It’s amazing to me that these liberals in the House and Senate are willing to commit political suicide for the sake of their Leader. So, let’s examine this further…..
With public opinion running around 61% AGAINST the government ‘overhaul’ of the health care industry, the rhetoric coming out of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi’s mouths are similar to that of a Japanese Kamikaze pilot back in WWII. One major difference between the two is that those Japanese pilots, while their thinking might have been misguided, were viewing this sacrifice as part of their mission, part of their country’s higher calling and goals.
The dems in the Congress are not that selfless and quite frankly not that honorable. They KNOW they will be ousted, their political careers ended, and they will be held accountable for their actions. But they aren’t taking this ‘dive’ as part of a higher calling. They MUST be getting something ‘under the table’ in the form of compensation, programs for their districts, or future contracts as lobbyist’s. Why else would they do this? Follow the votes, and then follow the money.
Another simple reason is, if the health care industry is not remade by the federal government, Barak Obama’s presidency is over. Their ‘party’ has staked all current and future success on this one, major issue. Is card-check important to them? Yes, but not more important than this. Is Cap & Trade important? Yes, but not like a health care takeover. And make no mistake this IS a government takeover. Conversation is being batted around lowering the Medicare age to 55. What’s next? 50? Then 45?…. This could go on and on.
Sure, the Senate has taken out what looks like a “public option” to garner more votes. But it’s still there. The government option can be reinserted ANYTIME the ‘system’ feels that the private sector cannot comply with their requirements. Oh, and their requirements? No for-profit business could compete and/or comply with those requirements. So it’s just a matter of time before all private insurance would be eliminated due to government requirements.
They would have you believe that this is their mission to help insure the millions and millions of uninsured Americans in this country. If that was truly the goal, you could insure ALL uninsured Americans (the truly uninsured, not those that have opted out of carrying health care coverage) for a fraction of the nearly 1 Trillion dollars this bill is going to cost. Again, they’re not that selfless and not that honorable!
They are banking on the fact that most Americans are apathetic. Many are not informed. Few will actually read the bill. They plan to ram this down the throats of Americans, then blitz the news and media outlets with this fantastic day in America! You know what? Many will swallow this! They then plan to ride that momentum into the 2012 re-election campaign for BHO. Sounds great doesn’t it? But there’s another small catch to all of this. None of the health care overhaul programs and requirements go into effect until 2013! So, by the time the apathetic American public wakes up and sees what a mess this is going to become, BHO is already into his second term! Well, no one said he wasn’t a good politician. How else can a local community organizer rise to local government, then the Illinois State House, then to the US Senate, THEN to the Presidency of the United States within just a few years? No one is accusing this man of not being smart.
Wake up America! It is our duty to inform everyone what is at stake here. It is our obligation as Americans to protest and voice our opposition to this. By doing this, can they still win this battle? YES, there are not the votes in Congress to stop this. BUT, we can reverse some of the possible collateral damage by taking back the House and/or Senate in the 2010 mid-term elections.