“The poor are the only consistent altruists; they sell all they have and give it to the rich.”
Is Sen. Max Baucus, D-Montana out of his fucking mind. That son of a bitch is going to impose penalties on Americans who don't have the money to buy health coverage. "Individuals, however, would be fined up to $950 annually for failing to obtain coverage; families could be fined as much as $3,800." Why doesn't he just line them up against the wall, dad, mom, kids, grandma and the dog and shoot them when they can't buy health insurance. People need a choice not this bullshit. Baucus is dishonest and disingenuous, this would hurt people. How about the family where the husband makes $30,000 a year, with a wife a kid rent and food there is nothing left, and there are a lot of people making less. These people get fucked. Baucus is living on the moon. This bill will be a hardship on Americans but a windfall for Baucus' friends the health insurance companies. If the poor can't afford the coverage and you fine them money they can't pay, what do you do take away their home, garnish their miserly salary, put the bread winner in jail? That makes a lot of fucking sense, at least it does to that moron. This is obscene. This bill is social pornography. We need a public option not criminalization of the poor. This bill must fail, has to fail. Call your congressman, senators and demand that this bill be voted down.
Meet the man who changed Glenn Beck's life
Cleon Skousen was a right-wing crank whom even conservatives despised. Then Beck discovered him. In reality, however, the so-called 912ers were summoned to D.C. by the man who changed Beck's life, and that helps explain why the movement is not the nonpartisan lovefest that Beck first sold on air with his trademark tears. Beck has created a massive meet-up for the disaffected, paranoid Palin-ite "death panel" wing of the GOP, those ideologues most susceptible to conspiracy theories and prone to latch on to eccentric distortions of fact in the name of opposing "socialism." In that, they are true disciples of the late W. Cleon Skousen, Beck's favorite writer and the author of the bible of the 9/12 movement, "The 5,000 Year Leap." A once-famous anti-communist "historian," Skousen was too extreme even for the conservative activists of the Goldwater era, but Glenn Beck has now rescued him from the remainder pile of history, and introduced him to a receptive new audience. By Alexander Zaitchi www.salon.com