posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 04:50 PM
If this section of the HR turns out to be truly voluntary, then I have no problem with it. Yes, there are parents that need resources to assist with
their parental education. IF, however, this is not voluntary, or other programs are hinged upon it, or if there is not a way of turning down the
"help" once accepted, then it is a sham.
You know what occurs to me -- a person who has actually read the entire bill? People complain about the length of it -- 1000 double-spaced pages.
I read it and think that much of it is interpretive -- not nailed down where the funds come from, who will enforce the legislation and how, how it
will be phased in, how it interrelates with the existing medical community and insurance mandates.
I read this bill and think......... "maaaan, it's gonna take 100,000 pages to put a shine on this bill, to make it really work." ....... and our
members of Congress are balking at reading 1000 pages?
Read the dang bill! I'm all in favor of health care reform. I'm not in favor of government controlling all facets of it, and I'm really not in
favor of the American taxpayer paying for the health care of persons illegally in the United States.
"Argentus, WTH should be done with illegals who get injured? You're a cold-hearted [expletive]." yes, that was actually said to me --
substituting Argentus with my name. They should be cared for and stabilized, medical aid rendered, and then deported to their own country.
I've had occasion to see crappy watercraft that would barely be called a boat -- sometimes with three generations of people in them -- hopeful,
leaving Cuba to strike out for parts unknown, risking their very lives on the open ocean for a chance.......... a CHANCE at a better, less oppressed
life. I feel for them. I've assisted them. Myself, I could never deny any human being basic life-sustaining things as water, food, perhaps a
cheap compass, some fuel.
I feel for these people. There, but for the grace of insert diety goes I. However, a country, particularly one in absolute economic
turmoil, cannot continue to expend its social services on those who choose to not become part of the taxation system that finances the country. I'm
even in favor of programs that assist folks who have a familial connection with the U.S. to be able to become legal citizens. Hey, I had to do it
to move here. We lived two years on our own resources before it was legal for either of us to work here.
I realize that m'Bride and I still had numerous advantages, and I don't pretend that our situation and that of the illegal occupant of the U.S. are
in any way similar. Still, I believe this is a breaking point of the bill. The language is smushy enough that I can't absolutely state that it
INTENDS to pay all health care of illegals. that'spart of the problem................. the bill is ......... interpretive.