I just listened through the eight speeches at the "reality check" link my friend sent me, that purport to correct what the White House labels as misinformation about the Health Care Proposal. The gist of the messages is that it's just bad people making stuff up against the good Health Care proposal, just "the same old people" who don't want to see Health Care reformed.
Why anyone would not want Health Care reform isn't mentioned -- what's the motivation? but nameless bad people are accused of simply just not wanting it for no good reason. Oh, maybe because they have some meaningless idea about "socialized medicine."
Who are the stupid ones here?
Obviously reform is needed, but people are concerned about THIS health care reform, and it seems to me they are RIGHTLY concerned.
The WH representatives are insinuating something irrational, when it sounds to me like there are many legitimate questions AND THEY ARE BASED ON WHAT IS ACTUALLY WRITTEN IN THE HEALTH CARE PROPOSAL.
Yes, people could be getting things wrong about it, but THE WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMEN SPEAK IN GENERALITIES, TELLING US WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE COME OUT OF THIS HEALTH CARE PROPOSAL, THEY DO NOT SHOW US WHAT IS ACTUALLY IN THAT PROPOSAL. THEY DO NOT QUOTE IT. THEY'RE GIVING US ALL RHETORIC, NO ACTUAL FACTS.
GO LISTEN TO IT YOURSELF, FIND A FACT IN IT FROM ANY OF THEM. THERE AREN'T ANY. There are plenty of DECLARATIONS that such and such is fact, but no actual facts themselves. (If you aren't sure what's a fact and what isn't, run it by me, I'll happily explain it to you).
If people are wrong about this proposal, we aren't going to find that out through empty rhetoric, and this note of accusation of the PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES for raising meaningless objections, that is coming out of this Reality Check page, only adds to the reasons to distrust them.
They promise us everything: They promise Medicare will not be cut; they promise Vet benefits will not be cut; they promise that the elderly will not be deprived of necessary care; they promise doctors will be paid in accord with their expertise; they promise you can keep your own insurance plan if you like it, etc., etc., etc. They promise you everything, but, again,
There is NO discussion of the actual written provisions in the bill that would demonstrate whether these things are ACTUALLY spelled out in it, or how it's going to be financed, OR if it's even POSSIBLE to provide for all that, given economic and medical realities.
EVEN WITH THE BEST INTENTIONS IN THE WORLD, SOME THINGS ARE SIMPLY NOT POSSIBLE. Why do we have a health care problem anyway? PARTLY because some things are simply not possible economically, not because "some people" don't want us to have decent health care.
They are certainly right to point out that the current health care situation is not as good as we'd like it to be, BUT THEY ARE NOT GIVING EVIDENCE THAT THIS PARTICULAR REFORM IS GOING TO BE BETTER FOR ALL OF US. Maybe it will be better for some, but much worse for others. How is this going to be discovered when we aren't given the actual facts?
IT'S ALL EMPTY RHETORIC, ALL WISHFUL THINKING.
DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHAT A FACT IS ANY MORE? WHAT EVIDENCE IS? IS THERE A SHRED OF RESPECT FOR THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY LEFT? FOR GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE?
Here's the White House Reality Check link again.
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