Saturday, March 20, 2010
WHEN YOU GIVE UP ALL YOUR FREEDOMS TO THIS GOVERNMENT, ARE YOU GOING TO FEEL BETTER?
I think not. What the government giveth, the government taketh away. If you are already depending on this government for your money, food, and/or shelter, what do you care how much more we who are paying the bills are 'deemed' to pay? In our town, the selectmen are already talking up increasing the meals tax or charging for trash pick-up. Swell, but let's start looking at the pay scales for public employees and maybe a re-due is in order. In the private sector, who pays the bills, pay cuts and down sizing have been the norm for the past three years.....just to stay in business.
David Feinberg who is CEO of the UCLA Hospital System says, “The debate they’re having now in Washington is the wrong discussion. They’re not talking about health-care reform. They’re talking about health insurance reform. The bill in Congress has nothing to do with health care.”
The Patriot Caucus spoke to this issue in an earlier post, when we wrote, “the insurance companies are not solely to blame for rising health care costs.” The debate in the House from the Democratic side centered on insurance coverage and costs; giving the impression that reigning in the insurance companies would reform health care. Cutting the cost of insurance will not keep people from over eating, avoiding exercise, smoking, drug dependence, alcohol and a host of other self-regulated issues. It is a historical fact – “the more people are given (as opposed to earned), the greater the abuses become.”