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Wednesday, June 27, 2012


For A Dancer

"Keep a fire for the human race
  Let your prayers go drifting into space
  You never know what will be coming down
  Perhaps a better world is drawing near
  And just as easily it could all disappear
  Along with whatever meaning you might have found
  Don't let the uncertainty turn you around
  (the world keeps turning around and around)
  Go on and make a joyful sound."            

Into a dancer you have grown
From a seed somebody else has thrown
Go on ahead and throw some seeds of your own
And somewhere between the time you arrive
And the time you go
May lie a reason you were alive
But you'll never know.                                     For A Dancer- Jackson Browne


SCOTUS is about to release their findings on ACA, or Obamacare if you will. Most bloggers and pundits are pretty sure that the ruling will be a setback for Obama. The real question is how bad the ruling and how much it affects Obama. The underlying, well not so underlying, more like overlying issue is the complete politicalization of the judicial system in the US starting with the highest court. 

As I see it, the ACA was intended to help save the healthcare insurers while adding some positive things for the public in order to sell it. Along the way Obama gave big Pharma another 10 years to rape the US citizens. I have difficulty in believing Obama was shocked when they went against their half of the deal to secretly campaign against ACA. Regardless of what SCOTUS decides, that Pharma deal stands.

I have zero doubt that big money is able to reach out to the Supremes, at least the Scalia branch, to signal big money's desires. It must be a frustrating decision when screwing Obama has to be measured against the benefits that large corporations and HC corporations get in the bill. 

But then ACA is like everything else that the elites have to decide...better to kick it down the road until there's a better chance of either killing it or at least, allowing for more extraction in the interim...not unlike the banking mess.

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