Tim Gunn often tells designers on Project Runway, “Make it work,” after he delivers a critique. President Obama isn’t offering excuses for slow performance on the Healthcare Marketplace site. He has directed HHS to “make it work.”
A response to an article by the Washington Post titled, “Obama on health-care site: ‘There’s no excuse for the problems, and they are being fixed,’” prompts a response to the collective right wing critics.
A reader named “Matt” addressed his audience:
“Comrades, introduction of glorious National Socialist health rationing computer system is admittedly little delayed because of intentional sabotage by treasonous Tea Party wreckers. Do not let actions of few right-wing extremist traitors blow smoke in eyes! Now is time to double and triple efforts to push forward for National Socialist ‘single payer’ health rationing system, as laid out by Dear Leader Obama in historic speech to labor unions in 2003. First step: destroy so-called ‘free market’ capitalist health care corporations by mandating they give free coverage to all sick comrades. When critical NSA-IRS-ACA "data hubs" are running full speed like Uralsk Tractor Factory 17, reactionary running dog "Tea Party" saboteurs will be excluded from all medical care, leaving only good comrades with first class National Socialist health rationing system, like exists today in worker's paradise Cuba, and People's Democratic Republic of Korea.”
Now, the reason for posting this “comment” is because there are many like him and they deserve airing and a response.
No one is blaming the Tea Party rightists. The executive branch is responsible for system design and implementation and there are flaws in the system. The private sector would not “go-live” with a system that could not perform competitively.
As for the diatribe about socialized medicine and the like, we are a democratic republic in which 1% control 90% of the wealth and in which 15% live in poverty and 35% are on the edge about to fall in. That is 50% of the nation are vulnerable and may be in need of assistance at some point in their lives.
If the nation is to survive it must find a new economic equilibrium and that means the following:
- The nation needs a sustainable economic model that ensures a good life for all citizens with fairness and equality to pursue self-reliance to the best of their ability.
- Capitalism is unsustainable because there are not endless resources to support the model, and the consequences of unmitigated capitalism has pushed the planet to the tipping point environmentally and ecologically.
- The skewed income distribution in the US is indicative of economic unfairness. There are signs of greed and callous disregard for needy citizens by those who have the means to solve the problem. They are deficient in attending their moral obligations.
- America’s solution will not be communism, but it will not be capitalism as we have known it. The optimized sustainment model will emerge to be more socially responsible while providing incentive and support to 6 million geniuses who live in the nation, 5, 999,100 are underemployed and sitting on their hands.
Who is Matt Bracken? He is a sensationalist to say the least. He might be correct about something, but who knows what it is?
“Matthew J. Bracken was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1957, and graduated from the University of Virginia and UDT/SEAL Training in 1979. Besides writing novels, he has also built a steel sailboat and has made several major ocean voyages.
He is currently working on a the second Dan Kilmer novel, about a former Marine sniper trying to live as a free man in an unfree world. About a hundred pages of each novel may be read on his website at www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com.
Matt has also published The Bracken Anthology, a collection of his recent non-fiction essays and short stories, including: Alas, Brave New Babylon, The Civil War 2 Cube, What I Saw at the Coup, Trapping Feral Pigs, and a dozen others.”
“Obama on health-care site: ‘There’s no excuse for the problems, and they are being fixed.’
By Scott Wilson, Updated: Monday, October 21, 2:30 PM E-mail the writer
President Obama gave a consumer-friendly defense of the health-care law Monday and assured the country that the problems many have faced while trying to enroll in new insurance plans would be fixed quickly.
At the same time, Obama admonished Republican critics of the federal insurance exchange and its implementation, saying that “it is time to stop rooting for its failure.”