This evening, President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress about the country's health care system. As everyone expected, he gave a great speech. He said a lot of things people like to hear, expressed his passion for helping every citizen, raised his voice, and lied directly to our faces.
It's unbelievable. After 15 minutes of scare-tactics about how urgently-needed a drastic change is, he complained about his opponents' scare-tactics. "NOW IS THE SEASON FOR ACTION!" he screamed. Yes, but what action?
At about the 20 minute mark, he says, "No federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place." I'd like to know what he's talking about. He suspended a very important conscience law his second day in office; the Mexico City Policy. And make no mistake: every health care plan in Congress right now would mandate federally funded abortion. Don't believe me? There's an entire rundown here.
Finally, after rallying everyone with scare tactics, Obama reveals a piece of his agenda. He pushes having a "public" (government-provided) option. So tax-payer dollars would pay for whatever his non-elected committee decides falls into healthcare. Again, there is no doubt that abortion will be covered in such a system. Here is a video of Obama promising exactly that:
After 45 minutes of blathering, Obama says he won't "waste time with those who think it is better politics to kill this plan than to approve it. … I will not accept the status quo as a solution." Yeah, why let reasonable, legitimate, and justifiable questions get in the way of your mission?
Am I the only one who thinks this country has gone insane? Why would anyone think it's a good idea to force taxpayers to directly pay for one person to kill another, perfectly innocent, person? Don't we imprison those who hire hitmen? I believe it's called "conspiracy to commit murder." Why isn't Obama - or any other official who has legalized the worst holocaust in human history - in jail? Why do we stand for this?
Beyond that, why on earth are we moving towards socialism, especially in health care? Has nobody else taken note of what's happened to European socialized health care?
I defy anyone to name one system or business that has been improved by the government taking it over. The government is, by far, the least efficient organization to handle anything it has its hands in. The government is there to run the country and listen to the citizens. Anything more than that is exactly why we declared our independence from England.
This is the part that's really unbelievable to me: a poll done by Zogby International last November found that:
71% of U.S. citizens oppose government-funded abortions
Apparently, Obama either can't or - at worst - won't listen to the citizens he so passionately "defends" in his speeches.
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