Tin Shop Tartan - Randolph County Alabama's Own Snarky and Surly Scot Gets All Native

Blogging from the suburbs of the Tin Shop community, Captain Plaid brings Progressivism, and a share of Quixotic angst, to the ridges and hollows of Randolph County, Alabama. Hardly a booster yet rooted here enough to fight, Plaidsters can perhaps find like cause in trying to build local solutions to global concerns. Education, environment, economy, entertainment, engagement ... Trust the Tartan!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

SEIU's Andy Stern Wants Labor and Business to Join Together to Solve Our Health Care Crisis

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is led by Andrew Stern, pictured to the left. Mr. Stern's organization has created Americans for Health Care that is a solid resource for even local people concerned about our national health care crisis. While actually not available at The Wall Street Journal sans subscription, the SEIU Press Release of yesterday reveals the substance of what Mr. Stern recently shared with their Editorial Board, hardly considered as fair minded in their opining by Captain Plaid ... or even their very own news division. I agree that the days of horse and buggy health coverage may be past us. Portable, government-based options will work for individuals and for business. Unlike the current Bu$hCo medicare reform that was a gift to Big Pharma real reform will involve cooperation and avoid political posturing. The current system is simply broken and if our politicians can't do this then I think it is natural for labor and business to isolate them long enough to get the deal done. Peace ... or War!