I hate the poor and need their bodies to fuel my fleet of SUV’s

08/17/2009

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I have been holding off on saying anything substantial about healthcare because it is the only thing we hear about from day-to-day in American politics. Just so everyone knows where I stand, “I am rich beyond my wildest dreams and want all those little poor people to die so that I can use their bodies to fuel my fleet of SUV’s.” Well, that is how the Obama administration sees my views. What I stand for, according to Obama, is actually what I stand against. I am against a national healthcare policy not because I hate the poor, but because I know that every country throughout history that has implemented this kind of “national healthcare” has seen its economy plummet, its healthcare die, and its people gain tyranny and loose liberty. There was once a saying that many people would subscribe to, “If you do not know history you’re doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past.” The modern American not only is ignoring history, but they ignore the current medical problems of countries like Canada and England, these countries have warned America of the problems we will inherit if we implement the proposed reform.

You can read story after story of the horror that comes from a “national healthcare”; men and women just like you and I are denied care because of age and cost. If this is implemented there will be a cutoff age for care, there will be Washington bureaucrats coming between you and your Doctor telling you what procedures your allowed to have. This is, however, what I am least scared of. The most frightening part of a system of this nature is the control it gives the government. We are a nation of laws and once this is implemented the government would have openly spit in the face of our founders while simultaneously burned the constitution in the public square. I would like every American to meet the call of Benjamin Franklin, “I have given you a republic, if you can keep it.” So can we as Americans rise up and fight the socialists on capitol hill? Those, who hide their tyranny behind the fake pleas of the so called “poor”? Can we rip from them the veil of sympathy they hide behind and show the true evil that eclipses, the evil that would enslave our children’s children to a overreaching, overbearing, tyrannical government.

So now that you understand the dire consequences of passing a bill of this nature you might be asking, “Is there some way we can reform the current system?” Here is where the Republicans need to start letting their voices be heard. They need to step out of what the American people see as “the party of no” and let the American people hear their ideas. Here are few simple steps the Republicans are offering that could change our healthcare system in a productive, not a destructive way. First and foremost we need to allow Doctors to be able to practice medicine, not “defensive medicine.” Defensive medicine is accruing at every hospital and independent office across America because of the rampant increases in malpractice lawsuits. If Doctors cannot follow their gut instinct, if the Doctors have to put the patient through every test when they have the answer, for fear of malpractice lawsuits, they become defensive and cannot provide substantial healthcare. There is a simple way to remove 99.99% of these lawsuits – it’s called “tort reform.” Tort Reform will limit the ability to file claims, and caps the awards of damages. It also would provide protection to Doctors against frivolous lawsuits. If a patient brings a suit against a Doctor and looses, the patient should pay for the cost of court on both-sides which discourages those frivolous suits. The second idea brought by the Republicans is state-to-state competition. If you live in a capitalistic society, which we as Americans do, competition is king. If you do not allow competition, you allow monopolies, if you allow monopolies, you give business the ability to provide poor service coupled with high prices. If you open up state-to-state competition, people in California could get Georgia’s two-hundred dollar care, thus forcing the insurance companies in California to lower prices for the sake of their own survival. That is just the beginning. Other ideas the Republicans are currently addressing are weeding out corruption, moving from a paper based to an electronic based system, tax reform (If we could get some true tax reform it would reduce the cost of your insurance and the cost Doctors are currently taking on), and an increase of efficiency by way of incentive for scientific development. Those are just a few of many ideas that will immediately lower the cost of care and increases the standards across the United States without giving the government anymore of control of our lives.

I am aware of the absurd argument of the “poor quality” of American healthcare. Our costs have become high, I concede to that, but our quality is the best the world has ever seen. I ask you to give me one example of a country with better healthcare, one country that has made more advancements in the fight against diseases. You cannot because the open market America provides scientists the ability for funding, education, and most importantly the ability to dream of curing those very diseases. It is the opportunity that America provides, it is “we the people” who have made our health system of a greater quality than that of any other nation, and increasing government participation will not strengthen, but weaken what we have worked so hard to build up.

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One Response to “I hate the poor and need their bodies to fuel my fleet of SUV’s”

  1. Sammy said

    All obama will do is outsource anyways. Just think about the all the lobbyists flocking to Washington DC because of obama’s reckless over-spending of $2 TRILLION in just 6 months, which alone is increasing the National Debt by 20%.

    Politicians take people’s money and reward the large corporations, in this case companies in the health care industry, since they have the money to more effectively lobby politicians. In the end smaller businesses will be hurt.

    Politicians will only reward companies that will be in their best political interest. Honestly, when can you really trust politicians since they are basically professional liars, and being president just means you are the best liar of the time. Why not just give the money directly from the people to the companies and take politicians in government out of the equation?

    obama is going to recklessly spend TRILLIONS of tax payers’ money just to give insurance to about 25% of those who do not have it. Over 50% of people’s income go towards taxes, just imagine how many more people will afford health care insurance if their income is almost doubled because of dramatic tax cuts.

    Competition is what is needed. It lowers prices of products and services, along with developing new innovations. All of which will benefit consumers. You need to remember that monopolistic tendencies can also apply to government.

    The reason why the cost of insurance is high is because politicians in government mandate insurance companies to increase their premiums to pay for ridiculous things. In addition, politicians put up regulations so that Americans are not allowed to get insurance from another state and use the coverage in their own state. This reduces competition making it more expensive for people to get insurance. On top of that medical professionals are not allowed to freely practice their profession in any US state without taking a long and tedious licensing process. This again increases the cost of medical insurance.

    In the end, the problem with most economic issues is too much government intervention of the economy by politicians, who will only tend to do things for political self interest. Just like how obama nationalized GM to pander to its unions. Politicians can barely run government, yet people think they can run a multi-national auto manufacturing company?

    The solution is SMALLER government, LESS spending, and LOWER taxes.

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