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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA

I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Our private “health” insurance companies are a doorway to the poorhouse, pain and the funeral home

Many US citizens understand that fact; some do not until it is too late.

There are consequences if we do not pass a government run public option health care plan and continue to proceed along the same destructive path that has led many ounce proud United States citizens to financial ruin. We all have personal knowledge of someone who has fallen victim to a “health” insurance company. Homelessness, joblessness, financial ruin, chronic pain and early death from an insurance companies withdraw of coverage is worst nightmare lurking in the thoughts of every working middle class American.

Without a public government run alternative to private insurance the poor health care working Americans are subject to and the financial risks associated with it could reach new disastrous lows. Health care would become too expensive and out of reach for middle class Americans. The middle class as we now know it would quickly become the poor class.

It is not that way in other developed countries.

Without a public government run option for working people any reasonable United States citizen of average means in the beginning or middle stages of life will be faced with a decision. If he or she stays in the United States a major illness or accident has the very real and eminent threat of financial ruin for their family and the very real possibility of an early and possibly painful death. A person with marketable skills or an entrepreneur of limited means will have no reasonable choice but to immigrate and become a citizen of another country.

Maybe other countries will take pity on us and accept immigrants from the USA for humanitarian reasons. France could take back Statue of Liberty back and begin the exodus of the once proud American Middle Class and take on the mantle of the “Golden Door”.

See NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF’S column in today’s New York Times, Until Medical Bills Do Us Part:

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