On healthcareBill Lazar: "Let's not forget about the moral component of the issue. Most of the opposition to the public option seems to be coming from conservative Republicans and these people overwhelmingly self-identify as deeply religious. All of their Bibles (and Torahs and Korans) speak of the need to show compassion, to care for a brother in need." - Yeah, I think of that particular case myself, a lot. The reply would be "Well, if I get to keep more of my money I can give it to folks that need it." Fair enough. The question is do you do that? If so, good for you! If not, what are you waiting for?
I agree with Bill on a lot of his points, and I also agree the current bill is no panacea. Like him I have no idea how to fix it, but it would be nice to have an option for people without insurance.
This is a tough problem to solve, it takes serious people to solve it. If folks could just put the emotions away, think, share their opinions without fear mongering, things would be a whole lot better. The Republican tack has been to scare people, why is that? It seems like a holdover from the Bush Presidency, with Mr. Paranoid himself, Dick Cheney. Next thing you know they'll have you believing it was the terrorists that started the bill.
Let the bill stand, or fall, on its own. As responsible citizens we need to share our opinions with our representatives. Its their job to represent us. Call your Congressmen, tell them you either do, or don't, want a health care option. Ultimately that's about all we can do, right?
Let the flames begin!
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