We don’t have a government. We have a bunch of pissed off toddlers throwing a goddamned tantrum for not getting their way in the grocery store.
I’m angry. I am so disgusted and disappointed in and ashamed of our elected officials that I can’t even describe it. And the most infuriating part of it all? Sure they’ll shut down the government to try to bully people into doing what they want, but are THEY going without pay? Fuck no. Of course not.
There has got to be a way we can make it for every single day the government is shut down, that these elected government titty-babies will go without getting paid. If they expect the forest rangers who only make $25,000 a year to go without, then their spoiled asses should be willing to do the same.
Sadly, that should tell you EVERYTHING you need to know. They don’t believe in this. They HAVE to try to kill the Affordable Care Act before Americans actually realize how beneficial it will be. Once Americans experience the benefits, they will never want to give them up. Especially parents who have children born with a chronic or terminal illnesses. They can get affordable insurance and get their kids the healthcare and treatment they require to continue living. If you call yourself ProLife, then you have no business even thinking of being against this.
Yes. I realize that is a divisive statement. I’m okay with that because it’s true. If you care about life, then you should WANT these kids to have every access to every treatment available. Period. The End.
Here’s my biggest problem with the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) (which, is supposed to e negative but all I see is Obama Cares) the rhetoric and propaganda that is flying around the web. People are latching on to it without doing any unbiased research on their own. They’re asking people on Facebook to explain it to them and getting biased answers on both sides. They don’t want to know the answers, they just want someone to answer in a way they lean politically so they can feel superior and justified in their ignorance.
So here’s your chance to do a little digging on your own.
This is about as unbiased as you can get.
Also, please remember that FactCheck.org and Snopes.com are also politically unbiased and have answered EVERY single question and addressed every falsehood known to man about Obamacare.
Don’t get me wrong, I lean left. I always have. But when it comes to something like this, I research like it’s my job. Is the ACA perfect? No. But it will help levelize the price gouging that hospitals do to help offset the cost of the uninsured. It will force the insurance companies to hold up their end of the deal and pay instead of arbitrarily denying even routine visits.
When healthcare and insurance gets back to being about healthcare…and not the almighty dollar, then we will see a huge shift. Right now, the insurance companies are fighting with every penny of last year’s $12.5 million profit to make the ACA go away. Why? Because they may only make $5M this year. Oh. No.
The worst part about all of this? Our Congress has spent more of the tax-payers’dollars attempting to repeal the ACA 42 times and now shutting down the government than would EVER have been spent on healthcare reform. That’s a shame and a fucking crime.
Take their pay away, and we will see very quickly how committed they are to shutting Obamacare down. I guarantee you, there will be so much compromise so fast, that we’d all get whiplash.
Even if my costs go up somehow, I still would rather see my tax dollars go toward the health of Americans than to paying for wars that are based on lies. Healthcare should be an American Right, not a privilege.
And with that, I’m done. Pass me a Xanax and a glass of wine.