Well said Mrs.Smeej. I love the use of the word "jackanapes". My question for the right side is a simple one. I bet no one can answer it simply either. Why can't the Republicans offer some constructive criticism and do something to help make the health care plan even better than it is rather than undo everything that's been done? NO ONE has been able to answer that simple question yet and I haven't found anywhere to try to get an answer without my being called an UN-American, non-Christian libitard. Just asking.
If the Federal government had the Constitutional authority to legislate health care, we could legitimately discuss just to what degree our lives will be dictated in that regard. However, until the Constitution is Amended to delegate that power to the Federal government, it remains reserved to the States, as demonstrated by Romneycare. Since Obamacare is unconstitutional from the ground up, I HAVE to oppose it, in accordance with my Oath.
Terry B., that's it in one (I'm sorry, there's no prize.)
That's the same objection I've been finding with these guys.
Have they got a better plan ? 'cause they have not yet said.
I'd sure like to see one though, before they move ahead.
Picking at provisions that the people really need
Offering protections from mismanagement and greed.
I would feel much better if their answer weren't a shrug,
If they told us their cure now - before they pull the plug.
Any legislator selling a plan to 'tweak' Obamacare is either ignorant of the Constitution and their Oath, or they are in willful violation of it. The 'cure' for Obamacare is a swift repeal. The States will fix their own health care and compete for business, as will the health insurance industry. Amend the Constitution, delegating the power to legislate health care, then we can talk. Until then, Obamacare is illegal, and I will oppose it on every front.
It may be a gesture that, in future, won't reflect
The Dawning of Aquarius and mutual respect
But, last night, when Kerry took a seat with John McCain,
It was fitting tribute to the Arizona slain.
Seating may have set the tone for this ambitious speech.
The President gave lofty goals for us to try and reach.
And I think that, on the whole, he tried to keep it fair;
Reaching out to both the sides all intermingled there.
He'd reform the tax code, stop oil subsidies, keep Health;
Electric cars and Tort reform and reinvest our wealth
(When he mentioned that part though, applause was pretty thin.)
"It's a Sputnik moment and the future's ours to win."
He'll freeze all new spending and agrees to compromise.
(Such a stirring vision that The Speaker even cries.)
Wish him luck. He'll need it. 'tis a task that truly daunts.
I'll be shocked if he gets even half of what he wants.
Congress has 2 problems; they're as big as problems get.
These are unemployment and unprecedented debt.
Democrats want spending to create some brand new jobs.
Republicans say that pays Paul but, meanwhile, Peter robs.
Just the interest on the debt will soon be at a trillion.
Cutting all discretionary spending saves a billion.
Where are we to get the rest when 1 in 10 can't work?
Maybe Keynes was on to something, but debt ceilings lurk.
We need cuts in spending, true. But, where are we to start?
What strands of our safety net do we want torn apart?
We can cut the fruit that's hanging low upon the bough;
P.B.S., the N.E.A. That's 1%... What now?
Our big ticket items are what no-one wants to touch;
Medicare, the Pentagon, age benefits and such.
Since the goose that lays the golden eggs is just a fable,
I'm afraid we've got no choice. It all goes on the table.