Madeline Crabb
September 8, 2009
Tell us again: Why do we need Obamacare? (Part Two)
By Madeline Crabb

Despite the fact the federal government has no constitutional standing to be taking-over America's health care, the President is making another Obamacare sales pitch to the nation on Wednesday. Yes, it is under the guise of him speaking to a joint session of Congress, but it's really a ploy to reach the "sheeple."

Late last week, President Obama's office hinted that he was considering a health care reform bill of his own. What perfect timing...he can announce his plan to the world on primetime TV. But why his own plan, and why now?

Think about this for a moment. There are several health care proposals floating around in Congress. Who knows how many the private sector might also have, but then, who would know about them. Doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies all seem to have been booted from the debate over health-care reform. Oh, I forgot...the debate has now been renamed "health-insurance reform." Guess the American public won't be upset over a massive governmental takeover if it means getting rid of all those big, bad insurance companies — corporate thugs, all of them. And yeah, those doctors and hospitals all need to be put in their places, too. But I digress...

The bills being proposed in each house of Congress are over 1000 pages long. Many of the people writing the legislation don't even read these bills. Remember when Representative John Conyers asked, "What good is it to read a bill that's 1000 pages long and you need two lawyers to interpret it?" Well duh! Call me silly, but I would think someone who has a JD (Juris Doctor) degree, a doctorate in law, would actually be able to read and interpret a congressional bill.

So then, my first question is: who is writing all these bills that take so long to read? Second question: If bills require such an enormous amount of time to read, they must require a gargantuan amount of time to write, right? Third question: If Congress doesn't have time to actually write and read these bills, then just how can the extremely busy, so-called most powerful man in the world (our president) have time to write his own health care bill? He's not just doing it over this Labor Day Weekend because he's also consumed with his upcoming, important address to America's little kids.(He can't just speak off-the-cuff to that tough crowd.)

Could it be that the president and his advisors had a plan formulated long ago, just waiting for the most strategic time to present it to Congress and all Americans. With all the "campaigning" Obama's been doing to literally seize health care, and thus, 17 percent of America's economy, he was hoping for success. But during the fall recess, Big Daddy Government discovered the "kids" aren't so thrilled about its plans.

Citizens had lots to say about Obamacare, but their views were not always warmly regarded by their "representatives." Many constituents were either belittled or dismissed as being inconsequential. Some people were even escorted from meetings. Then, whether feeling superior or fearful, some representatives simply didn't meet with their constituents. For example, Representative Louise Slaughter explained, "I'm not doing town meetings; I'm not going to give those people a forum." She also said that such meetings were beneath the dignity of her office.

Those people? Dignity of her office? Queen Louise certainly put the people in their places — those peasants. Maybe somebody can put her out of the misery of having to deal with common folk by removing her from her throne next election.

As discussed in part one of this message, there is no health care crisis, nor is there any money for current programs, let alone a massive health care program. As a nation, we are broke. Oh yes we are...if we lack funds, and must borrow money to function, we are b-r-o-k-e broke. Nonetheless, the president will be giving us another sales pitch on Wednesday. Whether we allow Congress to pass a plan, or Congress takes the deal Obama offers them (and there will be a deal), the cost to Americans will be huge, and not just with higher taxes. The cost will be measured in freedom. Find out more in part three of this message. To anyone willing to hear....

© Madeline Crabb

 

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Madeline Crabb

Madeline Crabb is a Christian, a Constitutional Conservative, and a patriot. Holding a degree in journalism and public relations, and training from the Leadership Institute, she has been a columnist since 2000, and has written for various Christian newspapers around the country. As a “watchwoman” on the wall (Is.62:67), Madeline calls all citizens to awaken, arise, and act in restoring one nation under God.

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