First time in a while. Last week, I na?vely waded into the health care debate and got the Barney Frank treatment (no, not like that, so don’t go there). Most responses posted both to the Web site and those sent to me personally included personal experiences with end-of-life issues, most often with an elderly father or mother. NBC News political chief Chuck Todd said over the weekend that ObamaCare is in trouble because the president has only told the American public what they will lose, not what they will gain.
“Health care is a deeply personal issue,” Todd said. “And Americans are selfish. They don’t want to give it up.” Selfish because they want the best possible care for their families? Is he kidding? We’re told we have to sacrifice more. I suppose that now means what … potentially our children’s health? This notion of sacrifice for the greater common (and collective) good has hit absurd new heights.
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