Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Is This New?

I was watching John McCain's live, primary election victory speech tonight. He beat JD Hayworth, who is an ignorant blowhard and hard core bigot. That's getting to be no mean feat in Arizona, which used to be a fiscally conservative but secular humanist, Western stronghold. This virtually ensures him another 6 years in the Senate.

He let go with a bit of rhetoric that I have not heard before but maybe I haven't been paying close enough attention. He said that the first order of business for the Republican Congress in 2011 will be to repeal and REPLACE ObamaCare.

What this tells us is that the Republicans have given up the struggle against universal, comprehensive health care coverage in America. Their goal now will be to bury the memory that the Republicans voted unanimously against health care reform and they are willing to provide Americans with an even better and probably more expensive package to do it. Hoo-Ray!

I'm all for that. It might be a real good thing for the Republicans to regain control of Congress.


Contrary said...

Employees in the medical profession should take pay cuts so medical costs will go down.

reddog said...

OK with me. Start with doctors and hospital administrators

Anonymous said...

Don't forget elementary economics.

If prices are too low, demand is great. etc etc. If people were forced to pay out of their pockets or their estates for final end of life care, we could shutter half the ICUS.

Pay is a very small part of health care costs. BUT it makes a good headline.

Wifey MD only practices because she loves it. How to replace a woman like that, some low bidding chinee?

Anonymous said...

Det. Thorn: It's people. Soylent Green is made out of people. They're making our food out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them!

Hatcher: I promise, Tiger. I promise. I'll tell the exchange.

Det. Thorn: You tell everybody. Listen to me, Hatcher. You've gotta tell them! Soylent Green is people! We've gotta stop them somehow!

Lee said...

I wonder if the Republicans will be as successful at repealing Obamacare as they have been at outlawing abortion?