As I sit listening to the House of Representatives I feel nauseated.
I understand that the current healthcare system in America is flawed. However giving the government the reins to healthcare is not the solution.
In light of the current economy and the current unemployment rate 10.2% can you imagine small business and your friends and neighbors bearing the brunt of healthcare for all? I currently cannot afford to pay for my neighbor’s healthcare! Many American families are struggling as is, and now we are expected to pay for everyone? I agree, there has to be a better idea on healthcare. If the government used the bailout money directly into the hands of everyone who so passionately argues for healthcare, they would not only be able to afford healthcare but would give the economy a needed boost. Expecting Americans to assume the responsibility of being “his brother’s keeper” when the very moral fabric of our society is ailing worse than the economy is insane. Am I supposed to leave my healthcare in the hands of many Americans, many of whom I would not trust with my purse? And am I to entrust the government to make sure they do their job? What part of losing freedom does not stand out?
Build jobs, how many jobs did they build with the stimulus? Why is the unemployment rate still rising? I listened to the news the other night and the person speaking about unemployment reported that people are taking temporary jobs and that is a good sign. I beg to differ. Plenty of people are taking temporary jobs or jobs at far lower pay rates than they expected, just to feed and shelter their families! This is supposed to be a positive sign? Good sign? That makes no sense as a positive indicator. It simply illustrates that the people who can, are doing something.
What about the person who applies at 50 jobs, and doesn’t get one interview, even though they are eminently qualified for the positions they apply for? Well, maybe they take a temporary job (great indicator huh?), which delays them filing for unemployment. And the rest, well… let’s just extend unemployment and stimulate the economy. I heard today on C-Span a Republican state “Control a man’s purse and you control half a man, control his health you control the whole man.” So many are already dependent on the government for their basic needs. The government was NOT created to take care of people. The government was NOT created to ensure your personal needs are met. The government was created so that YOU are able to maintain the freedom to ensure those needs are met. When does personal responsibility factor in? Because of the decline of our society lets just let government manage us for us, instead of getting back to the basics and fixing our society! Is that the kind of mentality you want? Do you really want to be dependent on the government teat for your sustenance?
You want real change, change I can believe in? Start in your home. Start in your neighborhood. If you don’t like it–change it. If you don’t like what your congressmen and senators are doing, show them your displeasure by speaking out, not just as one person but as a whole majority of constituents. If you don’t like what I say then wait a while, at the current rate we will lose our freedom of speech too. What does that mean to you? Complacency has been the downfall here, complacency combined with ignorance.
Until next time!