Socialism – It’s been hiding for a long time…

March 22, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Posted in health care, irony, Obama, political commentary, political rants | Leave a comment
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…you just can’t see the forest for the trees.  Take our present health care system, for example.  Aside from greed, do you know what else has driven the health care costs to epic heights?  It is because those of us that have the ability to pay are subsidizing those who can’t.  As more and more people use emergency room facilities, because they cannot be refused treatment if they are not able to pay, the more costs rise for the rest of us.  So it is through higher and higher health care costs we are subsidizing the poor.  Isn’t that really the kind of socialism some of you are afraid of if we were to have a public option or single payer plan?

What about your police, fire, and military protection?  We all put our money in a pool (our taxes) to pay for those services.  The poor, who don’t pay any taxes, still have the same benefits and protections from those services as those who pay, do they not?

In education, especially private schools, financial aid and scholarships often come from money paid by those most able to afford the high tuition.  As you can see, no matter where you look there is a form of socialism within our capitalist system, yet it is thrown around as such a dirty, ugly word.

What is so wrong with the haves helping the have-nots?  Has greed and materialism created a society of people who have the attitude; I got mine, too bad too sad for you if you can’t get yours?  Caring about the less fortunate would benefit our society as a whole but people are just too freaking stupid to get it!  These same folks are usually of the good Christian ilk.  Calling one’s self a Christian isn’t the same as being a Christian.  I know many of my fellow atheists who lead  more Christian lives than the so-called Christians.

I’m going to veer slightly off topic here.  In regard to the new health care bill that will make buying  health insurance mandatory, there is a good reason for doing it.  It sounds scary to people, but since the bill will put an end to the health  insurance industry’s practice denying coverage to those with pre-existing conditions this measure is necessary to be fair to the insurers (yes I hate the thought of that one as much as anyone since they have been screwing us for years) if the mandatory clause were left out, many people would not buy insurance until they got sick.  It would be kind of like waiting until your house has burned down to buy home owner’s insurance.

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Obama, according to the McCain and Palin crowd, is a terrorist because he had some professional associations with a man who was accused but not convicted (granted due to a technicality) of terrorist activities when Obama was eight years old.  Other prominent public figures, including republicans also had the same association with Ayers as Obama.  None of that matters, right?

McCain used to pal around with G. Gordon Liddy who is a convicted felon.  McCain was an adult and fully aware of Liddy’s activities.

How close are McCain and Liddy? At least as close as Obama and Ayers appear to be. In 1998, Liddy’s home was the site of a McCain fundraiser. Over the years, he has made at least four contributions totaling $5,000 to the senator’s campaigns–including $1,000 this year.

Last November, McCain went on his radio show. Liddy greeted him as “an old friend,” and McCain sounded like one. “I’m proud of you, I’m proud of your family,” he gushed. “It’s always a pleasure for me to come on your program, Gordon, and congratulations on your continued success and adherence to the principles and philosophies that keep our nation great.”

Obama has been associated with Acorn a bad thing?

McCain has been associated with Acorn, not a bad thing?  Don’t believe it, google it.  Here’s just one to get you started,  McCain Attending an Acorn Rally.

McCain was one of the Keating 5.  Here’s an excerpt, read the full article at the preceding link.

John McCain admitted to intentionally filing false income tax returns to defraud the IRS by not claiming thousands of dollars in gifts McCain and his family received from Charles Keating and Keating’s company. Years later, when the IRS noticed Keating’s company had written off the gifts to McCain as business expenses, McCain fessed up and admitted filing false returns and made a “donation” to the U.S. Treasury to cover the amount he defrauded American tax payers. (Committing tax fraud is one of the least offensive things John McCain has done over his career, but this article just focuses on his role in the Keating Five, and the Lincoln Savings and Loan scandal of the late 1980’s-early 1990’s). McCain also leaked information about the Keating Five to the press multiple times in an effort to appear above the other Senators in the scandal. A 1989 Phoenix New Times article summed it up best with their title – McCain: The Most Reprehensible of the Keating Five.

Sarah Palin smirks smugly as she insinuates Obama is a terrorist, a socialist (a word I don’t think she knows the definition of), and anti-American, as people in the crowd yell “kill him” among other things.  What does it say about her character that she allowed this to go on?  Palin might believe that Obama is a socialist but a psychologist friend of mine believe Pallin is a sociopath.  See the similarity in the two words?

Obama has not stooped to the level of calling Palin anti-American even though she’s married to a guy who has said he hates America and belongs to a group who wants Alaska to secede from the United States.  Nor has he called Palin anti-American for attending and speaking at meetings with her husband.

Palin is under investigation in her home state, and has been accused of all sorts of misconduct and abuses while in office.

Yet all I hear is bad stuff about Obama and Biden and how wonderful McCain Palin are.  What are we a nation of nitwits?  I can only hope it’s like the moral majority that turned out to only be louder than the rest but not really a majority.

This has gotten to be such nasty business that like the airlines, polling places are going to have to provide barf bags with each ballot.


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