Rep. Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, has lost his marbles … along with most Democratic reps. They are panicking over the repeal of the new health-care law, and it is quite comical. The health-care debate has been like a three ring circus; the only thing missing is a bearded lady. Take what Markey said a few days ago as an example.
While speaking at the podium he shamelessly argued, "Republicans don't care about grandma!" I nearly fell out of my chair I was laughing so hard. The Democrats are in such a frenzy they'll say and do anything to keep their Obamacare alive, even if it sacrifices their intelligence. But they have Republicans all wrong you see. We care more about grandma than their law ever could. After all, Obamacare wants grandma to accept her fate once she hits 80.
First of all I'd just like to point out that most of our representatives have gone on the record saying they didn't even read what was in the bill, but somehow it became a law. That shows you they don't care what garbage they sell us as long as they get paid. Second, Markey needs to bite his tongue. I love my grandparents, and I want nothing more than to see them happy and healthy. He's not fooling anyone with his tough talk. He and the rest of the Democrats are just afraid. They're starting to lose control so they'll say anything to shake us up.
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Markey's comment reminds me of a lowlife camera hog named Kanye West. He said President Bush doesn't care about black people. Now, I expect nothing but failure and shame from Kanye. But excuse me if I hold my representatives to a higher standard. Markey made a blanket statement that has nothing to do with a Republican's detest for such a bill. We don't like it because the government shouldn't stick its nose where it doesn't belong. It's one thing to regulate health-care companies so they don't discriminate or have outrageous premiums, but you cannot force Americans to purchase health care. And you can't force someone to purchase health care for those who can't afford it or for those who are unemployed.
I'll bet the Dems didn't tell Andy Griffith about the "end of life" clause when they asked him to peddle their half truths. First they force grandma and grandpa, who may be as young as 65, to see a physician. That doesn't sound so bad at first, but wait until you hear what's next. The physician and the patient discuss "advanced care planning," basically talking them into giving up and whom they should consult to get through the process. I don't know about you, but that doesn't sound too nice for grandma. They'll also discuss a living will, power of attorney and so forth. Now, I thought the point of government was to run our country, not our lives. If grandma doesn't want to talk about her death, I'm not going to make her.
Another section in the end-of-life BS is their "respect" for grandma. Their definition of respect is as follows: If grandma falls and is unconscious, the government will determine whether or not she's worth saving. They will limit the amount of "intervention" used by the hospitals. It actually talks about depriving the elderly of IV fluids. Don't believe me? Read it yourself. H.R. 3200. Page 430. Fight the urge to fall asleep, and keep in mind this is only one page compared to the remaining 1,000-plus. No wonder our reps didn't read it.
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I don't understand how anyone can support a law under which the government controls who lives and who dies. Obama has churched up the verbiage so everything sounds nice and sweet, but the message is the same. More government, less freedom. If I don't want to buy health insurance YOU CAN'T MAKE ME! If someone wants health care and can't afford it, they should get a job. I realize jobs aren't falling out of the sky, but I shouldn't be responsible for paying their share.
My dose of honesty: This law isn't about caring for grandma; it's about doing whatever the heck you (government) want because you're in charge. If Markey wants to point fingers, he should look in the mirror. Don't ever question how much I care for my grandparents. When it was my grandmother in the hospital, I wanted the doctors to do everything they could to save her. I knew my grandmother better than the government – and my grandmother didn't want help dying, she wanted help healing. If Obamacare had been in place, they would have stopped treatment as soon as she got to the hospital. They wouldn't have given her the chance to fight. I think we all know where Markey can put his opinions.