Thursday, June 12, 2008

Universal Healthcare by Reason of Liberal Guilt!

Universal Healthcare by Reason of Liberal Guilt!
On the conservative scale of 1 to 100% (100% being the absolute zenith of conservatism) I ranked at a 97%. Point is… I am about as conservative as conservatives come.

So, it will come as no surprise to you that it has absolutely no effect upon me when Liberals try to lay a guilt trip on me. And, boy, do they ever try! I works with their fellow liberals because they are an emotional bunch. We conservatives lean more toward reason than emotion and that is why the Libs cannot understand us. Because for them to understand us they must get past their emotions and look at conservatism with clear reason and they are unable to do that.

Why all the rambling about conservative/liberal philosophy here today? Because… the Libs are at it again. They are so sure they have the November election locked up that they are already preparing the ground to push through Universal Healthcare almost immediately upon Obama taking office.

The latest guilt trip, as it pertains to Universal Healthcare, is a propaganda drive to “enlighten” those not yet persuaded that we must add the numbers of the “underinsured” to the ranks of the “uninsured”. See? Ok, they continuously tell us there are 47 million uninsured Americans. Now where the hell they got that figure is beyond me. I have no idea. But I’d be willing to bet that it did not come from a conservative source. Now… if you add the (BLANK) millions of underinsured, it makes for a much larger number, which produces a much bigger truncheon for the Libs to beat us about the head and shoulders with, and, they hope, beat us into submission.

Now, here’s the thing: It isn’t going to work! Why? Because conservatives, as we said above, look at the situation through “the eyes of reason”. We feel no guilt, at all, for the 47 million the Libs declare have no insurance.

So. Why don’t we feel guilt? Because… there is no reason (catch the word “reason” there?) to feel guilty! You see, for decades federal law has said that if a person shows up at a hospital emergency room, ill, that hospital must treat that person whether they have insurance or not, whether they have ANY way to pay, or not. The hospital refusing to do that will be shut down by the feds very quickly.

I happen to have one of those diseases, which causes me to show up in hospital emergency rooms extremely often. I have to tell you, I have to sit there, with my insurance card in hand, as those with no insurance are seen by the doctors before me simply because they were there ahead of me. I understand that. The wait can be very painful, but I understand those uninsured are sick, too, and need medical attention, and I have no problem with it… at all.

Look, we are on the verge of an economic nightmare because of the socialist Congress creaming our national economy with their “green” laws and "rules and regulations". Our oil situation has driven the price of gasoline at the pump through the ceiling and, as a result, everything that moves on America’s roads is going up in price at the markets… including food. The idiots in Congress decreed that one of our basic foods be distilled to make a gasoline additive, which actually reduces the miles per gallon a car gets and, as a result of burning our food to make ethanol, the price of everything having any corn, or corn by-product, in it has skyrocketed in price and is causing near famine situations in some of the poorer countries around the globe.

It was an idiotic move! We conservatives warned loud and long that exactly what has happened to our economy WOULD happen and we were shouted down. Well, now it has happened! And the socialist Congress we currently have intends to pass more legislation loaded down with "unintended consequences". To make matters worse, America is set to elect more socialist to the Congress in November, possibly even to the office of President.

One of those socialist agenda items just waiting for the new Congress in 2009 is Universal Healthcare. It will drive up the cost of healthcare to the taxpayer, and it will lead to the rationing of health care and, very quickly, it will lead to the demise one of the best, if not THE best healthcare system on the planet. But the Libs are hell bent on hanging the yoke of universal healthcare around our necks as a part of their drive to bring socialism to America… big time.

Universal Healthcare is Un-American. Unlike our European brothers and sisters, who have embraced socialism, Americans, have, until now, been expected to stand on their own two feet and not depend on the state to take care of them. It served us well. It made us the leading nation on the globe. Now our masses are eyeing Europe with envy. They have lost sight of the vision their ancestors who settled this country had for a nation, independent, unlike any other nation on earth, the leader of the free world. They don’t remember they come from a people who created a nation, out of a continental wilderness, with grit, gumption, and guts! Now, like ancient Rome, they cry out for “Bread and Circuses”… make that Welfare and Healthcare! They either have no idea, or don’t care, that their covetousness will lead America, as it did Rome, to utter destruction. All the while, out front, leading the parade of socialist lemmings off the cliff is the American Left, the Democrats, the Socialist, the Marxists, the Progressives, the Liberals, the Globalists, and the “Greenies”, etc. No matter what name they are known by, we conservatives must never forget that they are fueled by one thing… the lust for power!

The next four years are going to be hell on earth for Americans. No matter whom the President turns out to be, the leftists will control the government. Get used to the escalating prices on fuel and food and the necessities of life because this is only the threshold of National Socialism. And socialism, as we have warned time and time again, is the preparatory step for communism. Does anybody in America remember communism? Anyone?


© Longstreet

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Wha Wadna Fecht for Charlie said...

“Now our masses are eyeing Europe with envy.” That made me laugh!

Anybody who has resided under a European style welfare system will inform you of complete mess the system is always in.

The welfare state has created a parasitic and increasingly brazen underclass of society. They have a sense of entitlement, and far from being grateful for being kept in comfort for life by other taxpayers, constantly try to claim different types of benefit, lying about their circumstances if necessary in order to get it. The cost of this benefit fraud, and the cost to the authorities of prosecuting those caught out is an additional burden on the taxpayer. In addition, people who are out of work are deprived of the social network a workplace provides. The self-help measures that were commonplace prior to the welfare systems being set up after the Second World War were gradually swept away by the state, which then taxed everyone, especially the workingman, to pay for state-funded welfare. The extent to which this has degraded the poor is symbolised by the typical social security office, where the chairs are bolted to the floor, and officials hide behind shatterproof glass screens. The welfare system was ultimately counter productive, especially for the elements of society the welfare state was supposed to help.

The benefits system is attacked on three fronts: firstly, that it creates a dependent underclass, for whom conventional norms of morality and acceptable social behaviour are non-existent due to them being absolved of all financial responsibility. Secondly, because the bill for maintaining this underclass is passed on to the taxpayers it thus over burdens them. Finally, because the benefits system is structured so that people with little/no savings qualify for more money, this has had the effect of discouraging saving and other sensible financial practises in the welfare dependent class. Despite the good intentions of most of those individuals responsible for it, it has not been ‘good’ for us. Indeed it has proved to be a social disaster.

To go against how Nature designed us to operate - which is that we must stretch ourselves to solve problems individually and thereby survive in the world - is making us very sickly.

Longstreet said...

Excellent points, Charlie! However, our socialist think they can do it better than YOUR socialists! HA!

We've got and entire generation of young people who couldn't find Europe if you took them to the beach of the Atlantic Ocean and asked them to point to Europe! They are falling for the crap spoon fed them by the socialist politicians who run our government these days.

Good to hear from you!

Wha Wadna Fecht for Charlie said...

“We've got and entire generation of young people who couldn't find Europe if you took them to the beach of the Atlantic Ocean and asked them to point to Europe!”

So your education system is as good as ours. 1 in 3 four to ten year olds thought Churchill was an astronaut, one 21 year old in five is innumerate and 1 in 7 is illiterate.

We are doomed!

Frank said...

So. Why don’t we feel guilt? Because… there is no reason (catch the word “reason” there?) to feel guilty! You see, for decades federal law has said that if a person shows up at a hospital emergency room, ill, that hospital must treat that person whether they have insurance or not, whether they have ANY way to pay, or not. The hospital refusing to do that will be shut down by the feds very quickly.

Not so, My best friends sister (like a sister to me) had "female problems" for a lack of a better word. Her condition caused serious urinary problems that required her to have to use the "little girls room" frequently and as a result she lost her job. Her doctor scheduled surgery at Trumbull Memeorial Hospital (a public hospital in Warren, Ohio) the refused to let the surgery be done there because she had no insurance and no job... Luckily the doctor managed to get her treated at a Catholic hospital on the other side of Warren. There have been reports of people showing up in Ambulances at hospitals in California and being refused for no means to pay and being sent across town and dieng durning the ambulance trip when they would have survived had they been addmitted. The biggest problem is the insurance industry, it needs regulated or done away with, that would save the Americans a ton in wasted healthcare dollars, grief when they refuse claims, and cut out the huge profit margins and salaries of the fat cats at the top and put that money to work taking care of the sick. If we want to become the greates nation on the planet we need to do better. (Incidentally I think the "best" rating is a bunch of propaganda, like my favorite football team is better than yours) Maybe a group of people hold this country with such high regard simply because they live here. It's a matter of personal prejudice. We could become the best, but it will take some work.