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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Here I stand...

I can do no other - I oppose Obama's "Heathcare" scam on the entire population known as The American People--as so oft-quoted that I begin to dislike the phrase. Why does he think he speaks for all of us? He and the congress do not speak for me. Just a few reasons why I do not support it:

"The Democrats want to spend $1.5 trillion over a decade, impose an $800 billion tax increase in the midst of the worst recession in a generation, increase federal borrowing by $239 billion (on top of the $11 trillion the Obama budget already requires us to borrow through 2019), impose costly mandates on employers that will discourage hiring as unemployment nears 10 percent, force individuals to buy one-size-fits-all government defined insurance, and insert the government in countless new ways between doctors and patients. All of that would occur whether or not the plan includes a "public option," which at this point it does include and which will exacerbate all of these problems." (source)

Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans' Admin have proven that actual costs are horribly underestimated—these are examples of “Government Health Care” – Do you want to be cared for by these kinds of organizations? Do you want anything remotely like it?

As evidenced by other countries with socialized medicine, quality of care DOES suffer. Why do Canadians and Britons come here for their care?  It is so they will receive the best care in the world. Do we want that to go away?
US health care is the benchmark for innovation. Socialized medicine is a lesson in how to stifle innovation and quality of care. Again, I ask you - Why do Canadians and Britons come here for their care?

The only way to control costs in this system is to RATION care – WHO wants their care rationed?? Do you??

This rush to cram legislation down our throats in spite of public outcry against it is irresponsible and downright dangerous. Why is this administration forcing its ideas on a huge number of people who do not want it?? Does he speak for you?? This congress and president should stop forcing their version of the American Dream down our throats. This article details exactly the kind of non-American actions those in Washington are taking. It is wrong wrong wrong! We do not live in a socialist country where the government forces itself upon us!

I may be put on some sort of government list for opposing this change in our land, but I *do* oppose it and I think we should all know what we are getting into. This bill is 1018 pages long. How many of your representatives have even read it? How many different dangerous things could be interjected into that many *pages* of a bill? The Constitution, the founding document of our country, has only 4543 words in the original, unamended Constitution. This includes the signatures!! What are our representatives, led by this president, doing to our country?

There are always - always - other options than this monstrous bill and I oppose it. I hope you do too.

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