In a perfect world...where honesty reigns supreme...if the Washington congressional leaders (and the President) told us that a "TRIGGER OPTION" would be used only if private insurance companies failed to provide affordable health care...I would almost get onboard with that plan...almost. You may recall that our "transparent" government...ahem...has on more than one occasion said one thing and done another. I for one want a little more than their word...which isn't worth too much these days...that the "TRIGGER", which just so happens to be the name of Roy Rogers' deceased horse, doesn't manifest itself into a horse of a different color...a trojan horse. There are too many escape hatches in the belly of that beast. Couldn't the government come out the back door and squeeze out the competition? Don't forget there is that lovely leverage of legislation. After all, you know about their insatiable appetite for making rules, guidelines, and laws. They could bury the competition in paperwork, lawsuits, and fines while they ride off into the sunset knowing their TRIGGER should have been named SWITCH...as in BAIT AND SWITCH.
Note: When an option is forced upon you...it is no longer an option.
May God bless America...and may America deserve it!
Zanne Booker 9-09-09