Ayn Rand Republican Paul Ryan Booed at townhall meetingon April 21, 2011 at 3:56 pm
Have the tables turned? It was not that long ago that town hall meetings were top news for all the anger expressed at the Democratic Agenda. Here we see it coming round to bite the Republicans on the ass.
Though they are silly, stupid and irritating, it is not the Evangelicals, Birthers, Gunnuts or even bigots, homophobes and racists that cause most of the misery in the world. It is not the Palins, Becks, Trumps, Huckabees and Bachmanns who get all the press. Rather it is the same old country club Republicans who have been doing it to us for a century. It is the likes of Paul Ryan, Ron Paul, Rand Paul, CATO, Koch Brothers, David Brooks, Roger Ailes, George Will, Scaila, Roberts, Thomas, Grover Norquist who actively and loudly want to destroy the New Deal and all things that help most Americans get a leg up.
What they do and who they hurt is not limited to only pregnant women, gays, blacks, Hispanics and the poor, but a kick in the head to everyone. Whether it be the destruction of GOVERNMENT education, GOVERNMENT retirement, GOVERNMENT health care, GOVERNMENT unemployment comp, GOVERNMENT environment, GOVERNMENT employees… All must be replaced by privatization and bottom line profit for a few. Which hurts us all sooner or later.
Sadly it is an AMERICAN attitude that is not shared with the rest of the civilized world. Say what you will about that REST OF THE CIVILIZED WORLD but there is something they all agree on. No matter how they deal with health care, they easily and universally understand the immorality of profiting on the sick and ailing. Some nations have the government do it, others work it out through non profit private insurance, others a mix of the two, but none of them allow mindless profit to drive issues of life and death. They are all more Christian than we are.
What’s the word on the debt? It’s two words, Medicare and Medicaid. The answer is before us, its everywhere look in the world, it is simple and can be implemented quickly but we refuse to address it. Everyone pays in to a health care plan either government run or non profit. Result is a better health care system at less cost but the end of the debt and deficit in one process. But it will not happen as long as the ghost of The Wicked Witch of the West Ayn Rand haunts the GOP.