Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1
reply to post by nenothtu
What is so wrong with requiring everyone on some sort of health plan?
Believe it or not, I starred that post, so I reckon I don't hate you after all!
The problem with requiring everyone to buy insurance (it's not set up to just require "some sort of health plan" - it specifically mandates an
insurance purchase) is that it's requiring people to buy something for the privilege of existing. It's no different than requiring each individual
to purchase a Chrysler just because they draw breath. In my case, my health plan specifically excludes insurance, and always will, the law
notwithstanding. Don't want it, don't need it, ain't gonna have it. I carried insurance for years, and will absolutely NOT be playing that lotto
again, ever, for any reason.
Not gonna pay a "tax", or "fine", or whatever they want to call it today or tomorrow, to the IRS for the privilege of living, either (funny how
IRS is the enforcement arm for Health Care, isn't it?), so they just as well get my cell in order, and stock up on ammo, and make sure the purchase
orders are all set for their new shotguns. It ain't gonna happen. I said long before they forced that travesty through that it's where I draw the
line, and I meant what I said. That's the line I'm willing to go to war again at.
This is like it or not the Numero Uno reason why people go under financially as people are forced to mortgage their homes in order to pay for
healthcare services which is at least 75% or better of cases whereas someone is forced to it leads to forclosure.
Mortaging their home is their personal choice. It won't be mine, because it's bad business, but they are free to do as they please, and, like me,
live with the consequences of their own choices. I'm not wealthy by ANY stretch of the imagination, but I take care of my own health, and have for
years. I'm not about to put myself out in the street so a doctor can buy another Lexus for his driveway. That's MY choice, and I'll live - or die -
with the consequences of it. Forcing me to buy into the insurance lotto, against my will or needs, takes away my freedom of choice, my freedom to look
after myself, and I'll not have it. Too much freedom has been given up already, and I'm not budging another inch. Matter of fact, I'm fairly intent
on reclaiming some of those choices that have been taken away.
The "Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Bill" was needed and shouldv'e never have been nessecary but thanks to Regan, Clinton and 43 deregulating the
entire financial marketplace which allowed both 1987 and 2008 to happen and if weren't undone that both would've never ever occured.
You're right, something had to be done. I'm not all that familiar with that bill, but a cursory inspection indicates that it deals mainly with
regulations of financial institutions and Wall Street trading, which don't affect me in a direct way. I don't deal with banks or credit - if I
can't afford something, well, I just don't really need
it until I can. For those who do deal with those cutthroats, it's probably a good
thing. I don't know how far it went, but I don't think that mandating a 10 year stretch in the Federal Pen would be too far for such things as
trading in derivatives and "Futures", which only puts the hurt on the rest of us for no good reason other than snatching a fast buck out of thin
air, meanwhile pushing up our prices before
the product is even available! Then the Fed just prints more money out of nothing to cover it, and
so the snake starts eating it's own tail.
As I said, I don't know much about that law, but I hope it deals with those problems effectively.
What affects one state will eventually affect us all even if the event may never occur in your state and your willingmess to get out of Dodge when
things fall your way means you will cut and run and abandon the nation when she needs you the most. Never ever turn your back on this nation and fight
every peiece of this ultra radical plans to the end.
That's a product of creeping centralization of Federalism, what is so lovingly referred to as "Big Government". It hasn't always been so, and
wasn't set up to be that way. As an aside, "Centralization", when it occurs under other
governments, is what we refer to as
"Totalitarianism" here. I can't for the life of me figure out why we don't just call it what it is, right here.
Don't fret about me "cutting and running". My days over the water are done. I was born here, and here is where I'll die, for better or for worse.
I don't plan on ever living more than 300 miles from the exact spot I'm sitting in right now, although this particular spot isn't optimal. I can
travel something less than 3 hours in any direction from here and just VANISH until I want to be seen again, and that suits me just fine. 1000 Federal
marshals wouldn't have any better luck ferreting me out that they did that Rudolph character. There's a lot to be said for being the mole in the
Whack-a-Mole game. Pop up here, or there, or way over there
, but never out of the same hole twice, and make it count when you do.
In the meantime, I fight in the best way I can, which currently is not a physical battle. There's a fine art to knowing when the grease is hot enough
that you have to jump out of it, and an even finer art in knowing just how far to jump so that you don't land in this fire OR the other one. Perhaps
the finest art of all is to be able to hit the ground running when you do.
I believe the days are rapidly drawing to a close until people will realize that fighting it through the courts and a "war of words" are
increasingly futile, because they are not being heard. I hate it, but I believe it's coming. It didn't have to be that way, but if there isn't a
radical upset in DC, hell is going to break loose. When that happens, no one is going to care what party folks attended. They won't stop to ask, and
there's not enough difference between the Big Two to matter any how.
If you are not a Bagger, a GOP, Dem or Libretarian then what party are you apart of?
I am registered as an "Independent". I've been accused of being politically just to the right of Atilla the Hun, perhaps not unfairly. Still, what
passes for "right wing" these days leaves me hollow, and I just can't get behind the agenda. I find myself as much at odds with them as with what
passes for "left wing". As far as I'm concerned, they're ALL wing nuts. If one is towing either line whole hog, one is NOT thinking things through
independently - he is just towing the line, and believing what he's told to believe. It appears to me that there is a drive in BOTH wings towards
Centralization, and as I said above, Centralization is the real enemy - it matters nary a whit whether it's from the left or the right, the end
results are the same, as was seen in Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Communist Russia, and literally dozens of other centrally consolidated totalitarian
regimes in the 20th century, again from both sides.
I was a Republican for 40 years or so, until the Neocons took the party over. They are neither "New" nor "Conservative", so the term "neocon" is
a misnomer, a misapplied label, just something to call them. They are no less totalitarian than Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Pol Pot, or others, and the
same can be said for "Progressives" on the other end of the illusory spectrum, in the Democrat wing. There's nothing "progressive" about them,
unless one considers a totalitarian regime to be progress.
What's needed, in my opinion, is a transfusion of fresh blood into DC, donated by neither of those two factions, for they are both working towards
the same end, the same goal, but from different directions. They are burning the candle from both ends, and we are allowing it to happen, by the
simple expedient of NOT kicking them all out of DC and changing the guard completely every 6 to 12 years with a fresh transfusion. God help us when
the flame gets to the center, and there's no more candle to burn.