posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 03:30 AM
reply to post by ownbestenemy
Now, lets see here... this man is supposedly a liberal as you describe and yet he is opposed to socialism or any government involvement in fixing the
healthcare crises? This supposed 'liberal' even used Margaret Thatcher
as a reference to how bad socialism is? Really? This is a
progressive/liberal business owner you say? Right? For a second there I pictured a small business owner there. To top it all off your source is from
The Wall Street Journal. On another note this isnt a small business owner, John Mackey is CEO of a company that earns at average $8 billion a year.
Honestly now, way to go to sprinkle an argument.
In anycase essentially John Mackeys solution to the issue of healthcare in this country is to have the government encourage companies to provide
healthcare to it's employees. That is the outline of his solution here. He doesnt deal with the issue at large such as the insurance corporations
barring people from coverage over pre-existing condtions which is a significant contributing factor to the millions of uninsured americans. To make it
worse he insists that the government must not dictate to the insurance companies who they can and cannot cover. He says this decision should be left
up to the individual customer and their preferences. Really? I didnt know those barred because of their pre-existing conditions had much of a choice
or preference? He also doesnt address the rising costs of premiums and other regular payments to insurance companies. This plan is purely over
business solutions which doesn't look to the larger issue with the healthcare industry. His plan is also already in the current reform bill where
businesses are encouraged to cover their employees.
Hey also insists that 'charity' should again be the solution as if charity has been effective already? His parroting the previous members here. This
'liberal business owner' as you had described.
'Saving employees from saving themselves' is part of Mackey's plan as this article puts it nicely. It also states how out of touch Mackeys plan is
and further reinforces my previous comment:
Mackey is far from the left as you can get. He believes in corporations and not governments, nonprofits -- are the best way to provide for the
well-being of people.
Still wondering why or how the man was refered by you as a 'liberal business owner'. Maybe its just your way of strengthening your argument? I dont
[edit on 31-3-2010 by Southern Guardian]