You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #10: It's been a tough call for me [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
zipplewrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-04-09 03:50 PM
Response to Original message
10. It's been a tough call for me
This legislation is roughly the "lowest common denominator" kinda stuff. If it passes, we get about the absolute minimum a progressive could think of. One has to believe it creates the "framework" for future improvements, and that the "public option" will become like medicare, something that can't be touched. One can even imagine it becoming so competetive that small business loves it and the GOP can't get rid of it anymore than SS, medicare, or cash for clunkers. My concern is that it will do something quite the opposite. It will leave the impression that "it's all taken care of" and we'll move on, leaving this to the healthcare industry to slowly erode until everyone starts claiming it's this huge failure because they sucked the life out of any meaningful change.

The administration knows they have progressives over a barrel, and I suspect they love it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC