Friday, August 07, 2009

US Healthcare Ponzi Scheme And "Brown Shirt" Anti-Free Speech Republicans

UPDATE: 10:28 AM & 11:38 AM, August 7, 2009

The "town hells," in short, don't represent populism, they're a display of hysteria fed by lies peddled by GOP leaders and corporate interests. And it's getting worse.

Who'd have imagined that our first black president would turn out to be a Nazi? Just when you think political discourse can't get any uglier, Rush Limbaugh is comparing President Obama to Hitler and calling all Democrats Nazis, while the frothing right-wingers turning Democrats' town halls into "town hells" routinely refer to Obama and his supporters as "brownshirts." Right-wing blogger Steve Gilbert has transformed Obama's healthcare reform logo into a Nazi symbol by cleverly adding a swastika; meanwhile, some Republicans insist Democrats are lying about "town hell" rowdies carrying signs with swastikas, but they're the ones with a problem telling the truth.

If you thought right-wingers' claim that Obama is a racist was projection, here's another case study for psychology students everywhere. At district meetings Democrats are being shouted down by angry mobs inflamed by corporate interests spewing lies about healthcare reform -- Maryland Rep. Frank Kratovil was hung in effigy. Rep. Tim Bishop needed a police escort to his car, Rep. Brad Miller reports death threats, while Republican Todd Akin of Missouri joked -- to cheers from his GOP audience -- that his Democratic colleagues "almost got lynched" by the "town hell" rowdies. Glenn Beck is joking about poisoning Nancy Pelosi's wine -- but it's the Democrats who are Nazis, fascists and brownshirts. Got it.

Above Quote From: "Our first black president is a Nazi?" by Joan Walsh at, August 7,2009

Healthcare system in the U.S. is just an elaborate Ponzi scheme which robs citizens when they are at their most vulnerable while leaving 45 million Americans without any Healthcare insurance.

Profits trump citizens medical needs

Time for America to modernize its healthcare system & stop living in the 19th century of Social & capitalist style Darwinism

The Healthcare system in the United States is a profitable industry in which the needs of consumers come second to that of profits. Some 45 million Americans are left uninsured by the current system and those who are insured often discover when they are in need of Healthcare that health insurance they have will only cover a small fraction of their medical costs. It is in effect just another elaborate Ponzi scheme to rob citizens when they are most in need.

Former health Insurance executive goes public exposing the rapacious health insurance industry and how it undermine accessible good quality affordable Healthcare.

US Mainstream Media Distorting The Reality of healthcare Reform
Compared to the lies and misinformation fed to the American public by the Mainstream Media to sell them Bush's unnecessary war in Iraq.

Bernie Sanders on AstroTurf Health Care Protesters in Town Hall Meetings
August 4, 2009

As orchestrated efforts continue to disrupt civil discourse on the future of health insurance coverage in America, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann about these tactics.

Bill Moyers :CIGNA Exec Says Michael Moore Was RIGHT! Pt 1

With almost 20 years inside the health insurance industry, Wendell Potter saw for-profit insurers hijack our health care system and put profits before patients. Now, he speaks with Bill Moyers about how those companies are standing in the way of health care reform.

The Whitehouse Website THE BLOG AUGUST 4TH, 2009 Facts Are Stubborn Things by Macon Phillips

Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things."

Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions.

In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to "eliminate" private coverage, when the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.

and check out article exposing some of the lies and misinformation being promulgated by Republicans and the Conservative Movement and their buddies in the Healthcare industry.

"Obama wants to kill your grandma Five right-wing myths about healthcare reform, and the facts" By Mike Madden at, Aug. 6, 2009

also see:article by Mike lux in which he argues that if Obama continues to try to appease Republicans, Blue Dog Democrats and the Healthcare Insurance industry the resulting legislation will be a hollow victory in which no real reform would be achieved .

Health Reform: If Everyone Is Happy, Nothing Is Getting Done by Mike Lux, Open Left, August 6, 2009.

If Democrats take the easy path, and get that big bipartisan love fest on the White House lawn, health care will still be messed up in all the ways it's messed up now: health care costs (and the federal budget deficit) will still be spiraling up and up, the number of uninsured will keep going up as well, people who lose their jobs or have pre-existing conditions will still be priced out of the ability to get insurance. And instead of congratulating us for our great bipartisan compromise, voters will be pissed. President Obama and Congressional Democrats need to grit their teeth and stick to the business of comprehensive reform. It will make the insurance companies, and the Republicans, really mad. But failing to actually solve the problem AGAIN is a train wreck. Stick with it, folks, put your noses to the grindstone, and do what needs to be done.

And so it goes,

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