Well, let’s see now – - – as it stands, Congress has its hands tied and is powerless to do anything to avoid what might turn out to be a catastrophic government budget default because radical – - – (I had some really great profanity for this space but I decided I am better than that) – - – in their ranks care only about defunding Obama care. Is that the essence of the matter? Is my understanding of this shit storm accurate?
O.K., so the “leaders” – - and I use the term with a great deal of tongue in my cheek – - of the House of Representatives should be fully aware by now that they don’t have a peck’s chance in hell of actually repealing the Affordable Health Care Act because: (A) It is the law of the land and has been certified by The Supreme Court as totally Constitutional and (B) They have already admitted they don’t have the votes to get it done the way they want to get it done – - so on that score I guess they find themselves up shit creek without a paddle.
So since they have encountered that little brick wall, what is their next turd in their little bag of dirty tricks? Why to try to get a delay in the implementation of the law that would allow 30 million people who have never had any health care coverage – - and who, incidentally probably can’t afford to buy any health insurance – - a delay of a year – - so that the biggies in the Insurance Business can keep on keeping on raising their rates and denying applicants on the basis of pre-existing conditions and what the hell other outrages they wish to perp against those who look to them for protection in times of great need. A typical Right Tard approach if you ask me – - something I have come to expect of a-wads who care nothing about the ordinary John Q out here in the streets but who are focused on getting their jollies by sleeping with big money and big power. Yeah, I am talking about the radical side of GOP-er-ism here, folks – - those that I think of as “The Rethugs.”
If you are wondering, I am talking here about a political party who is supposed to be the representatives of the best interests of their constituencies and if they were the least bit interested in the welfare of their voter base don’t you think they would be all enthusiastic about controlling the costs of health care? Wouldn’t that be one of the best ways to actually do something to serve those who voted them into office? It is probably how things ought to be but it sure as hell look to me like it isn’t the way things really are with some of them. In fact, it looks to me like it is the exact opposite of how it should be!
But I have lived a long time now and believe it or not my Dad tried to raise me as a Republican. But I saw how hard he had it trying to get along in life and being exploited ever damn day he lived by his Rightie taskmasters, so I didn’t fall into the same trap.
I think as far as this Obama Care flap goes with the radical Right – - one of the things they must hate most about the health care law is its provisions that deny greed mongers in the Insurance Business the thrill of selling policies – - at ever-increasingly higher prices – - to poor trusting people and then refusing to cover them if they end up with something the insurer can claim was a “Pre-Existing Condition.”
Imagine paying a f**king fortune in premiums to some insurance outfit for a number of years and then when you get sick and need their help what you get is a notice they aren’t going to cover your condition because it has been determined – - by them, of course – - that your malady was caused by a “pre-existing” condition. Tough shit, turkey – - like in almost every other situation controlled by right-tards, you are on your own! You have trusted your insurance agent – - you have faithfully paid your premiums expecting to get help if the time ever was to come when you needed any help – - and suddenly you find that it was all some kind of pipe dream and you have been “had.” That, my friends, is life in Rightie Land. That is what happens when you trust a f**king snake not to bite!
You know, folks, there is a kind of unwritten universal law out there in Insurance Land that says, “If you wait until you get sick to buy your insurance, then there is every incentive for the insurance companies to stick it to you on the cost of insurance – - and from what I have seen and heard that is exactly what many of them do and worse, I think they want to condition people to actually wait to buy their health coverage until they have need of it – - and I have read lately that there is some kind of advertising going on right now that actually speaks to young people about the idea that they don’t really need to buy health insurance right now but that they should wait til they need it. I mean talk about “In your Face” deception! Wow! Is it that some of these profiteers don’t have morals or were they born empty shells lacking souls or what? Is making a profit really dependent on being as callous and uncaring and cold and calculating as it is possible to get or to become? When I ask myself questions like that and then look at what some of the Rethugs and their “ilk” are trying to do with health care coverage in America today, my only answer is a resounding “Hell Yeah!”
So is there a greater profit potential for insurers if they can cause folks to put off buying health care coverage until they are old and sick? Is that a motivation for some of the underhandedness that seems to me to be going on right now? Figure it out – - if you can! Watch the GOP-er radicals do everything in their power to favor the big, the power and the super-wealthy insurance conglomerates at the expense of what we jokingly like to call “The Little Guy.”
Then tell me how it is that even when people down here in 47-percent-ville understand some of these things, they can still be dumb enough to go to the polls and vote some of these kinds of people back into office time and time again – - always seeming to be more than willing to jam it up their own rear ends just for the sake of some convoluted notion of party loyalty or something like that?
The “Frauds” in Washington who are flirting with a government shutdown because they can’t get everything they want either do not seem to realize they may be playing with self-destructive political dynamite with their intransigence – - or maybe they just plain don’t give a damn that they might be courting political suicide with their juvenile little political games. That, of course is no skin off my nose and it would give me a first class libidinous event if something like a total implosion of that ideology were to take place because of their ingrained stupidity. But alas – - they seem to have survived thus far on some kind of dumb luck so maybe it wouldn’t be all that serious after all. But I am reminded of what happened to their asses after their last “Shut The Government Down” fiasco back in the 1990s – - that thing that happened under the reign of Newt Gingrich as Speaker of the House. That moment in history was very troublesome for the “Party of No, Nothing and Nonsense” and, of course – - needless to say – - I was overjoyed at the outcome of that one – - in the political sense that is. Maybe History can repeat itself and maybe we can be rid of some of their crap for another welcome interlude. Who knows? Time will tell. In the meantime I am hoping that innocent people don’t get hurt because of right wing radical bullshit.
As it stands, I understand The Democrats have offered a deal whereby some of the cuts caused by the sequester could be offset by planned selective reductions in targeted deficit spending in an effort to stave over what could be the disastrous results of an actual default by the government in its fiscal responsibilities and commitments. I also understand that some of the geniuses on the other side are still calling for more and more cuts in other discretionary spending and haven’t been able to come up with any alternative plans to stave off the looming shutdown and potential default situation. As I think about this, I am reminded that it has been my experience that Rethugs are awfully good at bitching and moaning and complaining about some things they don’t like, but for some reason, I have never seen much evidence that they have workable solutions to put on the table to address some of the things they would like to see changed. I have never figured that one out but I have watched this phenomenon unfold for a whole lot of years now. They always seem to have a clear picture of what they are against or what they are for but I have rarely if ever seen them come up with something that is either workable or that is acceptable to the voters to get where they say they want to go on political issues. Is that governmental incompetence or is that governmental impotence or are they just somehow not living in the real world?
There is no way in Hell I can predict – - with any degree of accuracy – - what is going to happen as all the heads in Congress butt together in this present looming budget crisis, but I do believe that neither side is crazy enough to scuttle the ship of state over principles. At least I hope they haven’t come to that!
I do think those folks who are often referred to as “The Average Americans” ought to be raising real hell and making their voices heard right about now – - letting their elected leaders know exactly how they feel about what is going on “Up There.”
Posted by John on 9/23/2013
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