Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
If we can’t agree on health care, how in the world do we think we can agree on Gay Rights?
No matter how many flaws the current health care plan has it is better than nothing _ even if you think this plan is nothing. Many seem to forget you have to start with something and build on to it before you have what you want.
So the public option was taken out, that doesn’t mean it can’t be put in later. Perhaps the stocks of insurance companies went up and are going up with this plan. Don’t forget what goes up must come down. Some will loose and some will gain, but its better to have and not need then need and not have. Something is better than nothing.
By no means do I think the current health care plan (if passed in its current form) is the best or will benefit all. But do we wait until the perfect plan is presented? Our government has been giving lip service to health care far too long for us to wait. We know the insurance companies aren’t going reform itself so that more are covered.
A few things to consider: What if LBJ had waited on passing the Civil Rights Bill? Not everyone was happy with the bill. Even now we have problems and something else to consider Women Rights. Where would women be had they remained on the sidelines waiting for something better?
On a different note, consider the pork some Senators are getting out of the bill. Bet you weren’t aware of that? Some of them are holding out on the bill not because it doesn’t have a public option but more so to hammer out deals for their own states (next year is election year).
Now back to my opening comment. If we can’t agree on health care, how do those who want gay rights think we can get it passed without acrimony? One is a right one is an entitlement or is it the other way or could it be both?
But, can you imagine the uproar if and when Gay Rights is put before the House/Senate Floor? But that being said do we wait or pass what we can?
Health care we need it.
“and we are not saved…”