Monday, March 22, 2010

The Health Care Debate - A Monumental Waste

Are you as tired as I am of the Health Care Debate? I know, I know, this is important stuff. It effects 20% of the entire economy of the United States and it will effect, in one way or the other, every American citizen. I get it. But I am simply tired of hearing about it. I am tired of the Democrats telling me how important it is and how bad the Republicans are for wanting to block it. I am tired of listening to the Republicans scream about a socialist take over of our lives.

I guess it boils down to 2 basic problems for me. First, I don't like or trust any of them. Not the democrats with their Nancy Pelosi saying things like "You have to pass the bill before you can find out what is in it" - Nor the Republicans - I can not help but remember that these are the same Republicans that got chased out of power in the last election - why in the world would I take their word for things now?

The second problem I have is that I can not help but feel that this whole thing is a monumental waste of time. If I were a conspiracy nut I might even say it was planned to put on a show and accomplish nothing. You laugh? OK, what was accomplished? Did they or did they not just spend a year of our time debating the issue to death? Have they been tearing each other (and the country) apart over how to do it? Did they get it passed only to see the whole thing get tied up in the courts and probably overturned on constitutional grounds anyway? So tell me, just what got accomplished? How has your life (or mine) changed after a year of hearing about this? Now, tell me that all these politicians, lawyers and "expert staffs" of theirs did not see that coming a long time ago.

No, I think that these politicians successfully wasted an entire year. The Democrats would have liked to have gotten something like socialized health care through, but they were far more concerned with keeping their extreme left wing support happy because that is where their money comes from. People like George Soros are the main money behind the Democratic effort to push "universal health care" - these are the people that want America to be more like the rest of the world. They can not understand that in reality it is just the reverse - the rest of the world wants to be like America.

As for the Republicans, they have simply proved yet again that they can not get their act togeather. They spent a year debating the issue and only in the last month did they finally present a clear list of alternate proposals to the President, the Democrats and, more importantly, to us. They waited until it was just too late to even let us know they had some ideas of their own. And when they did come up with some good ideas they did not put them into a "plan" and present them to everyone. They submitted them one at a time to the Democrat controlled committees and, one at a time, they were defeated or simply ignored. Now, tell me that these "career politicians" didn't know better then to do that in that way? And, if they didn't, they shouldn't be in Washington anyway.

I guess I am just really tired of all this, especially when I can not for the life of me figure out what good will come of it all. I know, I know, I'll be watching CNN and FOX, just like everyone else -but what I am really waiting to see will be how many of these politicians (Democrats and Republicans) we can dump in November.

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