Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Rethuglicans' Unhealthy Plan

As we noted in yesterday's posting, the Rethugs aren't interested in reform of the health care system. Their "proposal" was a sham -- much like their number-less alternative budget -- and was nothing more than platitudes without a bottom line cost. If they were interested in reform, rather than protecting their contributors' interests, wouldn't the Rethugs have done something in the years that they controlled the Congress (1994 -2006) and the White House (2001-2008)?

E.J. Dionne, writing in the WaPo, has a good response to those that think the Rethuglicans are interested in resolving the health care problem. He notes that "most Republicans want to take themselves out of the health care discussion altogether," prefering to take political shots at the Obama Administration without offering anything other than a completely free-market solution, one which has proven not to work.

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