This is the most depressing thing I've read since, well, yesterday. Why does it continue to shock and depress me that the left wants to ruin this country?
The voices on the right, of conservatism, and of the majority of Americans could not be more clear - we don't want Obamacare. Yet Harry Reid and company are intent on jamming it upon us no matter what.
Despite the CBO analysis, which Professor Jacobson points out, is not even in legislative language yet and therefore can't really be properly scored, there are plenty of other reasons to hate this legislation. Foremost in my mind is that it is simply going to lead to inferior care. Every plan on the table so far reduces the level of care you currently receive. The Baucus plan will lead to long waits and deferred care - rationing.
The justification for all this just isn't there. The left screams about all those that are uninsured but many of them choose to be.
The arguments have all been made and I can't make them more forcefully now than I could in the months I've been writing about it. And by the looks of this Foundry post, there's no point anyway. It's a done deal.
So now I have to take my disgust and disillusion out on those lame, weak, bottom feeding members of Congress from both Houses and reject almost all of them. There are no Republican leaders there fighting hard enough for me. Oh, the occasional weak, wishy-washy patsy will amble up to a microphone and give some little self-righteous speech about how this is a travesty but he's not doing much else about it.
In 2010 we need to clean house and get some real leaders in there, if there are any to be found, and take this country back. It's going to take years to undo the damage that's been done already and if Obamacare passes, we're screwed.
Damn, that's a gloomy way to start the day. So sorry.