Monday, March 26, 2007

Clinton promises universal health care if elected

Haven't we heard this song and dance before?

"We're going to have universal health care when I'm president — there's no doubt about that. We're going to get it done," the New York senator and front-runner for the 2008 nomination said.

However, while Clinton said the issue continues to be a high priority for her, she has not offered up a specific plan. One questioner at the town hall meeting held up a copy of a DVD containing a detailed description of Democratic rival John Edwards' plan for universal health care, asking Clinton if she will also offer specifics.

The reason she hasn't "set out a plan and said here's exactly what I will do," Clinton said, is that she wants to hear from voters what kind of plan they would favor.

"I want the ideas that people have," said Clinton. She said any health care plan must deal with the reality that there's a unique climate in the country.

"We are bigger and more diverse and people like their choice," said Clinton.

In other words, she hasn't got the slightest idea how she is going to make good on her promises.

I've seen how the government handles the VA, and that has nowhere near as many people as the whole country; there is just too many people to be able to manage something like that. For those who like to point to the Canadian system, remember this: there are about 32 to 33 million people in Canada; we have more people than that just in California; the US has more than 300 million people total.
And who would pay for all of this? Come back when/if you have some answers, Senator.


Reformed Patriot said...

She makes me want to vomit. Interesting post.

The Other Mike S. said...

This topic just drives me nuts. Our government has shown, without exception, that every single time they try and run a social program, it becomes a bloated, ineffective drain on society. No exceptions.

Still, I guess that's not much of a downside to those that are not having to work to get the benefits...

Kenny said...

Socialism from a socialist what would you expect

Hammer said...

The govt does such a good job on all other entitlement programs I'm sure national healthcare will be a bang up success...Bwahahahaha.

couldn't keep a straight face on that one. ;)

Matt said...

Clinton's plan isn't as unachievable as you might think. All she has to do is get approval for a 75% income tax hike which will be directed toward the funding of her new health care program.

Totally feasible. All you have to do is prepare to welcome your new communist leader.

DirtCrashr said...

It's not just that they even think that they can simply, "get it done" as much as they're so simple-minded they don't even know what the hell they're doing when they do anything.

Secondarily or maybe in fact Primarily, it's a huge payoff to the Unions. By creating a giant entitlement program they are also building an even more gigantic employment program - it's like an iceberg, the entitlement/health-care bit is just the tip. More government workers will pay Union dues back to the bosses - this is how it works in California and they're trying to nationalize and spread it across the country.
If you've ever heard of the gross mismanagement and straight-up fraud in MediCal, multiply that fifty-times and imagine the dense culture of corruption that will emerge from this stinking petri dish. A bunch of dead pets from Chinese fertilizer ain't nothing compared to what's coming if this passes...

(SR71)Atomica said...

Hillary is so polarising that even other Democrats are abandoning her...and we the people would rather elect Charles Manson or Tex Watson.

B&N said...

"We are bigger and more diverse and people like their choice,"

Yet, by her method, that is exactly what would be denied everyone, a choice.

This non-sense is perfectly clear to her and the Clinton fellating crowd, but then again, those people don't know how to think.