Correct me if I’m wrong-

Let’s say you are a senator from, just for shits and giggles, Massachusetts.  And let’s say you’re holding a meeting with, oh, I don’t know- your constituents.  No definition of constituent I find says the word means only your supporters.  So your constituents- be they for or against you- ALL have a right to voice their opinion, whether said senator/representative/mayor/POTUS/who-the-hell-ever likes the opinions or not.  Your constituents have a right to be there at those meetings and unless they’re mooning the audience, streaking and pouring beer over the person next to them, they’re not disrupting.  A clue- we want change too. We want our voices to be heard as well.  We want someone to pay attention.  And if we have to shout to be heard, then shouting we shall have to do.

I honestly think Clair McCaskill said it best-  “I don’t get it.  I honestly don’t get it.”.

That’s the problem folks, in a nutshell.

Obama and his supporters just don’t get it.  They don’t get how anybody cannot just blindly support them.  Hell, some of them don’t understand (and admit to not even planning to read!) the bill.  They go with the stock answer, “That isn’t what it means…it just means…”.

This is the government we’re talking about.  Ever heard the term, “If you give them an inch, they’ll take a mile.”?  That applies to the government better than anyone else on the planet.  So you say Section 1233 of HR 3200 doesn’t really spell out euthenasia plans for the elderly.  It’s definitely a step in that direction.  If you give them an inch, they’ll take a mile.

I already know some medical professionals that think people are through living their lives by 75.  They’ve lived enough, so if they die, it’s okay now.  For all intents and purposes, they’ve done all they’re going to do for society.  There’s no need to treat their illness- just let them die in peace.

Giving those kinds of doctors license to have “compelling” talks about “end of life care” with their patients sure does give them that inch.  How long before they’re pushing for the mile?

Everybody has a grandmother that they talk about being ditzy.  Everybody has a grandfather that they talk about falling for any kind of scam.  When the person older folks look to for help and support more than anyone else starts “counselling” them on end of life care, what message do you think they’re going to hear?

Is end of life care a good idea?  Yes.  Is having a plan in place a smart thing?  Absolutely.  Should the government and/or medical field dictate when and if you have an end of life plan?  Oh.Hell.No.

I work in the health care field.  I’m working toward a degree to move from dentistry to nursing.

IF for one tiny second I thought government run health care would benefit, truly benefit, anyone, I’d be on it like white on rice.

I’ve worked with government run health care- from the angle of the patient and the angle of the provider.

The way it works benefits NOBODY.

President Obama, overhaul the Medicaid and Medicare systems where they benefit folks.  Show me you (meaning government in general) can run that efficiently, smoothly and beneficially to everyone concerned…and then, just maybe, you’ll EARN my support on bigger health care reform.

Until then, quit pissing on my leg and trying to convince me it’s raining.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. RT
    Aug 13, 2009 @ 21:24:22

    What I find most distrurbing is that in not “getting it,” they don’t seem to understand that they are there at the will of the people. Thus, if folks are telling you they disagree with a bill or ideas for policy, guess what???? It is your job to bend to their will. That’s why we have elections.

    However, they stand up there dismayed that people would have the temerity to disagree with them and then basically say, “I’m up here because I have to be and I’m still going to vote the way my party tells me to, because I’m too dumb to do anything else.” (read: couldn’t find a job flipping burgers if he/she lost his/her highest paid welfare seat)

  2. j.biros
    Aug 14, 2009 @ 02:33:12

    Snigs ,
    I have a so who is 10, he is in counsellingfor anxiety, depression, adhd and ocd. It is a real fear that Obamacare will toss my son under the bus. He has made so much progress and is doing things for himself, and facing anxieties that previously would have caused him to panic.Would Obama’s “board” decide he is not worth treating ? this is a major fear.
    I have a destroyed few discs in my back , have spinal stenosis, and disc degeneration . On top of this I have type 2 diabetes and require 2 types of insulin. I want to know if We would be worth treating, maybe I’m to fat to treat and don’t fit the criteria for treatment.
    Government needs to stay out of my healthcare. I do not want the Government to be able to review my medical records, that info should be between me and my Doctor.
    I most definitely do not want tax dollars paying for illegal alians and i do not want little slut suzy to get an abortion on my dime .
    This whole thing stinks to socialist or communist high heaven!

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