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    that right!   I am still holding out hope.  It's tenuous but it's there.

    •  Is your Hope their Briar Patch of public option? (0+ / 0-)

      Sort of like reverse psychology, they are trying to portray the public option, which forces mandatory insurance they can't afford on Americans instead of single payer which has proven itself to work all around the world
      Wow, what a sophisticated strategy!

      I read this old story when I was little..

      "I've got you this time, Brer Rabbit," said Brer Fox, jumping up and shaking off the dust. "You've sassed me for the very last time. Now I wonder what I should do with you?"

      Brer Rabbit's eyes got very large. "Oh please Brer Fox, whatever you do, please don't throw me into the briar patch."

      "Maybe I should roast you over a fire and eat you," mused Brer Fox. "No, that's too much trouble. Maybe I'll hang you instead."

      "Roast me! Hang me! Do whatever you please," said Brer Rabbit. "Only please, Brer Fox, please don't throw me into the briar patch."

      "If I'm going to hang you, I'll need some string," said Brer Fox. "And I don't have any string handy. But the stream's not far away, so maybe I'll drown you instead."

      "Drown me! Roast me! Hang me! Do whatever you please," said Brer Rabbit. "Only please, Brer Fox, please don't throw me into the briar patch."

      "The briar patch, eh?" said Brer Fox. "What a wonderful idea! You'll be torn into little pieces!"

      Does this seem like sort of a trap, since Brer Rabbit (the insurance industry) escapes both punishment, and wins a continuation of the situation he uses to exploit people, and freedom?

      Grabbing up the tar-covered rabbit, Brer Fox swung him around and around and then flung him head over heels into the briar patch. Brer Rabbit let out such a scream as he fell that all of Brer Fox's fur stood straight up. Brer Rabbit fell into the briar bushes with a crash and a mighty thump. Then there was silence.

      Brer Fox cocked one ear toward the briar patch, listening for whimpers of pain. But he heard nothing. Brer Fox cocked the other ear toward the briar patch, listening for Brer Rabbit's death rattle. He heard nothing.

      Then Brer Fox heard someone calling his name. He turned around and looked up the hill. Brer Rabbit was sitting on a log combing the tar out of his fur with a wood chip and looking smug.

      "I was bred and born in the briar patch, Brer Fox," he called. "Born and bred in the briar patch."

      And Brer Rabbit skipped away as merry as a cricket while Brer Fox ground his teeth in rage and went home.

      So, is public option the briar patch? And are you folks playing Brer Rabbit with us?

      Health insurance premiums are projected to consume one third of family income by 2010, and all of it by 2025 (Am Fam Physician. 2005;72:)

      by Andiamo on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 07:55:41 AM PDT

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