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... or thinks that you are. Congressman Paul Ryan (who represents not people in Wisconsin but insurance companies, judging by the fact that over the course of his career, he's taken more money from insurance companies than any other industry) was invited to the health summit on 2/25/10, and he had this to say:
"We don't think the government should be in control of all of this. We want people to be in control. And that, at the end of the day, is the big difference."
"Congressman" Ryan... who do you think makes up the government? Whenever you see Paul Ryan's face on TV -- his bought-and-paid-for-by-insurance-companies-face-- ask yourself (and him, if you get a chance) how much control you have over your health insurer. When did you last get to vote on who runs your health insurance? When did you last get asked by them what you'd like? When was there a poll about whether you wanted your rates raised 39% per year in service of megabonuses for dead-eyed soul-less CEOs?
"Congressman" Ryan -- the government is we the people. Health care corporations that jump premiums as much as 90% in two years are not controlled by the people. They're controlled by insurance corporations -- just like you are.