Saturday, September 20, 2008

McCain's Reverse Robin Hood Healthcare Plan!

"Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation."

"Better Care at Lower Cost for Every American"


Yeah, that's rich - certainly it serves the purposes of the very rich! Can McCain have really have stated something so egregiously stupid?

I guess no one hipped him to the fact that the wonderfully deregulated banking industry has driven our economy straight to the brink and is now set to cost Joe and Jane Sixpack over a trillion borrowed dollars to set things right again. Yup, they will fix the fuck up and then everything will be great again. Except that many are still going to be foreclosed upon. Many borrowers will still be on the hook for what should have been illegal loans. Personal bankruptcy has been made substantially more difficult than ever, and forget about forgiveness for educational loans (even though the many western nations offer free merit-based educations). And not one of the Wall Street fools that has robbed from the middle-class will ever see a single day in jail for fraud.

Yes, what we need more of right now is the kind of Reverse Robin Hood thinking that will put even more money into the hands of those who already have so much they don't even know what to do with it. If the absurd notion of "trickle down" economics should ever have worked, why isn't it working right now? Where's that money trickling down to right now?


Vote Reverse Robin Hood. Vote McCain!