Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Credit where credit is due

Senator Specter showed up at his townhall today. Considering what happened to him last week, I give him credit. He is also having another one this afternoon. He answered questions. Well, sort of. He avoided and dismissed some, but he stood there.

Senator Cardin showed up in Maryland as well. Again he answered the questions and stood there when it was tense and emotional. He will be hosting another one tomorrow.

The reason I am pointing this out; neither one of my senators are planning any. I actually voted for one of them.

I want to give a hat tip to those that show up knowing it is going to be uncomfortable and hard.


LL said...

Yes, it takes courage to stand up there and tell your constituents that you are voting for a bill no matter how odious it is to them.

The problem, of course, is that you're supporting the Obama plan in the first place.

hometown guy said...

i don't think there's an Obama plan; the three versions that came out of the house and the one in the senate were all crafted by congress and actually ignore some of the things Obama had asked for. not that that makes them good necessarily, but i just wanted to clarify. i know fox news has been calling it 'the obama plan' for a while, and i'd correct them if i could but i can't.

Just a conservative girl said...

Hometown guy that is one of the problems. President Obama keeps touting the plan and the need for reform, and yet he has turned it over to Pelosi and Reid. That is not leadership. He is not showing any - he keeps punting it over to the very far left of congress. He also is not really explaining anything, because apparently he isn't sure what is in it. This is one of the centerpieces of his presidency. He wanted the job as the leader of the free world; well get up and lead for pity sake.

Just a conservative girl said...

Sadly, in some cases you are correct. Someone in the district next to mine said she was told that even though the calls against it far outweigh the calls for it yet he will still vote for it. He is a disgrace. Truly a disgrace.

hometown guy said...

so what is it that's actually so bad about the healthcare bill?

Just a conservative girl said...

I don't know how old you are, but my mom is on Medicare. Now she has insurance from my dad that she was able to keep. It is expensive, but it is well worth the investment. It picks up what Medicare doesn't pay for. A wrap around policy.

Here are some of my issues. First, my mother has her own insurance. She doesn't need Medicare. But she is FORCED to take it. You cannot opt out. Why are my tax dollars paying for people who already have insurance?
Second, a man that I have known since the day I was born, is now in his seventies. He works for DOS. He is about to retire in two weeks. The reason he kept working was so he would qualify for the pension and insurance from the government. He was a contract worker for a long time and that didn't go towards the amount of years he worked for the government. He now has his time in and will be getting his wrap around policy and getting Medicare.

If medicare is so great - why do people need a wrap around policy? That means that if you are not lucky enough like my mom and this family friend to afford the wrap around policies, you are still in the position to get huge medical bills that could wipe you out.

So we are going to add millions of people on to this system that is already broke, that will not cover all the expenses of a castrophocic illness, and have the nerve to say that it is going to save money? It doesn't make sense. 2 + 2 does not equal 5.

Medicare pays below cost for treatments. That in turn is passed onto you and me. The math doesn't add up. Medicare is one of the reasons that medical costs go up.

They need to reform Medicare. It is wasteful and chock full of fraud.

This needs to be done in steps. Mass and TN has systems very similiar to what the government is trying to implement. It is not working in either state. Costs have gone up, not down.

What has the government done well? It becomes a redtape nightmare.

I am not saying reform is not needed. I just want the government out of it. They have not earned the trust of the American people. Something as important as our healthcare is too important to turn over to those morons.

“That’s where I think you just get into some very difficult moral issues,” he said in the April 14 interview. “The chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health- care bill out here.” President Obama.

I don't want President Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, or Dodd making these decisions. That quote sounds like rationing to me.

I have voted against a rep in Virginia for the past 13 years. He is still in office. I alone don't get to vote him out of office.

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