Archive for May 31st, 2012

Republicans were always dirty fucking liars about Obamacare.

May 31, 2012 in Clueless Conservatives, Crazy Tea Party People, Health Care

The depths of cynical pandering: After spending three years railing on about the DEATH OF LIBERTY because of the Republican creation, the individual mandate, being the medicine that made all the sugar of the ACA go down, Republicans are starting to worry that voters will notice the sugar going away and, yes, they want to pander some more, sir.

I really don’t know how anybody considers Republicans to be any kind of fiscal conservatives, or responsible in any sense of the word. The mandate is what makes sure we have fewer free riders in the health care system. Republicans want to keep the provisions that protect people with pre-existing conditions? Then people have even more incentive to wait to purchase health insurance until they feel sick. Health insurance does not work when only sick people pay. It works when everybody pays the premiums, and then they get to go to the doctor when they need it.

But what they did was seize on the one aspect of the ACA that didn’t poll so well and make the entire program about that, whitewashing from history the fact that they invented the goddamn thing (and Mitt Romney signed it into law for Massachusetts, of course). As the ACA was designed to slowly roll out, people had little sense of the positive and only heard the negative. And those dumb Team Republican fuckers went all the way to their packed Supreme Court, just for the political victory against the object of their insanely irrational hatred, President Obama.

I swear, are they trying to get it dismantled so they can pass it again with their name on it?

Why do I feel like that’s a dumb question?

-hw

Bain is endless fail for Romney.

May 31, 2012 in Politics

Mitt Romney was never afraid to stick the taxpayer with a bill if it maximized his profits:

Classic crony capitalism: privatize the gain, socialize the risk. When Romney drove GST Steel into bankruptcy, he and his partners made $12 million in profit and another $4.5 million in consulting fees. But Romney stuck the taxpayers with a $44 million tab for the company’s underfunded pensions.

And this is what we know to be true of anybody who preaches the gospel of capitalism and small governments and ooooooh my god MY TAX DOLLARS, etc. They’re just worried that poor people might get a spot at the trough they’ve lobbied for. That means their share could go down, instead of up, and it’s gotta go up. The amount is secondary, it’s the direction, and all must go their way. The absolute last thing that ever matters is the country.

Is it really such a surprise Mitt Romney ran for governor of Massachusetts with that same Bain record and ended up 47th in the nation in job creation? He says he knows capitalism, but he only knows how to look out for Mitt.

-hw