Thursday, February 25, 2010

Democrats accuse Republicans of not having an alternative health care plan.

The White house has decided that the best way to start off their feel-good bi-partisan health care bonanza was to accuse Republicans of not having a plan of their own. Doesn't really help the matter in the least, and, it's a lie.
The GOP has had a summary and a 219 page document outlining their alternative to the Democrats nearly 2,000 page monstrosity. I had read the original House bill in it's 1,100 pages of glory many months ago. It was to say the least, vague and full of services that were unnecessary, or incomprehensible to anyone but the most skilled linguist of mumbo-jumbo and gobbledygook.
White house spokesman Robert Gibbs and Dan Pfeiffer had this to say on the WH own website.
The President believes strongly that Thursday's bipartisan meeting on health insurance reform will be most productive if both sides come to the table with a unified plan to start discussion - and if the public has the opportunity to inspect those proposals up close before the meeting happens.
That's why yesterday the White House posted online the President's proposal for bridging the differences between the Senate- and House-passed health insurance reform bills...
As we said today, we'll be happy to post the Republican plan on our website once they indicate to us which one we should post. We hope they won't pass up this opportunity to make their case to the American people.
Which one? There is only one, and you already have a  link to it on your website. Is Gibbs and his associates so lost that they don't even know they posted a link to the oppositions health care plan? I would have assumed they would be on top of something that the President and the Democratic leadership thinks is so crucial to the country.
To make matters worse for our friends on the left the CBO(Congressional Budget Office)says that the Democrats proposed health care bill does not provide specific enough details for them to give an estimate at this time. The CBO did, however score the Republicans alternative health care plan back in November of last year. They stated at that time the Republicans alternative would reduce the federal deficit by 70 billion dollars over the next 10 years. However it should be noted this plan covers roughly only 3 million people in comparison to the over inflated number of 30 or 40 million people the Democrats want to provide coverage for.
The Democrats plan ignores the fact that many of the people on their list are uninsured of their own accord, or are between jobs and only temporarily without insurance. Considering the fact that anyone with little or no income can apply for Medicaid through Social Services already, it's unclear just who needs health care at the moment. Some areas are without a nearby Social Services office, which could make it difficult for some to get this kind of aid. A quick Google search reveals that you can apply for food stamps and Medicaid online in many states.
It is becoming quite clear that the debate is not about health care, but that it is about control. The Democrats have this ingrained need to control peoples lives on every level. They have managed to convince blacks that racism is a problem with the Republicans, yet history shows it has always been Republicans fighting for rights for minorities. They try and make people feel bad by claiming that illegal immigrants are only here to feed their families, when there are a large number who are here simply to avoid prosecution for crimes they committed in their home country, or to take advantage of the free health and monetary benefits we will provide for them.
The longer we ignore he lies of the Democrats the longer we will languish in a down-turned economy with no hope in sight. The recent upsets in state and senatorial elections are showing that some people have decided to reject the promises of Democrats and have instead thrown their support behind Republican candidates who have shown a more organic empathy toward the voters than their opponents on the left. Scott Brown is a prime example of how the Democrats are losing touch with their constituents. A revitalized GOP has been making inroads with the voters for months now and continue to build momentum as we inch closer to the November interim elections.
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