Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Rich Declare Themselves Poor and most of us are not sure

I'm not a politcal person, I don't 'serve' a party and for the most part I pay no attention to the political world around me. And it's not because I don't care, it's because, I'll admit, I'm not smart enough to understand what they're all fighting about. Call me simple...no don't call me that.

Anyway, despite my lack of understanding at why we have two opposing parties who think they're what's best for our country, I do follow the news programs and count on their intelligence to help me understand in layman's terms what all the hooplah is about. And over the years I've figured out that whenever the Republican party is all about the money...their money. The minute they feel their pocketbooks are threatened they scream our country is falling apart.

Take the new health care bill for example. According to the opposition this bill is "forcing" Americans to get health insurance. WHAT??? Where in this bill does it say "Any American Citizen who does not have insurance will automatically be given insurance whether you want it or not." People....it's a choice--free will---take it or leave it!!!

Can someone please tell me why these f**king idiots are even in office??

Now, seriously, why is there even a debate about this? Who wouldn't want insurance??

As the mother of four, one child with special needs and another who takes a monthly medication, not to mention that my husband and I are getting older and with age come health problems...I'm grateful we have insurance! And to be able to keep my children on our insurance until age 26 not only eases one worry for my daughter--who will be under a doctor's care for the rest of her life (because she developed type one diabetes) it shows that, yes our country is finally looking out for the little people.

My guess is the people fighting the bill are doing so because they feel the money to cover it is going to to come out of their pockets....as always the rich want to continue to get richer while the poor should stay in their place and get poorer.

This link was posted by a friend at Facebook. Check it out and tell me....what is so wrong with this bill??? Really....because I just don't know why it's causing such an uproar.

3 comments:

B. K. Birch said...

Terri:

I hate to break it to ya, but google Karen Ignagni. She was instrumental in writing this monster bill and there's audio clips of her as much as saying so. This is not about health insurance and Moveon.org isn't a reliable source, in my opinion. It's more left wing propoganda.

This is all about control. Insurance companies will not forego profits by any means. No, there's now an entire new customer base which will be forced by this bill to purchase their product whether they want to or not. I don't know about you, but I don't want my healthy young son paying a fine or going to jail because he doesn't want to buy something he may or may not need.

This will NOT hurt the rich, but will devastate the middle class. If it was so good, why did Congress opt themselves out of it?

IF this was only about affordable medical coverage, pre-existing conditions and lower premiums there would not be an issue. If it was only about lowering costs, why is 12,000 new IRS agents budgeted in this bill to enforce it?

Premiums will go up for everyone, people won't be able to keep their coverage if they like it because premiums will increase to such a point where a company will find it less expensive to pay the fine and dump their employess into system which gets the country even closer to single payer healthcare such as what they have in Europe. Read the UK Telegraph. There's some real NHS horror stories there.

Doctors will stop accepting new Medicaid and Medicare patients (most already do because of the low reimbursement rates from the government) and the government will end up rationing healthcare to control costs.

Company provided benefits for their retirees will also go away with the tax credit no longer being given to corporations. That's why executives of AT&T, Verizon, Caterpillar, 3M, etc are being called to Capitol Hill because they went public with the costs because of FTC regulations.

And finally, when has government done anything better than the private sector? Massachusettes is already going broke with their plan. The country will go bankrupt too.

It's a horrible bill and our kids and grandkids will be paying for this mess long after we're dead from piss-poor medical care.

Sorry to be such a downer. But you asked what was wrong with this bill.

Marjorie said...

This is an interesting blog entry and an excellent comment from B.K.

Mark said...

Give me any bill, any bill at all and I will find something wrong with it if I look hard enough, or make stuff up.
B.K., you must have had a bad day.
I work in a industry where I have many co-workers and friends who are from all over the world. They laugh at us Americans for making such a big deal of this.
They all have government sponsored health care, and they ALL LOVE IT.

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