Thursday, August 6, 2009

Healthcare Reform Bill Agony– the Democratic Process at Work?

Posted in Liberty, Life, Pursuit of Happiness tagged , , , , , , , , , at 10:00 am by Elaine Petrowski

I’m getting really cranky with all of the talk — or should I say conjecture, misinformation and fear-mongering, lobbying, pandering etc. — that’s going on around the issue of health care reform.

Got an email  today from (I’m assuming)  a well-intentioned friend. The You Tube video it led me to pointed out, among other things, that “someone sitting behind a desk  in Washington will soon decide if  your mother or grandmother can get medical treatment for Alzhiemer’s.”

Call me crazy, but to me this infers that potentially important decisions about my future medical care options will be decided by a panel of non-medically trained Washingtonians who are probably in a hurry to leave town for vacation.

(Supreme irony??? )

NOTE to  REP. SCOTT GARRETT (R,NJ); FRANK LAUTENBERG (D,NJ), ROBERT MENEDEZ (D, NJ), et al: How about all you hard-working representatives and senators do the job you were elected (in some cases, not by me) to do —  represent me!

And here’s how I’d like you to do that:

WORK TOGETHER (Do any of you recall attending kindergarten …where you were supposed to have learned  this? ) to author a bill that actually helps the American people improve their quality of life and the quality of their health care.

Quit pandering to special interests.  And don’t use fear.  Or  bait me with half truths, outright lies or with statements that twist the intent of the reform into pretzels.

JUST GET TO WORK AND FINISH a bill.

And then VOTE on it.

And don’t take your damn vacation until you do your damn job!

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2 Comments »

  1. thanks for the compliment 🙂
    here’s a website anyone can go to for a reality check on the misinformation being put out there.
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck
    pass it on, PLEASE.

  2. Elaine M Ferrand said,

    Should also be named thinking women. while all the blather is going on does anyone remember the Terri Schivo case. Where DE Lay and DR. Frist and company passed a bill in the middle of the night declaring that the courts of Florida were wrong: that Terri should be kept alive forever no matter what her husband had declared she and he had discussed and wanted for each other.
    Wasn’t that what all of you out there wanted?? The outcry was unanimous form the public, that US Congress and GWB had over stepped their bounds. Now they are scaring us with the same plot against the current proposed changes.


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