Perhaps we should be asking those people who are against government-run health care to see what kind of insurance they have. Also, do they have Medicare or any other government programs? Do they like it when there is a fire threatening the neighborhood and the fire department protects their home? What about the airplanes that they fly? Is health care only for the rich?

The opposition talks about taxing and spending. The only time that they complain is when taxes are used for education, food, or housing for the poor. They do not complain when taxes are used for war. The media is the message. Why don’t some of the supporters of single payer health care go on Democracy Now! or some of the MSNBC news programs?

I am no longer involved with politics. The media is the message and the media has failed. Politicians have failed.

Preston Meltzer