Holidaze

Assholes Conservatives for Patient’s Rights, the well-funded astrotruf group run by disgraced former Columbia/HCA executive Rick Scott (who was ousted from the company that was subsequently fined a record $1.5 billion for Medicare fraud) will be running commercials in the Boston area with the intention of “dogging” President Obama during his week-long vacation on Martha’s Vineyard while also redoubling their efforts to foment outrage against the public option at town halls across the country.

President Bush of course made 149 visits to Camp David (487 days) and 77 to his “ranch” in Crawford (490 days) during his presidency. In other words, he spent fully one-third of his entire time in office on “vacation” (usually described otherwise in the media).

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9 responses to “Holidaze

  1. I’m wondering why the likes of moveon.org hasn’t run ads outing this guy?

  2. I’m not sure an “outing” is required as it’s no secret. It’s been mentioned on the news and he’s quite shameless about his involvement with the massive fraud perpetrated by his former company. Unfortunately, nobody seems to care. Why, I don’t know.

  3. Blues Clair

    Higher taxes on soda? fuck… goddamn socialists.

  4. Ti-Guy

    American Democrats are just not sending enough death threats.

  5. Ti-Guy

    Unfortunately, nobody seems to care. Why, I don’t know.

    Personally, it’s my belief that Americans, as a whole, buy into the notion that these kinds of ethical/moral lapses are just “the cost of doing business.” Explains America’s foreign policy, for one thing.

  6. RT, sounds like you could use some Rage-Ex.

  7. burpster

    Half of the townhall protesters are already using government run healthcare. It boggles the mind how stupid these people are.

  8. jacksmith

    NO CO-OP’S! A Little History Lesson

    Young People. America needs your help.

    More than two thirds of the American people want a single payer health care system. And if they cant have a single payer system 77% of all Americans want a strong government-run public option on day one (86% of democrats, 75% of independents, and 72% republicans). Basically everyone.

    Our last great economic catastrophe was called the Great Depression. Then as now it was caused by a reckless, and corrupt Republican administration and republican congress. FDR a Democrat, was then elected to save the nation and the American people from the unbridled GREED and profiteering, of the unregulated predatory self-interest of the banking industry and Wallstreet. Just like now.

    FDR proposed a Government-run health insurance plan to go with Social Security. To assure all Americans high quality, easily accessible, affordable, National Healthcare security. Regardless of where you lived, worked, or your ability to pay. But the AMA riled against it. Using all manor of scare tactics, like Calling it SOCIALIZED MEDICINE!! :-0

    So FDR established thousands of co-op’s around the country in rural America. And all of them failed. The biggest of these co-op organizations would become the grandfather of the predatory monster that all of you know today as the DISGRACEFUL GREED DRIVEN PRIVATE FOR PROFIT health insurance industry. And the DISGRACEFUL GREED DRIVEN PRIVATE FOR PROFIT healthcare industry.

    This former co-op would grow so powerful that it would corrupt every aspect of healthcare delivery in America. Even corrupting the Government of the United States.

    This former co-op’s name is BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD.

    Do you see now why even the suggestion of co-op’s is ridiculous. It makes me so ANGRY! Co-op’s are not a substitute for a government-run public option.

    They are trying to pull the wool over our eye’s again. Senators, if you don’t have the votes now, GET THEM! Or turn them over to us. WE WILL! DEAL WITH THEM. Why do you think we gave your party Control of the House, Control of the Senate, Control of the Whitehouse. The only option on the table that has any chance of fixing our healthcare crisis is a STRONG GOVERNMENT-RUN PUBLIC OPTION.

    An insurance mandate and subsidies without a strong government-run public option choice available on day one, would be worse than the healthcare catastrophe we have now. The insurance, and healthcare industry have been very successful at exploiting the good hearts of the American people. But Congress and the president must not let that happen this time. House Progressives and members of the Tri-caucus must continue to hold firm on their demand for a strong Government-run public option.

    A healthcare reform bill with mandates and subsidies but without a STRONG government-run public option choice on day one, would be much worse than NO healthcare reform at all. So you must be strong and KILL IT! if you have too. And let the chips fall where they may. You can do insurance reform without mandates, subsidies, or taxpayer expense.

    Actually, no tax payer funds should be use to subsidize any private for profit insurance plans. So, NO TAX PAYER SUBSIDIZES TO PRIVATE FOR PROFIT PLANS. Tax payer funds should only be used to subsidize the public plans. Healthcare reform should be 100% for the American people. Not another taxpayer bailout of the private for profit insurance industry, disguised as healthcare reform for the people.

    God Bless You

    Jacksmith — Working Class

    Twitter search #welovetheNHS #NHS Check it out

    (http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/25/why-markets-cant-cure-healthcare/)

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbWw23XwO5o) CYBER WARRIORS!! – TAKE THIS VIRAL

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