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Democrats head us on a course to nowhere

Friday, July 17, 2009

This is scary.
Say this about the 1,018-page health-care bill that House Democrats unveiled this week and that President Obama heartily endorsed: It finally reveals at least some of the price of the reckless ambitions of our current government. With huge majorities and a President in a rush to outrun the declining popularity of his agenda, Democrats are bidding to impose an unrepealable European-style welfare state in a matter of weeks.

Mr. Obama's February budget provided the outline, but the House bill now fills in the details. To wit, tax increases that would take U.S. rates higher even than most of Europe. Yet even those increases aren't nearly enough to finance the $1 trillion in new spending, which itself is surely a low-ball estimate. Meanwhile, the bill would create a new government health entitlement that will kill private insurance and lead to a government-run system.

The article is correct. The Dems who control Congress are working with the Obama Administration to take us to a point of no return as a nation where many things that we have stood for will be thrown out the window. And what is left will be an unsustainable amount of federal spending that will at first make us a European style socialist state, and then later it will totally bankrupt and destroy us.

This is what the ignorant voters brought us last November. If it weren't for the fact that this is my country too I would say they (the voters) are merely getting what they deserve for such stupidity.

Since when does this country of freedom adopts a tax rate that is higher than most of Europe? Just think about it. Small businesses provide most of the employment in this country, and under the plan being pushed by the Democrats high taxes will drive many of these small businesses out of business, and if you think unemployment is high now just wait. You "ain't seen nothin' yet."

As I have said time and again, the so-called "health reform" being trotted out by the Democrats will only make things worse. It won't fix our health care system. Instead it will put a final nail in the coffin.
Congress's chief budget scorekeeper cast a new cloud over Democratic efforts to overhaul the nation's health-care system, telling lawmakers Thursday that the main proposals being considered would fail to contain costs -- one of the primary goals -- and could actually worsen the problem of rapidly escalating medical spending.

So we will soon have the worst of both worlds. The price of medical care will continue to escalate to the point where only the rich can afford it while at the same time we get an unsustainable type of European style socialized medicine that will transform this country from one with the best medical care in the world to a country with third world level health care.

Is this what you the American people want? Well, it's probably too late now and you are going to get it whether you like it or not. And in the process this great nation, or perhaps I should say this "formerly" great nation will continue it's downward spiral.
posted by John, 8:48 PM


Your posts are always provacative. Here's a different point of view from Ron, your friend in Sacramento.

We need "European style socialized medicine." I don't know of a citizenry anywhere in the world trying to establish "American style no-care medicine" in their country. Everyone knows what we have in America is broken.

President Obama, while he's trying, is not going far enough. We need to get rid of the greedy insurance companies all together. It's the insurance companies that make health care in America so expensive. It's the insurance companies that created a system of uninsured and underinsured. The insurance companies don't want to take care of you; instead they have questionnaires and look for ways to NOT take care of you.

We simply cannot afford our present system any longer. The reason Americans pay $6,096 per person each year (the highest in the world!) is because of the insurance companies. Citizens in the U.K. only pay $2,560 per person and they have better care. Click here to check the numbers. We pay twice as much and don't even have full coverage for all Americans. That is nothing less than immoral and pure greed on the part of the insurance companies. We need a change. We need to tell the insurance companies, in spite of their slick ads, that they will not control American health care any longer.

Health care is not a privilege; it's a right. Please get out your copy of the Declaration of Independence. It says that Americans "are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life ..." That's what health care reform is about ... life.

I'll take "European style socialized medicine" any day.

Thanks for the opportunity to express my point of view.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, July 19, 2009 at 6:24 PM  
That's a good letter. I'm terribly sorry that Anonymous is, well, Anonymous. Whoever you are I'd love to have you commenting on my blog.

Having said that, John, I think you are nearly 100% correct. The bills before Congress are, literally, our worst nightmare. We must take every step possible to modify or stop these bills from becoming law.

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