Let me start by saying that I really don’t know jack shit about the health care industry or the details of the debate that’s been going on for the past decade with Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare.)
Have you ever spent hours and hours writing a twenty or thirty page opinion/ paper/blog/report or the like; only to spend even more hours revising and editing it only to realize it makes no sense and ended up filing it in the waste basket?
Ya, Me Too!
All I can say is that Thank the Almighty Creator for modern day gadgets like computers, and electronic word processors because I would make the stationary industry rich with all the ink and wasted pages of paper that I would have had to buy. And the Trees and environment O Good God The poor trees, how many forests and endless acres of trees that would have been clear cut just to satisfy my little whim for writing by supplying the paper needed if not for modern technology and our beloved word processors.
When I was a younger man many decades ago I came down with a server case of liberalism, a sickness I would not wish on my worst enemy. It became near fatal to my financial health and well being.
You see I was a carpenter back then running around building new houses everywhere and anywhere they would fit. I shudder to think just how warped my thinking became and how I believed I was contributing to the devastation and destruction of our planet, and how many trees and rain forest’s were being brutally tortured and slain for in the name of progress just so I could make a decent paycheck and live comfortably. I almost gave up the trade I was so depressed and full of guilt. It was awful.
But then I got saved. And found God. I did some research on the subject and found out that I was only a minor offender and that most of the blame was on all those big corporations that supplied our nation with paper products. All those paper products used by… (well pretty much most other industries) Publishing Companies, (newspapers, magazines, and the like) Fast food chains, (napkins, paper coffee cups, those little French fry containers,) the list goes on and on. But the building industry did not even come close to what all those big companies were doing let alone what the Government was guilty of with all those endless pages and pages of rules and regulations they call bills and laws.
I was Born Again, I was Saved, my job, my career, my life, the financial well-being of my family. I found utopia and peace in what I was doing for work and all that guilt vanished.
OK so by now (if your still with me here) are probably wondering what the hell does all that crap have to do with Health Care and the repeal of the A.C.A. (The Affordable Care Act [a.k.a Obamacare)?
Well I’ll tell you…
ABSOLUTELY NOT A DAM THING!
How’s that for stringing you the reader along for over several hundred words and wasting your time reading something that you could care less about?
The haunting question that irks me is simply this: Why the hell does this health care reform shit need to be so frigging complicated and cause so much division in our society and jam up our political process and what normal health person would want to trust our politicians with their healthcare when the simple solution is for congress and our elected officials to create a healthcare system that they would want for them and their families and then likewise offer it to the American people. To me it’s a no brainer. Our elected officials always take the best of the best for themselves anyway right. So why not just write and create a healthcare system that they would be happy to have and make it a standard across the board universal system for ALL AMERICAN CITIZEN’S, ELECTED OFFICIALS, AND ALL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.
AUH…Affordability you say Huh?
Not everyone makes as much as our elected officials or have 300- 500 K a year salaries… (GOOD POINT!)
Well then why not just base the costs of premiums of what people pay for health insurance on a percentage of what they earn. If you make more than such and such an amount you pay more than those who don’t make as much, Big businesses pay more that small businesses. The Rich pay more than the poor for premiums and everyone gets the same care.
Am I on the right track here or am I relapsing into another fatal liberalism attack?