Tuesday, January 18, 2011

You can fool uniformed people all of the time

Today is the day the gop baffles their base with BullPoo. They are going to waste time and tax dollars with a *ahem* symbolic vote to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, also known as ObamaCare or the job killing health care reform bill.

The gop is counting on the uninformed and the misinformed not knowing the media enabled TeaPublicans are voting for the following:
1. Forcing vulnerable seniors to pay thousands of additional out-of-pocket dollars for their medication.

2. Allowing insurers insurers to discriminate against children with pre-existing conditions.

3.Raising taxes on small businesses, forcing young people off their family's insurance plan.

4. Forcing young people off their family's insurance plan.

Because the TeaPublicans control the House the bill will pass but die quickly in the democratically controlled Senate. Then comes round two of Baffle the uninformed with BullPoo.
Republicans, who already know that repeal will fail, are preparing to begin the longer and more complex campaign to replace, rewrite, or simply undermine various parts of the bill. [. . .] That will allow them to focus their energies on the parts of the legislation that are tough for Democrats to defend, rather than letting the Democrats force them to focus on the parts of the legislation that are easy for Democrats to defend.

Now if democrats were smart, and if the media would do it's J-O-B and inform the public with facts and not spin, they would connect health care with J-O-B-S.

In a great example of farcical rhetoric, House Republicans have named their health care bill the "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act," as part of a silly campaign to argue the law is responsible for job losses.

Just at the surface level, the charge is transparently false. Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, the private sector has added 1.1 million jobs. Roughly a fifth of that total -- more than 200,000 -- were jobs created in the health care industry. If GOP rhetoric were true, these jobs wouldn't have been created.

If we had more Jon Stewarts and Bill Mahers and fewer Talking TeeVeePundit Heads the country wouldn't be in this mess because the American people would know support for expanding the health care bill is stronger than for repeal.

The right (who is wrong about everything) has managed to convince the uniformed they don't need no stinking access to affordable health reform because they are unaware half of Americans under the age of 65 have pre-existing conditions.
Republicans immediately disparaged the analysis as "public relations." An insurance industry spokesman acknowledged that sick people can have trouble buying insurance on their own but said the analysis overstates the problem.

The study found that one-fifth to one-half of non-elderly people in the United States have ailments that trigger rejection or higher prices in the individual insurance market. They range from cancer to chronic illnesses such as heart disease, asthma and high blood pressure.

We don't know what we don't know we don't know~Donald Rumsfield

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