Sunday, August 9, 2009
The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is...
...the people we elect to represent us, and their minions who are blinded by the absolute certainty that their party is in sole possession of "the only way". The same people who hated President Bush as an evil war-monger, now play the race card on those who question President Obama's plan to reform 17% of our entire economy.
From the rightwingnuthouse.com blog:
"I am one of those who would have supported reasonable reforms in health insurance and realistic means to bring down health care costs. The Democrats are proposing neither, and are ginning up fear and outrage - as are Republicans in opposition - to ram down the throats of the American people, without legitimate debate or discussion reforms that are antithetical to the American character and the American way of doing things. The proposals make a mockery of our First Principles, and threaten not to “remake” America” but to fundamentally alter the compact between citizens and the government." (entire article HERE)
The media runs a 24 hour news cycle on the shouting matches that greet congress members at their town hall meetings, not that any of them could actually explain the details of bills they haven't had to the time to read. There is little factual coverage on what is actually being proposed in the bill. O'Reily and Olbermann provide the same amount of journalistic insight on the key issues as Jerry Springer and Rosie O'Donnell. The divide between us continues to grow. One of the things that scares me about President Obama is the determination with which he moves to grow our government. It's time for Americans to find something that will unite us, something that we can all agree on. Maybe it's time for Americans to remember that congress works for us. Rather then trying to help the 18% with Universal Health Insurance, maybe we should demand term limits, and a congress that must live by the same laws and policies they enforce on the public. If the current administration is so eager to ram though reform legislation, let's reform congress! If congress started supporting what is in best interest of the public, rather then what will get them re-elected, we might be surprised what could get accomplished. And that would benefit 100% of Americans.