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  •  Have you seen Josh Marshall's (4.00)
    post on the health care proposals Chimpy will be unveiling in the SOTU?  If you haven't it is a must read.  

    He links to NYT article.

    Josh says:

    But the core premise of the policies the president is about to lay out is that Americans are over-insured when it comes to health insurance. Over-insured. Got too much insurance.

    These aren't my words. These are the words used by the conservative policy-wonks who came up with the president's proposals. Just hop over to Google and start googling the phrase 'over insured' along with 'health' and 'conservative'. This what they think; and what the president thinks. It's why he's behind these ideas.

    And he offers excellent advice to Dems:

    The president wants to make health care his political issue this year. No Democrat should open their mouth this year on this topic without first saying this: The president thinks the problem is that Americans have too much health insurance; we don't
    .

    True dat!

    Just because a person has faith doesn't mean that he isn't full of crap.-- Pastordan

    by Maggie Mae on Sat Jan 28, 2006 at 11:42:01 PM PST

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    •  Wahhhh? (none)
      The only explanation for this baffling statement is that when he says "Americans" he actually means to say "Myself and my inner circle and my dogs".
    •  So in other words (4.00)
      Americans who don't have - and can't afford - health insurance, will be encouraged to put the money they're now using to house, feed and clothe their families, into "Health Savings Accounts."

      Isn't that just another way of saying "Pay for your own damned health care, poor America?"

      Over-insured, my ASS!!!

      Actually, I'm drooling over this.  With the Medicare Part D(isaster) plan taking hold this year, the whole country - seniors, and their kids who have to sort out the Medicare mess for them - will (hopefully) realize this guy truly has no grasp of reality.

      Tru dat? Hell, yeah!!!

      •  Ding, ding, ding (none)
        I think this is exactly right.

        Wall Street is so afraid retiring baby boomers are going to pull their money out of the market and spend it on their "golden years" that they are going to continue to push for policy that will require the rest of America to put their money in the market, like it or not.

        Just because a person has faith doesn't mean that he isn't full of crap.-- Pastordan

        by Maggie Mae on Sun Jan 29, 2006 at 08:24:45 AM PST

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    •  translation (4.00)
      "Bush: my friends on Wall Street are desperately looking for another influx of cash (they need their commissions!)-- and since I blew it with the privatizing Social Security bamboozle, I'm looking for another way to force Main Street into the pockets of Wall Street."
    •  Just when I think that (4.00)
      Bush has gone to the zenith (or nadir?) of his stupidity and viciousness, he forces me to reassess him.

      I would say that Bush makes me vomit, but as I'm one of 43 million uninsured Americans, I can't afford to be sick.

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