Voting in an election does much more than help to elect key candidates, it directs society in determining needed change.
Let’s face it most Americans do not watch the news. Your average everyday American thinks that most of the big media outlets are biased (which honestly tends to be the case.) I write to you on this surprisingly chilly Sunday in order to inform you of a tragic vote that occurred last week in the United States Senate. The Senators referred to this specific vote as the “nuclear option” which is a very good description for this atomically explosive course of action.
To explain this option in the easiest of terms, it gives the majority party ultimate reign in choosing their party’s favorite pick for open judicial positions. Thankfully as of now this option does not apply to Supreme Court nominations. By ultimate reign I merely mean that there only needs to be a majority vote to break a filibuster on a vote for confirming a presidential choice for federal judge positions. it used to be since the rules were written by Jefferson in the late 18th century that there had to be 60 votes to break a filibuster however thanks to the over zealous Senator Harry Reid who invoked the “nuclear option” it only takes a majority vote. (51 individuals)
We sadly as of this week have gone from a semi bi-partisan Senate to a one party majority when it comes to major judicial decisions. From now until the mid-term elections next year the President can essentially pick whatever liberal jackal that he chooses and then with the help of his Democrat Senate can shoe that individual right into his/her robes and onto the bench. This is a travesty that of course former Senator’s Obama and Biden would not stand for in 2005 when they were the minority. The GOP never actually attempted to do the nuclear option at that point, but I believe it was threatened. It is utter hypocrisy for the then Senators and now Executive branch heads to go back on their word.
Come to think of it why I am I surprised that they are supporting what they did not used to like? The good President has gone back on his words on multiple social and economical positions over the last decade alone. Whether from his stance on abortion, homosexual marriage, or his promises he has not kept with the affordable care act it is a terrible slippery slope for this 2nd term golden tongued politician.
It is time to make drastic changes people! We need to find those individuals who will uphold the Constitution and the will OF THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE. This is not a 51 man government this a constitutional democracy it is our voice that counts not one specific party. Step up take charge, run for public office and make the little man’s voice heard. For how will our economy survive if the entrepreneurial spirit is crushed under oppressive medical taxes and social demoralization?
Have a blessed night and Happy Thanksgiving Week!
So I always imagined that the purpose of the new health care law was for it to be affordable to individuals who did not have healthcare. That way because they are so poor and can not afford regular care they can pay super low premiums and co-pays through the affordable care act.
Yeah I was mistaken…you were mislead…and those poor people will have no healthcare and have to pay a “tax” on top of it.
Fiasco upon fiasco have erupted over the release of the billion dollar healthcare website that gives you less security then a toy gun. Not only are you more open to fraud and identity theft, individuals that know what they are doing can search for your name through google and if you are registered through the healthcare site then important information will be displayed for all to view.
If this doesn’t prove that the Democrats are fiscally irresponsible liars I would like to further prove it to you…If you are a supporter of the current administration and voted for the president both times I am sure that you could tell me between Summer 2008 and now how many times he said “If you like your plan you can keep it.” To me as an honest middle class citizen that sounds like a pretty easy promise to keep, guess again you underprivileged minions of modern democracy. Not only have over 5 million people in the U.S. been dropped from their current healthcare plans, they have to pay higher premiums with less coverage and different doctors then the law would have made it originally seem. This is an utter outrage. AN UNAFFORDABLE OUTRAGE! Are we all that dull-witted and careless that we are not hounding our representatives every waking hour to change this disgusting hypocrisy?!!
Oh wait the president has deemed it in his all powerful role to change it back and say that you can keep your plans……………..The over emphasis of periods is because that is illegal….He can not just tell insurance companies that they can go back and give you your old plan, because your old plan that got dropped is not in adherence of the affordable care act. Do not get this twisted you did not lose your plan because of the insurance company but because your plan did not adhere to the new policy. It is illegal for him to say this because he does not control the policy in that manner that is the legislative branches job to adjust laws. That is primarily why most states and insurance company’s are not reneging on their cancellations.
Still haven’t changed your mind yet? Oh that’s because you do not think that the Republicans care about anybody but the rich aristocrats and not the poor in America…blah blah blah… This healthcare debacle is so over whelming to everyone that the administration has seen fit to move the mandatory sign up date all the way till after the 2014 mid term elections, because they do not want the Democrats to lose political face from this disastrous policy. Yes the Democrat party and the GOP haven’t seen eye to eye in most key issues in a long time but this is the icing on the cake with how inconsiderate and low the Democrats have gone.
This is only a foreshadowing of the downfall of our healthcare system because instead of 5 million losing their near perfect plan it will soon reach twice or three times that amount. Longer lines, new doctors, worse care, and malpractice are a few of the things that we will see in the upcoming years. All I gotta say is eat healthy, think healthy, and be healthy, because if you don’t you will be standing in that long line waiting for your robot doctor to give you a expensive diagnosis that doesn’t even fix the problem.