More: Update below
(Edited for format 3/30/09)
Kate Bolduan is an attractive reporter. Actually a very attractive, young, likable, intelligent (as in Phi Beta Kappa smart) reporter for CNN. If you were to bring Kate home and introduce her to Mom and Dad, she's already part of the family, she is that likable.
But Kate is the enemy.
Today, I am naming names and today Kate Bolduan you are Public Enemy Number One. Moreover, I am making this call based on the evidence of a single damning report. A single report is as damming as a single wide stance. Kate Bouldan generates one-sided propaganda in support of a radical shift of political power and wealth and the creation of a dependent constituency.
Kate writes, in CNN's "First 100 Days" marquee a piece called The plight of young, uninsured Americans. These are the self-described 'story highlights."
- Statistics: Young adults are the largest group of uninsured Americans
- Many 20-somethings don't have jobs that offer health benefits
- Bree Honey: "I can't get sick. I have to worry about if I'm going to get hurt"
Here's the 'plight': According to Bree Honey, an unmarried 20 year old something "I am buying my own prescription drugs by myself. ... And I have to pay for that out of pocket every single month. So it's very difficult on me," she said.
Hey, it is very difficult for Bree... did everyone get that?
"I'm just a struggling student right out of college, trying to make my way. And I can't--I don't have the money right now for insurance," Honey said. "If there's some way that the government could get me, or get everyone, just a minimal coverage ... I would even pay for it out of my taxes if I had to."Kate is really trying to make a martyr out of Bree Honey. Bree doesn't have the money for health insurance. But if the government would add her and 50 million others to the health care system, well Bree would pay what she could out of her taxes.
Now Kate, let me just take the devils advocate for a moment here.
Question: If the Government does not buy Bree Honey's health insurance, what would be the the harm? If the government does nothing, what will happen?
Answer: It will be 'difficult' for Bree.
Question: Doesn't Bree Honey have any family that would help her out in her time of need? Can she move back home to save some money? What other alternatives does Bree Honey Have?
Answer: Over to you Kate what are the answers? You did ask Bree these questions?
Question: If we buy Bree, (and the other 50 million so-called uninsured Americans) how will we pay for this?
Answer: Mostly by taxing our children and grandchildren.
Question: What happens to the cost of health care when we add 50 million people to the demand side of the equation?
Answer: Everyone knows that when demand increases, the price goes up.
Question: So the price for my own insurance is going up, and we are adding people who cannot pay to the rolls? So I have to pay more for me, and I have to pay for Bree as well?
See Kate, this little exercise is quite revealing. Why is was it not in your 'report'? Perhaps because so few people would want to waste our precious tax dollars to make life 'less difficult' for poor Bree Honey.
By the way, everyone, it is damned difficult on me too, and I don't see Kate Bolduan riding an Obama Unicorn over here to shower me with health care or government cheese or anything.
It reminds me of Carl's quote from Sunday, Dr. Melissa Clouthier , and it bears repeating: "Until America becomes the socialistic, even-Steven, mediocre, complacent haven for the average and lazy, the left won’t be happy. Until America is the same as every other 3rd rate socialist state, the left will curse American exceptionalism and decry the inequity. Until America is hamstrung by laws and regulations and rules only she will follow, in the name some warped morality, the left will curse the lack of justice and fairness."
The idea that we need to expand social programs further to help Bree Honey is just propaganda. There is no substance to it. It is a Big Lie. More from Public Enemy Kate:
Only about one-half of all young adults who are working are offered coverage through an employer...And it's a common problem. According to the latest date from the Census Bureau, in 2007, there were an estimated 13.2 million uninsured young adults. It's the fastest growing group of the 46 million uninsured Americans today.Of course Kate is quick to note:
Reducing the number of uninsured young adults is a top priority for President Obama.Kate Bolduan is on a mission to help make socialism and socialistic health care a reality in this country. Not because we need to do it, but because it will create a permanent constituency for Obama and the Democratic party. That is precisely why Kate Bolduan, you are Public Enemy Number One.
Add this to the other evidence that the so-called 'mainstream media' is anything but the mouthpiece of the Democratic Party. So called 'reports' like this one is just propaganda, and 'reporters' like Kate Bolduan masquerade as information providers.
It isn't news you can use.
The message Kate brings us is we ought to do something so poor Bree Honey's life isn't so difficult. Kate also does not tell you the other ugly side of the equation for twenty-somethings.
The annual report from the National Center for Health Statistics (via the USA Today) tells us that two-thirds of these uninsured young people are overweight, one quarter binge drink, one third smoke and otherwise abuse their bodies. The USAT provides some great info from the lead author, Amy Bernstein: "Saying they're all basically healthy now doesn't take into account ... the long-term effects of health habits formed during this time," she says. "They're still smoking, still drinking, still taking illicit drugs and not exercising," she says. "Whatever we're doing, we're not getting through to this particular age group."
Now, Washington and the so-called 'main-stream' media want to send them the message 'don't be concerned about your health care, we'll take care of that.'