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Sunday, September 06, 2009

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Actually, Bad and Ugly go together.

I usually don't get too inflamed in the discussions on Facebook. I find myself to be free-thinking enough to let ignorant people remain ignorant and fire off their diatribe without raising my blood pressure one iota. But with this week's viral "No one should die because they cannot afford health insurance" status updates made it's way, I couldn't believe some of the comments on my friends' posts. I wanted so bad to reply but fortunately, those weren't my acquaintances to deal with.

And as a proponent of good experiences everywhere, I would like to point out which, of these statements, actually sound good...have good spirits...telling about the person's personality that would say such a statement. Karma, my friends, can be a bitch. I know. I have experienced it myself.

This is the status update that many wonderful people posted:
No one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick. If you agree, please post this as your status.

Here are some of the responses that illicit an "Are you serious? You really said that?" thoughts from me...actually, my thoughts were more vulgar:

I like to believe that I shouldn't go broke paying for lazy people who won't get off their asses.

I don't know who is, but I like her!

the problem is everyone wants someelse besides themselves to be responsible for that o/w i completely agree

are you for or against obamacare cuz you have conflicting statements here!

What the government is trying to pass now will basically be one big HMO. I ask if you are pro obamacare cuz I've seen this post from some pro obamacare people on here.

I've seen this same comment posted by others today. I guess the Big O lemmings are on the march. I suspect that this is the message that the Big O is going to give to school kids next week, because he's having no luck with thinking adults, only with lefties. My response is, So what are you doing about it? Compelling others to pay for your good feelings? Have you looked into what has happened every time another country has implemented such a system? You need to think through the eventualities before supporting feel-good policies. And back a program that has a chance of being successful, not the first such offering to come along. No one should go broke from being sick, or from blindness, or whatever. Nor should a country as magnificent (and yes, flawed, too, we're humans after all!) as our good ole' USA go down a path where others have gone and found nothing but calamity and ruin.

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