Apparently the Ten Commandments have been edited for the sake of brevity, specifically lopping off the ones that deal with stealing and lying. I’ve noticed the fetus fetishists on Twitter have recently engaged in the anti-health care reform battle with great gusto, bearing false witness for the express Godly purpose of enabling private insurers to continue robbing everyone blind.
This week the newly-formed “Freedom Federation“, made up of dimtwits like “Concerned Women of America” and the “American Family Association”, pronounced that the US Healthcare System Is Working — though they neglected to say exactly “who” it’s working “for”:
Conservative Christian groups on Wednesday ramped up opposition to health care reform, saying the current system “has problems” but “it is working.”
Members of the newly formed Freedom Federation, comprised of some of the largest conservative religious groups in the country, say they oppose taxpayer-supported abortion, rationed health care for the elderly and government control of personal health decisions. […]
The Freedom Federation said they would only be satisfied if the reform bills explicitly state that abortion is not a form of health care and would not be paid for with taxpayer funds.
Get that? What the fetophilic freaks and Christo-kooks are saying is that as long as the bill explicitly excludes abortion coverage, they wouldn’t have any other gripes. Gone and forgotten would be “rationed healthcare for the elderly” and “government control of personal decisions”. If they were being h o n e s t (a pretty massive “if”), wouldn’t they demand that the bill also explicitly address/exclude these other concerns?
Of course not, because they know good and damn well that both of these issues are mythical and made up of whole bullshit cloth. “Rationed care” is a steaming, maggoty load meant to bully and frighten seniors; all anyone has to do is look at Canada’s universal health care system and how it cares for seniors to know “rationed care” is nothing but a paranoid wingnut fantasy pulled straight out of the porcine, pimply ass of Rush Limbaugh.
As for “government control of personal decisions”, oh please! Apart from being flat-out Wrong — under Obama’s plan, people would still be able to stay with private insurers if they chose to do so — can you spell “hypocrisy“? I mean, who takes more delight in the concept of “government control of personal decisions” than the finger-wagging, laws-to-protect-you-from-your-sinful-self religious right? As long as they’re the ones in control and making the personal decisions, of course.
Although an estimated 45 million Americans lack health insurance, federation backers said they support the current system. “There may be problems,” Jackson said, “but it is working.
In case you didn’t catch that dog whistle, let me interpret it for you: that’s a big Godly “Fuck You” to the uninsured, who are probably sinners, reprobates and evildoers anyway.
The US health care system is working, alright — for private insurance companies. Here’s someone it ain’t working for:
And that’s someone who actually has insurance, but the people the insurance company employs to figure out how to screw its policyholders are obviously earning their keep.
(h/t Joyce Arthur on Twitter, video via the General)