Sunday, June 14, 2009

Is Mitch McConnel Ignorant, Stupid, or just Deceitful?

Or maybe he really believes the "US is Best in Everything" mythology that we are all taught from birth.

Senator Mitch McConnel, R-KY, this morning on Face the Nation:

MCCONNELL: I think that, for virtually every Republican, a government plan is a non-starter. There are a whole lot of other things we can agree to do on a bipartisan basis that will dramatically improve our system.

But we already have the best health care in the world. We know it costs a lot, but we have the best health care in the world. And I don’t think many Americans want to start having to, you know, wait in line and start getting government permission for procedures. We need to be very careful about taking the wrong steps.

Though some doctors, right wingers and libertarians disagree, the World Health Organization's figures are generally accepted.

Unless it's some version of the new math, #37 is not equal to #1.

Completely off topic, but interesting nonetheless, note the position in the list of the country to which the Bush adminstration exiled the legally and democratically elected president of a soveriegn nation, against his will. Hint: it's next to last.

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3 Comments:

Blogger photius said...

This is not the only health-related statistic that shows the US health care system way behind all developed countries. Some attitional ones are at:
http://www.photius.com/rankings/world_health_performance_ranks.html

http://www.photius.com/rankings/total_health_expenditure_as_pecent_of_gdp_2000_to_2005.html

http://www.photius.com/rankings/healthy_life_table2.html

Monday, June 15, 2009 at 3:59:00 AM PDT  
Blogger photius said...

This is not the only health-related statistic that shows the US health care system way behind all developed countries. Some attitional ones are at:

http://www.photius.com/rankings/world_health_performance_ranks.html

http://www.photius.com/rankings/total_health_expenditure_as_pecent_of_gdp_2000_to_2005.html

http://www.photius.com/rankings/healthy_life_table2.html

Monday, June 15, 2009 at 4:03:00 AM PDT  
Blogger steve said...

Thank you, Photius! Great sites.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 10:38:00 AM PDT  

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