Here’s a thought: Stop talking about the “public option” because we all know there is no such thing.
People like the public. It includes our neighbors, shop owners, workers, fellow consumers and all the other citizens we voluntarily interact with everyday. Those people will have no say over our health care.
Instead, government bureaucrats will be making health decisions. You know, the ones who provide that great service at the DMV, and keep costs down at the Pentagon. The only thing the “public” will get is the bill, which will be collected under threat of imprisonment as taxes.
So when you debate heath care “reform” with someone always insist on referring to the “government option” not the “public option.”