America is a commercial. Everything gets done because someone found a solution to a problem we didn't have, and they sold it to us, and we bought it. Suckers.
The Republicans want to privatize the Veteran's Administration as one of many "new solutions to healthcare" because privatization will clearly be better and more personal and more suited to your specific needs (cough).
Won't any doctor deal with your specific needs, no matter what channel the money flows through, as long as they get paid? Of course. It's not about your needs when politicians tell you they need to make 700 versions of something to suit all the different needs of our diverse country. We're fucking human. Not so diverse! We need bones set, cancer abated, wounds healed, ailments diagnosed, and the other doctor stuff.
Health care delivery should be done in the least expensive way possible. Hell, everything should be, from a business perspective, right? So who in their right fucking mind would want anything other than universal health care. They wouldn't. But they got suckered. They bought what the politicians were selling. And the rich benefit because they own the politicians. We all know that. That was the plan. And on and on.
The Republicans want to privatize Social Security and let Wall Street have at it, even though it would cost, like, 5 times more to administer privately. But they want you to have more choices, or something.
Republicans want to "lower" taxes by continuing Bush Billionaire Bailout because "small businesses" will get crushed if we don't. Small businesses like Bechtel. Right.
The Republicans want to ban abortion. Period. To save the unborn, for Jesus. Or something.
The super-rich--especially the Billionaire Boy's Club of Bill Gates, Eli Broad, the Waltons, and Mike Bloomberg. I hate those guys--see an opportunity to suck a new market dry. Billions of dollars are being earmarked for unproven, uninformed, and damaging structural changes in public education. The media are seeing their opportunity to use the unfounded fear of shitty teachers and unions run amok to get in on the edufeast as well. All because they won't fess up to the poverty they help maintain as a cause of poor graduation rates. It's the poverty, stupid.
Democrats run around scared of being yelled at because they, like the Republicans, are selling you something you don't need. They are politicians first. Democrats, well, maybe second?
You don't need Social Security, the Veteran's Administration, Medicare, or anything else privatized. They will continue to tell you that you need more choices. No. They need you to be confused so you will be scared and vote for them when they lie to you.
Those politicians are selling you something you don't need. They are pushing it. They are pushers. Damn the pusher-man.