Ken Buck, a tea-bagger running for US Senate here in Colorado, was on the radio today in a lengthy interview. In the ads he is running he claims his opponent, Sen. Bennett, helped "nationalize" health care. So, we know right from the start he is a liar. Health care has not been "nationalized", and only an idiot would say that outloud (to find these idiots, turn on Fox News!).
In the interview though, he actually supported most of the health care bill. Asked about some of the major provisions, Buck said he supports the changes that make it illegal for your health insurer to drop your coverage when you get sick, or deny you coverage because of a pre-existing condition. He did say he opposed the rule allowing people to stay on their parents policy up to age 26 (I might actually agree with him on that one.....GROW UP KIDS!).
Of course, the thing that the tea-for-brains bunch opposes most about Obamacare is the supposedly unconstitutional mandate that everyone have health insurance, which Buck referred to as government overstepping it's authority. But here is where Buck proves he is a bullshitter of no higher moral standing than any of those political insiders the teabags are so angry about. Asked what he would do instead, he says there needs to be some sort of "carrot and stick" approach to get everyone to buy coverage. The "carrot" would be some sort of incentive like making health insurance payments tax-deductable for those of us who buy are own (a very good and fair idea), but also a "stick", as in some sort of punishment for not doing it. Hmmmmm, isn't that the same then as mandating everyone get covered, if you are somehow going to punish those who don't.
So, in conclusion, Tea-bullshitter Ken Buck wants to repeal Obamacare, but he supports most of the stuff that is in it! And this asshole is ahead in the polls! Coloradans, if you vote for this scumbag, you deserve to have your health care revoked, as you clearly would have to be suffering from a pre-existing mental illness.