I can’t take credit for the quote below, but I love it anyway. When hubby spotted it on his mom’s Facebook status (credited there to an anonymous friend), he predicted that it would go viral. I love it when he’s right!
Let me get this straight—we’ve got a health care plan passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it but exempts themselves from it, signed by a president that hasn’t read it and smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes… and financed by a country that’s broke. What could possibly go wrong?
Yes, as Christians we should be exercising charity, caring for the sick and the poor. But institutionalized theft is not the way to do it. Our healthcare system is a mess, but government intervention and so-called funding (straight from our own pockets) are not the solution; they are largely the problem. Medicare created much of this mess in the ’60’s, and now the problem is going to get far worse.
On the other hand, as liberal civil rights leader Al Sharpton pointed out in an interview with Bill O’Reilly:
I think that [the passing of the healthcare bill] began to transform the country the way the president had promised. This is what he ran on….the American public overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they elected President Obama…
As a nation we got what we asked for, whether or not we want it now in its present form. May God have mercy on us.
I’m thankful to be a member of a Christian medical sharing group that is, under the bill’s current wording, exempt from the requirements. However, exempt or not we will all suffer from the far-reaching consequences of this new law.
Be sure to watch The Common Room for helpful summaries and link roundups on this topic, for those of us who are incompetent to digest all the garbage being tossed about by the media. Start here and here.