Sunday, August 23, 2009
The "I've-got-mine-so-screw-you" mentality
I'm tired of hearing the horror stories. I'm tired of hearing the all out lies. I'm tired of supposedly "intelligent" people in Congress still professing Obama was born in Kenya and that if health reform passes our grandparents will be killed by the government. These are the people making the laws of our country. How proud I feel.
I consider myself to be a reasonably intelligent person. I'm generally willing to give people, including those in political office the benefit of the doubt, to a certain degree anyway. For instance, I didn't agree with most of what Bush did in office, but I never demonized him, or compared his leadership to probably the worst political regime in centuries. In fact, it's become so popular now to refer to the "Nazi regime" whenever you disagree with Obama, that it's lost its effectiveness. I don't hear anything you say. I just think you're crazy. Nuts. Stupid. The only people actingly Nazi-like are those that keep professing it. Seriously such hate. Really something to be proud of, that I've-got-mine-so-screw-you mentality. And now they're bringing their guns.
I'm tired too, of hearing about health care rationing, when currently it's the insurance companies denying care. Blue shield denying high-tech cancer care even if a doctor recommends it. Cigna denying a liver-transplant to a 17-year-old who is now dead because of it. And then there's my most favorite one of all: you'll wait forever for care like the dreaded Canada. But according to a study by the Commonwealth Fund, Americans wait longer to see primary-care physicians than patients in Britain, Germany, Australia, or New Zealand - all countries with strong-public health systems. Hmm, how interesting. We pay more for our health care than any other country and yet we have some of the worst care and millions without any coverage at all. Another proud moment.
As far as I'm concerned being able to receive health care is a civil right. Everybody should have the right to receive quality care regardless of how sick they are or how much money they make. It's called human kindness. It's called taking care of each other and working together for a solution. It's not bringing up the Nazis. That's just weak and cowardly in my opinion.
Grow up people.