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Killing socialized medicine…

David Horsey,, (The Spokesman-Review)
David Horsey,, (The Spokesman-Review)

Good evening, Netizens...

I wondered when David Horsey would get around to pinning the tail for public health insurance on the jackass, I mean the elephant.

Of course, what you cannot see in this cartoon are the tons of money crammed into that poor little insurance company lobbyists satchel, some of which doubtlessly will be slipped to the elephant beneath the table. After all, everyone gets a little largesse in such a grand scheme as killing the public health insurance option, don't they?

The real issue which David Horsey has exposed, for the sake of those not looking in recently, is that with over 50 million Americans unable to afford health insurance, where do we draw the line?

Take the lobbyists out of health care and put the billions they have spent out of their satchels back into affordable health care for everyone might be a good first step. The real question, notwithstanding, is should the government make health care a right? Or should affordable health care be a privilege for only those who can afford it?

That decision is hanging in space right now, and perhaps there is a chance we may get a decision soon.


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