It appears the first attempt by Congress to fix the health care system was botched. Can it be the established republicans don’t want to be upstaged by admitting how simple it really can be to fix a system they allowed to be destroyed? That will require real work and thoughtful cooperation for the good of the people, which could be two more things many of them detest. They can redeem themselves, and provide steering dialog among state treasurers, governors, regulators, insurance industry, medical industry, patients, pharmaceutical industry, practitioners of health and wellness, and economists, to begin the work. The Trump-Pence administration must work immediately to reverse the PC habits of congress and their thinking inside the box of politics. They must begin the awkward re-transformation back to plain-spoken truth, and securing the blessings of liberty for US citizens. In the words of the famous 70’s rock group The Who: “We won’t be fooled again.”
One of the most bizarre aspects of the Obama transformation (which he continues to work to achieve by destroying the new administration) is the playbook he uses, Rules For Radicals by Saul Alinsky. Alinsky was a Marxist-leaning socialist who befriended the Al Capone gang leaders in Chicago, and promoted the undermining of the USA political and economic system. One could call Alinsky the Devil’s Advocate. In a famous paragraph of the dedication in his book he says: “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”
Congress and Trump-Pence must realize political treachery cuts deep into our social psyche, beginning with the economics of the home and family. The socialist utopians found a way to destroy a marketplace, putting bureaus in charge of punishing us for not buying/providing a medical insurance product regardless the higher prices and illogical coverages, for starters. This is the first time in US history to my knowledge that citizens were commanded by federal law to buy a commercial product or else be punished monetarily. That trends toward criminal tactics by the executive and congress. Next came a strange and infamous decision when the Supreme Court ruled Obamacare was constitutionally legal. That trends toward jurisdictional tyranny. Nowhere in our constitution does it allow federal mandates for buying insurance or health products, thus it violates the 10th amendment and the philosophy of our founding principles. Aside from being technically unconstitutional, not only was Obamacare proven hazardous to our overall health, it has negative effects on employers, employees, medical practitioners and insurance companies, causing disruption in the jobs market and economy.
Obamacare punctured the national aorta in a nightmare of rationed care and federal requirements for coverage that are illogical for doctors and patients. The website became a database for citizens’ private health information on federal computers, breached by hackers. Thanks to admissions by Professor Jonathan Gruber, known as a key architect for the Obamacare and Romneycare laws, who later bragged in class about fooling the congress and people with the law’s complexities, the voluminous Obamacare law and associated regulations was revealed to be a huge convoluted con-job on the citizenry. This socialist wealth-transfer strategy cloaked as a health benefit was one key to the historic 2016 election of an outsider non-politician president impervious to the torpedos launched at his indomitable ship.
Obama and his radicals achieved a major step toward a single-payer healthcare system, government control of our lives through health, medicine, and finance. The VA system is a government-controlled single payer system. Look at that as the model for the future of all health care under a single payer system. Plus more entitlement debt would be added to our national debt. If the debt is not reduced dramatically with a revival of economic prosperity and elimination of wasteful unnecessary and unconstitutional spending domestically and worldwide, the government will become technically insolvent. A congress and administration that does not demand a true balanced budget is killing the goose that lays the golden eggs: the enterprising spirit of US citizens that energizes national revenues. Thomas Jefferson warned us about becoming slaves to the national debt, and how it would destroy sovereignty and peace.
As a compassionate people, we know there is a way to provide emergency and preventive medical care for the unfortunate without punishing the ones who can more easily afford it, and more illogical federal laws. We do it through charity, religious organizations, private partnerships, appropriate involvement by state and local government, and public-private partnerships that work. Federal intervention and mandates are not the answer for health care. Congress and the Trump-Pence administration can provide leadership toward the solution that is regenerative both health-wise and economically. But we do not need a new overweight federal health care law.
Since leftist politicians and the statist-establishment media are still trying to protect and enable Obama’s legendary radical agenda to fundamentally transform the US economy and sovereignty, it may be significant to realize the strategy came partially from Saul Alinsky’s influence on young Obama. Obama and Clinton both consider him as mentor for their careers. He was a man who acknowledged Lucifer (the Devil) as an inspiration. Perhaps Obama’s and Clinton’s adherence to Alinsky’s teachings of radical strategies for undermining the USA helps explain the chaos for the last 8 years, and the unbelievable acceleration of horrors in the Middle East and globally.
The health of the entire world took a major hit under Obama’s terms. We must call out the leftist surrogate media for their part in this travesty, and reject their innuendo and deflection from truth, and their protection of those who undermine our nation’s principles. It’s up to us, really. It is our country. No president can do it by himself. But a president who is trying to return the nation to solvency, health, international respect, good relations with all nations of benevolent principles, one who restores order in chaos, peaceful alliances, and safety deserves our support.