I recently forwarded an email to just about everyone on my mailing list – conservatives, liberals, independents, and totally apathetic people. I’ve heard back from very few. Some have called me names; some have challenged the facts presented.
Perhaps the major problem for those who did not care for the message was the use of the term “Death Panels”. I can understand that, but the name seems so apropos.
The one comment that truly stuck in my craw was the one that accused me of being a bigot. I have to wonder if George Bush was black how many Democrats would have been given the same title? It’s a shame that one cannot disagree with a man of color without being accused of racism.
Of course, we are learning that racism, under Eric Holder, is a one-way street.
Some might ask, “What’s so bad about holding a little stick in front of a polling place?” In years past, it was the white man holding the stick and threatening the black voters. That was also wrong. As my mother always said, “Two wrongs don’t make a right.”
Some might still insist the man is harmless. Those are the people who refuse to watch the evil FOX News Network and the even more evil Glen Beck. Of course, getting one’s news only from the major networks means you miss seeing things like this:
I searched for this video on the web sites of ABC, NBC, and CBS. If it was there, it was not easily located.
Hopefully, such things should make you question what else you might be missing by not watching the evil FOX network.
I recall years ago the Catholic Church would frequently ban movies and practically order their parishioners to stay away. For many Roman Catholics, that was a challenge that couldn’t be ignored. They would judge for themselves, thank you!
I’m saddened by the number of people who have made derogatory comments about FOX. I’m saddened, mainly, because they refuse to watch it. Why? What are they afraid of? Who told them it was evil? Have they no courage to see for themselves?
Glen Beck is accused of lying. Yet, most of his claims are backed up by video or audio tapes of the people in question.
On one recent program, Beck pointed out that George Soros has a 900 million dollar stake in Petro-Brazil… a company that showed fifteen billion in profits last year. (I wonder how that compares to BP, EXXON, and our other oil companies.)
To make that part of the story more interesting, Glen told us that Obama recently promised to “lend” Petro-Brazil two billion American tax-payer dollars for offshore drilling in South America. (I’ve read that same information in a number of other sources, but it didn’t make sense at the time.)
Then, when BP has the accident in the Gulf, Obama places a moratorium on offshore drilling in the US – putting thousands of people along the Gulf out of work. (Perhaps he forgot we have an unemployment problem.)
If the drilling platforms sit idle for any length of time, the owners of the rigs will move them elsewhere so they can continue to earn money by renting them to other oil companies. Now, where do you suppose they might go?
Since Glen Beck reported this story and pointed out how much money George Soros (a man who provided significant financial support to the political campaigns of Obama and other key Democrats) stands to make on his investments, I’ve heard nothing from the White House refuting the story. I think maybe they have temporarily given up their attempts to silence FOX.
Besides, they have so many of their followers believing that FOX is evil. No one should pay any attention to their reporting.
These are just a couple of examples why I forwarded the email. People need to start paying attention to what our government is doing to us.
As for the “death panels”, let’s look at some logic behind the claims.
The Health Care Reform bill is supposed to provide health insurance to thirty million people who did not have insurance before. The politicians would have us believe that those thirty million people simply couldn’t afford it. In truth, a large percentage of those simply saw themselves as immortal and didn’t want to spend the money. Another portion of the thirty million are illegal aliens who should not be living off the fat of the land to begin with. (I’m going to get lots of people angry with me. Maybe I am a bigot!)
In the meantime, many doctors have already stopped accepting Medicare and Medicaid patients for two reasons. First, the government refuses to pay them a reasonable fee for their services. Second, the government sees no reason to pay those doctors in a timely fashion.
Many doctors have threatened to retire if they are forced to take on government patients.
Thus, we’re adding thirty million patients and reducing the number of doctors. And we are told we will save money in the long run. Fewer doctors, less money, and more patients: Slice it and dice it as you will, someone will have to step in to control the rationing of health care, and dollar limits will have to be placed on individual cases.
What are those dollar limits? At this point, it is yet to be decided. Perhaps with Donald Berwick in charge we’ll soon get some answers. He seems to love the British model which calls for $100,000 maximum the first year of care and $50,000 per year there after.
I’m sure Dr. Berwick will be too busy to make these decisions on every individual case. Therefore, he’ll most likely set up panels of experts (accountants) to make the decisions. After all, the decisions must be cost effective if we’re going to save money in the long run.
Oh yes, I almost forgot, the NAACP is issuing a condemnation of the racist elements of the Tea Party movement. I wonder how Herman Cain (a very dark complected fellow) feels about that. First they called him a red neck. Now he’s a racist.
I wonder if the things I’ve said qualify as “Hate” speech? That’s another way our government is slowly taking away our freedom of speech.
Please note, I am not simply anti-Obama and the Democrats. I’d really prefer we vote all the scoundrels (both parties) out of office, replace them with true representatives of the people who would immediately set term limits, and see if we can’t get things back to what the Founding Fathers envisioned for the United States.