I sat down to pull together my weekly Sunday Faith Blog, calm, encouraging, spiritual.... and all I could think about is how terribly worried most of us are about this Health Care bill and what it will do to our country. In thinking kindly toward this bill, some people put their needs first, or the comfort of those in need, and I surely understand that. It's intoxicating to some people to think they'll get something for nothing, right? A sad misunderstanding is that Conservatives don't care for the comfort of those in need and I'm sorry the left has done such a good job propagating that ridiculous assumption. That's a smoke screen, really, which allows the Democrats free reign to do "such good," (according to them). They can't address that this bill is fundamentally against what most Americans hold near and dear, the CONSTITUTION. They need to ignore that and play on heartstrings and it's worked quite well by now. You will remember the story of New York Representative Louise Slaughter (yes, THAT Slaughter):
“I even have one constituent — you will not believe this, and I know you won’t, but it’s true — her sister died. This poor woman had no denture. She wore her dead sister’s teeth, which of course were uncomfortable and did not fit. Do you ever believe that in America that that’s where we would be?”
Did YOU ever believe we'd live in an America where we need to completely upend your and my health insurance because one person had to do this dreadful thing? Perhaps that woman can be helped without this health care bill? This is what the Republicans mean by "let's start this health care situation over again and start incrementally.."
This poor constituent of Louise Slaughter's has to wear a dead sister's dentures and that's reason to change 1/6 of our economy, weaken our health care possibilities, and bankrupt our country, giving more entitlements to those who are growing more and more used to them? This is the America my immigrant grandfather worked hard in, never expecting a handout, finally making a very comfortable life for his family? What happened to that America? What happened to those people? (UPDATE: Please read BETH's comment on this post...she remembered that Cleveland Clinic says the sister was offered help with her own dentures....but, the left doesn't let truth get in their way, does it)
Funny, after I'd written the above, I watched Hannity who had that leftist Occidental professor Caroline Heldman on (yet another leftist so often on FOX) and she said "But, 40,000 people die every year because of no health care! How can you not pass this bill?" She's a professor and thinks that makes sense, that is logical? Can there BE no bill which will help those people and not destroy our health care and our economy? The heartstrings again, folks.....pluck those heartstrings... Don't THINK.
They're getting about a hundred thousand calls PER HOUR on Capitol Hill against this health care bill! Keep it going, folks. It looks like we're going to lose this thing but don't give up...we have our health care to save and a country to resuscitate!
Also... Check THIS OUT! It tells what's suddenly NOT in the bill...like "President Barack Obama would give federal authorities the power to block unreasonable rate hikes.
Yet when Democrats unveiled the final, incarnation of their this week, the proposal was nowhere to be found.".........GEEEZ, don't TELL me 'unreasonable rate hikes' are acceptable to Obama again! Looks like some insurance company gave Obama a ride in the company jet, huh? :-)
UPDATE: I was just watching TEA PARTY stuff in DC on TV and they're hauling out the cousin of Obama who's a doctor who's against the bill (and who gives very good reasons).....do you, too, find it a bit unfair for this guy to bill himself as OBAMA'S COUSIN when he's NEVER MET HIM? I mean, let's be fair here....z