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The healthcare debate and rational thought

I once knew someone whom friends described as having hit an intellectual roadblock as they got older. One person said this person “used to see things rationally”.

More recently, I visited the website of a retired public personality and wondered if the same might be true with him. When he was working in the media industry, I thought of him as a slightly left of center person: I often disagreed with him, but he was friendly and well-spoken.

His site contained editorial cartoons of people who are raising concerns about President Barack Obama’s health care reforms. You know, the reforms many warn us will lead to socialized medicine.

The cartoons depict the concerned as total kooks.

Sheesh, so much for being rational and trying to keep the government accountable. Let’s just all blindly accept what our government throws at us, now that “change” is in office.

I wonder what this former media personality thinks of the more than 60,000 people who’ve cancelled their AARP memberships over concerns the American Association for Retired Persons is becoming a liberal lapdog for the Obama administration. I guess all those people are kooks.

  1. kevingooden
    August 20, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    As a Canadian, I don’t know much about the American health care system. But I do hear some of the comments about the ‘evils’ of a socialist medical system.

    I’m certainly not a fan of the taxes we pay here in Canada – see this posting for my latest ‘rant’: http://wp.me/pC3VK-1q

    However, it really is GREAT to know that if I suffer a serious injury or debilitating disease tomorrow, I will be treated no questions asked and will not have to worry about having the money (or insurance) for that treatment.

    Is the system here perfect? Nope. But the principle of universality of treatment is sure a comfort in times of need.

    Best of luck to you.

  2. August 20, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Thanks for checking in, neighbor. 🙂 I’m based out of Michigan.

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