Get This, Dennis Kucinich Voted No
by James Glaser
November 9, 2009

You have to know there is something very wrong with the Democrat's Health Care Bill if a Democrat like Dennis Kuninich had to vote, NO. Here is something Kucinich wrote explaining his vote.

We have been led to believe that we must make our health care choices only within the current structure of a predatory, for-profit insurance system which makes money not providing health care. We cannot fault the insurance companies for being what they are. But we can fault legislation in which the government incentivizes the perpetuation, indeed the strengthening, of the for-profit health insurance industry, the very source of the problem. When health insurance companies deny care or raise premiums, co-pays and deductibles they are simply trying to make a profit. That is our system.

Clearly, the insurance companies are the problem, not the solution. They are driving up the cost of health care. Because their massive bureaucracy avoids paying bills so effectively, they force hospitals and doctors to hire their own bureaucracy to fight the insurance companies to avoid getting stuck with an unfair share of the bills. The result is that since 1970, the number of physicians has increased by less than 200% while the number of administrators has increased by 3000%. It is no wonder that 31 cents of every health care dollar goes to administrative costs, not toward providing care. Even those with insurance are at risk. The single biggest cause of bankruptcies in the U.S. is health insurance policies that do not cover you when you get sick.

You know and I know, and now it appears that Dennis Kucinich knows that the health insurance companies, along with the rest of the for-profit health care industry, owns the Democrat Party. They own them, because they have bought and paid for them over the years with campaign money and nice jobs for our politician's loved ones. Oh, don't kid yourself, they own the Republicans, too.

You know and I know our government can't run a health care system. In truth, it is not much good at running anything. That is why the United States is the largest debtor nation in the world. Washington knows how to spend, but Washington has no idea how to budget money. Other nations can have public/universal health care, but you have to remember, other nations are not out trying to save the world with the largest military complex in the history of mankind.

We, the United States of America have decided to spend the bulk of our money on policing the world, while keeping taxes as low as we can. That means every year we spend more than we take in. Kucinich can tell that this Health Care Bill will keep health care running about the way it always has, with profits added to cost increases every year.

This health care bill continues the redistribution of wealth to Wall Street at the expense of America's manufacturing and service economies which suffer from costs other countries do not have to bear, especially the cost of health care. America continues to stand out among all industrialized nations for its privatized health care system. As a result, we are less competitive in steel, automotive, aerospace and shipping while other countries subsidize their exports in these areas through socializing the cost of health care.

Even with the passage of the Democrat's Health Care Bill, we will continue to spend not only every extra penny we have, but also any money we can borrow in supporting our Military Industrial Complex. Remember, when members of Congress like Kucinich say "Public, Health Care Program," they are talking about a "government run health care program." That Public Program is Kucinich's answer to our problems. However, as long as we keep over-spending, and fail to budget our money, the American tax payer will never have enough money to fund a Public Health System.

Post Script:

Did I miss out on the 72 hours we were supposed to have been given to read that 2000 page Health Bill?

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