Look, we have a serious problem as a people.

Neither Lefties nor Righties are 100% wrong, but they want to correct the inequities on the other side only.

By Jack E. Lohman

We have waste and fraud in both the private and public sectors, and bad but un-fireable public sector employees are no better than the bankers who take taxpayer cash and distribute it in bonuses.

Or the health insurance executive that denies a patient implant, as CIGNA did recently to the 17-year-old girl in California who died as a result. That implant “savings” went to executive bonuses instead.

Isn’t “free market” great?

Why do we have wars that kill our soldiers? Because wars are profitable to the defense industry, which shares its profits with the politicians who rattle the sabers.

Why do we have a war on drugs, which is ineffective and kills people? Because this war is profitable to the private prison industry and prison guard unions, and they share their profits with the politicians that pass the truth-in-sentencing and three-strikes laws.

Why do we have a healthcare system that wastes $750 billion per year in fraud and overuse, 30%, and leaves 50-million Americans without coverage. Because our politicians get a piece of the action and they like the rules just as they are.

Why is that just about any issue you want to discuss is screwed  up by politicians who set the rules to benefit their campaign contributors at the expense of the public. As a former CEO let me assure you: MONEY WORKS!

But here is the question for both sides:

Would it be this way if our politicians were not in on the take? Or would they instead pass laws that were as fair as they could be?

The answers should be obvious.

How do we fix it?

One approach would be a national “None-of-the-above” write-in campaign. But if NOTA were to win our trusty politicians would likely challenge it in the courts rather than accept the voter’s message that they are unwanted.

Looks like only a 100% turnover in November will work!

One Response to Look, we have a serious problem as a people.

  1. jacksmith says:

    “Give me Liberty, or Give me Death!” – Patrick Henry

    What a brilliant ruling by the United States Supreme Court on the affordable health care act (Obamacare). Stunningly brilliant in my humble opinion. I could not have ask for a better ruling on a potentially catastrophic healthcare act than We The People Of The United States received from our Supreme Court.

    If the court had upheld the constitutionality of the individual mandate under the commerce clause it would have meant the catastrophic loss of the most precious thing we own. Our individual liberty. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Supreme Court.

    There is no mandate to buy private for-profit health insurance. There is only a nominal tax on income eligible individuals who don’t have health insurance. This is a HUGE! difference. And I suspect that tax may be subject to constitutional challenge as it ripens.

    This is a critically important distinction. Because under the commerce clause individuals would have been compelled to support the most costly, dangerous, unethical, morally repugnant, and defective type of health insurance you can have. For-profit health insurance, and the for-profit proxies called private non-profits and co-ops.

    Equally impressive in the courts ruling was the majorities willingness to throw out the whole law if the court could not find a way to sever the individual mandate under the commerce clause from the rest of the act. Bravo! Supreme Court.

    Thanks to the Supreme Court we now have an opportunity to fix our healthcare crisis the right way. Without the obscene delusion that Washington can get away with forcing Americans to buy a costly, dangerous and highly defective private product (for-profit health insurance).

    During the passage of ACA/Obamacare some politicians said that the ACA was better than nothing. But the truth was that until the Supreme Court fixed it the ACA/Obamacare was worse than nothing at all. It would have meant the catastrophic loss of your precious liberty for the false promise and illusion of healthcare security under the deadly and costly for-profit healthcare system that dominates American healthcare.

    As everyone knows now. The fix for our healthcare crisis is a single payer system (Medicare for all) like the rest of the developed world has. Or a robust Public Option choice available to everyone on day one that can quickly lead to a single payer system.

    Talk of privatizing/profiteering from Medicare or social security is highly corrupt and Crazy! talk. And you should cut the political throats of any politicians giving lip service to such an asinine idea. Medicare should be expanded, not privatized or eliminated.

    We still have a healthcare crisis in America. With hundreds of thousands dieing needlessly every year in America. And a for-profit medical industrial complex that threatens the security and health of the entire world. The ACA/Obamacare will not fix that.

    The for-profit medical industrial complex has already attacked the world with H1N1 killing thousands, and injuring millions. And more attacks are planned for profit, and to feed their greed.

    To all of you who have fought so hard to do the kind and right thing for your fellow human beings at a time of our greatest needs I applaud you. Be proud of your-self.

    God Bless You my fellow human beings. I’m proud to be one of you. You did good.

    See you on the battle field.


    jacksmith – WorkingClass 🙂

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