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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

If I Cannot Watch Baseball, Then it's Time for a Little Political Ranting

This mood I am in certainly has something to do with the fact that I have a cough and cold and it's time to be getting ready to go to a Chicago Cubs' spring training game!  This would be the perfect day to head out to a game as the skies have finally cleared and the weather would be perfect for a little baseball, except it's not nice to get innocent people sick with your cough and cold.  So, I apologize in advance if this post gets a little cranky in it's presentation!

Everyday I read and read all the commentary on health care reform.  I read "both sides" of the argument and am open to all ideas, even if my own natural tendencies run along the fiscally conservative side. At the end of each day of researching and reading so that I can be informed on the topic, I see some simple truths being distorted, that bug me the most:

  • Everyone in America has the same goals, no matter what party affiliation you are loyal to......great quality health care for all Americans.  The only difference is how we think we should get there.   Will the Democrats stop saying Republicans don't care about people and that they are somehow morally corrupt?!!  Thank you.
  • The same argument can be said for our kids' education, social security, and a decent quality of life.
  • Both large political parties and all the smaller political parties, for that matter, ALL have ideas and a plan to how to get quality health care for everyone, so would people stop saying they don't, for crying out loud?!! Thank you. And the truth is that there are also hundreds of plans presented by businessmen, housewives and students, too.  We are not a nation devoid of ideas.  
  • Can we all just accept that the democratic process is sticky and difficult for good and important reasons.  Our own senator, Jon Kyle understands and so do plenty of congressmen on both sides of the aisle. Some of our junior representatives and even our junior President lose sight of this fact....they just don't have the experience, the patience or the knowledge like the "old-timers" do. 
  • At the end of the day, one "side" wins out with their plan and it goes into effect.  The good news is, if in fact the plan turns out to be a lousy one or maybe even a catastorous one, the idea will get thrown out, the winning side gets voted out of office and a new and improved idea gets started down the political process.  The only problem?  This process takes a long time, so that's why its worth it to try to pass the best legislation possible (for either side) to allow the plan to achieve.  Would Mr. Obama please stop trying to rush the normal process foir passing decent legislation....(it's only for his own good)?!!  Thank you.
  • No matter what's wrong with our current health care system today, we DO have the best quality care for our citizens.  Period.  No other country is better.  Most are envious.  Canadians are constantly crossing the border for loved ones who need quality care that their own Country does not provide.  Can we all stop saying otherwise, (it makes us sound stupid....naive.....ugly)?!! Thank you.
That's all I have to say for now.  The drugs are kicking in to relieve me of this fever, cough and cold.  This is a good thing, as there are only so many days in the month of March, only so many spring training baseball games left!

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Blogger Christine said...

I hope that we both get to feeling better, so that we can go to a game, before I head out of town!

March 11, 2010 at 9:32 AM  
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