Saturday, March 20, 2010
It would seem that some Democrat holdouts are caving like cheap aluminum cans under the pressure of our rogue leadership in both the House and the Senate. A poke in the chest, a trip to the White House, or the threat of being locked in a room with Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid seems to be enough to sway these weaklings. I will admit having to look at Nancy Pelosi should be on the list along with water boarding, but where are the Statesmen?
Here are some considerations:
1. No one knows what is in the bill they are being asked to vote on. (Even if they've read it they don't know. I'm not really sure our representatives read at the level necessary to understand comic books.)
2. The United States is bankrupt.
3. There is no government program ever conceived and put into operation that is deficit neutral.
4. Health care is not broken. Illegal and unconstitutional government programs already operating in the area of health care and health care regulation are killing an otherwise excellent system. The amount of money required to fulfill the paperwork requirement alone is driving up medical costs.
5. Unscrupulous lawyers filing unnecessary lawsuits for clients with a "Lotto" mentality are driving up medical costs.
6. Jurors who watch reality T.V. all day and whine about their lives are making judgments on complex cases involving testimony requiring a well honed level of critical thinking skills.
7. We are already treating everyone regardless of their immigration status, or ability to pay. You and I are paying for their care either through increased insurance premiums or increased taxes. Adding a new "government giveaway program" is not going to change the status of care in the least. It will simply add to the levels of government necessary to oversee the increased paper work.
8. The government programs already geared to assisting with or actually paying totally for services are "bankrupt".
9. The entire system of drug manufacture, sale, research, medical care, doctor education and retention, price setting, billing, and patient/doctor relationship is adversely affected by government programs already in effect. How could anyone with an above 80 I.Q. believe more government will bring down the cost?
10. The entirety of government involvement with health care is unconstitutional and illegal and should be challenged by opponents on that basis.
We are being lied to by Barack Hussein Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and all who are backing this major debacle known as "Health Care Reform". This is tyranny in action. This is the forced take over of a once free Republic by a rogue government.
"It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of
instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good
of the United States; and as they would be the sole judges of the good
or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please.
Certainly no such universal power was meant to be given them. It [the
Constitution] was intended to lace them up straightly within the
enumerated powers and those without which, as means, these powers could
not be carried into effect." --Thomas Jefferson, Opinion on a National