Dumb enough to get ripped-off for healthcare = dumb enough to vote for Trump

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Yes, all those countries paying a lot less than Americans for their healthcare mostly have what American pundits now call “single-payer” health insurance coverage. Mostly, those countries call it a National Health Service and have no hangups over discussing socialized medicine. Since we live in the land that invented McCarthyism and took over the Big Lie after Hitler and Goebbels were shut down, you won’t hear those terms except as a pejorative from Republicans…the right-wing half of our TweedleDeeDumb political parties.

Insurance companies, healthcare providers, corporate pharma? They simply donate to both parties and now own two complete sets of plastic fantastic Congressional bobbleheads.

6 thoughts on “Dumb enough to get ripped-off for healthcare = dumb enough to vote for Trump

  1. moss says:

    Not as sharp-tongued as thee; but, you’re right. Especially seniors. Aside from the rare Congressional progressive, there are few national organizations committed to doing other than rolling over for insurance companies, the medical-industrial complex. AARP being the best example of a serious national challenge to the status quo being wholly co-opted, turning into a profitable insurance broker, willing to sell out seniors for the right price.

    I don’t know the status of real challenges inside the Democratic Party anymore. We’re lucky enough in NM to have a few solid progressives who’ve risen to the top – looks like lower level activists moving along as well. I still have to worry about them being stopped in their tracks by folks loyal to an establishment owned by traditional power brokerage – not real reform – much less principled transformation.

  2. Ed Gibbon says:

    “‘Trump Is What Happens When a Political Party Abandons Ideas.’ By Bruce Bartlett (6/24/17) http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/24/intellectual-conservatives-lost-republican-trump-215259 As surprising as Trump’s young presidency has been, it’s also the natural outgrowth of 30 years of Republican pandering to the lowest common denominator in American politics. …Trump is what happens when a political party abandons ideas, demonizes intellectuals, degrades politics and simply pursues power for the sake of power.” (Bartlett served as a domestic policy adviser to Ronald Reagan and as a Treasury official under George H. W. Bush)

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