Friday, September 04, 2009
The Health of the Nation
Early Wednesday evening there was a demonstration in Civic Center that was part of a nationwide effort to hold rallies across the country demanding health care reform.
It really shouldn't matter if one is an arch conservative or a demonized liberal like the ACORN group above.
The health care system in the United States is so obviously screwed up that it ought to be one of the few issues on which everyone can agree.
The problem, of course, is the organized crime syndicates that run the health insurance industry in this country, and the fearmongering they have been fostering among people who are already paranoid.
Their administrative costs make up over 30% of the revenue paid out for health care, and not one penny of that money is going towards actually healing anyone. The fact that they own most of the legislators in this country just makes the situation even more depressing.
Jan Adams at "Happening Here" has a few practical suggestions for lobbying, and Matthew Hubbard at "Lotsa Splainin to Do" insists that it's important to keep the message simple and ubiquitous.
Personally, I'm feeling more like Princess Sparkle Pony, who just shut down his/her brilliant blog this week. The penultimate post was entitled, "I Used to be Amused, Now I'm Disgusted."