The Truth about Obamacare

What concerns me about Obamacare is the fact that not one of the 535 members of Congress has read the entire bill. There are several private citizens that have, and what they are finding is downright scary. Obama says that his plan calls for coverage almost equal to what members of Congress have now, but the real bill is nothing like that. Provisions have been inserted in the bill that will eliminate private health care insurance in as little as ten years.

If the bill becomes law, you won’t have a choice; you will be forced to be part of Obamacare. There are provisions for ‘end of life care’; at some point in a person’s life, he or she may need surgery to replace a knee or hip, or perhaps open heart surgery.

Ultimately, there will be someone at some level of government who will make a decision as to whether this person is ‘worth the investment’. Who, other than God, is entitled to make this decision? Under some of the provisions that no one on the left is saying much about, you would be given pain killers rather than receive the treatment you need, and be told that this is all you’re entitled to.

It is just going to cost too much money to fix someone of your advanced years. Senator Robert Byrd is in his 90’s and suffering from various ailments. Would he accept the answer that you or I would receive? I think not.

If this single payer insurance system is so great, let the entire Congress and everyone in the executive branch go on the same system. To me, not one of them is willing to accept this system to cover them.

There is also a provision that Chuck Norris, of all people, found that states that the government will have the right to send representatives into your home to make sure that you are raising your children according to government standards.

What’s next; brown shirts? This bill is going to take away all our basic rights regarding health-care and even the way we raise our children! Obama is in such a hurry to get this bill ramrodded through the congress; why? Is he afraid that the longer the bill remains out there, the more people are going to learn about it and rally against it?

Follow the escapades of Arlen Specter; everywhere he goes for his town hall meetings, he is meeting a wall of resistance from the public that is unheard of in this era.    The town hall meetings from across the country have also been met with resistance, not from Republicans, Democrats, or Independants, but from all that have questions and concerns about the future of their health-care.  They have been called astroturfers and un-American by Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.  If you look at the people that are at the town halls you will see many of them are 55 perhaps and older, worried about being taken off of medicare and forced into a system that may end their lives before their time.  Now we are seeing organized “gangs” coming into the town halls and inciting near riots just to silence the opposition to health care reform.  Last week, a senior citizen had a little finger biten off by one of those organizers.  They are the unruly ones, with their prepared printed professional signs. 

Now, I have excellent health insurance through my employer. I don’t want that taken away. Obama says we will be able to keep our insurance if we want it, but people like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi want to take that away from us. The bulk of the bill is written by a bunch of snipes that work in the bowels of the capitol and rarely ever see the light of day. Doctor Ezekiel Emanuel (Rahm Emanuel’s Brother) worked in 93 with the Clinton’s in their attempt to initiate health-care through their administration.  The same idea’s then, as now.   Did you ever wonder how the 1,100 were just suddenly dropped in the House of Representatives so quickly and quietly?   Again, not a single person in Congress has read the bill.   So how can a bill ever pass through Congress and be signed by the President as a law without being read?   The President has made a mistake by making Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have carte blanche with any of the bills that has recently been up before the Congress.  This proves that the President has no clue as to what he is doing.  He has surrounded himself with “czars” that tell him what to do.  This was a grand mistake by the President to appoint 40 plus czars without proper vetting or confirmation hearings.    One reported green czar Van Jones, was given 30 billion dollars of the stimulus money.  He is a professed communist and has radical views.  This is just one that the administration has surrounded himself with to tell him what to do.  It certainly makes one wonder how the Obama administration knows all these radical people, doesn’t it?  We were all warned before the election in November of 2008, a lot of people that voted did NOT listen, did they?

So explain to me why do we need the Congress then if they aren’t going to do anything?   They are supposed to know what is in a bill before they vote on it, but so very little is known about anything they ever vote on.  What we have in Washington right now, for the most part, is a bunch of lap dogs that want nothing more than for the government to control every part of our lives, and that is socialism. There was a bill at the federal level that was passed and signed into law some years ago that states that no one can be denied access to health-care, regardless of their ability to pay.

Ask people in the states that border Mexico what their deficits look like because they treat so many illegal aliens. No one in this country is denied access to health-care; however, a lot of advanced health-care is denied for any number of reasons. What we should really look at in this country is tort reform. Huge settlements being paid out to people by liberal juries that want to punish a doctor for making a mistake. At the present time there is more going to college to be attorneys than doctors, so why would a future doctor even want to enter into this profession if government is going to control health care?     

 Obama has ruled out any form of tort reform; he says that doctors need to be held accountable.   Furthermore, he has criticized doctors for making to much money.  But he has never commented on how much he has made or others in Congress has he?

True, some doctors do need to be held accountable for mistakes they make, but huge settlements only serve to send malpractice rates into the stratosphere, and that eventually drives good doctors out of business because they simply can’t afford the rates anymore. Those that can afford the rates, or just want to hold on to their practice, raise their rates to the point where no one can afford to go to the doctor, and the insurance companies refuse to pay a claim because they say it’s too high.

It’s a vicious circle that has no end; it’s the perfect self-fulfilling prophesy. I will not argue the point that we truly need health care reform in this country. But we do not need to go rushing into it in such a way that it will take away our rights and put the government in charge of close to a third of his country’s economy, to say nothing of how many thousands will lose their jobs in the insurance industry.   Again think about it,  this health-care bill was voted on in the House in just a few days without anyone in the House even  reading it.  What the Obama administration didn’t count on was the American people reading the bill, and once they did, that is when health care reform fell apart.   Personally I do not think even the President has read the bill.   Because he has made comments himself at his own organized town hall meetings that contradict what the House bill has in it.  How can we trust this administration to know what is best for us?   I say, “Government needs to stay out of my life!”      I would hope you all would agree with me.

Published in: on September 6, 2009 at 12:06 am  Comments (4)  

Remembering Mother

Mothers Who are No Longer Among Us

In tears we saw you sinking, and watched you pass away.

Our hearts were almost broken, we wanted you to stay.

But when we saw you sleeping, so peaceful, free from pain,

How could we wish you back with us, to suffer that again.

It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone,

For part of us went with you, the day God took you home.

If roses grow in Heaven, Lord , please pick a bunch for me,

Place them in my Mother’s arms, and tell her they are from me.

Tell her I love her and miss her, and when she turns to smile,

Place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile.

Because remembering her is easy, I do it every day, but there’s an ache within my heart that will never go away.

Do not think of her as gone away, her journey’s just begun

Life holds so many facets, this earth is only one.

Just think of her as resting, from the sorrow and the tears,

In a place of warmth and comfort, where there are no days and years.

Think how she must be wishing, that we could know today, now nothing but our sadness

Can really pass away.

And think of her as living, in the hearts of those she touched.

For nothing loved is ever lost, and she is loved so very much.


Published in: on May 9, 2009 at 2:26 pm  Comments (3)  

Depression in 1929

My Mother and Father were married on December 24, 1929.  From stories that they told had told me, everything was so tough.  My Father waited in a long lines for construction work, my Mother worked as a maid and a cook for a very “wealthy” family in a small town.  Their days were filled with joy despite little work and very little money to buy food or clothing.  They lived in a small travel trailer that my Father used for construction.  I was told many times that  my Mother never complained about anything.  Mother said they had everything that they needed.  They had each other. 

The family that my Mother worked for would give her clothes to wear, and they would even ask my Father to stop by on his way home from a hard day at work for a good home cooked meal.  My parents would even sit with the rest of the family whenever my Mother cook their meal.  If it hadn’t been for that wealthy family during the Depression of 1929, my parents would have never made it.

Soon the construction jobs were no longer there and my Father made a very risky choice of starting up a dairy farm that they found and bought with very little money.   That farm would provide the family with milk to sell, meat to eat, and a garden with lots of vegetables.  My Mother canned everything in site out of that garden.  She would even can meat when my Father would butcher a cow or pig. 

Soon after purchasing the farm my parents started a family.   The farm was a wonderful place to raise a family.  We always had food, we were never hungary.   There were four kids that grew up on that farm.  We learned from a very young age the life of a farmer and living on a farm.   The long hours, milking twice a day, feeding all the animals, making hay, planting and growing the wheat, oats, and corn to feed the animals.

There were no yearly vacations, there were no days off.  There was no calling in sick to the employer when Dad didn’t feel good.  My Father worked so hard to provide for his family.  My Mother was a devoted wife and a helper with the chores as well.  My sister and I would stay in the house and make the meals for Mom, Dad and the two boys while they were doing the milking in the barn.  As soon as they were done, they would come in and we would all sit around the  table to eat the meal, not in front of the TV, because we didn’t have a TV.  

We didn’t have toys like the kids do today.  No video games, no Playstations, no XBox 360.  Our toys were the animals.  The kittens, the dogs, the horses that we rode.   We never had new clothes, we all wore hand-me-downs that were passed around from our cousins.  We always managed to get new shoes for school and church however.  But I always thought we were so rich.  Because we had this huge farm with all the diary farm with lots of  livestock.  I never knew the hardship of that dairy farm until my father passed away in 1977.   He had kept a journal, just a few pages.  But oh, I remember the words.   I do not know what happened to that journal.  I have often wondered because I wanted to publish my Father’s and Mother’s journey through those depressing years.  The journal had disappeared shortly after my Mother had taken ill and she died in 2004.

The reason I am writing this is because of all the talk coming from Washington, DC and all the news agencies that this economy is becoming like the Great Depression.  For one ,that really scares me, because I know what my parents went through during the depression.  I have replayed it over and over in my head.  I remember my Father’s  words in that journal.  All the hardships that they faced for years.   I for one, do not want to see myself, my children, and grandchildren go through what my parents went through.   

There is a mess in DC and I hope with the next election that we will find people that will bring our country to prosperity and economic growth.  

So thank you if you are reading my story.

Published in: on March 7, 2009 at 12:58 am  Comments (1)  

What is Obama thinking?

This new stimulus package that will be voted on this coming Tuesday is something I am not in agreement with.  Now I hear that Senator Specter, my Senator from PA is going to vote for this bill.  Can someone please tell me why these people are not listening to us taxpayers?  How and what more do we need to do?

Published in: on February 9, 2009 at 1:13 am  Leave a Comment  

A New Year and a Promise

I sit here tonight and I keep wondering what the new year will be like.  On the news I hear of all the evil.  It sometimes really scares me because I have a wonderful life with my husband, children and grandchildren.  I could not bear the thought of perhaps not seeing them again because evil might come to our shores. 

One thing I can say about President Bush, is that he has kept us safe for over 7 years.  I know there are so many people that hate him, but how can you hate a man that has given his promise to all Americans that he would do whatever to keep us all safe in this country.

This is my first attempt at doing a blog and I hope that I do it right.  I just want a very happy new year for everyone.

Published in: on January 4, 2009 at 2:31 am  Comments (3)