Thursday, August 20, 2009

Anything better than nothing?

DougJ writes over on

I also tend to think that almost any bill will be better than what we have now. I’m for a public option—actually, I’m for single payer—but just about any bill, within reason, will be a tremendous political accomplishment. To be perfectly honest, I’m surprised things gotten as far as they have.

Dude, get the fuck out of here. Smokescreens, corporate give aways and the same old bullshit do not count as tremendous political accomplishments.

Any bill, in particular one where we pay billions of subsidies to giant companies that don't need them when we don't have to, is arguably as bad or WORSE than what we have now. Not only will you really be giving away tax payer money for no other reason than solidifying your political power with BigInsurance's and Big Pharma's dollars, but there's no incentive for improvement, no check on the system, NOTHING.


Any bill is worse than No Bill. With NO BILL the score is clear, and people will continue to recognize that we need real reform. Yes, Obama will have egg on his face if there's no bill. This is what accountability is all about, this is what CHANGE and REFORM are about.

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