No, to DO this would be tantamount to overturning the very CONSTITUTION for which our forefathers and brethren have and continue to this day to shed blood and treasure.
Four years later the American Federation of Labor (AFL), set May 1,1890 as the day that American workers should work no more than eight hours. Finally about 50 years later in 1938 the eight-hour work day was realized for most working people in the U.S. when the Fair Labor Standards Act made it a legal day’s work throughout the nation.
We now accept that the 8 hour day is the norm around the world, and no one would suggest going back to 14 hour days.
What is normal for us today began, and would not have been possible without what amounted to a national strike. That is why we must do it again today for national, universal health care.
Congress is not with us on this. They think it’s ok to go on vacation with this issue pending. Our advocate in the White House is not taking the firm stand that we need.
The overwhelming majority of Americans voted for this when they voted for Obama. To not do this would be tantamount to overturning what we voted for.
I left a couple of comments to the post, which, surprise, have been deleted. They are not offensive in nature. They are factual. Yet, Malagodi (the blogger) has seen it fit to keep these comments from his readers:
Ask yourselves: If Obamacare is such a great deal, why are members of Congress and the President the only ones who will be exempt from it?
If Obamacare’s such a great deal and such a well-thought out plan, why did it take the Obamas more time to pick the breed of the family dog than he wants allowed to review the plan? Why the absolute RUSH to pass this thing, before anyone’s really even had a chance or has bothered to read it?
If there are currently 40 million uninsured (many, many of those who have access to insurance but for some reason or another refuse to pay for or take insurance), why not pass a plan to cover only those who are 1. Uninsured and 2., Uninsured because they CAN’T afford it? It will be a lot cheaper in the long run than spreading the misery to every non-elected man, woman and child (legal and otherwise).
Of course, the answer to this latter question is simple: It’s not about health care. It’s about CONTROL over every aspect of your lives.
Even the ACLU gets it:
Think, people. Don’t be lemmings. THINK!
Yep. Those were the comments that were deleted.
Under Obamacare, health care will be RATIONED, not extended. The costs of health care will be controlled on the CONSUMER side via rationing. There will be a bureaucrat who decides whether or not your condition is worth treating, or if you should merely be given a pain pill and told to tough it out.
Under Obamacare, say you’re 50-60 something and overweight, and you need heart bypass surgery. They may say that your health conditions are your own doing, that you’ve lived a good long life, and that your bypass surgery may not be cost-efficient. They will discuss “end of life” options for you during one of your bi-monthly ‘counseling sessions,’ and give you a bus ticket to see Dr. Jack Kervorkian.
All I’m saying is, be careful what you ask for.
You just might get it.
Hell. Never let the facts get in the way of a fever-swamp stampede.