Lefties Nancy Pelosi and Dick Durbin are shocked, shocked, that not all Americans are willing to hand over their health care to government bureucrats. It can't be that the whole idea of nationalized healthcare is wrong, oh heavens no - every academic and editorial writer agrees that the free market system has to go!
So who's to blame? Why, the free market system, and those who (gasp! ) profit within it while providing desperately needed services. Listen to "Dick" Durbin (D-Ill):
"There are people out there with a lot of money at stake in this debate,” Durbin said. “The health insurance companies are some of the most profitable businesses in America. By fighting change they're protecting their bottom line.”
Actually, it seems as if most of the TV time has been taken up by Obama and the liberal talking heads, explaining to us why it is so important that they commandeer 17% of the economy. Is that because it will be profitable for them, instead?
From the mouth of Nutjob Nancy Pelosi:
"It's almost immoral what they are doing," Pelosi said to reporters, referring to insurance companies. "Of course they've been immoral all along in how they have treated the people that they insure," she said, adding, "They are the villains. They have been part of the problem in a major way. They are doing everything in their power to stop a public option from happening."
Sorry, guys. I pay for my health insurance, it's not great but it is pretty darn good, and frankly I don't give a damn if someone is making money off of it, as long as my needs are being met. I don't see how someone is a villain for making a profit while providing an important service...
Interesting choice of words, though. Insurance providers are now "immoral villians". Maybe it explains why, despite Obama's ever-more irritable protestations, that I feel we all will lose more options under government-run health care than we will gain.
After all, if capitalists are villians, they must be eliminated, no? And if Obama/Pelosi/Durbin Reid are willing to undertake the destruction of the private insurance sector in order to be the last men standing, well...how much choice will I have left in my heath care once the smoke clears? Certainly, if you can eliminate our options via legislation and inflammatory rhetoric, why - we'll have to turn to the Democrats for heath care!
Let's see how far this assault on capitalism, and heath insurance, takes the Demcorats, especially among capitalists and those who are already insured...