By The End Of Kerry's First Term ...
John "I'm not Hillary; I just sound like her" Kerry wants universal health coverage by 2012 ... conveninently, the year that would be the end of his first term as president. If pigs could fly. Here's the AP report:
Sen. John Kerry on Monday proposed requiring all Americans to have health insurance by 2012, "with the federal government guaranteeing that they have the means to afford it." ...So, let's see. We stop the economic expansion in its tracks by repealing the tax cuts, putting thousands upon thousands out of work. Then we guarantee that the government will pay for these newly unemployed persons' health insurance.
Kerry proposes to pay for the program by repealing tax cuts enacted during the Bush administration that benefit those earning over $200,000 annually. He did not immediately elaborate on how he would enact his insurance mandate, but one aid said he would do so with a requirement written into the legislation spelling out that the government covers anyone who is uninsured.
Gotta hand it to those Dems. Visionary.
Just when you think the pap and pabulum is reaching intolerable proportions, there's this:
"One of my biggest regrets is that fear talk trumped the health care walk, and that we are less safe abroad and less healthy at home because of that," Kerry told a crowd of several hundred during a midday speech at Faneuil Hall."Fear talk?!" I don't know about you, but it's not talk with me. I'm very afraid of Islamofascism. Kerry's not, apparently ... and that would guide his foreign policy.
"Trumped the health care walk?!" I seem to remember Hillary floating a leaden universal health care balloon in 1992 and getting crushed as a result. That was eight years before Bush Derangement Syndrome symptoms started showing up in a significant percentage of the Dem demographic.
Perhaps Kerry was spending Christmas in Cambodia and missed that episode.
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