For years now, we have listened to the progressives blubbering about how they are trying to get healthcare legislation passed for the "benefit of the American people". So sacrificial of them, isn't it?
These people aren't interested in helping us common folk. If they were, they would not be trying to jam a healthcare package which will further bankrupt our country. Nor would they be in such a hurry to force Cap and Trade upon us which would cause enormous damage to our already strapped wallets.
This is about power, pure and simple. Hey, Mr. President, we like our healthcare; it's the high costs that we detest, and you libs are doing nothing to bring down these costs. Where is the tort reform and the interstate insurance coverage which we so desperately need to lower costs? Address these issues, if you want to help us out.
I'm all for helping middle-class Americans who can't afford expensive healthcare to get some assistance based on their income, but keep big government off our backs, and do not come between us and our physicians. Don't even think that we will sit back quietly while you force us to pay with our hard-earned dollars for other women to abort their babies when we see that act as nothing less than murder. By the way, don't expect us to subsidize those who sneak over our borders illegally. That's not fair to those of us who play by the rules. And above all, have the decency to allow our elderly to receive the healthcare they need and deserve without the threat of rationing their care. Oh, I almost forgot, stop lying to us because we still have the power to throw each and everyone of you out on your a**es come Election Day; you haven't taken that right from us--YET.
Read about some of our gripes, via the American Thinker:
What Americans Don't Understand about Obamacare
By Brad O'Leary
"In his State of the Union speech, President Obama tried to offer a mea culpa of sorts for the unraveling of his health care bill. Calling health care 'a complex issue,' the president said, 'I take my share of the blame for not explaining it more clearly to the American people.'
Mr. President, you are correct. We Americans don't understand.
However, our lack of understanding is not because we're incapable of deciphering complex issues. Rather, we don't understand how Obamacare itself is supposed to make our health care system any better.
Here is a short list of what we specifically don't understand:
How will our health care system improve by giving a $300-million payoff to Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu in Louisiana in exchange for her vote?
Three hundred million was the price tag for Landrieu's 'yes' vote on the 3,000-plus-page Obamacare bill. This may improve the health of Senator Landrieu's reelection prospects, but not the health of our nation.
What is positive about exempting Nebraska from having to pay future Medicare costs but making other states foot the bill?
Democratic Senator Ben Nelson was the final Democratic senator holding out support for the bill. After closed-door negotiations, Senator Nelson provided his full support. The reason for Nelson's sudden change of heart? His state was given a special exemption and would not have to pay the projected billions of dollars in additional Medicare costs that Obamacare would create.
Why are labor unions singled out from all other Americans and given an eight-year pass on paying taxes, while non-union workers have to pick up the tab?
In another closed-door negotiation, this time with Big Labor bosses and lobbyists, union members were exempted from paying the dreaded 'Cadillac tax' on premium health care plans until 2018. In dollar terms, this would save union workers over $60 billion, while the rest of us have to come up with an additional $90 billion over the same time period.
Why should taxpayers be forced to pay for elective abortions?
After being repeatedly reassured by you, Mr. President, that taxpayer-funded abortions would not be included in your health care bill, why did your Secretary of Health and Human Services brag to the pro-abortion lobby that the Senate version of Obamacare includes taxpayer-funded abortion? How does this improve our health care system?
How does putting the federal government between Americans and their doctors improve anyone's health?
The Senate version of Obamacare would make Americans enroll in a 'qualified health care plan' and then dictates that doctors may receive compensation under such plans only if they perform procedures allowed by the federal government.
How does a closed-door legislative process help us understand the complexities of Obamacare?
If health care is a 'complex issue' that requires clear explanation to the American people, then how does it help when all of the explaining is being done to lobbyists behind closed doors?
Mr. President, what we don't understand is why a bill that is so good and necessary requires secrecy, bribes, and lies to ensure its passage. Why do you feel the need to hide the bill from us? Why do your biggest supporters need their palms greased before they come on board with your plan? Why do you tell us one thing about the cost of your bill, only for us to find out later that you understated the actual cost by over 300 percent?
In short, Mr. President, why should we believe anything you tell us about health care anymore?"