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Tying medical care to the GDP in any form sounds bad on the face of it and will be demonized.

Single Payer health care financed by general revenue is where such a mechanism makes sense as it maintains basic care for all of its citizens regardless of income.

IMO, the ACA was designed to convince Americans to accept Single Payer in time. But there is a form of 'rationing' in Single Payer countries Americans don't want to accept as a reality. But it is not for profit and is not unjust.

Many Americans see themselves as more entitled than others by the lives they have lived. We have a mixed system since a majority don't really support Single Payer for that reason. The issue isn't in Washington. It's more personal than some are willing to admit.

For example, should a person who is mobility impaired be guaranteed a regular wheelchair or a top of the line, all bells and whistles, high powered scooter?

The answer to that question in a Single Payer system is a snapshot of the prosperity of a nation and its tax funded health care system. It is proof of unspoken beliefs about equality. I was brought up with this meme:

'Budgets are moral documents.'

Because they show what a nation values. Some Americans don't care about equality in that arena, despite their lip service to it.

They have worked hard and their SOL has been good enough to afford what they feel they deserve and pressure the current system to give them the best, even if that mixed system means others get little or nothing.

Freedom isn't free and neither is Equality. People need to consdier the costs before they blithely say it's easy. This is where Single Payer gets down to the Nitty Gritty.

Visualize our population of raging Tea Partiers running around on taxpayer funded electric scooters, cursing socialized medicine.

Or just look at the Tea Party to see arrogance in action to others in need in help. A trip down memory lane during the ACA debate, even before the Republicans called for the death of the uninsured for 'freedom and liberty.' They dare talk about Death Panels?

Oh, well:

Connecting to GDP reflects the overall health of the economies of single payer systems. This doesn't have to be a denial of care issue.

But it'll be demagogued in 2014 and 2016 without looking at the larger picture. Because the media and many people are refusing to discuss what PBO wants us to consider for the path to take:

PBO believes we will not let those 50 million people down in 2014.

It will be hard to get honest discussion of this anywhere.

I'll forgive you if get my payments going! I've only put money in, never gotten any back!

I feel terribly abused and left out of this entire scam. If they'd only kept their promises!

NYC SKP got a buck a post, he says! I've been betrayed and will never vote for Obama again!

Oh, no, that is much better! I did tell you about the cats reporting to Sirius nightly, didn't I?

It is delicious and the Sphinx is part of it. It's my favorite and I posted it on DU some time back. Another one is here:

Are Cats Spies Sent by Aliens? A Deep Examination of One of the Internet's Best Conspiracy Theories

By Austin Considine

Are those big eyes recording your every move for their alien masters? One conspiracy theory says yes...

Examine the evidence and decide for yourself:

1. There is no documentation before ancient Egypt that mentions the existence of cats. And in ancient Egypt, they were worshipped as gifts from the gods.
2. Science is baffled by a cat's purr, and cannot determine how the sound is produced. (Feedback, much?)
3. If you hold a cat's ears back and describe what you see, it is a perfect match to the classic “grey alien,” with its almond-shaped eyes, small mouth, and small nose.
4. A cat can see exponentially better than you. Making it appear that it must be more advanced evolutionarily speaking. How?
5. Ever watch a cat wake from a deep sleep and run out of the room in an instant? Transmissions from the mothership coming in, and they must be alone.
6. All things that come out of cats are totally unnatural. (Not of this earth.)
7. Cats survive situations that any earthbound animal would surely perish in. How can a cat fall out of a four-story building backwards, and land on its feet? (Anti-gravity properties.)
8. If you die, your cats will eat you. Not really a link between cats and Aliens, but still pretty creepy.

More at link:


I'm cool with #'s 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7. And I am sooo stealing that gif! We tried to warn people. Why won't they listen?

Seeking pizza?

And just look at my notorious post count! Although half are kittehs, I still think I should be paid!

Spread The Truth!

Looks like a lot of fun is in the offing in NRA land. Which is the whole country, now.

With the power of love:

Good night, BOG!

Well, you know, if you don't have that onboard camera disabled, they know if you're dressed.

Nice nighty you got there, Devon!

Seriously, the magical thinking tells them that.

Don't ruin the fun with facts.

Spending cut? I hate to say this, but cut their own salaries first. If they insist on getting blood,

I'd wager that Obama and Biden would sacrifice a buck apiece to satisfy their hatred. It's more than they deserve.

No more spending cuts from the grifters trying to starve the people while selling us off to their sponsors.

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