I don’t claim to be an expert on health care policy, and admit that my eyes gloss over when trying to understand the differences between Hillary’s, Obama’s, and Edwards’ health care plan. But I have a gut feeling that none of those plans are meant to help people like me, people in the middle, people who are neither rich nor poor. Just like the sub-prime bail-out, where our politicians are helping to artificially inflate real estate prices so first-time home buyers like me can pay tens of thousands, if not a hundred thousand, more for my first condo (that’s called a “tax”), everything politicians do is meant to help either the rich or the poor at my expense.
Aravosis then goes on to decry various policies that favor the rich…which has nothing to with the poor. I’m all for not screwing the middle to favor the rich–anyone who reads this blog knows this. But helping the poor is not the moral equivalent of helping the rich. Most philosophies, religious or not (except for Ayn Randism), call for helping the poor and needy*. Lashing out at the poor is precisely what conservatives want you to do, rather than having people help the poor.
*Granted, how to help is often not agreed upon.