Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Reform Facts and Ignorance
We can always pull up bits and pieces of the health care reform legislation on the internet - and actually learn something if you are open to that. But, I must admit that too is a convoluted attempt to understand.
We can listen to the Glen Beck mouth off figures and scream out doom analogies. We can read an opt-ed from a liberal Huffington Post columnist. Or, we can sit in our living rooms and pray for the best to materialize from the pending passing of a drastic change that will not take affect until 2014. Not too long from now...Just don’t develop a pre-existing condition in the meantime.
The Right side continues to whine about the future like they really care about what America will 'look' like 20 years from now.
When did the average American start to give a damn about tomorrow? Seriously, what have we done as a collective group of people to protect our children from debt? Our government has bankrupted social security. The People have allowed this. Our lives have no 'security' - and our children's lives are completely susceptible to the policies and procedures we have enacted via a vote for Mr. or Mrs. Congress person.
The Left side is just happy to final stand behind a new initiative. They are too weak to even put up a legitimate challenge to any legislation the White House proposes. They too concern about appeasing the President.
One weakling gets a ride on Air Force One and his allegiance to health care for ALL gets suddenly forgotten. Wow! A plane ride - and a lifetime of work on health care reform for the poor in his Cleveland district gets scrapped. Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich has displayed a respectable and hard line position regarding countless issues over the years. But, Wednesday, no matter what type of spin we put on it, he turned his back on his principles. He has wagered his legacy on the 'hopes' a universal option is some how forced upon a most likely Republican controlled congress after November.
My guess the bill will pass.
Those who favor the passing cannot communicate why they care other than: "I believe the President cares."
Those who do not favor the passing are in disagreement just to be in the No Zone.
Leaving all of us ignorants on the side lines ready to cheer or boo when the vote results are announced by Nancy Pelosi.
Until then - take a look at some more "facts" I found (below).
Facts...Yeah, right. I am drowning in “facts”.
Written by Brian E. Payne. Inspired by the excitement I have to complete my census form.