i feel no allegiance to the democratic party i just feel we should at least have a public option, my passion for the topic has little to do with the bill itself. so many of the counter arguments are based around the fact that our government is already fucked up and that's not the fault of a different healthcare system. true, right now might not be the right time but there is a difference between that and never.
the destruction of the family is a huge problem but if the federal government is going to continue to fund abstinence-only programs etc. and the religious right has anything to say about it nothing's gonna change there either. the most religious states have the highest divorce and abortion rates, that's been proven again and again. religion's not the only problem here but that's a debate for another time.
the fact that we're all white males discussing this issue should tell you something. you can call me a hippy or whatever but there are people who continue to get systematically fucked because of people so intent on maintaining this system.