Saturday, April 1, 2017

This wasn't about President Trump

There has been enough nonsense from the talking heads on the alphabet networks about the failure of Mr. ryan's health care bill. They talk and talk and talk and continue to ignore the most basic fact about what really caused this bill to fail. The failure of this bill had almost nothing to do with Mr. Trump and nearly everything to do with Congress.
Since the very air in D. C. seems to cause ordinary people to lose their bearings, their morals, their ethics and their minds, here is the answer they are seeking as to why this effort failed.

The people do not want obamacare. We have never wanted it. We have always seen it as government poking it's nose where it does not belong and where it has no business being. 

 For some reason, the 111th Congress.passed it anyway. (May they live in infamy)

The people of this nation have spent the last 7 years telling Congress to repeal it. Not to replace it, to REPEAL it. REPEAL, period. Get rid of it. The people of this nation have elected Representatives and Senators and now a president on the promise of repeal. Not replacement, repeal,

Yes, there are things the Congress could have (and should have)done to reduce health care costs for ordinary people. Engaging on a financially unsupportable, privacy invading, government expanding, takeover of  what was the best health care system on the face of the Earth at that time was and is not one of those things.

Kudos to the House of Representatives, who passed more than 40 bills to repeal all or part of obamacare  during Mr. obama's tenure only to have them single - handedly blocked by Mr. reid who refused to bring a single one of them to the floor of the Senate for a vote.

You said the people needed to give the GOP the House after this monstrous thing was passed. 
We gave you the House

You said the people needed to give the GOP the Senate when Mr. reid blocked all the bills the House passed, so that you could get one of them to the floor of the Senate for a vote.
We gave you the Senate. 

Then you said we needed to give the GOP the presidency because even if a bill managed to pass both the House and the Senate, the person sitting in the office of the POTUS would veto it and you didn't have enough votes to override a veto. (Because, apparently you do not trust the people to pressure the democrat and independent members enough to get you the votes you need.) 
We gave you the presidency.

And what do we get? This. This thing that must be broken into three parts and would leave much of the regulatory nonsense associated with obamacare intact to bite us in the behind down the road. That is why this bill failed. Not because Mr. Trump did anything wrong - aside from trusting you - GOP congressmen and women.  But because you promised us repeal and then you gave us this. You are lucky you aren't all facing recall elections. Don't count on retaining your seats if you refuse to repeal obamacare. We were promised and we expect a full repeal.
( “Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate and systematical plan of reducing us to slavery.” ~ Thomas Jefferson)

Then, and only then, we can talk about other measures that could and should have been tried long, LONG before that monstrosity we now call obamacare should have made it to the floor. 

Things like interstate portability to allow competition between insurers to bring down prices. Things like tort reform so that doctors don't have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for malpractice insurance. Things like requiring health care facilities to provide price lists for goods and services so that people will know how much it will cost them to speak to a doctor for 15 minutes or to get a strep test.

Can you hear us now?  Or would you prefer to be told with tar and feathers? We can do that if you continue to lie to us and treat us like children who can't understand the way things "have" to get done.  The plain fact is that if you can't get this done with the House, the Senate and the presidency behind it, then you are incompetent or worse and should be removed as a political party. The democrats may promise pie in the sky and downright evil, but at least they actually think they can get it for their constituents - and have been doing so by increments for the last century while you keep trying to get the democrats to like you by giving them those very same increments. Stop it. We did not elect you to  win a popularity contest.
 Yes, the media and the democrats will scream bloody murder about it. That's what children do when they don't get their own way and the democrat party has been taken over by communists who have been doing their level best to bring the political discourse in this nation down to the level of spoiled children throwing a temper tantrum. Because children don't get to vote, and if they can convince enough citizens to act like children, then they can argue that they are the adults who know best for all of us. It is national suicide to give them their way in this.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be "cured" against one's will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”
― C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology (Making of Modern Theology)

Oh, and this post is not an April Fool's joke, unless the American people are the ones being pranked by a Congress that never had any intention of repealing that pig of a bill, in which case it is a very poor jest indeed.
27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

28 For the kingdom is the Lord's: and he is the governor among the nations.

29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.

30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this. ~ Psalm 22:27-31


Anonymous said...

You are a horrible person.

Call Me Mom said...

Thank you for stopping by the blog anonymous.
Would you care to defend your opinion that I am a horrible person or is this just a feeling you have?

Ordinarily I would delete your comment as a personal attack and a rude one too, but I am feeling a bit like a discussion today.

Is it that you know me personally and have some specific example of how I am or have been a horrible person or is it that you believe that anyone who thinks that an individual's health care is none of the federal government's business is automatically a horrible person?

If it is the latteer, may I direct you to this post from 2009

If it is the former I think we would both be better served by a simple phone call or discussion by e-mail or even in person of whatever has compelled you to leave such a rude personal attack on my blog.