Why has no one destroyed Dick Cheney? It's true. I am not sure how one could go about it. I've taken my cues from the Democratic leadership. Any strong opponents to the Bush administration seem only to have television shows. I knew it was coming. We knew it was coming. Today I read in the Washington Post that we are getting into War with Iran.
This puts the incoming President in a difficult position. Out of Iraq and a few miles over.
I know there has been lots to focus on in the Democratic race, but here is your unifier Clinton/Obama. Start doing the President's job before your in office. Formulate clear objectives with a skeletal cabinet of advisors. Stop the sticker stamping and trail hoofing for two weeks. Give us a taste of what's to come and convince everyone of what you're doing.
Honestly, I don't think Clinton stands a very good chance of winning over no-candidate McCain. I think that most people are allowing their fears to speak for them. Primal and subconscious fears that can make a person hit the voting booth at the last minute. They get it in their heads that they're saving something voting for the Clintons.
Obama, you're the man. Let me tell you one thing: You are being sucked into "the political machine." You've won on every platform you've been asked to. At the end of this thing, you're going to have the lead in all of the categories. By June 1st, the nomination should be yours. But here's the thing, distractions are to the American public as balls of string are to cat-nipped shorthairs. Discard most of the phrases you've been repeating. Wash them from you're mind. Stop doing like the Republicans and the Clintons do by telling us "what the people think, what the people know." Unmask the rhetorical trick and then give us the real story. Tell it to us like most of us can understand it. Explain to us how universal healthcare can adopt some socialist tenets while maintaining a profit-driven framework. Personally I do not support universal healthcare in this country. Inevitably we would come to the conversation that Americans as a race tend to abuse their freedoms. Free healthcare! We would keep the joints busy. What we say about foreign nations may not be true, but there may be some grain of truth as to what our hospitals would become.
Big problems to correct. 1. Health insurance companies are attempting to get as much something for as little close to nothing as they are finding legal and/or possible. 2. Health insurance companies do not have the right to contradict a doctor or specialists prescribed regiment.
Here you go, Obama. Certain rest homes, health facilities, and juvenile facilities would have to retain their own medical staff. Yes, this would mean that the market would bring the surface only a few organizations. For all of the rest of the doctors not officially opting out of the aggregate hospital beds, surgery hours-- basically all of the aggregate everything you can measure -- and dividing this by the total number of patients in the United States. This still does nothing for immigration, but I am sure we can set up private health care facilities or emergency care facilities at little to no cost. It would be worthwhile for the more accurate census information.
Okay, now we have a market of hospital units. Let's call them hospital hours. Say everyone age 15-65 gets 15 hospital hours, 6 lab hours, 2 surgery. It can more wittingly be devised according to age group, but for the sake of arguing, let's call these our numbers. Say you have a very serious ailment like cancer.
Your hours would dry up rather quickly. You might need 50 hours of lab work this year. You might need 30-90 hours of hospital visits. We might have to streamline how those visits are done. This is where a market is created.
Suddenly, a healthy young person who wouldn't use their health care at all has a commodity. He can sell his hospital hours at a rate determined by the market, with a price ceiling imposed by the governing institution. They would look like blue dollars good only for the fiscal year, US minted, and It would take a decade to hammer out the benefits of selling versus saving, and I am sure there would be some over anxious people selling their hours a bit too hastily, or our of cost necessity; but it would be a necessary and messy obstacle in achieving what so many Americans seem intent on.
The incentives for medical staff would run along how many patients they had made healthy. I am not sure exactly how this works either, but it has beenworked out in other countries such as England.
Now before you are worried about tax hikes, I am sure that there are plenty of public programs that can be trimmed before we get to that.