Bill hits on greed and healthcare (or lack of..) in America.
“Really… What is the healthcare system in America but insurance companies making money by fucking people out of coverage, even if it kills them – which it does – at least 20,000 a year.
And now Congress has taken the single payer option off the table. Why? Because competition from the government might make corporations sad…
We can’t have that.
Healthcare is the biggest industry we’ve got. We NEED sick people, and the food companies are doing their part to help!…”
Article VI, Clause 2 of the US Constitution says:
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
Article VI, Clause 3 says:
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
There are those on the right who insist that the US should never be bound by International Treaty, but they would be wrong. When we sign a treaty and ratify it in our Senate, it becomes “the supreme Law of the Land.” To fail to follow it would be to fail to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
The UN CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment makes it a crime to torture people or to treat prisoners cruelly or inhumanely. The United States signed this treaty on April 18, 1988. The United States finally got around to ratifying this treaty on October 21, 1994. This means that this treaty was the Law of the Land on January 20, 2001, when the Bush Administration came into office.
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What ISN’T on the table as part of the debate on healthcare reform is ‘single-payer’ healthcare. Why not?
This is a very interesting report by The Real News Network. There are many other good videos on the healthcare debate at this link.
May 31st, 1859 – Big Ben starts keeping time.
Tick tock, tick tock…
What are you doing with your time today?
“Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?”