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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 12:25 PM

11. The purpose of the law is to secure the position of the existing profit centers

and to cement what we have now structurally for as long as they can "shrink the pig" by letting the cartel loot the treasury and the "small people" have a few pennies to extract.

I also have little patience for the "no one will try health care for a generation (and I've seen a silly 50 years) for a couple of critical reasons. 1) No way the present business model when combined with declining wages and reduced or less generous benefits makes it highly improbable that the industry can just keep going like some fantastical perpetual motion machine and more critically 2) Why the hell would we allow that? The only option to not relentlessly fight for the American people and the very future of our economy should be to run as a Republican.
Stop laying around waiting for some "kind master" to throw a bone under the table.

What happens if we go on as we have? Project the trends out, look at the numbers, consider the wages, plug in the amount of people out of the workforce, and factor in the demographic shifts and nothing will not and cannot fly.

Reality trumps political reality and the laws of physics and mathematics overrides and ignores political calculations and machinations. The underlying system is structurally unsound and thumbs its nose at the actual universe, it is not workable. The Wealthcare and Profit Protection Act just moves the deck chairs around the Titanic, delaying the inevitable by effectively throwing the full faith and credit of the United States and every working age soul at the cartel to stave off the unavoidable utter systemic collapse for an additional generation or so, at ruinous cost and a far deeper hole to climb out of in a time of much greater resource scarcity than today.

A people and a nation cannot forever trade away long term benefit to avoid short term pain and grow and flourish, the pattern should be obvious. This is the same thought process that has left our infrastructure crumbling and ever more antiquated rather than to deal with comparable modest investment, the ever growing can is kicked down the road and molehills turn into mountains and mountains turn into extinction threatening asteroids.

Doing nothing is laughably impossible, even from the jaundiced perspective of the insurance cartel and the path to a solution being strived for now will be hugely devastating when it collapses and can no longer maintain the illusion of function. There is not enough matter to shove into the black hole to shut it down.

It consumes us and our economy. The people and the government will break in the face of the monster that feeds and grows unendingly. Propping it up without a clear means of transition and the ability to execute it is a sure killer and we don't at all have that here, potential perhaps but unlikely at best as written and the required changes dictate a far more assertive Congress than the one that passed the bill.

The CBO has estimate out 20 years, that is what we can expect and even that carries a substantial amount of speculation and assumptions.

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