March 22, 2010

Frustrating day to be an American

I feel like I should take my flag down. I feel like my voice never even was heard. I feel like the government is on their own agenda just trying to prove a point. Obama reminds me of the new "boss" that gets hired that is trying to prove themselves by railroading everyone, just because they can. Because they are the boss.

If I haven't made it clear enough- I absolutely hate the new healthcare bill. I hate the thought of not being able to get my son healthcare when he needs it (think... waiting for hours or days instead of 30 minutes to be seen by your doctor... ever had to try to keep a toddler calm in a waiting room? Yeah.). I hate that I am the one who is going to have to pay for this! I hate that Obama has made it impossible to even consider living the American Dream, because those who have the dream get taxed for it.

Then there is a friend of mine who will die with love for Obama. She is exactly that person who I am paying for. I asked her the other day- so should I just write you a check? She chuckled and said, "That's not how it is." I chuckled back, "Think again my friend. Think again." She is that naive person who just thinks this "change" that we keep hearing about has no cost. Who does she think is going to pay for this "free" healthcare?? As she fumbled over her words during this debate, I continued to shake my head. Then I shook it 'til I was dizzy when she went outside for a cigarette, her drink in the other hand. So this person, who leads an incredibly unhealthy lifestyle- drinking, smoking, staying out all hours of the night- wants free healthcare. I'm not sure she realizes it, but it won't be free, and if she says no to the "free" plan, the price will be even greater in penalties.

I usually do a little bit of eye-rolling at Rush Limbaugh as he is SO over the top, but I'll have to agree with him here:

"A majority of the American people understand it and know it and are outraged by this.  Americans are now eagerly awaiting their insurance premiums to be reduced by $2500 a year.  Obama has been promising this since his presidential campaign of 2008.  Americans are now eagerly awaiting for all of the uninsured to magically have health insurance.  The American people are now waiting for their premiums to magically go down, for their access to go up.  I was listening to some of the Democrats in the media last night. Juan Williams on Fox was just excited. "Oh, my God, this is so wonderful! It's so wonderful! No more preexisting conditions! No more preexisting conditions! Everybody gets insurance," and I'm saying, "Does anybody not understand economics here?"  We're not even talking about an insurance business anymore.

What's happened here is not insurance. Insurance is you insure yourself against a catastrophe, something that might happen to wipe you out.  This is not insurance.  This is simply the insurance companies being captivated or taken over by the government and having their behavior mandated for the express purpose of putting them out of business.  Under this bill, as I told you last week, you don't have to buy insurance.  You can wait until the accident or the illness happens and then buy it that day, and they have to sell it to you. No matter what. If you get terminal cancer and the doctor gives you three months, they have to sell you your coverage.  Except you're not going to have to buy it.  If you can't afford it, we -- all your neighbors -- will.  No insurance company can stay in business doing this.

It's the same thing with preexisting conditions. No preexisting condition? The liberals keep talking about automobile insurance companies.  What happens to you, you have an automobile policy, you're driving around, and you have an accident and you do a lot of damage?  Hey, guess what?  You are a higher risk. Your auto insurance premium goes up, right?  Why shouldn't that happen with health care?  Why shouldn't it? (whining) "It's not fair? No, it's not fair!" Well, it won't now. It won't now.  So, yeah, preexisting conditions are going to be covered, but who's going to pay for this?  Insurance premiums are going to skyrocket in the next couple of years until they are out of business and the government steps in to take over with the...public option.  Which is just waiting a couple of months, couple of days, couple years down the tracks. It's just waiting for this to happen because this bill mandates the destruction of the private health insurance business." 




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