Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Ball Sprouts

This is the exact case for a Public Option:

A public option would give contract workers (such as me) the flexibility to not have to take some bullshit corporate job in order to obtain health care. This, in turn, could entice corporations to, you know, actually give a shit about their employees.

It would also give workers the ability to tell corporations to go fuck themselves and leave their positions without fear off losing their health care.

In short, the PO would create a much more vibrant business environment in the U.S.

As it is right now, if you work for a Corp, you are basically a slave.


"Paul Waldman makes more explicit a real advantage of the public option, the fact that it'll always be there. No more staying with a job because you can't lose coverage, the ability to consider engaging in some entrepreneurial endeavor or just having a resume gap for whatever reason, and of course no more fears of going to the doctor and getting diagnosed at an inconvenient time and being stuck in pre-existing condition hell until the end of time.

Employer-based system is deeply flawed, and individual market just can't work."


It didn't even take a day for all hell to rain down on Rahm from the progressive front:

Lee Stranahan: Memo To Rahm: Do You Think We're MotherF#@kin' Stupid?


And looky, looky what some hell raising for your cause can do:

Think Progress � Emanuel assures House Democrats that he won’t compromise on public plan.:

"After initially indicating his support for a public plan “trigger,” White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel reassured House Democrats tonight that he strongly backs a public plan. Progressive Caucus Co-Chairwoman Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) said she told Emanuel that support for a “trigger” would cause health reform to lose Democratic votes:

“We have compromised enough, and we are not going to compromise on any kind of trigger game,” Woolsey said she told Emanuel. “People clapped all over the place. We mean it, and not just progressives.”

And, holy shit, is the Progressive movement encouraging ball growth for Dems in Congress?

"Stop chasing Republican votes...". That statement makes me moist.


"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday ordered Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) to drop a proposal to tax health benefits and stop chasing Republican votes on a massive health care reform bill."

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