Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Rudy's health care plan:

Fuck the poor:
I don't like mandating health care. I don't like it because it erodes what makes health care work in this country--the free market, the profit motive. A mandate takes choice away from people. We've got to let people make choices. We've got to let them take the risk--do they want to be covered? Do they want health insurance? Because, ultimately, if they don't, well, then, they may not be taken care of.
Of course, since Giuliani's sole health care idea is a tax deduction for medical care, if you're in the bottom tax bracket, pay no taxes at all or have a preexisting medical condition or insurance companies just don't like the look of you, then no health care for you sucka.

And when discussing any other system, anywhere else that operates on any other premise but fuck the poor - just make shit up:

OK, Rudy Giuliani has just released an ad claiming that the survival rate from prostate cancer is much higher in America than in Britain, thus proving the failure of socialized medicine.

The problem is that his claim is just plain false. In fact, mortality rates from prostate cancer are almost the same in America and Britain.

So instead of a health care plan, what Rudy offers is an ideological argument for why he shouldn't have to have a health care plan buttressed with flat out lies about countries that do have health care plans.

So any bets as to whether the so called 'liberal' media in America will call Rudy on his bullshit and provide some actual context for his non-plan? Aside from maybe Olberman or Krugman that is?

Hey, he's America's mayor! Asking hard questions and pointing out lies is unpatriotic! 9/11!!! 9/11!!!!!

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