Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Real Change Came with Social Security in 1935 and Medicare in 1965: Why So Apoplectic Now?

Tags: Why Americans So Apoplectic About New Healthcare Bill?, Propaganda?, Fear?, Change?

Is it the fear that giving to the poorer half of the mostly darker, but plenty of light faces population or 150,000,000 Americans life-saving healthcare and eliminating the ability of the Insurance companies from denying care if we get sick and not permitting insurance companies to not insure anyone with pre-existing conditions which will probably include a majority of us once we get over age 40?

It is certainly not about taxes because only the top 2 percent are being taxed and only the million plus income families get a significant tax bitePublish Post of less than a 2% tax increase. It is certainly not about contributing to the deficits because the Congressional Budget Office did not count the part of the bill which has the potential to bring out huge savings in both Medicare and insurance in general while at the same time significantly improving the healthcare given to everyone. Still in the second ten years, the CBO predicts a trillion dollars in savings!

Could it be that because the top one percent has taken so much away from the rest of us in the last 30 years, we feel very insecure about our own financial and health future? Or is it the lies that Republicans have repeated so often that even intelligent people have fallen for them?

That is how propaganda works as the Nazi propagandist found using the book from a Jewish nephew of Sigmund Freud, the British Edward Bernays who wrote the 1928 book "Propaganda" which Hitler read while in prison is really worth reading because we get so much in the press/media that no one seems to know the real truths. "Trust Us We're Experts," is also well worth reading because they give us examples of how the press/media makes us stupid!

Jim Kawakami, 3/30/2010, http://jimboguy.blogspot.com

... But the bill does not erect a huge New Deal-Great Society-style government program. In lieu of a public option, it delivers 32 million newly insured Americans to private insurers. As no less a conservative authority than The Wall Street Journal editorial page observed last week, the bill’s prototype is the health care legislation Mitt Romney signed into law in Massachusetts. It contains what used to be considered Republican ideas.

Yet it’s this bill that inspired G.O.P. congressmen on the House floor to egg on disruptive protesters even as they were being evicted from the gallery by the Capitol Police last Sunday. It’s this bill that prompted a congressman to shout “baby killer” at Bart Stupak, a staunch anti-abortion Democrat. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/28/opinion/28rich.html?src=me&ref=general


The Rage Is Not About Health Care

Published: March 27, 2010

THERE were times when last Sunday’s great G.O.P. health care implosion threatened to bring the thrill back to reality television. On ABC’s “This Week,” a frothing and filibustering Karl Rove all but lost it in a debate with the Obama strategist David Plouffe. A few hours later, the perennially copper-faced Republican leader John Boehner revved up his “Hell no, you can’t!” incantation in the House chamber — instant fodder for a new viral video remixing his rap with will.i.am’s “Yes, we can!” classic from the campaign. Boehner, having previously likened the health care bill to Armageddon, was now so apoplectic you had to wonder if he had just discovered one of its more obscure revenue-generating provisions, a tax on indoor tanning salons. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/28/opinion/28rich.html?src=me&ref=general

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