Watching Obamacare flounder and flop around while the American citizen suffers reminds me of some lessons we apparently did not learn from history. It’s like we’re taking two steps back and then claiming that we’re moving ahead. Enough of this!
I was watching an interview today that stemmed from the topic of Obamacare. Now I’ve spoken enough about Obamacare and the debacle that has become our healthcare system but I haven’t had the chance to analyze Obamacare as a conceptual political movement rather than a law that affects the citizen. Both sides are equally important in their own way and will forge different changes in our lives and how our nation works in the future. The interviewee was Charles Krauthammer, a man who is a genius among strategists and pollsters, and something he said was what sparked this. He said in fewer words that Obamacare is such a bad bill and is immersed so greatly in the concept of big government, that it could set American liberalism back by a decade or more. I agree with that assertion but only in a sense where America has to wake up and pick better leaders or we will be in a worse situation. Whereas Krauthammer looks to the future and predicts liberalism to be set back I look to the past and realize that Americans will be set back. We clearly have not learned the lessons of those who have come before us and we are precariously walking down the pathway of yet another nation who fell into disparity. In 1933 Germany fundamentally changed based on big government ideals and values that are similar to the ones Obamacare presents.
Obamacare and its concept of Government rule is a system we have encountered before and it has never worked in the past. In fact almost everything America is, is not, what government control presents. The only thing I ask is for my readers to read this article with an open mind. Only the citizen can dig us out of this massive hole and learning comes before understanding.
You Can Keep Your Health Insurance and You Can Keep Your Businesses
The President is going around the nation this week on a massive defense campaign on many of the problems involving Obamacare. He was in Boston yesterday trying again to no avail. However the one most prevalent in the media right now is the President’s promise that everyone could keep their health insurance, which turned out to be a large scale lie to pass the bill, and now has lead 2 million Americans to lose their health insurance with the numbers rising every day. Now I’ll remind you that Hitler once promised the German Jews that they would not be treated any differently, that they could keep their businesses, and what happened? Suddenly the Jews had to wear golden stars, and we’re treated as second class citizens, and then The Night of Broken Glass finally broke the illusion and these people lost their businesses and even more their lives. Now of course I’m not saying the President is going to launch a massive extermination of the uninsured, but the promises are comparable, whereas Americans we’re promised they could keep their health insurance and German Jews we’re promised they could keep their businesses. Seems neither group got either promise fulfilled.
Now is my example a little extreme. Yes. Yes it is. However look at the times we live in. We elected President Obama, one of the worst Presidents in US history, for a second term. It’s like the employee who destroys your business being given a promotion – do you really think that’s going to work out in the end? So I think extreme is necessary at this point. Americans have shown logic won’t do it….so if we shock the mind…perhaps they’ll figure it out.
Big Government in Your Health and Lives
Anyone who has read Obamacare and understands it realizes that this nightmarish bill is only helping a certain sector of the population at the expense of another. Let’s put it in a different yet still accurate light – this bill sacrifices the younger populations for the older population. See in Obamacare the government decides what sort of healthcare you get and how much you pay, whereas if you paid for a lesser plan before in private that did have features you didn’t need for less money, you now get all of these features in your new plan at a much higher price. This means now we are paying for features we do not even need…for example a healthy male will still be paying for Maternity assistance. Like that is ever going to be used. So the younger population that does not need as many services is paying higher premiums in order to support the older population that does need these features. It puts new emphasis on spending the future generation’s money before they even have a chance. Even worse is the Presidents promise that everyone would keep your health insurance plan if you liked it, 2 million people losing their healthcare later, and suddenly it’s the Government decides if your plan is up to par or not regardless of what you think. The lie exposed! So now we’re talking about having the government decide not only our healthcare, but how we get our healthcare, how we pay, how much we pay, what you get, and how you go about getting it. Do you honestly think that is going to work?
Let’s quickly flash back to Nazi Germany for a moment for the comparison of big government ideals. The third Reich was all about government oversight where the government controlled certain aspects of your life. From healthcare, to income level, the car you drove, and even how you went on vacation. Simply put…everything. It got so radical that people had to apply for licenses just to have children and had strict lists of what they could name their child. Big government does not work – government is ruled by the people and for the people and as you can see the values of Obamacare do not match our society. The citizen has rights and even if our leaders choose to forget that fact…we cannot. This is the path we are heading down.
The Obamacare Fall Out
Charles Krauthammer is right about American liberalism being set back and to be honest I hope he is right. America cannot take anymore abuse and it needs to recover. I don’t believe for a second America is stupid enough to put a liberal into power in 2016 after the mess President Obama has made. However unless we wake up, and we figure out what to do, and we actually take action….then it won’t happen. We run the risk of actually destroying this great nation. So there is no doubt that liberalism is going to suffer from their actions over Obamacare…but will America? I hope not.