I ran across a couple of items about health care and politics this morning. Close to home, Blue Indiana and Sylvia Smith highlight the dishonesty of President Bush and Mark Souder in their opposition of the bill to provide health care to children (also opposed by Baron Hill, Steve Buyer, Dan Burton, and Mike Pence). Bush and his parrots are pushing the line that the bill would pay for health care for children of families making $83,000 per year. That figure is just flat not true. But, I guess they have to grasp at straws to explain opposition to providing health care to children when their failed policies in Iraq are costing taxpayers $2 to $3 billion per week.
Dark Syde at Daily Kos has a post about the decreasing effectiveness of the rhetoric of those who oppose national universal health care.
And the scare tactics used to deprive us of decent, affordable medical insurance time and time again? Well, those old gray talking points ainâ€™t what they used to be …
Universal Healthcare means waiting in line for rationed, life-saving treatment!
Do people who spout this crap truly believe that anyone is buying it any more? Weâ€™re waiting in line now and everyone knows it.