After Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla) put up the website Names Of The Dead, the names and stories of those Americans who had to choose death over bankruptcy have been rolling right in, and as I suggested in the Huffington Post back in August, simply reciting plain evidence of the “free market” death toll forms an emphatic and convincing plea for intervention on the public’s behalf.
However, House Republicans didn’t like it when Grayson later read the names of the Republican Representatives and announced the future body count in each Representative’s district. Republicans attempted and failed to cut Grayson off.
I am glad to see the shills for the insurance industry and the free-market ideologues in the House scramble to cut off a microphone that is ringing out the toll of the status quo in their own districts. It shows what I always suspected: today’s Republicans aren’t inhuman. They’re greedy, authoritarian moral slobs — but they have feelings too.