Obama Lied, People Will Die
Obama lies about not supporting the public option in the campaign.
This week the entire East Coast was hit with a massive snow storm. But it was NOTHING compared to the relentless snow JOB coming out of the White House and Congress on the health care bill. The lies are
flying so thick it will take a couple alerts to shovel them out all of our way. The most important thing is that WE must speak out and declare the TRUTH that
"The Health Care Bill Is A Total Fraud On The American People"
The Shinola Stops Here Action Page:
President Obama is out there right now laying it on thick with three
primary promotional touts, all of which are such transparent bunko it
is astounding that they even need to be debunked.
First, he says the Senate Bill is a good thing because it contains a
so-called "bill of rights", and isn't that all we wanted anyway he
says, to just curtail a certain laundry list of the most egregious
medical insurance industry rip-offs. Second, he talks about how
wonderful any bill that provides health care to 30 million new people
must be. And third, he argues that the Senate bill must be something
great, because he claims the insurance companies are strongly opposed
As to the "bill of rights" spin job, how drop kick stupid do they
think we are? Wasn't it just last May that they passed with great
fanfare a so-called Credit Card Holder's Bill of Rights. Oh yes,
that's exactly the same deceptive way they framed that one too.
Didn't we just fall for this same PR ruse? The worst credit card
abuses would be stopped the sell job went. But in just the same way,
any provision that would have ensured a real reduction in
outrageously usurous credit card interest and charges (like a
reasonable cap on interest rates) was rejected.
Instead, credit card companies have played every possible game to
raise rates since, and just this week we heard that one of the worst
offenders came out with a new card with, get this, an effective
interest rate of 80%, all in full compliance with the shiny new bill
of rights law. What a mean-spirited, cruel and pathetic trick to play
on the American people. Are you starting to get it yet, folks??
Now, as to the 30 million new people the new bill will supposedly
provide health care for. The bill will do absolutely NO such thing.
Instead, it will FORCE 30 million new people to provide health care
for THEMSELVES, limited in their choices to an insurance kangaroo pit
run by, for, and exclusively under the effective control of the very
same rip-off insurance corporations we have now. It is the functional
equivalent of making people buy their OWN holiday gifts, at a premium
inflated price to boot, and then bragging about giving them generous
And what if some of those 30 million people can't afford to pay the
entire ransom of their new indentured health care? Well, then the
rest of the American taxpayers are forced to make up the difference,
giving the insurance companies a direct I.V. to suck the life blood
out of the American treasury.
Finally there is the total con job that the drug and insurance
companies are somehow now opposed to the bill that has nothing in it
that wasn't drafted to their own specifications. This of course all
flies in the face of the way they have been caught in public
celebrating what they themselves are calling their huge win.
So what do we learn from all this? The drug and insurance corporate
interests (indeed all right wingers) keep screaming and shouting
until they get what they what. And what are we supposed to do? Hold
our tongues? Trust that our political "representatives" really mean
well, while they sell us further and further down the river? Or is it
up the creek? Are we supposed to constantly compromise, and
capitulate on top of that, and unilaterally surrender at the end of
everything else, just so we can say that we passed "something"
labeled as reform. Isn't that precisely what led us to the place we
are at now?
C'mon folks snap out of it. Ya wanna know what political reality is?
If we had a million submissions on this action page above we could
turn this whole thing around on a dime right now. The day you
collectively declare, with numbers like that, and tell President
Obama and Congress that "the shinola stops here", THAT is when real
change can start.