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  •  It isn't just corporate American tho . . . (3+ / 0-)

    And that's the root of the problem: This is a society that still finds it acceptable to tie health care to employment, because it seems important to maintain the status quo at all costs. Most people act out of fear---they blame and/or ignore the poor because they're terrified that "it" might happen to them, so they have to make up reasons to convince themselves that they'll never be poor. (They'll always work hard; they'll follow the rules; they'll eat right and exercise so they won't get sick; they'll buy ginormous vehicles built like tanks so they won't be as likely to be injured in an accident blah blah blah.) And the poor aren't taking responsibility for themselves by doing all of these things---that's why it's their own fault that they're poor, and why they can't AFFORD---and thus don't DESERVE, health care.

    It's the sickest--and from the perspective of global competition--stoopidest thing I've ever seen.

    "You've never seen everything. . ." Bruce Cockburn

    by girlsanger on Mon Jun 07, 2010 at 04:00:24 PM PDT

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