I spent an hour this morning studying Pat McCrory's record and his positions. The picture that emerges isn't pretty. He appears to be cut from the same piece of rotten wood as Dick Cheney and John McCain when it comes to free-market fanaticism, especially in regards to energy and health care. In regard to the latter, he is undeniably a threat to the well-being of most North Carolina families. Plus he thinks we're stupid.
Caring for the citizens of North Carolina is our moral right. The state has a responsibility to ensure that our health care system consistently provides the highest quality of care so that the people of North Carolina may lead more productive, healthier, and happier lives. As governor I will do this by:
State mandates increase the cost of health insurance. Unfortunately, North Carolina has 47 private insurance mandates that are estimated to increase insurance premiums by more than 41 percent. In addition, these mandates tend to dis-proportionately affect small businesses and individuals. We need to reduce these mandates to make health insurance more affordable.
What the hell does this mean?
Caring for the citizens of North Carolina is our moral right.
It means absolutely nothing. Instead of simply writing that healthcare is a right, Mayor Pat gives the illusion of saying something important. Caring for the citizens of North Carolina is our moral right? What an idiotic statement!
More important, McCrory then goes on to advocate reducing "mandates" on insurance companies. He wants to free insurance companies not to cover many of the basic services that help people stay healthy. He wants to free insurance companies to make money preying on poor people ... just like the deregulated banking industry has been doing. In short, McCrory wants to do to our healthcare system what George Bush and John McCain did to our financial system.
Pat McCrory is counting on the people of North Carolina to be stupid and vote against their own well-being. It's the Republican way.