Friday, 7/26/13, Public Square

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by | July 26, 2013 · 6:00 am

4 responses to “Friday, 7/26/13, Public Square

  1. If you have time read some of the comments too.

    Obamacare confession.
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd/2013/07/obamacare-confession/

  2. Have you heard of the Tea Partiers new tactic to get rid of Obamacare? They want to shut that whole government thing down. Worse yet, their constituents cheer them on. Dumb and dumber.

    (from the link): And the good news about Obamacare is, I’d argue, what’s driving the Republican Party’s intensified extremism. Successful health reform wouldn’t just be a victory for a president conservatives loathe, it would be an object demonstration of the falseness of right-wing ideology. So Republicans are being driven into a last, desperate effort to head this thing off at the pass.

    For a while, Republicans convinced themselves that it was doomed to failure, and that they could profit politically from the inevitable “train wreck.” But a system along exactly these lines has been operating in Massachusetts since 2006, where it was introduced by a Republican governor. What was his name? Mitt Somethingorother? And no trains have been wrecked so far.

    And the prospect that such a plan might succeed is anathema to a party whose whole philosophy is built around doing just the opposite, of taking from the “takers” and giving to the “job creators,” known to the rest of us as the “rich.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/26/opinion/krugman-republican-health-care-panic.html

    • One comment to the above linked op-ed. Several are well worth the time it takes to read them.

      “The GOP’s right wing has disowned Mitt Romney’s health care plan and its Heritage Foundation mandates. What is more amazing is that they prefer the uninsured be the ones handling food, serving food, working in preschools and nursing homes, the list goes on and on. Healthy workers make for a healthy society, why can’t they see that? I don’t want the person preparing my food or handing me back my change at a register to have come in to work sick because they are uninsured, can’t afford to see a doctor and don’t have sick days!”