So the Senate Democrats passed a "landmark health care bill in a climactic Christmas Eve vote that could ... usher in near-universal medical coverage for the first time in the country's history."
The only good news is that all our Republicans voted no. I, personally, liked 's (R-Ky.) comment: "they wouldn't be rushing it through Congress on Christmas Eve" if the measure were worthwhile.
This is so true.
What little of it they have made the general public aware of sounds good on paper.
"The legislation would ban the insurance industry from denying benefits or charging higher premiums on the basis of , beginning in 2014 in the Senate version, and 2013 in the House measure. The predicts the bill will reduce deficits by $130 billion over the next 10 years"... BUT they are going to do it in part by implementing massive cuts to the citizens who need it most: senior citizens, by cutting Medicare benefits. And that's just to start!
As House Minority Leader John Boehner says" bill increases premiums for families and small businesses, raises taxes during a recession, cuts seniors' , adds to our skyrocketing debt, and puts bureaucrats in charge of decisions that should be made by patients and doctors."
What most people don't realize is that this is intentional. Why do you think "they" are cutting health care for senior citizens? Because they are "on the way out" and the Dems don't want to pay for them. Why do you think "they" are saying that women don't need mammograms until they are 50? Because a lot of women will die from cancer that was undetected, and "they" won't have to pay for their health care then.
You think I'm being extreme? There are Democrats who are all for euthanasia, especially for the elderly and for babies born with birth defects. They just keep it hush hush because they don't want you to know. Seriously! The liberal left in my own state passed such a law, and it's not a very big step from assisting elderly or terminally ill patients in dying to mandating it for all terminally ill, or "defective" infants, or people who have injured themselves to the point they are not "productive citizens". Sound like a sci-fi movie? Well, you just wait.
I am serious. Do you think Joe Blow down the street, who's working a minimum wage job (at least he has a job and isn't on the dole) can afford to buy health insurance for his kids? What are "they" going to do - put him in jail? Fine him? Yah, that's productive.
Do you think McDonald's can afford to give their workers health care? Do you think ANY restaurant can?! Really? And how's that going to jack up their prices? You'll have to make over $150,000 a year to buy a Big Mac! (Okay, I'm exaggerating, but you get the point...)
Our health care should not EVER be in the hand of the government. They can't even run this country correctly, appropriately, or productively! What makes you think they can handle your health issues???!!!
And you know what the real kicker is? What no one is telling you unless you really dig, and know where to look? ALL THE GOVERNMENT TROLLS ARE EXEMPTING THEMSELVES FROM THE HEALTH CARE BILL!!!
So how "good" can it be!!??
"Government of the people, by the people, for the people" has become "of the few/rich/powerful politicians, to screw the people, for the money the few/rich/powerful to put in their pockets." You think the people pushing for this have not figured out how to get kickbacks of some kind from all of this? Right...
So Merry F*'in Christmas from your Government, everybody.
Maybe I'll be in a better mood tomorrow.