Here is a copy of a letter I sent to the BI Times today. It is in reference to a story about Professor Stephen Davidson's new book where he tells us all about how good the "obamacare" health care law is for us.. He does say that there are a few small problems with it.
Yeah, I'll say there are a few problems. Anyway, here is the full text of the letter as I sent it. Spelling and grammar mistakes are all mine as I am only a graduate of the BI School System circa 1956.
28 May 2011
To the Editor,
I have a few questions that I would like to ask about the contents and subject matter of the article about Professor Stephen Davidson's book, “Still Broken:Understanding the U.S. Health Care System”.
Why is it that if this is such a “great system” for ALL the American people, are so many of its most vociferous and vocal proponents of this thing for all we “little people”, getting waivers from having to participate? Why is that? Is it not true that because of past laws enacted by these self same people, that they will never in their lifetime have to participate because they have legislated themselves out of it in perpetuity? Hmmm?
Does anyone know or care that, Nancy, “we have to pass this law in order to find out what is in it” Pelosi and her husband's company is now exempt from participation?
Does anyone know or care that, almost all of the Unions of this country who donated hundreds of millions of dollars to the obama campaign are now exempt from participation?
How about the fact that good old AARP who was oh so very much in favor of this “obomonation”, has now received its exemption from participation?
To date there are already well over a thousand businesses, companies, and various others too whom obama is beholden, who have received their exemptions for services rendered.
Why is it that whenever the subject of the broken health care system is brought up, the trial lawyers associations, groups, etc. are conspicuously absent from the agenda? Those are the people MOST responsible for the high cost of health care! Yet you will not hear of any serious calls for tort reform from politicians of any stripe. They the pols, are for the most part, deeply in bed with those same groups.
Oh by the way, how many of those 30 million new healthcare recipients are illegal aliens? NOT immigrants, ALIENS? And how many are going to actually be paying into the system? Yeah, that's what I thought. This is a perfect example of the Cloward-Piven strategy to destroy the capitalist system and slide in a Socialist one while nationalizing virtually every company in the country.
Why is it that thousands of doctors are refusing to take on new Medicare patients? Why are so many either quitting the profession, moving their operations offshore, can you say Costa Rica, or just retiring if they are able? A few of them that I know personally, see the end of health care in this country as we have known it for the last 50-60 years, rushing towards us like a runaway freight train. And what replaces it will not be good!
Faulting the Bush administration for all the ills of the country is the standard fallback position of the acolytes of the Cloward-Piven (may I also say Karl Marx) groups of Coastal Social Elites. Forty to fifty years of indoctrination of our youth by these professorial socialists, have put them very close to achieving their stated objectives of bringing down this country through manipulation of the economy and the politics of our governing body.
Go out on the street and ask anyone who is actually paying the taxes to fund all these entitlement programs, wether they think the governments role NEEDS to be limited, and wether its size has eroded the peoples confidence in said body. I really don't think that a single person would vote for bigger government after seeing where we are now fiscally, economically, employment wise and how our stock, (not stock market) has plummeted precipitously in the last 2 years since this incompetent president has been, “leading us from the rear”.
Wasn't Bush twos budget deficit around $1.5B? With out taking over the banking and Auto industry. Where is that deficit now after 2 years of obama? $1.2 to $1.5 trillion with a “T”! With a debt ceiling of around $14 something trillion? Please come back George!!
Quoting Mr. Davidson, “The underlying principle driving this agenda, is that 'everyone must have',(emphasis mine) financial access to the services they need.” Wether they can pay for it or not! If that is not pure socialism in action then I don't know what would qualify!
Regards, Everett R Littlefield USN Ret.