Saturday, August 15, 2009

Oh, Sarah (part 2)

I guess I need to explain further:

My problem with Sarah Palin doesn't end with the fact she's a moron.

I certainly have problems with her spreading lies. She makes stuff up. She spreads it around. People believe it. (By the way, fact check. Don't take anything a politician says as truth. Well, don't take what any public figure says as truth at first--pastors, politicians, teachers, etc. Fact check. Research. Find out for yourself.)

That's certainly a big problem. But that's not my biggest problem with the current national issues and what I last posted about. The biggest problem is that in spreading lies and getting people to believe them, she's trying to shoot down health care reform. She's trying to stop the government from doing something about America's health care woes. That's my big problem with her and with others like her who are doing the same things.

Listen, I don't think the government taking things over is the BEST solution. But I don't see any other solution. For too long now, big business and our government have been sleeping together... and both are getting away with whatever they want because of their relationship. Health care is way out of control. Insurance companies and big pharmaceutical companies are taking advantage of millions of people. On top of that, there are millions who don't have any health care because they don't have or can't afford insurance. Something has to be done. Something has to change. I don't know what other options we have. Privatized health care is a scam.

Personally, I think the reason a lot of people in government are fighting against health care reform is because insurance/pharmaceutical companies have paid off a lot of politicians. They are trying to keep this from happening because health insurance companies are scared. They know that if the government is offering an all-inclusive plan that's cheaper than what they're offering, then they're screwed. And they have no one to blame but themselves. How long did they think they could get away with what they're doing to the American people? Did they think it would last forever? Taking millions of dollars and denying millions proper care.

Like I said, something has to change. I don't know what the best solution is, but privatized health care is not it. At this point, how else do we provide everyone in the nation with health care without the government stepping in?