Thursday, July 9, 2009

Follow the Link!

This is a great post over at Tattered Bits of Brain!

5 comments:

Steve B said...

Thanks fer teh linkage! I just realized I haven't added you teh elite and exclusive Bits o Blogroll. Soon to remedied.

One Salient Oversight said...

DID YOU KNOW:

* That I live in a country with universal health care, paid for by our taxes and which gives us a reasonably good standard of living at less than the price that private industry pays in the US?

* That the president does not have the constitutional right to declare war, which is granted to congress? So what happened in 2003 in Iraq? Was that a war? Did Bush exceed his authority?

* That the constitution says The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors and NOT "Malfeseance"?

Shafiq said...

After reading the link, I think the poster's going a bit too far. From what I can see, the healthcare proposals are being written by Congress, with both the Senate and the House having their own versions. All Obama did was tell them to come up with a cost-effective and efficient solution to the problem, which is that US healthcare is currently inefficient and way too expensive

BLBeamer said...

I don't agree that US healthcare is inefficient and way too expensive when compared to current government run programs.

Medicare, for example, makes our private "system" look like a lean, mean health machine.

Only a fool or an ideologue would believe that the status quo can only be improved by giving control of our current "system" to the one entity with a worse record than our current "system".

That's not to say I agree with the conclusions in the linked piece, however.

Steve B said...

The linked post was not about Health Care. It was about abuse of presidential power, about exceeding authority in the name of handling a crisis.

The deployment of troops for Iraqi Freedom and the invasion of Iraq was approved unanimously by both houses of Congress, as well as authorized by a UN mandate.
"or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." Such as malfeasance, which is a crime.

Clinton was impeached for perjury to a Grand Jury. I don't see that included either, but I suspect that it's still illegal.

Try again, Salient.