Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Well this is rather interesting

by shamanic

McClatchy says that today's universal health care plans look an awful lot like Richard Nixon's 1974 universal health care plan.

So if Hillary wins and we implement her plan, will the GOP take credit?

Interesting factoid from the article:
Medical costs continue to outpace inflation, albeit not nearly as fast as they did in Nixon's day.
Hindsight is 20/20 factoid from the article:
But then, according to a 1974 political almanac published by Congressional Quarterly, the AFL-CIO and the United Auto Workers lobbied successfully to kill the plan. Unions hoped to get a better deal after the next elections.
And the GOP has been busting unions ever since! All in the name of universal health care! Elephants never forget, of course.

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