Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone magazine takes on the state of America healthcare system and manages to get everything pretty much dead wrong.
Obviously, he is a sucker for a single payerthat is, Federally runsystem. He couldnt be printed in Rolling Stone if he wasnt a sucker. Hes right that doctors are being punished by litigation, but seems to suffer from a case of acute hyperactive hyperbole: doctors are bled dry, patients are cheated and left to die. It is a black leprosy.
Get a grip, dude. Your rant, which weaves in and out of realitysome of your points are reasonable but are so exaggerated by your purple haze prose that they become laughablesounds exactly like the 60-something hippie sitting in the park waiting for the good days to come back…which is good for the readership that still bothers with Rolling Stone.
The man. Greedy fatcats. Both Democrats and Republicans are to blame, and include whores and thieves in their ranks. Fight the system, bro. By the way, your own estimate of 47,000,000 uninsured swells 50% past the number touted by the President…and his number only works if you include illegal aliens. Which he insists his doesnt. But it does.
And it goes on for seven pages like this, because you luv to hear yourself talk. Makes sense, because youre not used to anyone being in the room with you. And like any hippie rant, your facts are barely supported by research, you show little understanding for how healthcare works (and the fact a soul such as yourself is alive is proof against anything but), but thats beside the point. Things feel bad to you, fra, and so they must be.
The Czar is sure you think healthcare worked well in 1969. Your conviction that the single payer system miraculously sweeps all the worlds woes away notwithstanding, if you hate it here so much…why isnt your by-line in Canada?
And what the hell is the Czar doing reading a nostalgia rag like Rolling Stone, which hasnt produced anything useful since…well, since Fast Times at Ridgemont High?
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.