Thursday, August 28, 2008

McCain's universal health care

Another one of John McCain's idiotic advisers, John Goodman (no, not that John Goodman), is now going to have to step down from the campaign. Here's his "universal" health care proposal:

"I have a solution. And it will cost not one thin dime," Mr. Goodman said. "The next president of the United States should sign an executive order requiring the Census Bureau to cease and desist from describing any American – even illegal aliens – as uninsured. Instead, the bureau should categorize people according to the likely source of payment should they need care.

"So, there you have it. Voilá! Problem solved."
This is a typical Republican solution - do nothing. Define the problem away. Torture is illegal? Define everything we do as not torture. Surveillance without a warrant is illegal? Claim the Authorization to Use Military Force permits it. Or the Constitution. Darth doesn't want to comply with laws securing and preserving historical records? Define the VP as his own branch of government.

Of course, Goodman has already contributed to McCain's health care plan, so his bullshit "ideas" are already policy. Well, masquerading as policy.

When will Americans as a whole figure out that Republicans are bad for us?

(h/t CNN)

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