I have been meaning to write this for a while now its been in the back of my head and I wanted to bring to other people’s attention. In the USA we have a legal system that is amongst the best in the world. Its not perfect but for the most part its something we can be proud of. One part of the legal system thats stuck in my mind recently is related to healthcare and other things we as a country are bickering about. “If you cant afford legal assistance an attorney will be provided for you.” Why arent people up in arms over this, why dont they think its ‘socialism’? We provide free legal counsel for those that cannot afford it; but are more than willing to let people die who dont have insurance. That doesnt make sense to me. What ever happened to “United we Stand”? How providing everyone with healthcare can be such a divisive and bitter feud in our country amazes me. During the GOP primaries when Ron Paul was asked if a man without insurance should be allowed to die the audience went wild, they loved it, of course the man should die you could hear people saying. To me this is beyond reproach. We are the richest country on earth and we should have healthcare for everyone, if ACA needs fixing and tweaking, do it. Anyway it is ironic that no one has a problem with free attorney’s but free healthcare (which of course wouldnt be free) drives everyone mad.
The Campaigns are really starting to get on my nerves. The recent Obama ad implying that Mitt Romney was responsible for a woman’s death was an outrageous allegation. I learned on CNN that after the factory closed and the husband lost his job and insurance, the wife had a job that included health insurance. So for a number of years she had her own health insurance. Then for some reason or another the woman left that job and the couple was uninsured. The woman later was diagnosed and died from some kind of cancer. Of course this is a tragic story, you dont want to hear about any fellow American dying because they cannot afford health insurance. A few important facts about this ad; It doesnt let you know the woman had insurance it just says Romney closed the plant and the woman died. Thats an ad not fitting of the President, it doesnt include all of the facts and really is a lie. Also shocking is that while watching MSNBC they also did not mention that the woman had insurance before she died; this is also outrageous. NBC is supposed to be one of the most respected sources of news and information; their leaving that part out of the story seriously lowers their credibility as a news source. Obama should denounce the ad and NBC News should apologize to their viewers for misleading them.
The most ironic part of this story is that when Mitt Romney’s senior spokesperson was asked to comment on this commercial she said something to the effect that if the couple had lived in Massachusetts Mitt Romney’s healthcare law would have given them coverage.
Frankly I am disappointed in both candidates for many reasons. I havent heard either one talk about a future, a vision for our country. What would they do in the next 4 years. The tax issue is deplorable. Romney wants to lower it, thats a policy issue anyway not a future vision. I havent heard Obama say anything inspiring either. At the very least these 2 men should be honest, and they are not. By November no one might care who wins.