When did it become common place for each of us to think that when we had a hang nail we needed an insurance policy to pay for that trip to the doctor? When I was growing up you paid to go to the doctor. If we weren't under a tremendous tax burden we could all afford a policy with a high deductible in case of something catastrophic.
I implore each of you, the Bible Thumpers, the Gun Toters, The Teabaggers, the Mobsters to leave your comments, observations, here on this blog, maybe you can more succinctly communicate why National Health Care WILL NOT work. Show me a Nation where it does work!
Taxpayers for years have had their noses down to the grindstone, not looking up to see what was happening to this great Nation but we are waking up. As the Japanese said after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Obama and the Democrats have awakened a sleeping giant. We are mad as hell, we are passionate about how we feel and we aren't taking it any more. We will not be silenced. Liberals aren't the only "community organizers". We aren't being paid, we are a grassroots group, we also know how to use "Twitter, FaceBook, YouTube and the Internet". We aren't idiots, we have been busy keeping this Country afloat and we aren't ashamed of how we feel, if anything we are ashamed that we have allowed the demise of this once great Nation. God forgive us and have mercy on us.
Here's what CountryComesToTown has to say about us:
Let me tell you something else that is outrageous. It is outrageous to see people that I know, who can't afford and don't have health insurance, holding up teabag party signs hollering that they don't want health care reform and that they can't afford to pay for the health care of others. These are people that live at the mercy and welfare of the state and the taxpayer should they have a catastrophic illness, yet they are the ones screaming against health care reform. That's insane. It's as if they know they are screwed and probably going to die if they have a catastrophic illness and they want me to be in the same boat. I on the other hand, would like for all of us to have access to affordable health insurance and to get the health care we need in the event of sickness. Is that too much to ask – that we might all have the right to live if we act responsibly and are unfortunate enough to get sick? We don't want free health care. We just want the insurance companies to stop screwing us, stop denying coverage we've paid for and stop canceling policies when we get sick.
(Don't try to go to the blog to comment, he has his comments shut down.)
Here are the questions that Herman Cain would like for the President to answer:
July 27, 2009
By Herman Cain
During President Obama’s primetime press conference last Wednesday, he made the usual promises about Obamacare, which have no resemblance to what Congress is working on. The president continues to promise more choices, better health care, fewer costs and less government intervention. The “Health Care De-form” legislation working its way through Congress is just the opposite.
Rather than the lapdog mainstream media doing its job and challenging the president on his assumptions and assertions, they play “run and fetch” with whatever the president says. Since they didn’t do their jobs, here are a few real questions for starters.
Mr. President, since government mandates have never produced the desired results in the history of this country, why do you believe they will work this time?
When the government mandated a salary and wage freeze during World War II, businesses still had to compete for the best people in the workforce. As a result, businesses started offering health insurance benefits as an employment incentive and the practice has intensified over time. So much so, many politicians now proclaim that health care is a “right”.
Mr. President, is food a similar “right”? (No response)
Mr. President, since persistent problems have been reported about Medicare, Medicaid and veterans’ health care, why do you believe that this time the government bureaucracy will perform much better than ever before?
I can’t imagine that he really believes that, but he has to keep saying it because that’s what the “sheeple” want to hear, and it provides cover for what the Democrats in Congress are working on to get us on the road to health care rationing.
Mr. President, if the real objective is to provide health insurance for the “uninsured” in this country, then why not allow people the opportunity to pay a small fee to participate in Medicare? In fact, why not offer free Medicare to those that are really, really poor?
According to my calculations the costs would be only a fraction of $1.5 trillion if you use the real number of 8 million chronically uninsured people instead of the misleading 46 million. Alternatively, why not provide a “health insurance voucher” for those who are chronically uninsured?
Mr. President, have you considered changing the law to allow association health plans, along with allowing health insurance premiums to be tax deductible regardless of who paid for them?
History has shown that free market forces are better than government mandates to curb the rapid rise in costs.
At that point, President Obama would pull a “Clinton”. In 1994, when I asked President Bill Clinton a question during a televised town hall meeting he did not want to answer, he said, “Send me your information and I will get back to you, next question.”
I’m still waiting.
Mr. President, since no country with government-controlled health care has been able to avoid health care rationing to control costs, what evidence do you have that suggests we will be able to do what no other country has been able to do?
Oops! The president’s staff might call security on that one.
If the last question of the night about a “racial” incident in Boston involving a friend of the president was not a plant, then it was a brilliant accidental distraction to throw to the media. “Run and fetch” worked again, because that was the main story by many news outlets the next day.
Here’s my last question:
Mr. President, do you really know what’s in the “Health Care De-form” legislation?
Sorry, we are out of time.
(*Herman Cain and Dick Armey will be in Atlanta at the Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday, August 15th, 1:00 - 4:00 to discuss this debacle! If you can't be there, find a Town Hall Meeting, let your representatives know how you feel! If you can't attend a Town Hall Meeting in person, sent them an email, send them a letter, call them on the phone. This train is nearing the end of the track! VN8)
To my fellow Patriots, keep the faith, never lose sight of our goals. I leave you with the following quotes as inspiration.
President Ronald W. Reagan said the following:
If you`re afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. The people of this country are ready to move again.
Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a loud voice at one end and no responsibility at the other.
To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last--but eat you he will.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, `I`m from the government and I`m here to help.`
If I could paraphrase a well-known statement by Will Rogers that he never met a man he didn`t like, I`m afraid we have some people around here who never met a tax they didn`t like.
Fascism was really the basis for the New Deal.
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
Government`s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
I don`t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.
You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children`s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.
This is not a paid endorsement by the RNC or any other organization, I'm simply a Patriotic citizen who believes that we can take this Nation back!