Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Oh No!

Fred Barnes is horrified at the prospect of Obama winning along with a Dem-dominated Congress. First of all, card-check might pass, resulting in a rise in unionized workers for the first time since Reagan became President.

Even worse, those who benefit from unionization might actually have to pay dues to those who represent them, even if they don't feel like it. I've always been amazed at those who push that "right to work" nonsense. I don't support the war in Iraq, I don't support the agenda of GW and pals, yet I have to pay taxes anyway. When taxes become optional, then I'll discuss "right to work."

As if that's not enough, the prospect of a totally right-wing Supreme Court is seriously in jeopardy. Who will vote to not count votes?

The worst part of all, though, is this:

What about Obama's health care plan? He's described it as step or two away from a single payer, government-run health system like Canada's. While expensive, its chances of passage would be quite good.

Wouldn't it be awful if all Americans had health coverage? How on earth would people go bankrupt due to catastrophic medical emergency (which can't happen in most industrialized countries)? Isn't it enough that our taxes are just as high as those in countries where health insurance is a right? We should be honored to know that our taxes pay for endless, pointless wars and bailouts of good ol' banks that spent our money like drunken sailors.

Is that really the worst case scenario, Mr. Barnes? Perhaps we'll even move back to that awful Clinton economy. Perish forbid. Clearly you and your Fox Network pals know what's good for us.
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