The First Amendment to the Constitution states (emphasis is mine):
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
And that is exactly what happened in Washington with two million people stating their opposition to this:
No matter what the mainstream media is saying, people are fed up with massive government spending to fulfill some political agenda. Are there people who are being hurt by the current system? Yes, there are, but that does not justify revamping and putting the government in control of our health care just to take care of the few. There are many examples of why this should not be done from around the world, and yet our elected Representatives (mine excluded) have written a 1000+ page bill which is so convoluted that 1) our Representatives were not going to read it for themselves before they voted on it, 2) it would take a lawyer to read and understand it, and 3) if enacted, it would take an army of bureaucrats to administer the program. Of course, this would be at taxpayer expense.
The Obama Administration states that it will save money in the long run, but the Congressional Budget Office disputes that claim. The savings would supposedly come from reducing the amount of waste and corruption in the current systems which include Medicaid and Medicare. So the question that just begs to be asked is, “Why don’t you (Congress and the President) clean up the Medicaid and Medicare systems first before tackling the healthcare of everyone else?” Of course, that question will never be asked, at least by our Media, who happens to be in bed with the current Administration, which also touts the “success” of the Cash for Clunkers program.
Success? Yes, 690,000 vehicles were sold, but at a cost of $3,000,000,000 (that’s $3 Billion) to the taxpayers. And there are many dealers that sold the vehicles in good faith, and were promised a 4-day turnaround in the reimbursement of the funds, and they are still waiting for the money (less than 6% have been reimbursed nationwide as of September 2). Worse, as reported by Always on Watch, the registration for her vehicle will not be issued until the dealer gets his money (this may vary state by state). So…
And our Representatives and Media are stating that this program is a success? If doctors and hospitals wait this long to be paid, they’ll go out of business, and that’s providing that they would be paid in full for their services instead of a below cost rate that the Government pays for Medicaid and Medicare services.
Followers of this blog and others know of my opposition to HR3200. It’s too expensive, provides nothing of substance to the American People, and has the potential for doing greater harm than good.
HR3200 is a clunker. It needs to be turned in and scrapped.