Sunday, August 2, 2009

It's hard to stay optimistic

Not much to say, but it's been so long, I must speak. It's very distressing what's happening to the so-called health care reform bill, both in the Congress and in the media. Interestingly, someone took a poll where they compared people's reactions to what they thought was in the bill, which were negative by a wide margin, and their reactions to the actual tenets of the original bill, which were positive by a wide margin. What's being said by the Republicans and by most of the media is a pack of lies, stated in order to make people so afraid of change that they will seem to prefer the unconscionably untenable situation we have today in health care in this country and fear taking us any closer to the rational systems long used by most countries in the world. When will we climb out of this pit of corporate slime and join the civilized world?