Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Why Is Healthcare Suddenly Such A Hot-Button Issue?

Many of these mad people (not talking about Sarah Palin this time) are genuinly upset, but they are not upset about their kids dying in foreign lands or their jobs being lost to outsourcing. They are upset about the fact that the Obama government is trying to expand healthcare coverage to poor people like them. It's strange! The only explanation I can think of is that they feel like they are about to fall into an abyss, making them grasp for anything. And guess what, the mad radiorators are stoking the fire, playing on their fears. If they had more "socialism", i.e. more social security, unemployment insurance and healthcare coverage, they wouldn't feel so desperate. Which is why republicans never liked the benefits big government can provide. They don't want people to feel safe, because when you feel safe your relax, the adrenaline wears off and you start to talk to people instead of yelling at them. Fear is a wonderful preserver of Status Quo.

Hans Sandberg

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