Ridiculous arguements…part 2

Being against government run health care is voting against their own best interests. How can ANYONE else decide for me what’s in my own best interest? Health care is very personal and should never become a congressional budget item. Even if, God forbid, I was unable to make decisions for myself, I’d at least want them made by those who know and love me rather than some government appointed panel who spent the morning debating how much a year of life is worth. The same people who’ve spent decades shouting “Keep your laws off my body!” now want laws to control mine. The “right to choose” is only for abortions, I guess. I’m sure some of these people have the best of intentions but we all know where that leads.

I know we’re supposed to believe “death panels” don’t exist in Obamacare, but how could it not be an eventual outcome? The more people depending on a program, the less money there is for each person using it. Even one of the president’s medical advisors ruminated about this, writing care shouldn’t be given people “who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens . . . An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia”". No government program has ever cost less than projected. I’d defy anyone to find one that didn’t cost much more. Or an entitlement program that isn’t going broke. Yet we’re supposed to believe THIS one will save money. And it won’t cost the working people anything!

Then what will happen is what always happens, the “evil” rich won’t be able to pay for “free government health care for all” (regardless of how much they’re taxed) and the burden will be placed on the shoulders of the middle class. Costs will need to be cut. Decisions WILL have to be made about who and what the government will cover. As Obama himself said, “Maybe you’re better off not having the surgery, but taking the painkiller.” If this goes the way other entitlement programs have, this country will be so dependent on government health care that we’ll be in no position to object to increased taxes or reduced quality. That’s hardly in my best interest or the best interest of my fellow Americans.

According to the US Census the US population is over 304,000,000. Of those, depending on which survey is used, 70% to 80% are happy with their health care. Americans are sensible enough to realize our system isn’t perfect and there are steps we can take to improve it, but it’s not necessary to have a complete government takeover of 1/6th of our economy to facilitate change. Considering those pushing this program can’t even be honest about how many people don’t have health care, something easily researched (most using the government’s own information), how can we trust them with the truly important stuff?

President Obama insists he only wants a government option to increase competition, he doesn’t actually want to take over health care. But, it wasn’t all that long ago he didn’t want a government takeover of banks or the auto industry, either.  Oh, I know these companies are “run” by “citizens” (even if appointed by the government) but they’re still pretty tightly controlled by the Obama administration and his hand-picked czars. We used to call that fascism and the last time it was tried on a large scale it didn’t work out so well for the Italians.

Well, like in Italy, I guess it will work out pretty well for the elites who will be keeping their tax payer funded PRIVATE insurance. According to John Conyers, not only are they not subjected to the same programs they design for us, they don’t even have to read the bill that enacts it: “What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?” Keep in mind, these are the intelligensia, the elites who assume they know what’s best for everyone, especially those of us who continually vote against our own best interest. These are the people who think a 15 year old is old enough to decide on her own that she should have an abortion, no parental notification necessary. Surely as a middle-aged farm wife whose raised two sons and has a bit more life experience than your average 15 year old, I’m at least capable of making my own health care choices and deciding what’s in my own best interest…even if I’ve never had an abortion.

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