Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Republi-CON "Property Rights" Hypocrisy

Republi-cons have "made unsuccessful efforts to force a permit for the [Keystone XL] project, including adding language in the Houseversion of a highway spending bill" claiming that the pipeline "would create thousands of jobs and increase U.S. energy security."

But what they failed to mention is that building the pipeline would require "taking of private property for public use — all along its proposed route" and not all of the landowners want to sell.

Read the Washington Post, Keystone XL pipeline is issue of property rights for some ranchers

Obamney Praises Governmwent Takeover of Health Care System

In Israel, which "regulates its health care system aggressively, requiring all residents to carry insurance and capping revenue for various parts of the country’s health care system.

Israel created a national health care system in 1995, largely funded through payroll and general tax revenue. The government provides all citizens with health insurance: They get to pick from one of four competing, nonprofit plans. Those insurance plans have to accept all customers—including people with pre-existing conditions—and provide residents with a broad set of government-mandated benefits."

Read the Washington Post, Romney praises health care in Israel, where ‘strong government influence’ has driven down costs