Monday, June 25, 2012

The Joni Mitchell Rule when it comes to #Obamacare. "You don't know what you've got till it's gone."

Good old EJ Dionne has another doozy of a worthless article at the Washington post.  He's pre-lamenting the death of Obamacare and throwing about silly statements.  But the silliest of all that I read was the bit at the end about Joni Mitchell and "You don't know what you've got till it's gone."  

Now that I come to think of it, the younger generation probably only knows the Counting Crows version of that "You paved paradise and put up a parking lot."  But this quote can easily be used on the conservative side.  If Obamacare is found to be kind of Constitutional (kind of because it isn't but it kind of is according to the Justices) then gosh won't most Americans feel soon what they've lost?  

Honestly, Obamacare, I think, wouldn't affect too many people who already have health insurance.  Of course if their company just dumps them on the national system then they will be affected.  But remember, Obama said that HE wouldn't change your healthcare if you liked it.  When the people come screaming that their healthcare was changed, he'll ask them a simple question, 

"Who changed your health care?"

"My company!"


"But because of your stupid law!"

"There's no evidence of that.  But even if there was, what I told you was the truth.  I never changed your healthcare.  Your stingy rich boss did."

"yeah, that's right. He is rich.  Rich AND stingy."

Then madness ensues.

Read the garbage at E.J. Dionne Columns and Blog Posts

1 comment:

  1. E.J. Dionne quoted Joni Mitchell as if the quote was already in use as the "Joni Mitchell rule". I believe he made that part up....nobody was quoting the rule before.