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Ream the Deem Bill

New Update: House Dems drop ‘deem and pass’ in favor of separate vote on Senate health bill. (Score one for the American people.)

Now back to my original post on 3-19-2010 which I still deem quite worth the read.

As we move forward on the health care non-debate and the House prepares to pass the Senate bill by voting on it, or not, they may just “deem” it passed, at that point I guess they can just beam the deemed, virtually unseen, bill to the President. He will deem it wonderful and voila! A new entitlement unlike any we have dared deem possible takes over one-sixth of the American economy (keep those presses rollin’…rollin’…rollin’…rollin…we need that paper money….your hide!!!!). And then we’ll all find out what government deems best for us.

It’s the compassionate thing to do afterall; we’re talking about people’s lives here. Deem, I mean dern, straight! Problem is government is a “thing”; “things” do not have compassion. People have compassion. But even said people, once named to a board that has to make decisions based on available monies, well, may not “deem” you deserve the health care you need. Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel (Rahm’s brother btw, known as “Zeke” to his peeps, and a key health advisor to the President) advocates for a “whole life system”. So,  some Medicare board would decide based on statistics, life expectancy, etc, whether let’s say “you” are worth life prolonging procedures. Those most at risk are people who are sick,  have special needs, are elderly or suffer from conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Parkinson’s.

When government’s in charge, when the doctor shortage hits crisis stage (one survey indicates nearly half say they’ll get out of medicine entirely or retire early if Obamacare passes) and you throw in 30 million more people, that’s called “rationing”. That’s called nobody’s happy. And the most vulnerable patients are going to be the pricey ones: the ones who just cost too much money and statistically might not be “deemed” such a great bargain.

And let’s go over this… very… slowly….and…. carefully….and… clearly. Yes, the health care system is broken, yes, it needs fixing, and yes, we need something like high-risk insurance pools for people with pre-existing conditions; how-many-times-do-people-have-to-say-that-before-it-gets-through.

But we have this itsy-bitsy problem. We don’t have any money.  Medicare alone has 36-100 trillion (can you write out 100 trillion dollars? How many zeros do you see? Lots and lots of zeros) in unfunded liabilities (ie: no money to pay for all those baby-boomers comin’ into the system, like, ALREADY).

Now the President LOVES to talk about cutting Medicare fraud and waste by 500 billion and then (this just slays me) spending it on something else to save. Savings? Zero (duh).  And sasstoday wonders why the President never talks about reforming or cutting Medicaid, which anyone can tell you is rife with rotgut waste, fraud and abuse. And Americans again have an itsy-bitsy problem believing that the government can spend 900 billion to 2 trillion dollars and save money and cut fraud, waste and abuse in programs it created and from which it has yet to cut fraud, waste and abuse.

And now the House finally has a final (maybe) bill. The Senate has a final (maybe) bill. Now the American people will get to hear a lively and in-depth debate about what’s actually in these bills, how they work and how the American people will pay for all this; it is a new era of bi-partisanship and transparency. NOT! The thing most transparent to the American people is the corruption of government. There are a few undecided Democrats out there who could decide to vote “no”—that is, if they don’t a quick ride on Air Force One first.

(Disclosure: there are some snarky comments about sasstoday and how she gets her health care. They are in my comments box.  I will answer them in six months, so said readers can get used to waiting, Canadian style, for non-essential health care concerns to be addressed.)

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Excellent statement,s Ms. Aude absolutely terrifying to think about. None the less it was sickening to see Nancy Pelosi use out and out scare “Tactics” on the Democrats and Republicans alike, if they did not vote yes on the Health care reform Bill.Gosh and Golly Gee only amounting to 923 Million over a six year span. As for Mr. “Zeke ” known to his Peeps does not sound so Kewl to me.Bet he has no worries about medical care.Over sixty percent of Americans have said they would vote to remove the current Incumbents that now hold office. Well they certainly have my vote, yes that includes you too Mr. Obama. Poor Senator Ted Kennedy must be rolling over in his grave. This was never his idea of medical reform for America.I sure as Hell don,t want our Government to decide whether or not I can have a surgery.As I am about to approach a decision on having one.Guess I had better hurry up, since I suffer from Meniere,s Disease. With a new medical overhaul I am sure they would pick the alternative, it,s okay if she goes deaf.May God Bless you all with it for what you have done to the rest of us.As for snarky remarks made about Ms. Aude health care. It,s called Noneya you bunch of BUFFOONS.

Comment by Cynthia S Wilson

Why should the private sector taxpayer pay big dollars and incredible pension/medical benefits to government employees who effectively can’t be fired and get raises based on longevity rather than performance. Are government employees simply parasites on the private sector taxpayer when most everything can be outsourced to private companies and government made smaller?

VOTE NOW: Are Government Employees Overpaid Parasites?

Comment by Cynthia S Wilson

Sorry about the math dilemma, after awhile one loses sight of the Millions, Billions, Trillions. Americans should be seeing red at this point. So get in the soup lines with the rest of us. While you wait for 923 Billion, soon to be trillions to be spent.While we all ride The Obama train to hell. Oh “duh” you must of forgot there is no money to spend, on yet another Political F aux Pas.

Comment by Cynthia S Wilson

Let me begin with at the end of each post, it says Say IT !. So here it is peeps. I find it personally offensive, that some of you “SMARMY” people out there have the nerve to ask Ms Aude how does she afford medical care. Did you Bunch of Morons even bother to read her history or her achievements in life. Ms Aude has done nothing but enrich and enhance the lives of other people.I am honored to say I know her; I am honored to be a tiny part of her Blog. That,s what it is “PEEPS”, a Blog, not a stomping ground for idiots like you. People like you leave me with a sense of ad nauseam. Possibly your not intelligent enough to just respond to the Blog. But your willing to idly sit by and watch President Obama run the rest of America into the ground.Hopefully none of you will be needing a surgery soon,since the Government will now be making that decision for you. Said IT !

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