A Nation of Fools by Peary Perry
“Open wide, here it comes…”
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I’m beginning to see the three top leaders (?) of this country (Obama, Reid, and Pelosi) as the three blind mice. Perhaps I misspoke, that should be the three blind AND deaf mice.
With over 50% of the American public against the current healthcare reform bill as it stands at this time, the mice are scurrying around totally oblivious to the will of the majority.
The so called bi-partisan summit is to be held on Thursday of this week and today the House minority leader released this statement:
House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to the partisan health care proposal posted online by the White House for discussion at the upcoming bipartisan health care summit:
“The President has crippled the credibility of this week’s summit by proposing the same massive government takeover of health care based on a partisan bill the American people have already rejected. This new Democrats-only backroom deal doubles down on the same failed approach that will drive up premiums, destroy jobs, raise taxes, and slash Medicare benefits.
“This week’s summit clearly has all the makings of a Democratic infomercial for continuing on a partisan course that relies on more backroom deals and parliamentary tricks to circumvent the will of the American people and jam through a massive government takeover of health care.
“The best way to protect families and small businesses in this time of economic uncertainty is to start over with a step-by-step approach to health care reform focused on lowering costs, and that’s exactly what Republicans are fighting for. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has confirmed that the Republican bill reduces premiums for families and small businesses by up to 10 percent. The Republican bill reduces premiums by implementing common-sense reforms such as allowing Americans to purchase insurance across state lines. Despite their rhetoric to the contrary, none of the Democrats’ proposals – including the President’s – provides this much-needed reform in a manner that can actually be effective.
“Republicans are also standing with the American people by calling for health care reform to protect human life and not use taxpayer money to fund abortion. The Republican bill would codify the Hyde Amendment and prohibit all authorized and appropriated federal funds from being used to pay for abortion, which the President’s proposal would allow. Pro-life Democrats in the House have already pledged to vote against this provision. Health care reform should be an opportunity to protect human life – not end it – and the American people agree.”
I believe Rep. Boehner called it right. So much for bi-partisanship. Same old sixes and sevens as far as I’m concerned. Why would anyone think the three blind mice were going to do anything other than grandstand and do whatever they wanted to do in spite of what us common old citizens thought? Obviously those who will vote for the current bill in its current status will do so under the provisions of reconciliation which requires only 51 votes to become law. If this happens I’ll have to watch the Olympics or something else other than the news as I don’t believe I can stand the shrillness of the liberal crowing over their … ‘success’.
Ain’t this a peach? All I can say is that some of those 51 votes had best have a decent retirement plan (I’m sure they do) since they can look forward to leaving government service in November. The three above mentioned leaders might be blind and deaf, but the voters aren’t and have memories that stretch to November without any problem.
So what to do now? Well, don’t quit, keep on going. Keeping sending e-mails to your friends and folks you know who are concerned. Call those congressmen and women. Forget faxing, they don’t answer those, forget petitions, they throw those away. Write a real letter, send it by the post office…..they have to see those and they have to answer them. Keep talking about the inequity of what is being shoved down our throats without our permission or our consideration. Do not give up; what they enact can be changed at a later date.
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