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Thread #133576   Message #3036318
Posted By: Bobert
19-Nov-10 - 06:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: Should Obama Run in '12???
Subject: RE: BS: Should Obama Run in '12???
Regardless of the specifics of other nations health care, two things jump off the page:

First... The US spends 17% of it entire GNP on health care... That is twice as much as any of its competitors

Two: The US does not rank in the top twenty in life expectancy and has the highest infant mortality rate in the industrialized world...

Translation: We are getting a double dose of hosing!!!

As fir your assessment, LH, on how the system works??? Yes, that is all correct... And until we get publicly financed elections and independent redistricting that's the way it will stay...

I still hold the opinion, however, that if we expect things to change to then progressives have to give the Dems a break here... The "both the same" excuses the mischief of the Repubs which, BTW, makes the Dems look like Boy Scouts... And I hold the belief that that "both the same" has been pushed hard by the Repub PR folks to cover the crap that the Repubs do... And get away with... I'm not sayin' that the Dems don't do stuff bad... It's just like the Dems don't have that Lee Atwater/Karl Rove scorched earth mentality...

They are not "both the same"...