Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hostage Situation

He has healthcare.
43 million people don't have healthcare. I am one of them. When health insurance at my place of employment went up to $180 a week, I could no longer afford it. Not to mention the fact that the insurance plan hardly paid for anything. I am not sure what the healthcare exchanges will do for me. But I would like to at least have the option of finding out what the ACA could do for millions of Americans just like me.

Hatred of the ACA has become so great by many of the right wing GOP, that they are prepared to throw the people under the bus because of it. No matter what you think of what is termed 'Obamacare' it is legislation that has already been passed and agreed on. Now they want to shut the government down.

They are willing to gut the SNAP program as if getting food stamps is a luxury. The GOP hates the ACA so much that they are willing to let the military go unpaid, stop medical research and God knows what else, just to defund Obamacare. They have held the economy hostage for years causing people to lose jobs and make America look like a third world country. They have declared war on the poor, the middle class and any American that is struggling in an economy that is rigged against the average citizen.
Boehner is always saying he speaks for the American people. I don't know any American who thinks it's a good idea for people to go without healthcare, to go hungry or to go without employment for decent wages. So who could he be speaking for? Maybe rich people? Why is it that these "leaders" wait for a crises in order to do anything? Then, the only thing they are willing to do is let Americans in need go without. All these politicians do is the very least to get by and retain their jobs. It really makes me sick. So go ahead and shut it down. History will show what a failure this Speaker of The House is.
History will also show that President Obama will remembered for being the first President to get health care reform passed after nearly every President before him tried and failed. History will remember that he brought the country back from the brink of a 2nd Great Depression. My biggest problem with President Obama is that he didn't go far enough.
 When your own government is populated with terrorists holding the economy hostage and denying healthcare to millions while saying they "speak" for the American people, well I want to know who exactly they are speaking to? Certainly not the uninsured.
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  1. Pat,
    Even before the President was sworn in the 1st time the Repoublicans decided to offer him no success. And, they have stood by their word and blocked every iniative he has proposed - They failed to stop ObamaCare - but now, instead of doing the work that We The People elected them to do they have voted forty-two or forty-three (I am starting to lose count) to repeal the law.
    Amd, the opposition to the ACA isn't about the law - No, it isn't perfect and needs some adjusting - It is about Obama!
    And, Pat - a lot of that is racial...

    Let's take back America one damned congressional distrrict at a time and I swear this - I am going to work my ass off this election in Indiana's 8th CG - to put a Democrat in that House seat.

    Folks, get loud and get active!


  2. I just wish Obamacare was as socialistic as the Republican's insist it is. We'd be like Canada then.

    1. Single payer is the only way to go. Our health care "system", and I use the term loosely, is out of control. No other civilized nation has such a mess as we do. We pay way more for way less than nearly anywhere on the planet. The GOP isn't about making things better for anyone other than the extremely wealthy. Their idea is to break the system, and then sell off all publicly owned and/or funded institutions to private business. To take one prime example, public education has been defunded to the point of not being able to work, and now, because they broke the system, they use the failure of the schools to justify all manner of things, the most obvious are charter schools, but it doesn't end there. You get the picture. It's a broad based attack. Yes, class warfare exists. It's the rich against the rest of us.

  3. Yes, I agree with Jim that Republicans are trying to break the system. And with Sarge, that the people need to take back America. But we can't do it when voting districts are gerrymandered against us. We need a strong president who will stop waffling and by word and deed let the Republicans feel his sting.

    That's what I'm advocating.

    Very crankily yours,
    The New York Crank

  4. I agree with all of you. Especially Crank, lets hope Obama doesn't give away the Social Security farm in the form of a "Grand Bargain"