So this truly moronic line (seriously it’s getting to a point where I can’t refer to this man without a string of profanity laced insults, he is really that dumb) came out of Obama’s mouth during his interview with Bill O’Reilly:
“What is absolutely true is I think in this country, there’s no reason why, if you get sick you should go bankrupt. The notion that that’s a radical principle, I don’t think the majority of people would agree with you.”
There is no reason why if you get sick you should go bankrupt? No reason? First let me deal with his crappy word choice before I give you a reason. Most people when they get sick don’t go bankrupt. Hell most of us when we get sick don’t even go to the doctor. So it’s not getting sick, it’s getting life threatening illnesses that could drive you bankrupt. Also not everyone who gets cancer or another life threatening illness goes bankrupt, even under the old system. So to be accurate what he should have said is:
“What is absolutely true is I think in this country, there’s no reason why, if you get a life threatening illness you may go bankrupt.” Now that I’ve corrected this idiots’ word choice to be factually accurate, let me deal with his idiot logic. No reason at all? You, the President of the United States can’t think of a reason? None at all? How about, life’s not fair.
Life is not fair. It throws things at you that you, in this lifetime, have done nothing to deserve and there is no way to combat it. It’s nobody’s fault. Now if you are a New Ager like me you might comfort yourself with the belief that everything happens for a reason, and everything is an opportunity to learn (and that there may be some multi-life karma in there too), but whether my spiritual beliefs are true or not…life isn’t fair.
It never has been fair. It never will be fair. Nothing we can do can or ever will change the very nature of this universe that it isn’t fair.
But it can be just in terms of how humans deal with each other.
I would like to ask Obama: Is there any just reason why I and the rest of America should go bankrupt and give up our liberties to choose what we want to buy or not to buy just because someone else can’t accept the fact that they’re going to die? Is it just that I must pay for their treatments which are necessary because either they: A.) not live a lifestyle which would have prevented them from getting this disease or B.) just drew the short end of the stick. Now a lot of you are going to complain about part A, that I’m insensitive or blaming the victim…no, not really. The biggest killers are heart disease (caused a lot by unhealthy living) and infection (more often than not caused by being old, they were going to die one way or another)…however the biggest cost for medical payments are cancer, which is either genetic (i.e. nobody’s fault) or brought on my unhealthy living (if you’re obese you’re at a much higher risk) and degenerative diseases (genetics) and occasionally long term issues like diabetes (most cases of which are completely preventable). Nowhere in this list did I see anything I caused. Why do I have to pay?
I’ll make you a deal, I’ll treat my dying (and by extension my life) with a little dignity, not waste everything I have on trying to prevent that which cannot be prevented, I’ll live life rather than simply try to prevent death, and I won’t ask anyone else to pay a dime (not even my children if I ever have them). For this, don’t ask me to pay for the fact that the only time you’ve valued living is when faced with death and thus are willing to throw boatloads of money away for procedures and treatments that will only delay the inevitable.
Now granted there are many people out there who have long term diseases that aren’t fatal, that cost a lot, and that get crappy expensive insurance or can’t get insurance…but that’s probably due to the fact that the government enforces state monopolies for insurance companies…and because they have insane regulations that force drug companies to charge outrageous prices to make enough to pay for research and still have a profit (and they are entitled to profit)…and because the lack of Tort reform creates obscene insurance premiums for doctors which they in turn pass onto their patients. (Oh there’s Medicaid and Medicare fraud, and the costs illegals place on the system) None of which was addressed by ObamaCare…only stealing from me was addressed in that petty excuse for a bill. Certainly isn’t fair (which it will never be) or just (which it could be if we didn’t have morons in Washington).
Oh but there was a second part to his statement:
“The notion that that’s a radical principle, I don’t think the majority of people would agree with you.”
Obama, you moron, it doesn’t matter if a lot of people agree with me or not, because truth and right have nothing to do with a popularity contest, but it is an incredibly radical notion to suggest that stealing from me is better than fixing a broken system. It is extremely radical to redefine the function of government from protection from outside forces to nanny state. It is obscenely radical to say you have the right to force me to buy things whether I want them or not. They are all radical notions. And you would know that Mr. President if you had a single brain cell focused on anything other than how cool you think you are.