OK, I don't love insurance companies. I've always had a hard time forking over money for something that may never happen. But, on the flip side, when I've needed 'em, I've sure been glad they were there.
But liking them, hating them, thinking they're needed, wishing they weren't, isn't the issue. Would I like to see some changes? Sure. I'd also like to see changes at General Motors, Microsoft, Comcast, etc., etc., etc., too. Do I want government types going after them? sticking their fingers into their business? telling them how much money they can pay? Nope.
Do I like the idea of Obama and friends demagoging* them to promote their health care "reform"? Definitely not.
The Dems have a number of strategies they're using to steer the American sheep toward the government health care corral... or slaughterhouse...
The 'they're all a bunch of racists' tactic is resonating with some. The 'mob / nasty right-wing / old white people' tactic is resonating with another group. The 'hate and blame insurance companies' is going to resonate with some others.
Obama and friends have organized to really focus on the hate and blame insurance companies tactic.
The Wall Street Journal did a piece on the organized, scripted, targeting of insurance agencies by Health Care for American Now (HCAN) on Sept. 19th (see below). The group, supported by ACORN, MoveOn.org and others, is going to be protesting outside the doors of local insurance companies starting... oh dear, starting today... I should have written about this yesterday! Be sure to watch the"mainstream" media tonight 'cause you know it'll be a big story (although here in Georgia they're going to be competing with the horrific flooding issues we've experienced, so maybe they'll wait a few days for the paid picketers to go into action).
The stated goal of the group is to garner media attention and make villains of insurance companies. They think we're stupid, they think we can be led. Unfortunately there are a lot of sheep-types holding their hands up... no out... saying "feed me, take care of me, it doesn't matter if the end result is the destruction of our country".
A few minutes ago a friend sent me another article from the Wall Street Journal about Max Baucus going after Humana for having the audacity to question a portion of his Bill. Read the article (below) and then ask yourself, as my friend did, if it's like this NOW, what's it going to be like if the government takes over health care? Ya think they're imperialistic, my way or the highway, I know what's best for you and your family, types now??? Wait until they own it all.
The libs are GOOD at using the media, at using our dislikes and fears, at steering the sheep and some who sit on the fence. I doubt we're even seeing the barest tip of the 'cram health care down their throats' campaign that's in the works.
I pray we have more true American spirit than sheep and that we prevail. We need to hold out, if we can, until the 2010 elections. They know they're in deep doo-doo if they don't get their agendas passed before the next round of elections. We're in for some major, major upheavals if they succeed with a fraction of what Obama and company have said they plan to implement. It's going to be wild ride on a herd of bucking broncos to try and stop enough of their agenda to save America. Put on your spurs, extra thick chaps and buy stock in bandages. We have to win, we have to succeed.
Here's are a couple of must read articles:
Health reformers targeting 'enemies'
The plan for a series of grass-roots demonstrations Tuesday to promote President Obama's health care agenda calls for tightly scripted events and an "escalation" of efforts against "enemies" of reform.
Organizers insist there is no comparison to rowdy summer town hall meetings and recent "tea party" protests that have challenged White House policies.
But Health Care for America Now (HCAN), which is backed by a coalition of labor unions and liberal groups including ACORN and MoveOn.org, organized the protests to target insurance companies and drafted the plan, which describes the demonstrations as part of its "insurance enemies project."
Baucus Bludgeons Humana
Political intimidation has always been part of the current Congress's health-care strategy: "If you're not at the table, you're on the menu" is tattooed on every lobbyist and industry rep in Washington. But Max Baucus's latest bullying tactics are hard to believe by even these standards, as the Senate Finance Chairman has sicced federal regulators on the insurer Humana Inc. for daring to criticize one part of his health bill.
(* had to go look up the spelling for that one! I couldn't figure out if I needed to leave the "u" in it or not... looks like either is correct, however the blogger spellcheck doesn't like either spelling... http://www.yourdictionary.com/demagoguing)