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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is full of a bunch of idiots. Many companies such as Apple recognize this and are pulling out. When will YOUR company pull out of this bunch of narrow-minded ignoramuses?
Since 1980 when Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter, this nation has embarked upon a Titanic-like course of destruction. At the helm is the same type of ignorant foolish executive that blasted all the decisions of the captain of the Titanic, insisting, despite all warnings given by the captain and the designer of the ship, that the Titanic go full steam ahead. We know the boat was unable to avoid the icebergs and was slashed and sunk.
That executive who gave the ill-fated orders, took a spot in the lifeboats, leaving another person to sink with the ship. The coward was dis-honored when he returned to the USA. This is what should be happening to many of the fools who have been charting the USA course since the days of Reagan – more conservatives at the helm than progressives – more Republicans at the helm than progressives. And look at where we are heading.
The BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India, and China are re-defining the currency and other economic and political matters. Meanwhile, the stupidity of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce keeps us chugging along with the same old stuff that has destroyed much of the USA already. F*** them – the cowards within the captains of industry today. For they are the same as that coward on the Titanic.
Here are a few examples:
- Reagan and Bush did an about-face of the programs Jimmy Carter proposed for developing an independent energy industry in the USA. Why? Because they elevated the role of a foreign nation and its capital (the Saudi Arabians) – for their own gain – while the USA has suffered and continues to suffer. Meanwhile, we deplete the earth’s resources of oil and come up with NO alternatives.
- Carrying on from George Bush, Jr., the U.S. Chamber, Dick Cheney, and the conservative cowardly fools today insist that the only answer to America’s energy problems is to continue to work with the Saudi Arabian bastards (while pretending to oppose the Islamic religion) and drilling from land in the USA, thus negating any development of a viable energy industry for the future.
- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its cowardly but bullying foolish allies continues to propose a short-term “gotta have it now” solution (drilling in the USA) rather than a long-term solution that will place the USA in a more competitve environment. They are the same people who nixed the development of any renewable fuels in the past and forced the auto industry to do the same. They are the same people who, in the 1970s, refused to acknowledge the long-term strategic goals (“I DON’T have to have it now) of foreign (primarily Japanese) auto makers and create our own long-term goals for American industry. They are the ones who destroyed the American autmomobile industry by refusing to set long-term goals to face a competition that was determined to eat our lunches. All the time, these bullies insisted there was some kind of “foreign” menace, while cooperating with another “foreign” competition that has ultimately done more to destroy this nation than the one for which these bullying cowards were so paranoid.
- According to Lee Iacocca’s 2007 book about leadership, George Bush, Sr., negotiated a treaty in Japan that allowed Japanese automobile companies to market freely in this country, but made no reciprocal agreements for our own car companies. Bush is a traitor to this nation because he encourages foreign companies to come in this nation while destroying our own industries.
- Southern states provided vast amounts of subsidies for foreign companies and northern Yankee companies to move south. Yet, these same white bigoted despots claim Obama is a “socialist” when he provides subsidies to American car companies. Speaking with “forked tongue,” yes sir. These Dixie bigots stole industry rather creating its own competitive ones, and, in the process, have destroyed American ingenuity, small businesses, healthy competition to make American industry more competitive on the world markets, and literally are lazy unethical thieves who encourage a LACK of opportunities for the Middle Class in order to create a new set of thieves. This is the turning back of the clock from humanism and the creation of human beings and a return to animalism. F*** these people for their degrading of the American human spirit. And then they ask for patriotism – on the terms of bullying cowards. No dice, amigos. You bastards.
- The bullying U.S. Chamber of Commerce and allies in corporate conglomerates, and ambulance-chasing type lawyers play into the hands of the BRIC nations by insisting we drill for fuels and thus use up our reserves. The same people destroyed our industrial base (unless for the killing machines) and have led America down an awful path of destruction. Meanwhile, BRIC nations are developing renewable fuels. Right on, you bastards at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – do things for the “comrades.” The attitude of “gotta have it now” has created debt beyond belief and this is debt that puts us in the clutches of China and other nations. I don’t want any more of the cowards and their bullying methods in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. We needed to save money years ago. We need to save our resources in the form of energy.
As Kenny Rogers song says, “Know when to hold them, know when to fold up…” This is not the time to “fold ’em” by doing the drilling thing. So quite bluntly I say, the U.S. Chamber needs to go screw itself, go to hell, and fold up their own organzation, with all the cowards and ignorant bullies with them. Goddamned rednecks with plenty of money – stealing from the rest of us – in all forms of resources. Go back to Alaska and form your own nation, you SOBs; and sit on your porches looking across the water at a BRIC nation – you ignorant sluts. You are un-American greedy bastards working with ignorant sluts who don’t know a goddamned thing.
The right wing imposes their lifestyle on people who don’t appreciate their lifestyle and these people figure they have a right to do so. They get angry if there is a lifestyle displayed (not imposed) they are not familiar, so therefore these people figure they have a right to IMPOSE their lifestyle upon others.
No one forces people of the right wing conservatism to have abortions or perform recreational sex or engage in same-sex relationships or to marry the same sex or … all these other things. LET ME REPEAT THIS! NO ONE FORCES RIGHT WING PEOPLE LIKE RUSH LIMBAUGH, SEAN HANNITY, GLENN BECK, OR BILL O’REILLY or OTHERS TO ENGAGE IN ANY OF THE THINGS THAT THEY SEEM TO FIND DISGUSTING. WHO THE HELL ARE THEY TO TELL THE REST OF US – LIKE AN F***ING IRANIAN MULLAH OR F***ING SAUDI KING OR F***ING IRAQUI IDIOT – TELLS PEOPLE HOW TO LIVE THEIR LIVES. WHO THE HELL ARE THEY TO TELL SOMEONE HOW TO LIVE THEIR VERSION OF A MUSLIM/CHRISTIAN LIFE WIHOUT ALCOHOL OR WHATEVER?
I DISDAIN SUCH PEOPLE FOR TAKING THE PEACE AWAY FROM ME BY IMPOSING THEIR LIFESTYLE ON ME.
And as for the “prevalence” in the media. I seldom watch television. I have a choice NOT to watch it. Sometimes reality shows and other crap are disgusting to me. But I recognize the rights of those who place such crap on the air. But on the same token, I despise right wing preachers on cable television when MY Christian viewpoints are not represented. So, I choose to TURN OFF such narr0w-minded imbeciles as PREACHERS (rather than TEACHERS) of an INTERPRETATION OF THE WORD OF GOD. My faith is strong enough to do so. I ask ignorant hateful (anti-)Christians: What’s wrong with your faith that you simply cannot turn off the televsion if there is a kiss or hand-holding episode you don’t like? WHO THE HELL ARE YOU TO TELL ME AND OTHERS THAT WE CANNOT HAVE SUCH THINGS ON TELEVISION? WHO THE HELL ARE YOU TO SPEW FORTH HATEFUL WORDS ON SHOCK RADIO AND “FIXED” NEWS WHILE DEMANDING THAT JANET JACKSON AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE BE CENSORED? WHO THE HELL ARE YOU, YOU BASTARDS?
We don’t impose our lives on you, so let us live in peace and justice, you right wing scum.
There… I am becoming a more progressive moderate with a foul mouth like Glenn Beck and others. But I don’t have the ratings, do I? Not because there is no one who has an interest, but because the right wing is attempting a massive takeover of the media that NEVER has existed with regard to the other side. In fact, during the days that an ignorant George Bush and Dan Quayle were ignorantly and in a paranoid manner attacking a supposed “liberal” media, there was something in existence called a “Broadcast Fairness Doctrine.” In the name of paranoia, the conservatives and Bush tore down that “Broadcast Fairness Doctrine,” so we don’t have it today. It was originally created by a bi-partisan Congress to protect the American people from the types of creeps we see on the right wing extremist side today – the types of creeps responsible for bringing the Nazis to control in Germany and the Bolsheviks to control in Russia.
There is no room for compromise with greedy bastards and the right wing extremists that go alongside them, just as there should NEVER have been compromise between the slave owners of the South. It removes the peacefulness of living in this nation.
The right wing religious zealots believe that Jesus Christ wept over Jerusalem because he was saddened by those who were not willing to accept the harsh and brutal treatment of people who imposed their convoluted laws and paranoia on a population – and would speak out to say so. That is the reason I see the religious right wing as the Anti-Christ. They twist the image of Jesus Christ into a false one.
According to Yahoo! News, “thousands” are demonstrating in Washington today (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090912/ap_on_re_us/us_taxpayer_rally). These are ignorant fools performing the tasks of slave leader, Dick Armey, and others. Ignorant sluts – all of them.
Let’s face it, the foundation of this protest is racism and those who use the philosophies of Ayn Rand to fuel the “individualism” and nixing of equal rights. They demean what this country stands for – established by Founding Fathers who understood individual rights, but also understood the humanity of our society.
A wealthy man affiliated with white people in South Africa, angry due to the cessation of apartheid in that nation, states that Obama won’t succeed because “the example of Black leaders in South Africa demonstrate this race of people are unable to lead.” Sounds racist to me.
And I replied to this wealthy ignorant slut as follows: “The only way Obama will fail will be at the hands of racists like you who will use your money [like Dick Armey] to obstruct and sabotage his efforts. It will certainly NOT be failure due to the color of his skin.” I lastly told this wealthy racist: “If anyone fails, I hope it’s you and your lousy ideas about human beings.” And I walked away.
Healthcare is a fundamental right of all Americans. The thousands marching are ignorant of the scientific studies – probably could care less if the truth struck them in the face – that say the American people do not rank in the top 20 of “happiest people” on earth. The wealthy racist is happy – he has all the material s*** he needs – and no worry about healthcare. The top 10 nations of “happiest” people on earth have several things in common, including universal healthcare, K-20 education for all citizens, compulsory 2-year military service required of all citizens, a leadership that does not commit its young people to fighting wars based on lies of “weapons of destruction” and in support of oily wealthy snots in a Middle Eastern repressive kingdom, and a lack of racial bigots like Limbaugh, Beck, and Hanity who spew forth putrid hatred on the airwaves.
CEOs in America (outside the greedy lazy ones in insurance) desire to reduce the cost of healthcare. Who the hell are these people demonstrating in Washington today? They don’t pay the corporate bills of health insurance. They likely get their healthcare paid and are happy, refusing to believe that there could be an improvement for all people – including THEM!
A political cartoon expressed a false perspective on this situation, but appears to be “objective.” A “Democrat donkey” is not happy about the lies of the insurance companies. A “Republican elephant” is unhappy about Obama’s promises that universal healthcare would NOT bring huge increases. The Democrats are right to object to the lies of the insurance companies. But even Money magazine, in its most recent issue, indicates that continuing as we are now will have the effect of increasing Medicare and other health insurance costs for the government and taxpayer, but a universal healthcare would have the effect of REDUCING costs for taxpayers. The ASSUMPTION (makes an ASS of U and ME) made by narrow-minded Republicans is that implementing a new universal healthcare system would AUTOMATICALLY increase costs. So, the Republicans are the ones who are lying – and refusing to consider that President Obama MAY NOT BE LYING when he says there is a real possibility that healthcare costs could be reduced and there MAY NOT BE a negative impact on our federal budget.
President Obama has said he would take all responsibility for a reformed healthcare plan, should there be something go wrong. Why are the blockheads in this nation so strong in their lying voices – their narrow thinking? Get a life and stop playing obstructionist and racist politics. Stop attacking your fellow Americans who might just not have it as well as you do in your Ayn Rand snobbery, you bastard bigoted libertarians. Stop it now. You bastards are obstructionist jerks – ignorant sluts – who block happiness for a large segment of our population. Go to hell. Go live in Saudi Arabia, you bastards, and leave America to a happier life. Go live with Osama Bin Laden, you bastards. Leave this nation and go live with fascists elsewhere, you lousy low-life scum who take away life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness from millions of Americans. You un-American fascists from the South. You fascist racist bastard racial bigots. Go away.
You force your way upon others while we who seek a better life are forcing NOTHING upon you- you narcissistic pigs / swine of the devil. You materialistic swine.
There. I can use the same hateful language used by hateful people like Limbaugh, Beck, Hanity, or O’Reilly. Except I am a reasonable progressive who wishes life to be better for MORE Americans, not just a select crowd of white swine.
Yesterday in a phone conversation, a man from north Florida with a drawl used an analogy of laws of Florida to “Bible laws.” To which I responded to him that I did not understand his analogy because I don’t believe in Bible “laws.” That was as far as the conversation proceeded. Did he go away thinking, “this guy is an atheist!” If he did, he made a wrong assumption. There are many of us who are Christians and truly remember when Jesus Christ was entrapped by those accusing him of breaking Bible “laws.” What was Christ’s response?
Christ said we should live by the simple principles of “love God and love your neighbor as yourself and then we fulfill God’s laws.” In other words, by living by these simple principles, we live God’s laws and don’t need to be stumbled by people who try to quote God’s laws (as the religious leaders and lawyers tried to stumble Jesus).
I have faith in the words of Jesus Christ and, though it sounds as if I am bragging, probably moreso than the man with whom I spoke yesterday who felt he needed to impose, in a dictatorial way, his ideas of “Bible laws.” Those ideas are based on ignorance and stupidity – and that was why Jesus Christ “wept over Jerusalem” and said, while dying on the cross, “forgive them, Lord, for they know not what they do.”
Ignorance and stupidity means Bill O’Reilly has blood on his hand due to the putrid hatred that spewed forth about an abortion doctor. Had he lived by God’s laws, he would not have done that.
Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck spew forth putrid hatred and do not live by God’s basic principles. There are others who are stupid and ignorant and do the same. For stupidity and ignorance breed hatred and violence. And it was violence and an inability for the people of S&G to accept strangers in their land that was at issue with God, not homosexuality.
Ignorant narcissistic fools demean our humanity and degrade what Jesus Christ truly is.
As I was driving to work this morning, I was stuck on FL-713 (High Meadow Ave., Palm City) heading towards I-95 behind a slow-moving Chrysler New Yorker. The speed limit on this stretch of road is 55 MPH. This car held up a dozen cars as it piddled along at 35 – 40 MPH.
As the cars finally were able to pass this expensive large tortoise-like thing, we could all take a look at older more wealthy people with a Florida license plate. It kinda reminded me of when I first moved to Florida about 25 years ago. I remember feeling disgust when I saw the native Floridian bumper sticker, “When I retire, I’m going to move up North and drive slowly!” Twenty-five years later, I can relate to the bumper sticker. There is one very big problem. The enslaved workers of Florida will likely never earn enough to retire. PERIOD!
Those people who have arrived here blocking our roads are also arrogant about paying the taxes for the services that help support their big asses (and other items) as they drive them down the road. More importantly, in their quest for the “fountain of youth” or “John Galt” or God only knows what, they selfishly and greedily proclaim their disdain at paying their grandchildren’s education – or anyone else’s grandchildren.
For instance, in the St. Lucie News Tribune (August 16, 2009), the headline screams, “St. Lucie Schools Take Hits With Budget Cuts.” AHHHH! John Galt’s paradise – at last! Who cares about those little “buggers” (the name used by rural folks where I was raised in upstate NY to describe children) anyway?
What does this have to do with healthcare?
It seems it’s the same Randian seniors who are selfishly clinging to the status quo with regard to healthcare. Little do they think that a change might help them, not hinder them. A change MIGHT make things better than what they have now. Fear and intimidation by insurance companies convince such people that things could only possibly get worst, not better.
Here is something to consider. In the August 17/24 2009, The Nation, five doctors (that’s MDs, not PhDs or JDs) explain things this way:
“A healthcare system dominated by private insurers cannot provide families with the affordable coverage they need. A public clone of private insurers won’t help.”
“Only a single-payer reform would make universal, first dollar coverage affordable. It would save about $400 billion annually on bureaucracy and rein in costs over the long term through global budgeting and rational health planning.”
Back to St. Lucie County schools. Who raised a fuss when “change” occurred in the public schools? Did anyone rise up and say, “gee, we need education for our children, why are you making such stupid decisions by cutting the school budgets?”
Did anyone use fear and intimidation to stop the “change” that will only make what is lousy more lousy (in Florida schools)? Did anyone utilize mis-information to counter the “change” (aka cutbacks)? Did any Republicans or senior citizens sabotage and obstruct the school board from making the cutbacks? Not one. In fact, the strategy to bust the market, force foreclosures in the housing market, and ultimately lower taxes is working just fine. It satisfies those with Saudi Arabian oil interests just fine. It satisfies the fictional idiots who yearn for “John Galt.”
In the quest for healthcare reform, those who seek progressive change are faced with obstructionists, saboteurs, and deceitful people who promote propaganda (false information) that creates fear, which, in turn, leads to arrogant ignorance.
Facts about potentially saving on private enterprise bureaucracy costs of $400 billion are glossed over in favor of fear from (supposed) “death boards” and loss of what is currently found in private insurance (which does not satisfy many people – and certainly rapes those who don’t have insurance at all).
That $400 billion “bureaucracy costs” are paying for unproductive and unnecessary jobs in insurance “…tracking eligibility, collecting premiums, marketing to healthy (profitable) patients, demarketing to avoid the sick, and shifting costs to patients and providers.” Furthermore, insurance companies raise premiums about 20% at a time. These unregulated corrupt practices are designed to raise tons of money in order to defend the status quo – a status quo that only works well for the CEOs at the top of the insurance companies, not the people who actually need the healthcare.
How do we pay this $400 billion price tag? We claim there is never enough money for real productive jobs producing real goods and services. Since Reagan and the era of darkness began in America, our corporate leaders have told us how important it is to control prices by controlling labor costs (translated from CEO jargon: destroy unions). But we somehow manage to pay this $400 billion cost for bureaucratic horse s***. Silly people – those of us who actually consider it might be nice for a family budget to have something other than a negative balance sheet after figuring income and expenses. Silliness! Only CEOs can have positive balance sheets!
Then, propaganda and fear and intimidation teaches people to hate taxes. Lower those evil taxes because look how much taxes have risen! Don’t consider that taxes pay for education, police, firefighters, and other service personnel. Evil bureaucracy in government. Great bureaucracy in private enterprise. NOT! Consider how much private enterprise bureaucracy prices have risen.
Then there are the 300 jobs destroyed in St. Lucie County. The furloughs at University of California. The destruction of good jobs in America. The list can go on and on. Essentially, ignorant Americans stand up and defend the jobs of unproductive workers in private insurance industries rather than consider a switch to a single-payer universal health care. President Obama is ready to throw in the towel on ANY public option. “Don’t make no sense” (Elton John, in the song, “American Tragedy;” about an unrelated issue of Matthew Shepard).
Thanks to all of these actions of sabotage and obstruction motivated by fear of some fictionalized “death panels,” many Americans condemn their fellow Americans to death: the ones dropped from pig (er, I mean BIG) insurance companies, the ones unable to purchase insurance, and the ones with catastrophic health problems.
I know little about Marx. I have learned a great deal about Adam Smith, the truly Christian capitalist. I know about the U. of Leicester (England) study of the happiest people on earth. The “happiest” are NOT in America. The “happiest” people are in Denmark. Other Scandinavian countries are not far behind.
My desire is to attain happiness for me, my family, my friends and all Americans. There is a document that talks about our right to “…life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The Scandinavian countries are mixed socialist / capitalist. I don’t give a damn about their ideology. But I DO like the fact they have solved their problems and make their people the happiest on earth. What is wrong with seeking the same for Americans?
Meanwhile, to the fat asses who are unable to drive the speed limit: go back to your original home – or seek the roads with the speed limits you feel most comfortable and drive the speed limit. In other words, one percent of the population should not be holding the rest of us back from progress.
Mama Mia! at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, was an energizing show. The leading players did an okay job, but the biggest memory coming away from the show was the excitement.
The actor playing the role of Sam did a better job of singing than the actor in the movie. Meryl Streep, however, created a better “Donna.”
For a person who can rarely afford tickets to Broadway, let alone touring shows at the Kravis, it is considered a blessing to be able to obtain the seats for this concert at such a low price (for the Kravis). But it also helps me appreciate even more the $45 tickets to see Hairspray up the road at the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce – and sit in great seats there.
I would probably go broke purchasing tickets to Jersey Boys, A Chorus Line, and South Pacific at the Kravis. And that is really quite a shame considering that it was easier for me to purchase tickets to road performances of A Chorus Line and Annie in Syracuse, NY, in the 1970s.
But alas, thanks to Jeb Bush and his worship of Saudi fiefdoms and oil, we are deprived of “common man” ticket prices. The Bush family are traitors who have done more good for the Saudi Kingdom than for American citizens whom they have thrashed with their piggish wealth and “trickle down” horse s*** ideas. And don’t forget, “Who is John Galt?” Who gives a damn?
Dateline Iowa: Rick Santorum visited there. So what? 2012 is a long way away. Nah! Santorum could not be the next Hitler, right?
The pusher … of a fascist state for so-called Christians?
Rather than resort to the horse s*** of a Sarah Palin and the liars and deceptive jerks passing false information about healthcare, I wish to ask the following question. I ask this question because I don’t want to just come out and accuse Mr. Santorum, the Pennsylvania bigot (whoops! judgmental – now stop that!!!) of something I am not able to substantiate. I am a better person than Dick Armey, Sarah Palin, and the other jerks on the conservative side who read insurance company scripts for pay. (whoops! more judgments! — well, check out Bill Moyers, Rachel Madow, Keith Oberman, and others on this count).
An account written while Santorum was in the Senate claimed Santorum introduced legislation to ban healthcare providers from providing services to “non-Christians.” OK. My question. Is this claim true or false?
Let’s examine this IF… What IF Santorum did introduce this legislation? What does the legislation mean? He could have addressed “non-Christians” as Muslims and Jews. The account I read claimed he specifically identified gay people. Is this true? Is there evidence in Congress that he did this? So, Santorum is GOD and tells us who lives and who does not… that is, IF he really did this. What about Jehovah’s Witnesses? Some people say this group of people are NOT Christians? At this point, I see a pattern. All of these groups were ravaged by Adolph Hitler, the bastard. Heard little about Muslims in those days, but certainly Jews, gay people, and Jehovah’s Witnesses were targeted by Hitler and his scum (the likes of which have been picked up by those in the ignorant Aryan Nation searching for John Galt in the Rockies).
IF… IF… IF… Rick Santorum – then Senator Santorum – really proposed this legislation, did he also have in mind the homeless, too? Deny healthcare to the homeless, too? After all, they rarely get to attend church (possibly Santorum’s only standard used to define “Christians”). Makes me think of the despicable way Hitler handled the gypsies in Germany, the SOB. Franco did the same thing to peddlers and gypsies in Spain – as late as the 1970s. Reagan created a whole new class of homeless that rarely existed before he stole the elections with his suave character in the 1980s.
Not long ago, observed a homeless person with a sign, “have a brain tumor.” Interesting. And how does the Heritage Foundation plan to pay for that one? Or do they really care, the bastards. (Same name I gave Hitler).
Santorum and his ideas for a fascist theocracy are representative of the Anti-Christ. Jesus Christ said “his Kingdom was no part of this world.” It was the reason many of our Founding Fathers separated church from state, despite the objection to others at the time. I don’t want a change from what our wise Founding Fathers desired. Santorum is certain about his fascist ideas. He seeks certainty when our Founding Fathers sought WISDOM! Go to hell, Rick Santorum – you and your Pennsylvania goons. GO TO HELL.
Does Rick Santorum also support the Pittsburgh Episcopal bishop in his bigotry? Does he also support the ignorance of the Central Florida Episcopal bishop and his bigotry? God is the final judge of all those hateful mean-spirited people.
Does Rick Santorum and his brood of vipers also support censorship of sex, too? Sex often represents love, when people are not perverted by the likes of narrow-minded people like Santorum and others who make sex out to be dirty (a certain Roman church does this, too). Yet, I wonder. Does Rick Santorum support the lies of the anti-healthcare reformers? If he does, that’s more evidence of the Anti-Christ. Jesus Christ despised lies. Does Rick Santorum support the murderous words of Bill O’Reilly who caused the murder of a good doctor? If he did, he supports the Anti-Christ. For Jesus Christ did NOT endorse murder. Make all kinds of screwy claims about murdering fetuses. Still does not give O’Reilly the right to use hateful words that caused the death of another man. If these guys actually taught the ones for whom they are responsible CORRECTLY, that’s all God is concerned about.
I spit on the likes of these people. But I do keep in mind the words of Jesus Christ when he said, “those who live by the sword [gun], die by it.” That scripture applies to any hateful violence at all. The principles of Jesus Christ was love, not murder or hate or intimidation and fear. BTW. Jesus Christ represented love which is the opposite of complacency, too.
But I could be wrong. Maybe Rick Santorum is not like this at all? Maybe. What are the answers to my questions?
My son is a great kid. My requirement is to cover his healthcare. My employer provides great family coverage that was helpful when three kids were at home. But there is no 1-dependent healthcare coverage, forcing me to pay three times the amount – for one child.
When I shopped around – and Republicans, even those who promote the Utah plan – claim this stuff should be treated like regular competitive retail businesses – SHOP TIL WE DROP! —- I was treated like crap, as if to ask me, “how dare you look for a lower cost!” How dare I look for a “lower cost???????” But, gee… Republicans say that’s exactly what we have! Horse s*** on the Republicans. Whether it’s Sarah Palin or Mr. Steele (chair?) or Rick “Show-em the Dead Fetus” Santorum, you are all living in a fantasy world.
IMAGINE! If I were to be treated in this manner as I shopped at Target, Wal Mart, T.J. Maxx, or K Mart, or Sears… Unthinkable, right? Why do Republicans believe so fervently that the same thing exists as in the retail market? A bunch of ignorant fools live in the Republican Party.
I’m not perfect and I make mistakes. But I certainly try to remain on solid ground. And if I am not, I hope my friends tell me so…. and I make a change. I have had to eat crow and acknowledge mistakes. It really does not hurt. The Republicans REFUSE to acknowledge their mistakes and make changes. They love that money – CORRUPTION – from the big companies.
Well, the rest of us have little money left over to INVEST IN AMERICA. And isn’t that what it SHOULD be about? Investing in insurance companies at high costs – in order to pay unproductive workers shuffling paper and wasting our time considering pre-existing conditions is not my idea of investing in America in order to make this nation more productive. Who cooks the books when it comes to figuring GDP? Not much productivity when I spend 15 minutes or more each time I go to another doctor’s office – as a result of one doctor being dumped by the insurance company.
And then there are the pre-existing conditions. It’s insulting enough to consider answering such questions when it comes to a middle-aged person like me. But for a pre-teen? Pre-existing conditions? From the same insurance company that insured this kid almost from birth? And this is productivity in America? Such crap does not exist and money wasted in systems in Canada and Britain and other WESTERN nations. OH, SILLY ME! Those countries have the lowest cost per person for healthcare while America has the highest.
Hey! Let’s all get on the bandwagon to defend the ideology that validates keeping the HIGHEST COST INSURANCE OF ALL THE WESTERN NATIONS!
Gee! If I got on the insurance company bandwagon, I would be a winner, then, right? Otherwise, I am threatened by running out of money and then having to die due to lack of ability to pay. And no matter who may be at fault, Republicans would always figure it’s my fault. Why? Because CEOs and a few stockholders believe THEIR lives are more important than mine! Ah! They must be GODS! That’s right… they are immortal!
More like IMMORAL in their greed and selfishness. The word used in the 1970s for Richard Nixon is appropriate – not the acronym, but the word – creeps!
In Kathleen Parker’s op-ed this past Monday (8.10.09) in The Palm Beach Post, we are provided a great citation of the source of a survey. I disagree with Kathleen Parker with regard to healthcare reform (or she gives all appearances she favors the deceitful Republicans and insurance companies in maintaining status quo; PLEASE – Ms. Parker, if I am wrong, let us all know). Despite the fact I disagree with Ms. Parker in her conservative approach (and her support of continued greed, based on the Utah example of healthcare), I applaud her use of a citation. The survey reported that the nation is divided in half with regard to healthcare reform.
In contrast, several op-ed columns in The Post several days earlier quoted support of the Obama plan in the neighborhood of 65% and 76%, but cited no specific study.
For objective evaluation, though, we need to know the dates of ALL the surveys. For if the survey Ms. Parker quotes was conducted AFTER the huge infusion of money from big business to inundate the media with propaganda, the survey is a sham. It’s worthless. It would tell me that Madison Avenue, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, pharmaceutical companies and Dick Armey are doing a good job at spreading the lies of their propaganda. But does this REALLY say the American people are split in half? I am rather skeptical of this.
Why do I say this? First of all, President Obama is a very smart man (unlike his predecessor). If he saw surveys showing such a small amount of support, does anyone think he would be as belligerent as his predecessor and go ahead anyway? If you do, you are ignorant and stupid.
And that is the problem with propaganda. It appeals to those who are not informed and can be easily swayed.
So, Ms. Parker, you may like the Utah Republican plan that just encourages more of the same greed and selfishness in business. But some of us reject that continued horse s***.