Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fishy Behavior

I stay out of the political arena. I do. Once upon a time I was a rabid politico, slathering all over anyone who would listen. I drove myself crazy with it. But. But. Yeah, but.

Last week I was visiting one of my favorite mommy blogs and MIT was quite cryptic in her post. Made me itch a little, trying to figure out what she was saying. I'm comfortable, though, knowing I'll hear more in September.

Then OHmommy weighed in in the comment section, asking her to be careful. "Careful" is such a delightful word. It's a pretty red flag. I'm a bull. Snorting, pawing, gauging the distance and the amount of damage I can do. I love the word careful. And I love the way OHmommy talked about healthcare reform in a recent post.

This. THIS. This is what OHmommy referenced in her comment. Our White House is soliciting emails from the general populace concerning any badmouthing of the current healthcare policy. I'm supposed to turn you, my blogland neighbors, in to my government, for exercising your freedom of speech when you speak out against their policy. I know they couch it in polite language, making it sounds like they might want to just point out the truth of the matter. BUT. They're asking me to report people for speaking what they think.

I'm sorry, but I don't know what the truth is when it comes to this administration. I don't know what the facts are concerning their policy. I'm not 100% sure anyone really does. I'm supposed to 1) Believe the politicians when they tell me what will happen in the future; and 2) Rat out my friends when they question or exercise their freedom of speech.

Yeah. So everyone out there? Send the link to this post to this address: flag@whitehouse.gov Go for it. Why the heck not? I don't agree with this administration on their policies. I certainly don't agree with the healthcare decisions they're making. I don't like what they're doing any way you slice it. I DON'T TRUST THEM.

I suppose I could report CNN for posting this article. Certainly they shouldn't go telling people that they'll lose their choices with the proposed plan. And they highlight the "2,000 pages of tortured legal language" I'd have to wade through to understand the policy. Maybe I should get a copy. And a lawyer to interpret.

Change needs to happen. I'll grant that. But I don't want the goverment running my healthcare. Period. And I don't like that the government is spending billions and billions of dollars every time I turn around. This kind of change is exactly why I didn't vote for this administration.

I'm done. No more political posts.

Until I write again ...



Mental P Mama said...

I am so confused by it all. With 14, 000 people losing their insurance every hour and 70% of all bankruptcies due to medical costs, what should we do??? It is scary.

Krista said...

I have some different ideas about a national health program. I've lived in England and Australia and both countries have national health. They work well and no one compromises their health because they can't afford it. US criticizes Canada, but how many of us (me included at one time) turn to Canada to buy medications that the US sells them at a discount. Doesn't make sense to me. I think we are already living a national health program because those of us that pay our medical bills pay higher prices to cover those that can't pay. Most of our specialists are foreigners and so is our money not going overseas already? My family has gone without health insurance because I had a health scare and am now working full time not because I need the money, but the insurance. I think this is crazy, because maybe someone else NEEDS the money and I am taking a job someone else could use. We are a little screwed up in this country. We brag the best healthcare in the world.....but only if you can afford it. Wow! Are you shocked? A serious comment! (It happens occasionally. I'll try to control myself.)

Karen Deborah said...

DONE? Your just warming up! If we don't get political and soon ALL our freedom will be gone before the year is out! He is a maniac and nothing but total government control is his agenda.

Kareen said...

Ahhh - and the other side. I have great insurance - but only for the yearly freebies and smaller needs. If I need anything to do with a hospital, I don't make enough to pay even the small co pay.
Once, I was on the other side with no insurance, and had to put off even the minimum of doctor visits, etc.
Guess we'll just have to start trusting in God's grace and mercy more and more.

OHmommy said...

Hi. OHmommy in the OBX here.

Yes. That's what I was referring to. And I have a post waiting to be published about the FISHY White House blog thing. Just trying not to get too political on my blog.

But if we don;t then we will loose all our freedoms.

Synopsis of my future blog post: my father was exiled from Poland because of his FISHY commentary regrading the government.


OHmommy said...

Lose. Not loose.

That's my vacay Bud Light Lime speaking.

Anonymous said...

When I get my insurance bill of $1809.63 every month I want to throw up. A lot for basically nothing.
I have tried not to discuss my political feelings but now I am just plain scared. "Turn in your fellow freedom of speechers" wth??
Big Brother is getting a little too comfortable looking over my shoulder.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh holy cow, I followed your links which lead to links-- where the heck did the USA I used to live in go?!!!

kim-d said...

Oh yeah! I am so with you. When I read OHMommy's post, I was practically jumping up and down in place from wanting to comment, but I knew I shouldn't because I would get too mouthy.

Now I've stepped back for a few days and have found the self-control to say only this...

Amen, Sister. And to OHMommy, too.

Daryl said...

Here's my two cents worth .. go to the site called: http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2009/08/06/roundup-debunking-health-care-myths