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I hear all kinds of misleading information about this healthcare plan. I have heard that this is the beginning of the New World Order. I have heard that the President is moving towards socialism. I think people are crazy if they believe that just because you create programs for the poor you are moving towards socialism. I hear that this plan will pull the plug on my Grandma if she is too old; This information came from Sara Palin so I knew it wasn’t true. When will politicians learn that smear campaigns don’t win elections or the trust of their constituents? I heard that this health care bill would be unfair to privately owned insurance companies and that’s when my light went off.
Straight from the NBC News poll story:
Majorities in the poll believe the plans would give health insurance coverage to illegal immigrants; would lead to a government takeover of the health system; and would use taxpayer dollars to pay for women to have abortions — all claims that nonpartisan fact-checkers say are untrue about the legislation that has emerged so far from Congress.
I realized that someone was fanning the fuel to this fire of lies being lit all over the news. Ok, Ok it was mainly Fox News but still news, I guess? I saw every crazy person at the town hall meetings on Fox like they were experts on health care just because they disrupted a town hall meeting? How did they get on Fox so damn fast? If Sara Palin is no longer a politician then why is she still campaigning "death panels"?
Oh, let's not forget the inane "death panels" charge made by former GOP Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin and others.
Forty-five percent think the reform proposals would allow the government to make decisions about when to stop providing medical care for the elderly. That also is untrue: The provision in the House legislation that critics have seized on — raising the specter of “death panels” or euthanasia — would simply allow Medicare to pay doctors for end-of-life counseling, if the patient wishes.
I think we need another option for health care. No one is happy with what we have, so why demonize the person trying to make changes? I keep waiting for the Republicans to roll out their plan but as usual they just have the problem at hand not the solution. The reason they are experts on the problem is because they create them. Then they use scare tactics to get the public behind them. Do you all remember the weapons of mass destruction, 911 and Obama is a Muslim? I love the last one like being a Muslim is any worse than being a Christian. I often wonder why Christians go after Muslims so much and not Jews at least the Quran says that Jesus is the Messiah. The Jews don’t recognize Jesus as the Messiah at all. Oh I forgot they got property in the Middle East and right wing Christians loves that oil in the Middle East.
I heard a man screaming about his children not having any financing for the future when they retire. I thought to myself,’ that is social security and Bush already messed all that up’. If we look at the benefits of having an option I think we would see there is more in it for the public than there is now. We have to admit anytime there is competition it is better for the public. I don’t think anybody can argue that the current system is robbing us blind and no cures are being created because there is more money in the medicine than in the cure. If you look at all the side effects from medicine that has been created in the last 20 years you might as well deal with the ailment because the cure comes with too high of price to get well.
The current plan being rolled out is not perfect but choosing between two evils is what everyday Americans are used to so choose wisely. Until truth prevails my eyes will be watching.
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