Saturday, September 21, 2013
Obamacare, the Koch Brothers, and the Harper Cons
It's a frightening and truly disturbing sight. The Republicans in the House of Representatives threatening to shut down the American government. Again.
With one vote on Friday, the Republican-led House launched the latest spending battle in Congress -- one that could bring a government shutdown in less than two weeks. By a 230-189 tally almost strictly on party lines, the House passed a short-term government spending plan that would eliminate all funding for Obamacare.
Just to try to kill a bill that would provide millions of Americans with health care they otherwise couldn't afford.
Because those rabid right-wing fanatics will do ANYTHING to kill socialized medicine, no matter how much chaos or how much human suffering they cause.
And if you want to know how low they will go, all you have to do is watch these two videos paid for by the ultra-right wing Koch brothers. Who know that Obamacare can only succeed if the young as well as the old sign up for it.
So they're trying to frighten them away in the most disgusting manner possible...
Because that's the kind of people Cons are, the lowest of the low, the scum of the earth.
But if you think our medicare system is safe from those creepy teabaggers, think again. Because here is the Fraser Institute, that has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Koch brothers.
Who just happen to be the ones who stand to gain the most from the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Beating the drum for the Care for Cash Gang.
Because it's all one big conspiracy eh?
And it's all happening just as Rona Ambrose, who as we now know would also put ideology before humanity, is preparing to negotiate a new health accord with the provinces.
Just as Stephen Harper is pushing ahead with his stealthy plan to cripple medicare, by making the provinces too poor to afford it. Cutting health transfers, swelling their prisons, and forcing them to pay for all the unemployed Canadians him and his nasty little gnome Jim Flaherty are throwing into the cold.
Just as our healthcare system is preparing to cope with a human wave of ageing boomers.
And just as the Care for Cash Gang is counting on their good friend Stephen Harper to help them get a bigger piece of the action...
Because they know he hates medicare, and the kinder, gentler Canadian values it represents with a passion. He was first elected with the support of a group that was founded to destroy it. And he is determined to mutilate it before he leaves office.
Like David Cameron and his Cons are doing to the National Health Service in Britain...
By privatizing it beyond recognition, and slowly killing it in the process.
Yup. There are a lot of good reasons why we need to unite to drive Stephen Harper and his brutish Con regime from power.
But making sure our beautiful medicare system is safe.
Has got to be the best, and the most Canadian one of all...
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