Sunday, January 13, 2008

Beck From the Dead





Right Wing tool Glenn Beck has a hemorrhoid surgery go bad and he contemplates suicide in the hospital. I can't stand Glenn Beck. He is a global warming denialist and a patsy of the religious right. Recently he said that it was good that the U.S. was 38th in healthcare because one of the parameters of quality healthcare was access for the poor. And, his reasoning goes, since the U.S. has probably the worst level of access for poor people, Glenn saw that as a good thing for our healthcare system. See, our taxes are made a miniscule fraction lower by not having to provide quality care to the losers of our society (about 1/6 who are uninsured). Thus, we have a really good system. Here's a little visual to help you out:






Beck states- "The politicians are right that we have a health care crisis in this country,". "Where they're wrong is that it's not going to be solved by government, it's not going to be solved by getting the HMOs out, it's not going to be solved by a new marbled-lobby health center," he said. "It's by hiring people that understand about caring for people."

This is utter bullshit. The workers do care, just as much as they do in any other country. That's what originally got them into the field in the first place. What Glenn will not admit and does not wish to understand is that a great cause of the problem is that healthcare is run as a big business. As long as the dough rolls in, nobody of any importance is complaining. Nobody that is... but the people.

So Glenn wants to launch a campaign to fight fight FIGHT the symptoms without acknowledging the problem. That's his job. That's why he makes the big bucks.

3 comments:

upinVermont said...

This philosophy of health care is identical to that of the fringe extremist religious parents who let their children suffer and die in the name of God. There's no difference.

Let the people get healthy or die according to the whims of our Lord.

upinVermont said...

I was able to watch the YouTube video. Sometimes my connection is too ratty to do much downloading.

So...

What's his point? He says the whole experience opened his eyes. Well? How? I suppose somebody will find out...

I won't. I had never heard of him up to now...

Aaron said...

He's a limbaugh clone. He takes every obvious fact, spins it 180 degrees and tries to pretend that anyone who doesn't agree with him is a lunatic.