The Smart Position on “Healthcare”
January 19, 2010 1 Comment
Key points, if you’re a Smart Person:
1. You must spell it and refer to it as ‘healthcare’. One word. Because that’s totally a word. A totally real English word.
2. Your definition of ‘healthcare reform’ is ‘any sweeping, mammoth bill having something-or-other to do with healthcare coming out of Congress at a time when a majority of them have the letter (D) after their names’.
3. You, as a Smart person, support anything that qualifies as ‘healthcare reform’ per 2. regardless of details, which you don’t care about or (most likely) even really know about. Smart People don’t have to know any details whatsoever about ‘healthcare reform’ to know they’re in favor of it (and people who aren’t, are Dumb). As long as it’s big, opaque, expensive, and intrusive enough, and was written by (D)’s, then Smart People are sure it’s just fine.
4. You are free to make stuff up about ‘healthcare reform’ that isn’t included in any proposal on the table, and incorporate that made-up stuff into your argument for it. Whatever changes, realistic or fantastical, that you think ought to be made or fantasize about making to the ‘healthcare’ system, you are free to pretend they actually are part of this or that bill under consideration and (therefore) cite them as part of your Smart argument for passing said bill. Whatever grievances, real or trumped-up, that you have against the current ‘healthcare’ system are part of your Smart argument for ‘healthcare reform’ regardless of whether that ‘reform’ would fix or even address those grievances in any way.
Does the above description fit your position on ‘healthcare’? If so, give yourself a big pat on the back: you, my friend, are Smart.