Dems Attempt to Silence Health Care Debate
The debate on health care reform has been heating up in the last couple of weeks on both sides and as more information comes out about the plans that are moving through Congress, more Americans are coming out opposed to it. As of last week, Rasmussen polls were showing that more people were opposed to reform than were for it. Part of this opposition has to do with people and organizations getting the word out about the truth and consequences about health care reform.
It is the public right to be informed about what is going on in our government, especially when it comes to something as potentially monumental as this health care reform package. We have a right to know what our representatives and senators are voting on. More importantly, we have a right to let them know how we feel about it, after all, we vote for them to represent us, they work for us. So when citizens have gone to town hall meetings in the last couple of days, to let their politicians know how they feel about health care reform, how have they been treated? Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), when asked about the grassroots opposition responded:
“I think they are Astroturf…you be the judge. They are carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town hall meeting on healthcare.”
Well there you go; even her base is against Obamacare. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) believes that people who are opposed to Obamacare are just organized people that want to hurt our president. She said,
“I saw some of the clips of people storming these town hall meeting. The last time I saw well dressed people doing this was when Al Gore asked me to go down to Florida when they were recounting the ballots…”
What exactly does a person’s wardrobe have to do with the legitimacy of their concerns SenatorBoxer? Instead of listening to the concerns of the people that put them in office and pay their salaries, they marginalize anyone who opposes them. It’s funny how for eight years this kind of opposition was considered the highest form of patriotism to the left but now it’s orchestrated by people that want to hurt our president. Never mind that polling shows that more Americans oppose Obamacare than are for it.
Most disturbing of all is the response from the White House. On the White House website, under healthcare, you can find the following:
The President has vowed that the health reform process will be different in his Administration – an open, inclusive, and transparent process where all ideas are encouraged and all parties work together to find a solution to the health care crisis.
That’s nice, but in the blog section of the website there is this:
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to email@example.com.
I guess the process is open and inclusive unless, of course, you disagree with the White House and in that case there is an email where your neighbors can report you. When I first heard of this I thought about Cuba, where people turn their neighbors and even their own family members in for speaking out against the communist party. What else are we going to be asked to report our neighbors for? Is this really what we are coming to?