Friday, August 7, 2009

I Love My Country.... But My Government?.... Not So Much....

Now, I will say that in a country as wealthy as ours, and as advanced as ours, with as much medical technology as ours, there is really NO reason why SOOOO many people should be wandering around without health insurance.

And I will FURTHER say that the healthcare bill that is stuck in Congress right now smells.
Of fish.

WE, as a country, can do better. And we should. This is something we NEED to get right. This is NOT something we need to PUSH through. To me, this whole situation smacks of when you go into the car dealership and the sleazy sales guy with the fake smile pounces upon you because he knows you have that "new leather smell" in your nostrils and he thinks if he doesn't make the sale THAT VERY NIGHT that the world will end.

The world will not end.

Let's take a Collective Deep Breath. And sit down.
And make our congressmen and women sharpen their damn pencils and start again.

And take the TIME to get it right.

Just my opinion.

P.S. And by the way...... has it alarmed anyone ELSE that the "Cash for Clunkers" program, which ran out of cash in about 45 minutes, and which was supposed to have enough cash for a month.... is also run by the Federal Government.... who will be running this Healthcare deal....? (Anyone? Anyone?) .... just asking......


Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

I just love your perspective on this issue ... and hope all is well in your world other than this! xoxo

karengberger said...

Oh, and the public schools...*sigh*...Deep breath. Thank you for speaking up. XO

Busy Bee Suz said...

You hit the nail on the head my friend!!! Amen!!

Jason, as himself said...

Yeah...yeah... and yeah.

Life with Kaishon said...

I feel the EXACT same way as you do! Seriously. Love this post.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I totally agree with you, HW. I don't want our Government running ANYTHING in our lives... They 'botch' up everything they are in charge of!!!! GADS!

Hope you are doing fine and that the job is going well. I read on Suz's blog that you all got to see each other. How NEAT!!!

Winding Straight said...

I hear on Rush that politicians keep crying "47 million uninsured!!" as motivation to get their plan passed, EXCEPT-- 12 million of those are illegal and shouldn't receive national health care anyway, 7 million qualify for the current medicare plan but haven't applied, and another 22 million are people in their 20's who can afford insurance but don't because hey, we're young and don't want to think about that. So REALLY, all this fuss is for about 5 million people. THAT'S what's a top priority for our government??!!! What about the other 300,000,000 people??? I think we need to drop the health care obsession and focus on something that effects ALL of us-- Iraq and Afghanistan, education, immigration (and I don't mean give them health care too), etc.