Friday, November 6, 2009

Hurry and take your time already

I find it interesting that in matters of war, where men and women are putting their lives on the line everyday, President Obama is taking his time deciding how to support them, thoughtfully weighing all options. This isn't a bad thing, mind you, but interesting compared with other issues on the table.

We are told that the world is coming to an end through man-made global warming and that we must pass a tax on the air we breath; on top of the fact that health-care costs are so high that many people can't afford it, so we must pass legislation immediately to pay for those who don't have health insurance.

Why not put a little thought into these things?

Seeing that the more we learn about the proposed legislation for taxing carbon and a government run health care program, the less popular those solutions become, it starts to make sense.

The White House and leading democrats claim that the "far right" are trying to defeat needed legislation for the poor and sick in this country, yet republicans are in no position to stop any legislation. The delays are telling because many of the democrats have not bought-in to the radical changes being proposed. At least we know that there are still a bunch of leaders - both democrat and republican - who don't simply lock-step with the party leaders; they seem to be listening to their constituents who think the proposed changes will be bad for the country.

I am inclined to keep asking the question: When has more government involvement ever led to less spending and lowered costs? I see no evidence for this. If the goal was to truly lower health care costs, the government would get out of the way of doctors and hospitals. Demanding more power and more control does not lower costs.

We should all be demanding to get the right legislation done. Reforming health care for the sake of reforming health care will get us nowhere and could easily cause more harm than good. Taxing the air we breath is simply ludicrous.

We need to slow down and think about the decisions that will affect every person in this country. As for the men and women dying right now, maybe we should think about them before some ice that is 'supposedly' melting or giving health care to illegal aliens.

Actions speak louder than words. The priorities seem backwards to me.


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  2. Brennan, I saw that you have been posting again. I'm glad you have gotten back to writing on your blog.

    I would love to see your comments on this post if you had any.