We had September 11, 2001 which united a country for awhile but as i said before, too many had forgotten too fast. We remember every year but are we safe?
Barack Obama’s top legislative goal hangs in the balance and his popularity is suffering as critics co-opt his tech-savvy organizing methods, tag him as a boogyman and disrupt local gatherings on his proposed health care overhaul.
As a country, we were suffering from a loss of affordable health care. We were also suffering at the hands of greedy pharmaceutical and insurance companies whose profits extended into the billions of dollars while families watched their children die because they couldn’t get care. Hospitals turned patients away because they either didn’t have insurance or didn’t have the proper type of insurance.
As a political advisor, and writer, I find myself scouring the Internet on a regular basis for articles and information that I deal with current political issues. From time to time, I will find one that will cause me to slap my head with frustration. Usually, these articles tend to have a title like, “President Bush is a Lizard Man in Disguise.” In this case, this article, which is meant to guide immigrants to this country, gives a horribly misleading picture of what has happened.
If you are upset about the health care reform bill please get a copy of it and read through. This will answer your questions with fact rather than fear mongering and lies.
When you get the people like Jared and others who may be predisposed to be violent for a lot of different reasons, it can sort of legitimize all that for them. It’s not the moviemaker’s fault, it’s not the talk show host’s fault but it does have some effect on people like him.
So we are working on a series of proposals to address the questions that you’re raising. I believe that we can work them out. But those are specific questions as opposed to broad, philosophical questions about whether government ever has a role to play or not.