobtainable. Well, I'm rambling now so END POST.