No public option, no deal.
I will NOT be forced to buy private insurance from the crooked cartels.
I will NOT allow my wages to be forced into padding some millionaire CEO's salary.
I will NOT be robbed and told how much my robber is helping me.
This is what I think of your freaking mandates, mister Congresscritter.
Fine me, Tax me, whatever, I don't give a flying fork, but I ain't gonna pay, no way, no how.
If you want my money, you can frigging pry it from my cold, dead, uninsured hands.
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Let it be known here and now, I will NOT be forced to buy junk insurance from the for-profit death by spreadsheet insurance cartels that have robbed and killed my fellow Americans for decades without end.
I am uninsured for a good reason. I CAN NOT AFFORD IT! I am unemployed now, but even when I was fully employed I still couldn't afford health insurance. Why? BECAUSE IT WAS TOO EXPENSIVE! Subsidies won't fix that without NON PROFIT COMPETITION to drive prices down. So sue me for not having an extra $700 lying around at the end of the month on my gaudy $10+ per hour wage. I didn't have it then and after the Wall St clusterf$%k that still hasn't been re-regulated or resolved, I don't have it now.
I don't need mandates to force me to buy shit I don't want or subsidies paid with my own tax dollars to help me want it more, I need a fucking job. If the fools on the Hill can't help me get a job but can spend my money for me before I have even earned it I have news for them, and it isn't suitable for any children in the room to hear.
As for a mandate to buy junk insurance from the private insurance industry that has bled my countrymen and women dry for over half a century, BULLSHIT! I will make it my personal mission to throw out of power the politicians who force this Corporatist farce of a reform down my throat. I was not screwing around last summer when I said Dear Dems, Feed me a Sh!t Sandwich on HCR and I'll BURN THIS MFing TENT TO THE GROUND. I meant it then and I mean it now.
And to those who will wail and gnash teeth and say "But we will lose our majorities" I will say GUESS WHAT? WE NEVER HAD MAJORITIES IN THE FIRST PLACE!
41 Conservatives + 15 ConservaDems IS the Majority!
Because the Democratic party is on the verge of doing something that the Republicans have only done in their wildest dreams, they are about to privatize America's health insurance industry.
And I am supposed to consider that a victory? For who, me?
Dems will try to look surprised if/when they get their asses handed to them in 2010, as if they had no idea why they might lose, as if screwing your base over by finding any reason you can to NOT use your majorities and put in competition and cost controls for the insurance cartels had nothing to do with it, despite those overwhelming majorities and all. Aw, shucks, kabuki is sure complicated and hard, isn't it, Walt?
So for the Democrats reading this, I am certain others will agree with me.
F#$k it, I don't care. I am poorer and deeper in debt than I have ever been, and you can't get blood from a stone.
And you can't get votes or volunteer work or campaign donations from a stone either.
So good luck in 2010, dear Dems. You'll need it, because there are many, many others like me who will be damned before they re-elect a bunch of corporatist crooks like these to rob us and smile in our faces over it. Again.
We don't have the votes for a public option? Bullshit. We don't have the BALLS.
The banks own those too.