Sunday, March 28, 2010
Republicans, Facts, Truth and the Future of America.
There is a lot going on in America these days. Republicans have been trying to convince us that health care reform was going to destroy America---leading to care rationing and huge deficits. It's funny isn't it, that they fail to mention that, with 45 million uninsured Americans, we already had a totally unacceptable form of rationing going on in the greatest country on earth for decades----health care only for those who could afford it. Many more of us could not afford it, by the way, if our employers did not offer it. Most of our country's uninsured are working but their employers do not offer it.
What is even more laughable is when Republicans worry about the huge deficits run up by Democrats for programs that benefit all Americans, including the neediest American. They fail to mention that almost all the debt owed by America, and all the huge deficits America has faced, except, technically for the current year, has all been from Republican administrations. They like to run up the debt---but admittedly, not to help out all Americans or needy Americans. They do it for tax cuts for the rich and for wars invading countries after they fabricate threats supposedly against the free world by those countries. All the while, taking their eye off the war on terrorism, and befuddling the balance of power allowing a newly resurgent Iran to threaten the free world.
Now, the Republicans are talking about taking back America for the people. They don't like that President Obama is trying to get as much done by bypassing them as he can. He does this of course because unlike the way the Democrats gave George W. Bush the benefit of the doubt and supported his initial agenda, they have stood in President Obama's way since Day One! Some day, Republicans will remember their roots; as the party of Lincoln, and will once again remember that when they are elected they are supposed to govern for all of the people, not just the few they choose. Until then we need to remind them that the people are watching---and keep them out of office until they learn their place---as civil servants to care for the will of the people, not demagogues imposing their will and policies to the detriment of so many.
Next: My dinner with Satan---The Devil chimes in!