reply to post by ManBehindTheMask
I find that the rather interesting part of this entire "debate", has been the lack of "debating" that actually exists therein.
For example, the liberal wing of our government has proposed rather sweeping changes to our healthcare system. They have altered the name of this
campaign multiple times, from "healthcare reform", to the darker and more recent, "health insurance reform".
The main thing to note, I believe, is not the lack of desire to see said reform, but the desire to see a certain type
of healthcare reform.
However, as there is no "debate" actually occuring, all you are seeing is a push/counter-push by the parties involved.
Many Americans, (by far the majority) enjoy their healthcare, their doctors, their respective coverage and so on. They cannot see what this healthcare
reform does for them, other than add another layer of faceless beurocracy, and give more monetary control to our government.
Remember, our "government" does not refer just to our elected officials, as much as it does to those who are hired to fill the many positions that
are required to further government mandates and departments.
Although our "elected" government, the one that cares about votes and Polls, would never make a decision to limit coverage for the infirmed. But a
faceless, unelected beurocrat? How do those people differ from the "faceless" people who deny private insurance claims?
Answer; They don't
The truth is, the only real difference is that you won't be able to hold the government beurocrats accontable, seeing as you can't sue the U.S.
Fannie May, Freddie Mac, the VA healthcare system; All precedents that prove the inevitable collapse and failure of any government healthcare
I mean, why can't we just cut the $200 BILLION dollar a year waste and fraud from medicare and medicaid? Wouldn't that pay for this new program
All of this is mere proof that a true, lengthy debate over reform is needed, with all interested parties equally represented.
The American people are not "against" healthcare reform.
They are against the government making decisions on bills they didn't read, impacting people who have no problem with their current coverage.