Precisely Speaking

General Category => Rants & Raves => Topic started by: precisonline on July 20, 2009, 08:45:57 am

Title: "We Hold These Truths to be Self Evident..."
Post by: precisonline on July 20, 2009, 08:45:57 am
...wrote Thomas Jefferson in America's Declaration of Independence, "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.".

Apparently this has been lost on the current administration as they are feverishly steamrolling legislation to boost taxes on the most wealthy 1% of Americans to pay for mandatory health insurance for the billions of us that will never be in that 1%.  Personally, I believe the pursuit of happiness is a lot more effective when there isn't some bureaucrat choosing a segment of our people to selectively rape to pay for their ill-conceived and poorly executed ideas.

What's more concerning is that, like the TARP, when these same bureaucrats figure out that raping only 1% didn't give them the kind of money they wanted, those fiscal demands will roll downhill to the rest of us.

There is so much wrong with all this it's just scary.  History has shown that federally-legislated mandatory programs are the tool of choice of a socialist agenda.  The programs steamrolled through to date haven't produced the results that we the people were promised.  (Yeah, like that's any surprise?)  The administration promises that we the people - well, 99% of us - are going to gain much from this new national health care scam.  But if one person gains at another person's expense, is that really exercising the kind of equity that our founding fathers intended?

My family has been without health insurance coverage for several years now due to uncontrolled costs and a bureaucratic system of red tape that makes it virtually impossible to receive benefits even remotely equitable with the premiums paid.  Yet a federally mandated program paid for largely by only 1% of "we the people" is not the solution; it's unfair, it's inequitable, and based on the fever pitch that the administration is using to get it passed, it's likely not been well conceived.  (And if it was actually planned, would there be anyone in D.C. who would actually read the plan?)

I would love to have insurance to cover us in the event of a catastrophic care incident.  But the American government has proven they have no clue about real-world finances, and I doubt there's a suit between them that understands anything about the minefield they're planning on walking into with this health insurance debacle.  Oh wait, they won't be walking in this minefield; they're simply placing the mines and forcing us into the field.  Yes, Congress once again is seeing it fit to exempt themselves from this hell they want us to experience.  What does that tell you of their confidence in this plan?

When there's a plan that is equitably supported by and equally supports we the people - and I mean ALL of we the people including members of Congress - then there'll be something worthy of support.  Until then, I encourage you to spend some time with the Declaration of Independence and then demand the same of your elected officials.