Former Senators James Abourezk and George McGovern were in town Thursday night to promote the campaign of Scott Heidepriem for governor, outlining why they support him and are raising money.
The question of health-care and the absurdities raised as objections to reform came up. One of the problems is the length and complexity of the 1,300-page bill on the floor of the House. While the bill tries to be comprehensive in its provisions, the maze of cross-references allows the perfidy-and-malice squads, led by the likes of Rep. Joe Wilson, to contrive misrepresentations and false accusations for which they can create obfuscations . The bill is like a huge Rorschach blot onto which the GOP is projecting its psycho-pathologies.
George McGovern says he can reduce the bill to one sentence: Extend Medicare to all U.S. citizens. .
He answers the questions of paying for by noting that the insurance industry claims $450 a year of our health-care dollars. That same money could better spent by applying it directly to the medical care of Americans. And there is the $907 billion we have spent so far on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The opposition can find funds to support the killing and maiming but they can't afford to help 47 million Americans who can't afford health-care.
In one sentence, the issue could be solved and the debate ended. But that would deprive people of an issue on which to impose their malevolent fantasies.
News, notes, and observations from the James River Valley in northern South Dakota with special attention to reviewing the performance of the media--old and new. E-Mail to MinneKota@gmail.com
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