Sunday, August 16, 2009

Adding my voice....

With all the fun this country is having with their town halls, I feel I have missed out on the opportunity to shout a little bit and raise some H___ too. So I’m spouting off here in this venue.

I listened to part of Barak Obama’s town hall meeting held in Grand Junction yesterday. This man is a con artist. The words he so smoothly dispenses are so different than his actions and the poison he spews is wrapped in a sugar coating. The scary part is that so many people believe him.

He makes the insurance companies an enemy to us: to cover the weakness of his health care plan. It is their fault we have a crises – “let’s get ‘em”. Yet private insurance could be part of the solution and is probably the best solution. He effectively blocks off a source of ideas and solutions to create an enemy. That is self preservation not leadership.

He says – “You’re either for reform or anti-reform”. I say NO. I’m for reform but not his flavor of reform that allows for: the government to have access to our personal banking information to “collect payments”, rationed medical care, slowly eliminating private insurance companies, creating a national database of personal medical information, paying for illegal alien’s medical coverage, and supporting taxpayer funded abortions, etc. Yes we need to make improvements but so use the free enterprise system that reduces costs and improves service. There are many great ideas out there that are not being circulated or talked about because the Obama plan has sucked all the air out of the room. I want plans not government based like Medicare which is burdened with incredible amounts of debt and corruption.

Let’s start with tort reform and remove the obscene amounts of wasted money paid to trial lawyers who are not part of the solution. The government is not the appropriate administer of a health care plan – we can do better.

The bottom line fear is “who is going to pay” for the services. How do you add 47 million patients to the system and then claim that a government-run health care solution will decrease the debt. It is a blatant LIE and people still believe him. The Zimbabwe currency was declared defunct yesterday because of rampant inflation that required billions of their dollars to buy bread. We are headed down the same road unless we get the government to stop printing money. Having them run health care will not help to strengthen our currency or country. It is a recipe for disaster.

Now I feel better


b-ryce said...

Scary. I agree with you dad. I have this continual worry in the back of my head about where we are going.

What are you doing about it? Writing letters to congressmen?

Mikidees said...

AMEN! I'm just glad a good part of the country is starting to wake up

Celeste said...

Way to go dad, let it all out. i hope more people start to see these things too,and not just blindly follow him.