Tuesday, August 25, 2009

How Many People with no health care have Cable TV!


A guest at Rep Gary Miller's town hall on August 25, 2009 at the Nixon Library asks "how many people complaining that they don't have health care have cable TV?" She wept as she spoke. "I fear for my children...I fear for my parents" The illegal families of Anchor babies are covered, what about our children that we have been paying for insurance for years!

16 comments:

Just a conservative girl said...

I was at one too!!

It seems like yours was much more constructive than mine.

Course I didn't agree with either speaker, so that may have had something to do with it. I look forward to watching all the videos.

Soloman said...

Seems the longer the debate goes on, the more great points are coming to light. What an excellent video. The cable TV thing is so true.. and IPhones, and Benz or BMW's, et cetera.

And oh those "Anchor Babies." I'm as compassionate as the next person, but America has a front door and a proper path to citizenship...

Opus #6 said...

JACG, it was fun being there because the spirit in the room was palpably patriotic. But it is important for all of us to populate our town halls, especially when our reps disagree with us. We must educate THEM the most about the evils of Obamacare. And about the virtue of representing the wishes of one's constituents.

Clueless_Mama said...

I will definitely have to come back and watch the video in the morning. I can barely keep my eyes open right now. Thanks for the post

LL said...

Compassion is important. It's one of the highest of human virtues. However, healthcare is not a right. And government must be constrained by the Constitution.

Of course, taking it a step further, and suggesting that a broke and broken system be trusted to manage healthcare is absurd.

Good video.

chupacabra said...

I had never thought that much about it but, as a public health nurse for several years I can tell you I had already taken note of the fact every single person I did a home visit on their family had cable/satellite television service.
I had literally thought in the past,"They always seem to have money for beer and cable tv but, can't afford to see (or even get themselves to) the doctor?

Opus #6 said...

Mama, I will keep the videos cued up and waiting for you.

Opus #6 said...

LL, the logic against government healthcare is vast. WIll the Blue Dogs listen?

Opus #6 said...

Chup, priorities. It is all about priorities.

Opus #6 said...

Soloman, our fellow Americans have great wisdom, if only we will listen.

WoFat said...

I hear a lot about rights, that aren't. Seems that when someone wants something he can't have or can't afford, it becomes a "right." Some folks feel "entitled" to this and that. Yeah, right.

Z said...

Good for that woman, she is so right.
The Anchor baby thing is such a good point, Opus; My sis volunteers at a hospital where docents are there to inform illegals about how to get freebies..it's just awful. We Americans who pay get zip.

Hazaa Blue-Eyes said...

I haven't been able to watch the video yet, but your comments are spot on.

I pay $93 a month for healthcare because I don't get it through my job. It was a priority for me to have healthcare, so I had to cut back on things. I only recently got a cell phone (mostly for work) because I could not afford one before and I have recently cut out cable (which ran me $50 a month).

I tell people all the time that it can be done, but you just need to make it a priority.

I used to work at the library, and no joke, homeless people would walk in with iphones.

If it was important to them, then they would find a way to get it. They just feel entitled, especially if they have kids. "Oh, my poor kids can't have health care because I can't afford it." To which I have to ask - why do you have kids if you can't afford things for them? And why should I have to pay for their kids?

I worked hard. I bought my own insurance because it was important to me. I cut some extra things out so I could afford it. And now all of these people want it for free and think I'm "heartless" because I don't want them to have it. I want them to have healthcare - just work for it and pay for it like I did. It's not hard.

Opus #6 said...

Wo, what frosts me is that people feel they have a "right" to the work and intellectual property of people who have worked all their lives to become doctors. No. Doctors offer a service. Pay for it. Or save and buy insurance to do so. If we just open up insurance companies to competition across state lines, the fees will go down.

Opus #6 said...

Z, that anchor baby thing needs to stop.

Opus #6 said...

Hazaa, good point. Homeless with iphones is a perfect example of mixed-up priorities. It is not fair to make the responsible ones pay for everything.

Maybe we need to expand the Medicaid program to cover more people. That doesn't mean we need to junk the greatest health care system in the world.