On March 15, Robert Reich wrote in The Huffington Post, "Health care reform is necessary, and House Democrats should vote for it because it's best for the nation." He then went on to justify his assertion purely in terms of positive outcomes for Democrats, not for the people who will be required to live with the actual "reform".
Of course as we all know by now, the true intent of this bill is not to improve the quality of care or to make the current level of care cheaper. It is in fact a purposeful effort by Democrats to do the exact opposite in order to ultimately gain control over the citizenry.
Listen to what Robert Reich had to say about progressive healthcare reform back on September 26, 2007:
This is what the truth is...If you are very old, we're not going to give you all of that technology and all of those drugs...to keep you alive. It's too expensive, so we're going to let you die...(We're) going to use the bargaining leverage of the federal government...to force drug companies and insurance companies and medical suppliers to reduce their costs. That means less innovation, and that means less new products and less new drugs on the market, which means you are probably not going to live that much longer than your parents.
Leave it to a true-believer progressive to yearn for the degradation of healthcare access and quality to the lowest common denominator. Why is that, you ask? When they "spread the health", another stepping stone to the progressive social justice utopian fantasy will be attained.
It is especially galling that they are more than willing to resort to corrupt parliamentary tactics in order to obtain their ill-gotten power grab. Come to think of it, this underhanded process is a metaphor of their intentions for the entire nation. First, they will "Slaughter" it, and then they will "Reconcile" it to their desires.
There is a lot of discussion about how "angry" progressives will be if this Trojan horse health reform bill is not passed. I do not think the left side of the aisle has any concept of the manifestations of true anger that will be incarnated if that bill is passed.
There will be blood. And it will be shooting out of conservative eyes.