Once Again, Eric Cantor Disgraces Virginia

By Karen

Rep. Eric Cantor proudly led this week’s Republican charge — for the freaking 33rd time — to repeal Obama’s Affordable Care Act. I’m ashamed to say my Virginia taxes pay this rat-bastard’s salary while he and his cronies waste time on the clock making “symbolic” gestures.

I’ve got a “symbolic gesture” for Cantor.

Cantor’s bill passed in the House 244-185 so it can go to the Senate and get stomped to death — again.

Cantor keeps babbling about “patient-centered care,” yet never explains HOW he’d get there because he knows there’s only one way left — and he can’t say it.

But I’d like to see one politician from either party stand up and admit, “The ACA isn’t really about healthcare. It’s mostly about insurance.”

Anybody who’s ever wrestled their insurer over coverage knows —having insurance in no way ensures getting healthcare. And it virtually guarantees you will NOT get “affordable” healthcare.

Republicans, with their pathological refusal to face facts, keep calling the ACA a “government takeover.” Yet people won’t be fighting the government over medical bills. They’ll be fighting WellPoint, Aetna, Humana, Cigna, Unitedhealth…

With the ACA, Obama either screwed us royally, or he sees it long term as the best hope to ultimately achieve single-payer — Medicare for all.

Insurers will be giddy with power once they have 30 million new customers to screw and kill, and they’ll be cooking the books like mad to skirt the “85% must go toward healthcare” provision to keep profits growing.

Unfortunately, it’s us little guys who will be driven into bankruptcy and/or die while insurers squeeze every last nickel from the system in ways that would make the Mafia blush.

Finally, insurers will ruin enough lives so Americans of all parties will scream with one voice to end the corruption, forcing Congress to DO something for a change.

And the solution will be Medicare for all because it’s the only option left. And it WORKS in every industrialized society where people aren’t as stupid as we are, resulting in longer life spans and reduced infant mortality for less cost.

Republicans go about healthcare reform like a bunch of pathetic Civil War re-enactors, thinking if they keep refighting the same old battle, they’ll change the winner. They insist the U.S. has “the best healthcare system in the world” like the myopic souls who believed “one Southern gentleman can lick 10 Yankees.”

Representatives of both parties must first wean themselves from insurers whose billions in profits don’t go to healthcare — but help to buy off politicians. (Check out Cantor’s record on that.)

As long as Washington is on the take (while enjoying dandy healthcare benefits at our expense), we’ll never see meaningful reform.

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10 Responses to Once Again, Eric Cantor Disgraces Virginia

  1. imabear says:

    Amen

  2. Zappa's Mom says:

    Amen,Amen!

    Karen,I can’t wait for your Weight Watcher’s post!

  3. annie pelfrey says:

    the politicians should have to buy their insurance like we peons do.

  4. catsworking says:

    Annie, I totaly agree. They should be forced to get their insurance through exchanges like we’ll be doing. Then they can see what shitty coverages passes as “health insurance” these days. None of them have any right to be making decisions on any of this stuff because we have them living in a free healthcare dreamworld where they can get whatever top-tier care they want.

  5. catsworking says:

    ZM, I’m working on that WW post. I’m closing in on 2 months on the plan, so it’s coming soon.

  6. Zappa's Mom says:

    I’m excited-I bet you are doing great!

  7. catsworking says:

    ZM, actually, my sister has been doing great with it. She’s giving Jennifer Hudson a run for her money. Lost 70 lbs. since January. I don’t have that much to lose, and I’m finding that mine is coming off a lot slower.

  8. annie pelfrey says:

    Karen, exactly!

  9. catsworking says:

    Why, thank you, Annie! I really wish the 7th District would wake up to Cantor and boot him out. Can’t they see that he’s nothing but a career politician who’s staking his success on sucking up to the rich and big business and obstructing Obama in anything he tries to do, no matter how many constituents he screws over?

    At least the most clueless among us kindly advertise who they are by planting big Eric Cantor and George Allen signs in their front yards, so we can be warned that using logic in their presence is futile.

  10. Tuxicat says:

    I definitely agree with you, Karen! If American HUMANS weren’t so stupid, they’d have single-payer coverage, not this stupid insurance company crap! We were hoping that once the ball finally got rolling on this, the right thing would be done…no such luck! America screws up again! We knew the GOP would be do-nothing with a black president. The only thing they like about black people, we think, is minstrel shows with whites in blackface, and the fact slaves built the Capitol Building and many other DC buildings. But we wish Obama had listened and put the Public Option in! HUMANS!

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