Friday, July 17, 2009

Congress Exempts Itself From Government-Run Socialized Medicine!

Congress Exempts Itself From Government-Run Socialized Medicine!
J. D. Longstreet


It would seem the hypocrisy of our government knows no bounds! Now they have gone to great lengths to exempt themselves from this wonderful government-run healthcare system they are trying to foist upon the unsuspecting American people.

This socialized medicine, apparently, is not good enough for them but it is damn sure all you and I rate. While we wait in lines and for weeks and months to see a doctor or have a medical procedure of some kind performed they will be enjoying first class, number one, healthcare with the doctor of their choice, where, and when they choose.

But those of us in “The Great Unwashed” of America will have to settle for whatever scraps they throw our way.

For more on this story go HERE.

Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) has introduced a bill that urges members of Congress who vote to create a government-run health insurance agency to give up their own comprehensive health insurance plans and join the new the public option they advocate for all the rest of us. It is House Resolution 615. Here’s the text of the bill:

“That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that Members who vote in favor of the establishment of a public, federal government run health insurance option are urged to forgo their right to participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and agree to enroll under that public option,”

On his Website Congressman Fleming states the following: “Over the past few weeks, members of Congress and the American people have come to know the details of the Administration's proposed health care plan. Call it whatever you like, I believe this proposal is nothing more than government-run health care. As a physician, I am amazed at the number of bureaucrats in this House who are quick to claim a government-run health care plan is the reform this country needs. In response to this, I have offered a resolution that will offer members of Congress an opportunity to put their money where their mouth is, and urge their colleagues who vote for legislation creating a government-run health care plan to lead by example and enroll themselves in the same public plan.

Under the current draft of the Democrat healthcare legislation, members of Congress are curiously exempt from the government-run health care option, keeping their existing health plans and services on Capitol Hill. If Members of Congress believe so strongly that government-run health care is the best solution for hard working American families, I think it only fitting that Americans see them lead the way. Public servants should always be accountable and responsible for what they are advocating, and I challenge the American people to demand this from their representatives.” You may read the Congressman’s entire statement HERE.
Wake up, America, they’re about to do it to you again!

If this seems the least bit familiar to those of you around before the old Soviet Union went belly-up, you may recall this is exactly the kind of behavior the communist politburo was famous, or infamous, for. They had the best while the average soviet citizen had to make-do standing in long lines - not only for health care but just to buy a roll of toilet tissue. Now, America is headed in the same direction deeper and deeper into socialism. This government-run healthcare Obama and the democrat/socialists are peddling is pure socialism.

If this ObamaCare passes the Congress and is signed into law by the president the government will be even more intrusive in our everyday affairs, and our business, and deeper into what up, to now, at least, have been our personal and private health matters. Is this what you want? Are you sure… because, if we don’t stop them, this bill is going to pass.

Did you know this bill would fund state vaccine teams to conduct ‘Interventions’ in private homes? Then you need to read the article at You'll find it HERE.

Seems to me it is time to contact our Congressperson and senators and ask them why they are not the first to sign up to ObamaCare if this government-run healthcare program is so good, and is, in fact, the answer to America’s healthcare problems. But, then, you already know the answer. It is not about your health, or your healthcare. It is ALL about POWER. It always has been. This government-run healthcare will give the politicians power and, eventually, control over everything you do, your entire life, from the time you arise in the mornings until you retire at night.

ObamaCare, a national government-run healthcare system, is NOT the AMERICAN WAY! It is the SOCIALIST WAY! Washington is going to tell you that I am WRONG and they will try to sell you the idea that a government run healthcare system is not socialism. If you take a few minutes, and do a tiny bit of research on the Internet, you will quickly learn who is telling you the truth.

Now that you know this socialized medicine the Congress is proposing for America is so bad they will not even sign onto it themselves, are you going to allow them to get away with this subterfuge? Surely, you will not lie down and roll over and let them have their way AGAIN! Surely not, America!

Are we Americans so bereft of pride that we will allow that bunch of elitist socialists to continue to do this to us over and over again without demanding enough! Well, ARE WE?
What you are seeing in this display of elitist behavior is the best examples of what living in a socialist state is like - one system for the elite and another for everybody else. And you thought you were going to be equal, right? Equal to WHAT, pray tell?

J. D. Longstreet


1 comment:

  1. Actually, all legislators are part of a PUBLIC plan...not a private one.
    Legislators have one of the best public plans out there....funded by, you guessed it...the taxpayers.
    For every 100 dollars in health care premiums, the taxpayer picks up about $75 dollars...depending on the plan. and the legislator pays just 1 dollar out of pocket.
    In addition these health care benefits are considered a tax free benefit.

    Compare that to my plan. As a self employed business person, I pay ALL my own premiums. No taxpayer handouts for me. And my premiums are taxed BEFORE I send the check to Blue Shield.

    When the taxpayers step in and helps subsidize you healthcare premiums...that a public plan!