Well, the Constitution does not provide for that, so no, maybe we don’t. Sound cruel? My wife and I are in that number who would probably qualify for such an entitlement. I lost my job in 2008, my wife will be losing hers as of January 1, 2010. And there is that pesky brain tumor she has. The darn thing just won’t go away.
The real problem with this legislation isn’t that anyone doesn’t want to be covered. It is the manner in which a certain group of legislators are going about it. The old adage “figures don’t lie, but liars can figure” comes in to play here. Also, since the majority of the populace is so busy just trying to get by it is all but impossible to keep up with the minute-by-minute developments in the Senate.
Here are some things to think about. This legislation being proposed effectively will indeed bankrupt the United States of America. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) tell our Senators the health care bill will not become effective until at least 2014, possibly even decades. However the taxes to fund it will start immediately. According to the Cato Institute it will cost 4-6 trillion dollars. That, according to them will lead to unfunded debt of 106 trillion, which amounts to 26 percent of our GDP! Not the “less than a trillion” touted by Senate leaders and President Obama. In debating whether to bring the bill to the floor of the Senate at all, Senator Mary Landreau (D) Louisiana was on the fence. Well, don’t you know a little provision of 100 million dollars was snuck in there by Senator Harry Reid (D) Nevada, for the state of Louisiana and boom, just like that, Mary decided to vote to bring the bill to the floor of the Senate for debate. The provision actually amounted to 300 million, which to her credit, she acknowledged. That, to me, is a pretty high priced hooker!
If any person or group of people want to go into business they have to provide a business model to gain funding. Business models on health care are abundant. Massachusetts’ social medicine program is broke and bankrupt. California’s program is broke and bankrupt. All experiments at socialized health care in the world have failed and indeed, the British, French and German Governments are looking to abandon them. Also, anyone endeavoring to go into business seek out successful business people to advise them. Currently, the Obama administration has less than 10 percent of free market thinkers to advise them. The other 90 percent are academics who operate in the theoretic world where facts are just an inconvenience and pushed aside. This statement is a fact. President Obama told us during his campaign that “we will know him by the people he surrounds himself with.” Well, we now know there are avowed Marxists, Communists, and Maoists serving him in various advisory roles. Mao was a great guy. The estimates by Human Rights Watch put his genocide at about 60 million of his own people. Babies drowned in rice patties. Nice to have Anita Dunn in the White House advising President Obama. I can sleep well at night knowing she is looking out for me.
For those of us who value the child in the womb, will we be forced through taxation to fund abortions? If we choose not to participate in the government sponsored Health Care Program, will we be prosecuted and jailed? Since the Senate has suggested the Medicare age be dropped to 55, and funding to be cut by several billion dollars, how are those new enrollees going to be paid for? These are just a few questions that need to be addressed out of a bill that exceeds 2000 pages.
Now the environment. During the month of December there is a great meeting of the minds in Copenhagen, Denmark. All about the evil sins of man against Mother Earth. Particularly those evil Capitalists in America. Those dogs! For all the hoopla about this idiotic meeting one thing they have not told you is this. They had to import more limos to ferry the delegates around. And, of course, they all flew in on several jets. Isn’t that a lot of garbage being spewed into the atmosphere when maybe some email could have solved the problem? Oh yes, those silly emails. A bunch of those academics again. Didn’t like what they were finding with regards to facts, so hey, just collude to eliminate the truth. Now the hacker is the one vilified for exposing the entire global warming episode by Senator Barbara Boxer (D) California. This is without question one of the greatest scientific frauds of our nation’s history. She wants that person prosecuted as opposed to the liars of the supposed scientific community. This entire ordeal amounts to nothing more than manipulation of climate change information. Al Gore stated recently that the temperature at the core of the earth is a couple of million degrees. No one challenged him. Well, Al, I hate to be the one to break it to you, but the real temp is 5000 degrees centigrade. A slight difference, but, hey, who’s keeping track? You da man when it comes to cutting back, except when it comes to your mansion, and your SUV. The issue of the exposure of the emails is not a revelation, rather an affirmation that there is empirical data that proves there is no such thing as global warming, that mother earth as God created it is going through its normal cycle. Again, figures don’t lie but liars can figure.
Although I may have used jest in some of the comments, the threat to our Constitutional Republic is real. These issues before us are not Republican or Democrat. They are, however being driven by the two party system. When two of three branches of government are controlled by one party that can do as it pleases it will produce negative consequences for everybody. Even those who subscribe to the ruling party. Not just for now, but for generations to come. Now more than ever our voice must be heard. But before you speak, know the facts. If you are not sure, then hold your Congressional delegation responsible for telling the whole truth. Both our Senators have offices in Fort Wayne which will cost you nothing to call. Senator Lugar’s number is (260) 422-1505. Senator Bayh’s number is (260) 426-3151. Representative Souder’s number is (260) 424-3041.
Dave Cooper, Churubusco