Politics As Usual— or not?

A frind of mine pointed out that I hadn’t written here since X-mas.  I didn’t realize it had been that long.  Today I feel like commenting on the health care reform.
Our President was elected because the majority of the people wanted what he proposed to do.  That was to develop a healthcare plan, to get out of a war that we never should have started in the first place, and improve education and educational opportunities for all ,plus working to improve the ecology of our earth.  So with a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, the heathcare plan has finally passed.  I have read that we were the only developed country in the world who didn’t have this. 
Some of my friends in England and in Canada wrote about how great their national healthcare plans are.  One said that when her husband suddenly had serious health problems, they would have been bankrupt and still unable to pay the bills.  The Republicans have picked a few examples where some people perceived that they had to wait too long or couldn’t have the doctor they wanted, but this wasn’t a common theme.  The plan adopted here does let you have your own doctor.  And it will do away with the donut hole on medications which both Jim and I fall into regularly.
We have to remember that the Republican politicians basically work for the rich that help make them richer,  They do not care about middle class and below.  Remember that when Mr. Clinton was in office, he managed to get rid of the debts, and gain a surplus.  Then eight years of Republican leadership put us trillions in debt again, and they blame the Democrats.  Also they wanted pork barrel added to the Healthcare Bill for their own areas.
Many people are worried about this bill, even those who elected our President to do this, because the Republicans have twisted and frightened them with mis -information, and many people are so afraid of our government that they believe them.
I would like to see all of the networks, even those owned by the rich guys, be fair.  When they announce anything the president does, they immediately show a republican saying it’s bad, but they do not have a person who agrees with our President speak too.  Therefore the masses only hear what’s perceived by the
Republicans as bad.   And that is what the masses believe, having only heard a one sided critique.  I want to hear both sides and decide for myself.  I believe strongly that these stations that make us listen to very off-putting ads between segments, owe us that much.

About Bertie

Retired and luvin' it.
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One Response to Politics As Usual— or not?

  1. JaAG says:

    I would like the health care program that the people in congress and the legislature have. Is that asking too much?

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