As the Democrats in Congress go home for their "well deserved" summer break, they are finding themselves at the pointy ends of torches and pitchforks, ( I only wish it were literal) at town hall meetings. It seems they are running into a few constituents that are not at all pleased to be possibly losing their health insurance that 85% of them seem to actually like!
These folks are just like you and me, you know, the Tea Party folks, and we have found our voices. Like the gentleman that thought it should take a little more time for us to go down the road of socialised medicine than it took for Obama to make up his mind on what kind of dog to have as the White house pet. Or the lady that pointed out that Social Security is broke, Medicare and Medicaid are broke, and the Congress wants us to let them run 17% of our economy when they can't even run a "Cash for Clunkers" program right. These people make good, valid points and make them forcefully. And what does the administration call these good citizens exercising their God given rights....An Angry Mob.
Here's Nancy Polosi throwing her 2 cents in on what she thinks about us:
Carrying Swastikas? Show me Nancy, I've never seen them, not on any video, or at any Tea Party rally. And don't you think the news rats would be jumping on this if it were true like they would on moldy chunk of Limburger in the corner. I have only seen true patriots at these rallies and town hall meeting.
Now, to the heart of the matter. All it takes is a little research and you can find that the $1 Trillion dollar price tag for the next 10 years is an outrage. I found, with just a little research that an individual can get coverage, good coverage for a cost of about $1,300 per year and very good coverage for about $1800 per year. That's a single man, 45 non-smoker living in FLA. If we, the U.S. gave the 35 million folks that don't have coverage, that's the full number the administration says don't have coverage, minus 12 million illegal aliens that should get the hell out of our country and knock on the front door.....ah, but I digress..... If we gave these folks health insurance it would cost $45,500,000,000 a year or $455 billion for 10 years. And if we could provide these folks with coverage, don't you think rates would come down. And this is without any government programs, them just paying for it through private insurance companies.
God!, it's not rocket science, if I can do the math you'd think a well educated, noise in the air, master of the universe congressman or congresswoman could count that high. Try it yourself, go on line, to a health insurance web site that provides free quotes and calculate if for your self. My plans gave me $5 million per person life time coverage, plenty of doctor visits, drug coverage, and reasonable deductibles. And again, if 35 million folks were added, don't you think the costs would go down?
Now don't get me wrong, I don't want our government paying for this, but it's not hard to go out there and do this on your own. So why don't more people do it? Because it's a freak'n free country and they don't have to......unless we allow our government to force us to.
What I find encouraging with all the "Angry Mobs" is that you can see the fear in the Congressman's faces, and that's how it should be. The government should fear the people, not the other way around. And our fear is now turning in to anger and that anger is turning in to action.