Saturday, March 19, 2011
Healthcare Reform: A Monumental Gift to the Health Insurance Oligarchy
Author: Jeanette Borges
If you want to run for Congress, you need money. A lot of money.
To win election, U.S. House members raised, on average, $1,900 per day, every day, for an entire two-year term—including weekends and holidays. That’s $1.4 million per House member, on average.
Winning senators raised $8.5 million, on average—$3,900 per day. (These figures are for the 2008 election, from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.)
The main source of this campaign money is interest groups that want something from government. Once elected, politicians often pay back their campaign contributors with special access and favorable laws. This common practice is contrary to the public interest, yet legal. It means we have whores that serve pimps, instead of elected leaders serving we the people. It means the United States is not a Republic. It is an oligarchy. It is heartbreaking and enraging.
Ever wonder why we got a healthcare reform that subsidizies price gouging insurance companies with a freaking mandate? Did you buy into all the death panel hype, the spending hype and the socialism hype that we were fed by politicians and corporate Goebbelmedia?
Between 2009 and 2010 Humana Inc, Wellpoint Inc, Aetna Inc, Medco Health Solutions, UnitedHealth Group, DaVita Inc, AMERIGROUP Corp, Fresenius Medical Care, Express Scripts and Centene Corp paid more then 20 million dollars to get a law that would take from us, we the people, to give to them and the whores they paid delivered in big way.
The public option, Medicare buy in or single payer options were never options. We were just fed a whole lot of theatre, Republican vs. Democrat bullshit, by both parties and corporate Goebbelmedia whose sole purpose is to preserve the present form of government, an oligarchy.
Charles E Schumer (D-NY), Harry Reid (D-NV), Blanche Lincoln (D-AR),Charles J Crist Jr (I-FL), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Robert F McDonnell (R-VA), Steny H Hoyer (D-MD), Henry A Waxman (D-CA), Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Troy King (R-AL) were the main recipients of payoff by the health insurance oligarchy.
From 2007 thru 2008 Susan Collins (R-ME), Charles B Rangel (D-NY), Bill Richardson (D), Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), good ole Mitt Romney (R), (author of Romneycare, the original Obamacare), Max Baucus (D-MT), John McCain (R-AZ), Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Barack Obama (D) were the main recipients.
No party lines here. No division here. They are all on the same side because they are corrupted. They all serve the highest bidder and we the people are not the highest bidder. We can never compete with those amounts of money and in a Republic form of government we do not have to.
Both parties colluded to serve their pimps and that is how we got a mandate and a law that will pillage the taxpayers to pay for insurance policies that are of course sky rocketing. The higher they go the more this oligarchy will get from you and from me and they will do it because that is what the whores in Congress do: they take from us to give to them.
We the people need to unite in opposition of our common enemy: corruption. Hitler said that “The art of leadership... consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention” Is your attention consolidated against a single adversary, the Democrats, the Republicans or the Tea Party? Isn't it time you listen and see beyond the adversaries that the motor mouths on Fox,
CNN and MSNBC say you have when our enemy is really corruption?
Isn’t it time you refused to be divided, suckered and pillaged by whores regardless of political party? It is and it’s now.
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Posted by Jeanette Borges at 1:53 PM