There is an old saying: Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.
The only problem is, what is the party about? That is the question that is being asked by many citizens in the United States.
The issue of health care seems to be on the minds of many. The problem is, every time someone tries to ask a question about the health care plan, they are shouted down by hecklers in town hall meetings all over the country. The hecklers say they don’t like the plan, and the supporters of the plan are saying they need a chance to explain what’s good about the plan.
Problem is, our elected officials don’t know what is good or bad about the plan. I have been listening to both sides of the issue, and the fact is that we need some kind of health care plan. We will soon have about 35 million baby boomers who will be retiring, and they will want a health care plan. The only problem is, they don’t want to pay for it.
My question is, what happened to all the money that was paid in insurance premiums over the years? Most of the boomers feel that they have been betrayed. And they have — by the elected officials they voted into office.
One would say it serves us right for voting the party into office, no matter what party. When people hear that, they get angry as hell and say: “What do you mean, saying that my party did that?” Well, they did.
The problem was caused by special-interest lobbyists. Most HMOs don’t want to settle the argument, nor do the doctors. This same group of money-hungry CEOs that brought down AIG and all the banks are now pulling the same trick on the insured.
It’s obvious that any health care plan will take some doing to figure out.
Obama has only been in office for seven months and has done what he campaigned about. And yet, the other side was in office for eight years and didn’t accomplish a decent health care plan for its voters.
So, now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the people who voted them into office.