Here's a great piece from a fellow blogger at Freedom Dogs on one of my favorite topics-- global warming.
What the writer says is true, Cap and Trade was passed with "deliberate speed." The same speed being applied to the health care legislation that's about to ruin our economy and quality of care in this country.
I listened to a bit of NPR's "Talk of the Nation" yesterday on the topic of a "public option" for health care. A caller says something like "we need a public plan, my daugter lived in Greece and the resident physician in her small village came to her house and gave her antibiotics when she was sick and he didn't even charge her. That's what we need."
Greece has 10 million people- our country is 30 times that size! We cannot afford to have government-run health care, that's a simple fact.
We have 300 million people in the U.S. of which only 8 million are chronically uninsured, (this does not include 10 million illegal immigrants.) We have a fantastic health care system where even the rarest of diseases are treated aggressively. A system where a poor child receives the same top-quality cancer care as a poor one. We can get the uninsured covered by incenting PRIVATE insurance companies to do so without one dime spent by the federal government. We can encourage families to pay for their 20-somthing-kids or their 80-something parents by giving them back their tax dollars to do so. We need to move more people OFF of government plans instead of moving people onto them.
So why move this direction at such speed? Purposely crippling the U.S. with needless legislation like Cap and Trade and expansion of public-option health care? Because, at the end of the day liberals want a weakened America that can't afford to be the world's superpower. We won't be able to afford a strong military, and that's exactly they way they want it.