Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Being a Gift

"This is our opportunity to make history," said Senator Baucus (D-MT) after announcing that the was adding $50 billion to the draft legislation to help those who would be required to purchase insurance.

Does this seem like a gift to the insurance industry? Let's require everyone to purchase insurance and increase the budget by $50 billion so that the insurance industry can benefit. Why?

Wouldn't the public option help those who can't pay for private insurance and allow those who want to stay with their insurance to keep it instead of being priced out of it?

Is this increase a gift or what? It's certainly not capitalism. In an effort to appease the Republicans, Senator Baucus proposes something that he hopes will get bi-partisan support. The Republicans seem more amenable to this than a public option. But does this gift not look like socialism for corporations?

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