Monday, March 22, 2010
Pappy is mounting up for a trip into the heart of Texas. After the shameful political machinations of this past month, I feel the need to roam. I am not giving up, I'm just reloading. I would like to meet the Democrats who did not vote for the garbage legislation crammed down our throats last night, we need to thank them for holding the line. Thanks to all the Republicans who voted against the bill also. We will be at the polls in November. I'm sorry for you if you think you got something with the passage of the Senate bill. Let me rephrase that; ...if you think you got something good.... We all got something; immediate tax increases, fees, loss of more freedom, and not one positive advance in the quality and availability of health care. The government has never delivered the goods on any social welfare program it has ever undertaken. It was never intended to. Our founders knew government control wouldn't work. That's why they bound the power of the federal government with the U. S. Constitution. Many of you mistakenly believe I am unaware of the abuses of private health insurance companies. In a free society men must self regulate. They must consider their fellowman and his needs when arriving at a fair cost for services in a free market. Not everyone does. But, those who violate the code of human decency can be replaced by new companies who will. We need personal revival as human beings. Some of you forget that government is run by the same kind of flawed people who control industry. Your money is still going to be taken, and you will wait in long lines for inferior service while the leaders of government line their own pockets with your tax dollars. You should have been able to see that in the process that accompanied the passage of this latest pack of lies legislation. I'm reminded of the words in an old Merle Haggard tune, Rainbow Stew, ..."We'll all be drinkin' that free Bubble Up and eatin' that Rainbow Stew." You just sold your birthright for a bowl of porridge.
I've fought with the insurance industry over coverages just as most of you have. Mine is tied to the federal government, so the private company I deal with passes the buck to the government overseer every time I have a question. I know what you are going to be in for. I'm sorry many of you thought you were really going to be making a difference with your support of this bill. I understand you thought things would be made right and people would start getting fair treatment, but it is my educated opinion you bought a pig in a poke. Even if the bill manages to survive all the legal challenges, the only thing that will start before 2013 will be the increased taxes.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
- George Bernard Shaw