Single payer advocates are unpersons to "progressives" at "Open" "Left"
Neo-Broder-ite Mr. Chris Bowers burbles:
Its About Who Runs The Country
In one camp, there are conservatives and private health insurance companies who oppose the public option in all forms.
In the other camp are House and grassroots progressives. Their basic argument is exactly the same as the first camp: a public option, even in its current form, would offer lower-priced health insurance than private companies.
Single payer advocates -- the only legislation on offer that can actually be shown, by evidence, to actually save lives and money -- are unpersons to Mr. Bowers, as he attempts to create his own reality.
Again, I'm with Chris Floyd, who writes:
One side is lying; the other side is not telling the truth.
Or to put it another way: One side is pretending that a wildly reactionary plan to further enrich rapacious corporations is really hardcore, gutbucket socialism from the Bolshevik trenches, while the other side is pretending that its "reform" is not really a wildly reactionary plan to further enrich rapacious corporations but something that will somehow, in some way, be good for some people at some point way down the line.
It is indeed a question of who runs the country.
The only unfortunate thing is the side Mr. Bowers appears to have chosen.