Monday, September 07, 2009

As simple as it could be

From Bill Moyers "Here's a suggestion, Mr. President: ask Josh Marshall to draft your speech. Josh is the founder of the website He's a journalist and historian, not a politician. He doesn't split things down the middle and call it a victory for the masses. He's offered the simplest and most accurate description yet of a public insurance plan -- one that essentially asks people: would you like the option -- the voluntary option -- of buying into Medicare before you're 65? Check it out, Mr. President."
No death panels, no denial of care, no pre-existing conditions, no rightwing hysteria.

Just a simple question.

Ask it, Mr. President.


Woody (Tokin Librul/Rogue Scholar/ Helluvafella!) said...

I love it.

Simple. Framed, correctly.

So it's nagahapun.

The legislative issue ceased being about anything except distributing the windfall profits in July.

ellroon said...

Well, once you've joined the special super duper exclusive club on Capitol Hill, everything changes....

Or, putting it more simply, once you get your snout in the trough, why change anything?