Thursday, September 10, 2009

What do 1913, 1937, and 1965 all have in common??

There has been much discussion today regarding President Obama's address to congress Wednesday night. Much of this has focused on Rep. Joe Wilson, of South Carolina, who actually yelled "You lie!" during the president's speech. As most know, President Obama was discussing illegal aliens and whether they would receive health insurance through the proposed health reform. As usual, most Republicans argue that they indeed would be covered, while most Democrats state that they wouldn't.

What I know, is that this is just a small tip of the iceberg. Believe it or not, I have sat down and read parts of the Health Care Bill and it doesn't take long to feel like you're going cross-eyed. Seems to me like the "Secretary" has an awful lot of flexibility with things when he/she deems something is necessary. This reform creates bigger government and reaches the government's ever so long tentacles further into American's lives.

The Income Tax was started in 1913 under Woodrow Wilson. Social Security was signed into law by FDR in January 1937. Medicare and Medicaid made their debut in July 1965 during Lyndon B. Johnson's administration. What do each of these have in common? These three Presidents were all Democrats and there was a Democratic majority in the House and Senate that made sure all of these programs went through. Social Security is almost bankrupt. Medicare is almost bankrupt. Medicaid is almost bankrupt. Income taxes don't seem to be getting any lower and China just about owns the U.S. Those that endorse Health Reform state that we need it because of these facts...I say, What makes them think they're going to do any better this time around??

Food for thought: If it took 18 months of debate for the Medicare Bill to go through in 1965 and the Obamas took at least six months to pick out their dog, then why, oh why, does this have to be done yesterday??

1 comment:

  1. Well said! I agree. I found you on Raising my 4 Sons. Sometimes I just get curious about other readers and pop on over to their blogs. It is kind of a fun way to meet people...I think you caught my attention in your bio, with the remark about the speed bump and your mouth!! LOL! I can relate.



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