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"Members of Congress Threatened.
Democratic lawmakers have received death threats and been the victims of vandalism because of their votes in favor of the health-care bill, lawmakers and law enforcement officials said Wednesday, as the Congressional debate over the issue headed toward a bitter and divisive conclusion."
--from Sojourners Magazine Daily Digest
I'm old enough to remember seeing the civil rights movement happening in our living rooms as we watched on TV. (I lived in a small town in a northern state, geographically removed from what was really happening, so I watched it on TV.) The hate-in-action was atrocious. Remember those faces of white people tensed with hatred, slinging their dagger-eyes on non-white children trying to go to school? We're seeing it again! Recently a mob of idiots heckled and spit upon respected legislators and civil rights leaders. I saw it on TV. They had to have police escorts to move around inside the capitol.
Why???? I don't understand it! It's making me crazy!!!!
Is this a country of fools? People have actually said "health care (or health insurance) is not a right." What are they thinking?? Who is it supposed to be for? Only rich, white, land-owners? (Probably male, too.) Wake up, people. That kind of thinking died a LONG time ago!!!!!
I read another blurb from Sojourners which really got me thinking. In Switzerland they had a health care crisis similar to ours. Costs were rising astronomically. Bankruptcies were on the rise. They became alarmed and decided to fix the problem. This was in 1994. People were polarized then, too (but was it as bad as we are??). But now, in 2010, they all love the universal system they have and wouldn't go back.
Do you know what spawned the national outrage and insistence on change? It was because as costs rose, more and more people were un-insured. They were appalled when the percentage of un-insured rose to about 5% of the population. So they fixed it!
Our current law, if it is allowed to go forward, will, in NINE years, reach the wonderful level of 5% un-insured. That's when Switzerland became appalled. That's what we aim to achieve in NINE years.
This is so wrong. I'm so tired of idiocy going on in our politics. WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER! Why is that controversial?????