Posts Tagged ‘universal health care’

Obama Didn’t Care

November 13, 2013

A Chicago Tribune editorial finally dares to ask: “Did he (Obama) not bother to learn the details of the law before he told us we could keep our doctors and our insurance, or did he know the truth and flat-out lie?” The answer is “yes” to both of these questions, but the worst part is that Obama didn’t care.

Obama came into office with universal health care as a personal, political priority. It was the mere passage of such a bill that mattered, not content; therefore, selling it to the public and getting it through Congress was his only goal and he approached it like all his campaigns – with wholesale, feel-good promises.

It is inconceivable that he was unaware of the negative consequences of the health care bill because Republicans were screaming about them all along. He just wanted to get the bill passed, so he focused on allaying the biggest fears many had and those were losing current plans and current doctors.

These fears didn’t come out of thin air. They came out of the health care bill itself and the warnings from those who actually read the bill. Obama knew about them and began making promises to counter those fears – just to get the bill passed. He didn’t care about the bill’s details, consequences, or flaws. He only cared about hastily getting it through Congress while it still had a Democrat majority.

The bill was passed without one Republican vote. A bill that totally changes health care’s coverage, care, and cost for every single person in the country was forced upon all by Obama and a rubber-stamping Democrat Congress.

Obama didn’t care if anyone liked it or not and he didn’t care if it would help or hurt. He only cared about getting it passed because it is all just a political game to him. His promises were deliberately misleading to help win the game. He still doesn’t care – but we certainly should.

David J. Hentosh

Putting the Cat Back in the Bag

April 10, 2013

Once the proverbial cat is out of the bag, it is next to impossible to get it back in. So it has been with laws. Once on the books, it has been very, very hard to get a law repealed unless, that is, repeal dovetails with the progressive agenda.

Colorado is set to erase the crime of adultery from its books in order to “keep the government out of people’s bedrooms” and because the law is “archaic”. It seems we are to ignore that the government has already been in our bedrooms forcing health insurers to pay for abortions and provide free contraception. As long as the government is watering-down morality, bedroom intrusion is acceptable.

The traditional family unit is no longer considered as important as self-gratification. Adultery, divorce, abortion, out-of-wedlock pregnancy, and open marriage have not only become acceptable, they are often being advocated. An entire generation has been raised with a low regard for the family unit and are left with no cornerstone for building the future.

Obamacare was passed hastily in order to satisfy Obama’s personal desire for universal health care. He did not read or understand the bill beforehand and didn’t care how damaging it could be as long as it was passed. Unfortunately, it will now be very difficult to get any of it changed or repealed. The common good was neglected in order to benefit 10% of the population – and there is no going back.

Gun control and immigration reform are the current cats being let out of the bag. Both require a serious and impartial analysis of consequences, but both will be handled by knee-jerk, emotional legislation instead. Years from now, there will be a lot of consternation as legislators try to repeal thE soon-to-be hastily passed laws. They will chase those cats for a long time but they will never get them back in the bag.

David J. Hentosh