Thursday, August 06, 2009
Inform on Yourselff
Soon to be Named President for Life, Barack Obama is urging all good Americans to inform on their neighbors for having an unapproved viewpoint on Obamacare and socialized medicine.

Hey, I’ve reported suspicious behavior in airports trying to keep people safe, so I suppose I need to be a good American and report on myself now, lest one of my far smarter and morally superior acquaintances does it first.

Here goes…

I have nothing but contempt for the President of the United States and Democrats in the House and Senate.

Contempt, loathing, hell’s bells, I’ve treated them all to brutal setdowns.

And I, personally, am vehemently opposed to Obamacare or ANY government interference or endeavor in healthcare, health insurance, or any further intrusion into my life.

This is a President who thought members of the military wounded in action should pay for their own recovery.

Do you honestly think he’s gonna give a damn about your kid’s heart, leg, or brain?

(And, if you do, I may have a real estate opportunity for you in coastal Kansas.)

Moreover, if any proposed healthcare system will not be the only coverage and care possible for our elected officials, including the President of the United States, then I feel it is not adequate for any child of this land.

Next, the federal government has no business being in business. The fact of the matter is, they haven’t managed a successful program yet. Amtrak=Joke. Medicare/Medicaid=Broke. Social Security=Ponzi Scheme. United States Postal Service=Can’t run in the black. Cash-for-Clunkers=irresponsible, wasteful, un-“green” promotion that does little but steal from some taxpayers to enrich others while propping up the Government’s ridiculous adventure in automobile manufacturing.

If Cash-for-Clunkers ran out of money in less than a week, will Obamacare run out of money in less than a month?

I am deeply, vehemently opposed to mortgaging my children and my grandchildren’s future to provide healthcare to 7% of the population. It isn’t fair. It isn’t wise. And Obama and his galloping hordes can’t be trusted to do it. There is far too much corruption, too much pay-to-play, too much creep on my civil liberties. Joe the Plumber saw right through Obama’s socialist agenda and when he pointed it out, Obama’s thugs went rooting into Joe’s past, digging up dirt. Nevermind the fact that he wasn’t a public official, nevermind the illegality of their actions. This is Hope and Change. This is what we’ve been waiting for?

Instead of reading, considering, and debating bills we just vote, sign, and to hell with the consequences? Yep, that’s change.

Instead of reporting suspicious behavior that puts people’s lives in jeopardy we inform on people with unapproved anti-Obama opinions? Yep, that’s change.

Instead of providing a framework of government that allows people a chance to work hard and realize the American dream, we tax people until they are no longer economically feasible to socialized medicine then we put them out to pasture as drains on the system? Yep, that’s change.

Instead of recognizing the long-standing friendship shown to us by some nations we spit on them? Yep, that’s change.

Instead of standing up to tyrants and terrorists we embrace them, giggle, and agree that the USA is criminal? Yep, that’s change.

Of “Hope”, sadly, there is little.

Look, if you want some committee of government stooges deciding what you can and cannot do to your body, you are insane. The left has long been a firm voice for a woman’s right to choose what happens to her own body but are woefully quick to abdicate that right now. You are not going to have any choice anymore. If you are pregnant and it is determined that your child has a congenital heart defect and will be a permanent drain on the national healthcare system, will they make you abort it?

Suppose you are 65 years old, retired, and need very expensive surgery and very expensive medicine. As you are nearing the end of your lifespan, aren’t you a bad investment for those nationalized healthcare dollars? You don’t actually think they’re going to care for you, do you?

Even if you were magically able to poof! all the big, tough questions away, one problem remains and it is insurmountable.

We simply can’t afford it. Increasing taxes on the “rich” isn’t going to get it done unless you redefine “rich” to mean anyone making $30K or more.

It is irresponsible and it is a freedom-killer.

If that puts me on the “enemies of the state” list, so be it.

Be warned, though: I’m not likely to go quietly when you come to reeducate me.
posted by Phoenix | 10:16 AM


>1 Comments:

At 8:46 PM, Blogger Eric said...

The dems float this number out there of 45 million uninsured. Note they usually say "uninsured PEOPLE", not "uninsured CITIZENS". That's because 9-10 million uninsured are what the census bureau classifies "foreign born non-citizens". So now we're down to 35 million uninsured CITIZENS.

Over 9 million uninsured have a household income of $75K+ -- these people can almost surely afford health insurance but simply choose not to buy it. Now we're down to around 26 million.

Another 8.5 million make between $50K and $75K per year. Maybe 1/3 of these folks could afford at least some care with no problems, so now we're down to around 24 million.

Over 18 million uninsured are between the ages of 18 to 34. This is the prime "invincible" demographic, and a good majority of these people wouldn't buy coverage whether or not they could afford it, because they don't think they need it. Being GENEROUS to the dems, let's say that only includes half of those folks and the other half really want coverage but can't afford it. Now we're down to 15 million.

Of all the uninsured between the ages of 18 to 64, 9.98 million of them did not work a single day during the entire calendar year of 2007. That's 9.98 totally lazy idiots leeching off the government and those around them (children and retirees are not included - I imagine disabled folks are also selected out). We know those 10 million weren't in the group making $50K+ per year, so we can subtract a pretty substantial portion from our group of uninsured and we end up with maybe, MAYBE 9 million.

9 million people who are uninsured, who truly WANT or NEED coverage, and who CANNOT afford it, DESPITE holding down a job.

(sorry, I don't think able-bodied people who don't have a job should be eligible for health care coverage)

9 million / 299 million = 3% of the working citizen population who actually want insurance and just can't afford it. And that's BEFORE we consider how much those folks might be spending on luxury items like cell phones, cable/satellite TV, an extra car or nicer car, or nicer house than they need.


Dems are also fond of saying healthcare is a right. It's not a right, and here's why.

Healthcare does not exist in a vacuum. "Rights," like the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, or the right to free speech, DO exist in a vacuum. Nobody has to do anything to give you those rights - the Constitution recognizes that those rights were endowed to each of us by default.

Healthcare is a service. The same as tax accounting, massage therapy, golf lessons, legal representation, etc. is a service. Somebody has to DO something in order for healthcare to exist. Therefore, when you say "healthcare is a right", what you're really saying is that "you have a right to someone else's time, labor, and intellect".

What happens if Obamacare causes a brain-drain in the healthcare industry, and smart people start becoming lawyers or accountants or engineers instead of doctors? Extrapolate that out to it's fullest extent: will the government start FORCING people to become doctors so that everybody can enjoy their "right" to healthcare? Sounds an awful lot like slavery to me!

This is the fundamental flaw in the ideology of the left. There is NO SUCH THING as a right to another person's time or intellect. By definition, that is slavery.

By the way, we have something similar in this country. It's the right to legal representation... you know "if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you by the state."

Let me ask you something... ever hear anyone talk about how good those state-provided lawyers are? Ever know someone who was arrested and opted to take the public defender even though they could afford their own attorney?

No? Didn't think so.

That's the closest thing we have in this country to granting another person's service as a basic right, and look how terrible that turned out. And people really want to turn our healthcare system into THAT?

 

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