August 14, 2009

Delicious Irony

The irony in the situation is just killing me and I don't think anyone else sees it.

In Michigan a Democrat proposed and Republicans support this idea:

House Speaker Andy Dillon's ambitious proposal to bundle all public employee health care plans into one has turned traditional state political alliances upside-down and threatens to change the dynamics of next year's governor race.

Dillon wants to make all public employees (government, school teachers, police, etc) have the choice of only one health plan. Bundling everyone into one plan will save the state $1 Billion dollars (or so Dillon says)

Hmmm, everyone under one plan desginated by the government, sounds familiar.

The Democrats and public employees (ie unions) are in an uproar about this:

On the other side: almost every labor union imaginable, but especially the Michigan Education Association; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; United Auto Workers and AFL-CIO. While Dillon has never been a darling of the unions, he's now a target. MEA officials have declared war and called the plan worse than anything proposed by former Republican Gov. John Engler.

So a one choice plan being mandate and chosen by the state government, although through a private insurer, and Republicans love the idea and Democrats hate the idea and believe it's Satans work.

It's like Bizzaro world here in Michigan, does anyone else see the irony here?

Posted by Quality Weenie at August 14, 2009 08:37 AM


Posted by: patti at August 14, 2009 09:53 AM

And the Hillbilly Highway is now operating in reverse. Funny, ever since the geniuses like Henry Ford, Ramsome Olds and so many others put America on wheels people came from farming areas to find easier(!) work on the assembly lines. And now that highway is operating in reverse, the grandchildren of those people are moving away, to what?

Posted by: Peter at August 15, 2009 02:42 PM