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Getting Sick of Crises

March 6th, 2009 by Bill Brown · 4 Comments · Comment Contest Friday

Many blogs do a caption contest every Friday wherein the blogger posts a picture and then visitors leave their take on an appropriate and funny caption for that photo. I really enjoy contributing to those sorts of things, but it doesn’t seem appropriate for TNC so how about a comment contest on Fridays. We select an article—nothing too lengthy—and you supply a comment analyzing it. Our commenters thus far have been exceedingly insightful so I’ll be most interested to read your take. Winner gets a free RSS subscription to TNC!

“Obama Steadfast on Healthcare”

4 Comments so far ↓

  • Mike N

    Obama sure is talking tough. I’ve always thought many in our congress would have no problem getting tough, real tough–on Americans, while dropping to their knees at any hint of a spine in our enemies. Look at how Sec of State Clinton is running around the globe ‘reaching out’ to those who have sworn to destroy us.

    No, Mr. Obama won’t get tough on the average working man. He needs their vote. He’ll try the FDR proven method of blaming those greedy, selfish businessmen ( doctors and pharmcuetical companies) and hope the public falls for it. But he can’t play this game forever. As the controls tighten and doctors and nurses start disappearing and real suffering spreads, the voters just might get angry and try to do a little independent thinking on their own. Maybe. I say maybe because the voters in Europe don’t seem to be doing any.

    But what is scary is that President Obama is a firm believer in starting the use of force against his fellow man. How much the Republicans, who share the same desires, the courts and maybe his own party will let him get away with remains to be seen.

  • Moataz

    the comments are sad and disturbing to say the least. As long as people look to government to fix things such issues will continue. I don’t understand why americans continue to take their freedoms for granted.

  • Natasha Hale

    “Those who seek to block any reform at all . . . will not prevail this time around,” he (Obama) said.

    By my understanding, most everyone agrees that our health care system is flawed. I doubt any politicians would come out and say “Reform? No thanks. I like things the way they are.” It’s the type of reform the Left propose that brings the problems.

    He talks a lot about “compromise” and “bipartisanship”, but that seems to only be when the Right come across the aisle to the Left. If some Republicans were to propose removing some of the regulations that make heath care the mess it is, there would be even more dissent from the Left than there is now from the Right.

    What I don’t understand is why health insurance turned into something we use for everything, from your regular checkup to surgery. Insurance isn’t used this way in any other aspect of our lives. You don’t use your car insurance to pay for an oil change, that money comes out of your pocket. Insurance is supposed to protect you from extreme costs due to some unforeseen circumstance, like a flood. We need to get ordinary health care costs down enough where that sort of insurance is possible again.

  • Bill Brown

    I am fine with health insurance being used for everything, so long as it comes from a free market and isn’t the only option.

    The car insurance you mention is actually in existence. For example, my MINI Cooper had free maintenance for the first 36,000 miles and that cost was baked into the price of the car. In a free market, some people will go for that sort of a plan and others wouldn’t.