WE TRUST THE UIGHURS MOST  2:57 pm June 17, 2009

People Trust Overtly Evil, Profiteering Money Corporations To Reform Health Care More Than They Do Republicans

by Jim Newell

Yes: more Americans would prefer to have Satanic pharmaceutical/insurance corporations — entities that exist solely to profit from the nation’s poor health, ones that would choose to see eventual government debt default & apocalypse over the creation of a public, non-discriminatory health plan to cover actual sick people — as one of the two major American political parties debating health care reform, instead of the Republicans. (Not that the Democrats in Congress fare much better, and they shouldn’t!)

But really now, how could as many as 40% of Americans think, “I am confident that the pharmaceutical companies will recommend the right thing for reforming the U.S. healthcare system.” Do we need a little National Conversation on the competing goals of profit vs. non-profit players when legislation to slash prices is the game?

[Gallup via Ezra Klein]


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Humpback June 17, 2009 at 3:02 pm

I prefer a dartboard. At least I would have a chance at random acupuncture.

poopsmith June 17, 2009 at 3:04 pm

I can’t imagine why you all aren’t liveblogging the Senate healthcare bill markup on C-Span 3 right now. Is it because you hate America?

Internally valid June 17, 2009 at 3:04 pm


WadISay June 17, 2009 at 3:05 pm

If you drill down into the data, Repubs did much better on the “proctological exam” question.

Mr Blifil June 17, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Are those bars green to demonstrate solidarity with the reformers?

ManchuCandidate June 17, 2009 at 3:07 pm

I’m more surprised that the number is so high.

NewSpence June 17, 2009 at 3:08 pm

But the good people and GlobalSmithKlineKlaxxoRiverSouthBlueAcme Corp. really care. I know because my teevee tells me so.

Joshua Norton June 17, 2009 at 3:10 pm

People Trust Overtly Evil, Profiteering Money Corporations To Reform Health Care More Than They Do Republicans

I’m amazed anyone can tell the difference.

digibal235 June 17, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Gallup is in the bag for Obama. No birth certificate, also.

facehead June 17, 2009 at 3:15 pm

A recent study which compared Republican leaders to the pharmaceutical products found Republican leaders are much more likely to cause anal leakage.

mrsixinch June 17, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Okay, doctors, hospitals, Big Pharma, Republithugs, but hey, howzabout nurses huh? Don’t their opinions matter?

SayItWithWookies June 17, 2009 at 3:16 pm

It’s time for hospitals, insurance companies and pharma conglomerates to overthrow Congress — hell, if you want something done wrong, you’ve gotta do it yourself.

octupletsmom June 17, 2009 at 3:16 pm

There can be a somewhat fine line now and then between “trust the greedy pharmaceutical companies” and “enjoy using some of their products”.

Noodle Salad June 17, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Doctor Gingrich prescribes more McCarthyite Twattering to fix this perception problem.

shortsshortsshorts June 17, 2009 at 3:17 pm

I had Pig AIDS two weeks ago and went to a doctor here in SF. In the waiting room were 5 Pharm Reps and 3 patients. TRUST YOUR DOCTOR.

Mark Sanford June 17, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Can 61% of Americans really have had such good experience with hospitals?

GreatOldOnesParty June 17, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Just the name “Kaiser Permanente” is bad enough.
Naming a health-insurance corporation to sound like the eyepatch-wearing
supervillian from some alternate-history Steampunk universe
doesn’t do much for their image.

Enturbulate June 17, 2009 at 3:25 pm

As someone who is under the influence of at least 4 big-pharma products right now, I say the dogless libruls and the repuglickuns is the uh hmm.

What now?

sezme June 17, 2009 at 3:25 pm

I vote Wal-Mart! Also Big Brother and Lizard People.

OzoneTom June 17, 2009 at 3:25 pm

[re=341222]GreatOldOnesParty[/re]: And sadly, they are one of the less Overtly Evil, Profiteering Money Corporations in the healthcare industry…

dijetlo June 17, 2009 at 3:29 pm

The way to cut the cost of health care is to disband the AMA. Witch doctors deserve the right to practice witch doctorin’, let the market decide who provides the best product for the best price.

GreatOldOnesParty June 17, 2009 at 3:35 pm

[re=341229]sezme[/re]: I hear Weyland-Yutani and Umbrella Corp. have great health-care benefits.
They’re hiring, too!

Suds McKenzie June 17, 2009 at 3:39 pm

side effects may include; “Rectal Hallucinations”, “Rocky Mountain Oysterism” and “Verizon Guy Syndrome”

paintitblack June 17, 2009 at 3:41 pm

“People Trust Overtly Evil, Profiteering Money Corporations To Reform Health Care More Than They Do Republicans”… IS there a difference?

riverside68 June 17, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Do you know why WASP’s like going to the hospital?

(Think about it)

Because the food is so tasty!!

(It’s all right ma, I R 1)

dennymcden June 17, 2009 at 3:55 pm

I love that this is tagged primarily under ‘We Trust the Uighurs Most’, which is totally true, because Uighurs are the new Lizard People.

EricSaeger June 17, 2009 at 4:07 pm

No “National Conversation” needed here, Mister Wiseass McWiseass. This is all simply “trickle-down health care”: the pharmaceutical dealers get barn-silos full of money for working a couple of single-mom paper-pushers into early graves, right, the savings of which helps our nu-Founding-Fathers to pay 5-year-old Chinese kids to make my Frito-sprinkled chocolate-covered Slim Jims, which sedate me as my teeth fall out, my chest-plate slowly separates from my ribs, and my ass falls off. Ergo no pain, also sprach no deductible, everyone wins.

magic titty June 17, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Wait. Why do people trust doctors?

Lazy Media June 17, 2009 at 4:40 pm

We’re fucked. Doctors are the problem, not the solution. You want effective, affordable health care, you’re going to have to fuck the doctors over the way they do in Japan. They get BOATLOADS of health care there, including every diagnostic test in the universe plus free drugs, for peanuts. And how? Doctors get paid like schoolteachers.

On the downside, they are having a little trouble recruiting kids into med school.

Binky June 17, 2009 at 4:49 pm

Republicons giving a shot in me ass? Not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin. 8 years of bending over for Bushco was quite enough, thank you.

GreatOldOnesParty June 17, 2009 at 4:52 pm

[re=341380]Lazy Media[/re]: “They get BOATLOADS of health care”
Unless you’re talking about dentistry.
Yaeba (crooked teeth) = kawaii!


keepinitrealyo June 17, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Speaking of teeth, apparently the British health care system covers most things but not dentistry, which is considered cosmetic. Maybe Reagan was right! Or maybe we just need to just need to subsidize even more.

sati demise June 17, 2009 at 5:01 pm

[re=341380]Lazy Media[/re]: but doctors here have a protected market. No doctor immigration, rules discriminating against foreign doctors practicing.
Too bad if we need more doctors. Scarcity=higher prices, =the magic hand of the free market.

Brendan M. June 17, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Doctors are much more progressive than the organizations that purport to represent them, like the AMA, which actually represents less than a third of doctors (many of whom actually support a public plan). What the AMA needs is a Twitter Revolution and a severance of its cozy relationship with Big Pharma and the insurance companies.

Noonan June 17, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Yes. Yes. No. Yes. Yes. No. No. No.

Pirate King of the Jews June 17, 2009 at 5:06 pm

are these the same 34% of Americans who believe in Yeti space babies?

Binky June 17, 2009 at 5:13 pm

I’m free of all prejudices. I hate them all equally.

NYNYNY June 17, 2009 at 5:19 pm

[re=341207]digibal235[/re]: “No birth certificate” is well-known code for “I hope Obama follows in the steps of MLKing Jr” Now we’re both on a list!

FamilyLost June 17, 2009 at 5:25 pm

Wait…I was called on Saturday for this exact survey. I took the 25 minute phone survey and swore it was being funded by the Republican party.

desertwind June 17, 2009 at 6:03 pm

The Republican Party scored lower than Health Insurance Companies?

My lord. They are cast out in the wilderness.

Tommmcatt June 17, 2009 at 6:14 pm


Does the wilderness have a wilderness? Because if it does I’m pretty sure the wilderness cast the Republicans there around the time Michael Steele apologized to Rush Limbaugh.

hobospacejunkie June 17, 2009 at 6:17 pm

The survey should’ve asked “Which of these groups care if you die?”

Would’ve been a much shorter robopoll as the answer is an obvious None of the Above.

Lazy Media June 17, 2009 at 6:26 pm

[re=341400]GreatOldOnesParty[/re]: KaYUTE! It’s not like anybody in America gets orthodontistry covered by their health insurance. That shiz comes out of Daddy’s pocket.

hobospacejunkie June 17, 2009 at 6:38 pm

[re=341559]Lazy Media[/re]: I have dental insurance through my wife’s work. Doesn’t cover all costs but still saves a few thousand a year on both our rotting mouths. Of course she works for a ’boutique’ law firm that can afford these little luxuries.

lumpenprole June 17, 2009 at 6:52 pm

What kind of brain dead buttfuck thinks the drug companies are going to have great ideas for reforming the system? While we’re at it, let’s have the oil companies design our infrastructure. No wait…

AutomaticPilot June 17, 2009 at 8:57 pm

[re=341229]sezme[/re]: And Liz Becton.

nader paul kucinich gravel June 18, 2009 at 3:59 am

big pharma
insurance corps
extort blackmail bribe

liars or truthers
anthrax cover-up of 911
israel-first dual-nationals of aipac
the non-federal reserve w/no reserves

heroinmule June 18, 2009 at 8:37 am

Really the only thing to do is grab a gin and tonic and a cigarette and watch the health care clusterfuck descend into chaos. We’re fucked, and I accepted that long ago. It’s liberating.

delirium June 18, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Ummmm. People trust doctors more than a healthcare professor to reform healthcare? Seriously? Speaking as a future doctor, people are retarded if they expect doctors to do anything other than make sure they have 2 audis and a BMW in their garages.

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