Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Grover Norquist Doesn't Know History

Written comment in response to Grover Norquist's Huffington Post article of 10/1/2013, "How We Got to 'Shutdown'":

Do people even know that Democrats never had a super majority in the Senate in 2009 and 2010 due to Al Franken (D-MN) not being able to take his seat for six months due to a contested election, along with the illness of another Senator and the death of Ted Kennedy?

Don't talk to us about Dems being able to pass whatever they wanted in 2009 and 2010. It didn't happen.

The ACA is a compromise bill. It is a Republican plan with no public option, and is a give-away to insurance companies. You want real health care reform? Try single payer health care funded by taxes, not insurance funded primarily by private businesses and corporations (how does that make us competitive on a global scale?).

Do we really want the Republican version of every man for himself? Think of Mr. Potter in "It's a Wonderful Life", the meanest man in town. We don't want freedom from healthcare. We would rather be healthy enough to work.

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