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I NEVER do this!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on November 28, 2013 by Costa Timothy Deir

First off, Hello! It’s been a while!

As the title proclaims, I never write about things that I’m about to in this post. I was actually going to put this on Facebook today but decided that I should spare people on Thanksgiving. You can thank me later; This is going to be about politics, and more specifically about Obamacare. 

I am sure that your Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIN feeds contain some good information on this subject, and some angry comments. I have a general belief about negative comments and angry positions, and that is that they don’t belong on these public forums. I really think that these platforms should be used for fun and to encourage others, and at times to provide others with really useful information. However, I tend not to hold it against someone when a real cry for help comes across my feed, or when someone shares their heart about true pain and loss going on in the world (Having to scrape ice off your car because you live in northern New York does not fall into this category).

How does this fit with politics and Obamacare, you may ask? Thanks for asking. Let me tell you. I have noticed the barrage of people posting in opposition of Obamacare. I have also noticed that it is generally thought of as a bad idea, and quite clearly isn’t currently working. Not yet, anyway. So my question is, are we a country where the People have a voice? Does the opinion of the General Public of the United States have a say anymore? Or have we taken a step toward dictatorship? I think we should have heard the People crying out for nationalized healthcare before it was ever a hot topic in Washington. Yet it was still forced through Congress amidst much outcry. Just my opinion? Maybe.

I’d like to share a couple of actual thoughts on healthcare in America. First, the system didn’t seem broken. There were probably some holes, like there are in any system effecting millions of individuals and companies. It seemed to me that those who were of the lower income class, were being provided for, the top 75% could afford healthcare anyway, and maybe the lower-middle class were the only ones having an issue. We should just try to fill the holes. It’s logical. And less expensive. 

Secondly, what is the real issue in our nation? Is the fact that some couldn’t afford healthcare the most pressing obstacle we’re facing? I have to be blunt; I don’t think so. There are jobs being shipped overseas and across our borders (in the wrong direction, mainly) by the hundreds of thousands. A rising Superpower, in China, that is not out for our best interest and utilizes cutthroat business practices to prove it. I think there’s a couple issues that we could focus our attention on. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe the government is blind to these issues. I think we’re distracted by a healthcare “issue” and now ultimately, Obamacare.

In conclusion, I find it alarming that this was pushed through Congress and that it seemingly has taken much of our attention away from some serious issues facing our nation, and ultimately, the world. We are blessed to be living in The United States of America. I believe the world has never seen such compassion from a country that possesses so much power. I would hate to see that influence go away.

Thanks for reading, if you made it this far. Happy Thanksgiving.