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January 7, 2010 / theoldsilly

Rant ‘n’ Stance – Sing Along, Don’t Follow Along

Anybody else about fed up with this madness goin’ down on Capitol Hill with the Obama Care Bill? I am. And I am not alone. This health care bill is being forced down our swine flu infested throats and it has to be stopped.


Why, you might say? – if you’ve had your head in the sand this past year and are just playing “follow the leader” like some naive sheep? Well, it’ll break the economy for good for one, with the trillions of dollars it’ll cost, not to mention the fact that it will cost the average family in this country – some estimates say as much as 20% of their net income, toss in it’s borderline communism with the fact that it will be mandatory for everyone, chew on the idea that your aging parents might very well be told by a “panel” that they are not able to have the heart surgery they need to survive, but here – take this pain pill and die peacefully … I could go on, but you get my drift tsunami.

And I’m not alone. Nosirree Bob. Take this quote from The Los Angeles Times

“A new Rassmussen Reports poll out Monday finds that a majority of Americans believe the new plans will hurt healthcare quality, 59% figure it will actually increase healthcare costs, 57% oppose the bills’ intent to cut Medicare benefits by hundreds of billions of dollars and, for some reason, 78% of Americans suspect the Obama administration cost estimates are way under the actual expenses.”

It’s madness, plain and simple, and definitely not the American Way. But I’ll not rant any longer. Let’s lighten up and sing along with Ray Stevens-

Stand up, peeps. Those of us dissenting against this are in the majority and we are not being listened to. Write your congressmen and women and let them know if they vote this bill in, they will be voted out. Period.

And that’s the Old Silly’s story and he’s st-st-stickin’ to it!

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  1. L. Diane Wolfe / Jan 7 2010 8:29 am

    Catchy tune!

    I’ve been against the health care reform since day one. This country is one step away from socialism.

  2. John Standish / Jan 7 2010 8:59 am

    Socialism, downright communism – that’s where this country is heading under the current Admin. I’ve mad myself VERY clear to my congressman … let’s see if “we the people” are going to get heard, huh?

    Loved the Ray Stevens clip!

  3. Marcus Franks / Jan 7 2010 9:10 am

    I was initially in favor of health care reform, but the more I actually looked into what this bill is trying to pull off, the more I realised it’s just plain absurd – never work right in the first place, and will devastate the economy and ruin families in the long run. And yeah – the “panel” that decides who gets what kind of treatment … that was the kicker for me.

    F*** that!

    Good rant, Old Silly. Love the clip. Hope enought people read stuff like this and take action!

  4. Cactus Annie / Jan 7 2010 9:29 am

    Obama care, cap & trade (& TAX), corporate takeovers by gov’t, massive bailouts for crooks – this goverment is getting WAY to big for its constituents’ britches!!! Loved the rant and the Stevens song … and yes, I’ve written my congress people, too!

  5. Elizabeth Spann Craig / Jan 7 2010 9:37 am

    I agree the bill looks like a mess. Thanks for your clip, Marvin….

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  6. tdryden1 / Jan 7 2010 9:52 am

    You are too much! I have been fussing about this darn healh care for a while! I could not agree more. So many people think it just means they will get any kind of health care free. That’s it. They won’t have to pay anything for it and everyone will be treated the same! Boy are they confused.

    I say, if this plan is good enough for ‘We the People’, then it should be good enough for ALL of America, including the President, House, Senate, Congress,etc… Let us not leave a soul out of this great health plan!

  7. Crystal Clear Proofing / Jan 7 2010 9:53 am

    Ditto Diane’s comment. Just one tiny step away…


  8. Stanley Berber / Jan 7 2010 10:01 am

    Same old BS – I detest BIG GOVERNMENT thinking it “knows what’s best” for the people and does everything “for the people” instead of listening to “we the people.” Time for a change, and a major one. Loved the rant.

  9. Alex J. Cavanaugh / Jan 7 2010 11:02 am

    Thanks for the morning chuckle, Marvin!

  10. quirkyloon / Jan 7 2010 11:28 am

    This health-care reform just scares the heebie-jeebies out of me. We are already living under a pile of medical bills thanks to the Big C. We just keep paying a little here, a little there. It’s all we can do. With that said, I don’t want this reform.

    Getting real sick costs moolah.

    We’ll pay it off, one bill at a time.

    I don’t know why everybody thinks that they should be given a free handout when life spills the icky on them.

    We’ve been ickified, but we’re just dealing with it. One payment and day at a time.

    • theoldsilly / Jan 7 2010 2:18 pm

      I take your comment very seriously, Quirks, as I know you and YOUR family know all about having to pay for medical care, and you do it the American Way – paying your own way, not depending on Big Brother to “provide” for you. You’re my hero, Big C survivor, you!

  11. Bluestocking / Jan 7 2010 11:39 am

    I never agreed with this bill. Government run anything is diasterous.

    • theoldsilly / Jan 7 2010 2:18 pm

      How true dat, Brooke, how VERY true dat!

  12. Barbra Kelser / Jan 7 2010 2:29 pm

    Loved the sing-a-long, lol. But the issue is NOT funny. I actually VOTED for Obama and am like SO disappointed they way he and his Admin are steering this country!!! Broken promises and lies so far, that’s about all.

    • theoldsilly / Jan 7 2010 2:31 pm

      “Broken promises and lies so far, that’s about all.”

      You noticed, hmm? 😉

  13. MadMadMargo / Jan 7 2010 2:52 pm

    Wow, I thought Ray Stevens had died sometime back. Good to see his still has a great sense of humor.

    As for Health Care Reform….Conform….meh, I’ll pay my own way, thank you.

    • theoldsilly / Jan 7 2010 3:11 pm

      Health care “conform” – perfect, Margo – lol, perfect!

  14. tashabud / Jan 7 2010 4:34 pm

    First off, I want to say that I love the catchy tune. It’s true that we need to fix our healthcare system, but the Obama’s socialistic version is definitely not the right fix for it. Less government intervention is needed, not more. Even though the administration claims that only the wealthy are going to be taxed higher, it’s an unjust taxing in my mind. Why do we always punish those who are rich? Most of them worked so hard to get where they are, only to be taxed unfairly in the end. You know? Someday, I’d like to be up there with the over $250,000.00 earners. I know I’ll never earn that in my lifetime, but still, that doesn’t mean that I’d like the rich to be taxed more and more each time our government creates more and more social programs. What happened to the Obama administration’s policy to be transparent? So far, everything was done behind closed doors with lots of wheeling and dealing, if you ask me. And, after this new healthcare system is in placed, the government finds out that taxing only the rich can not fully support it; therefore, the government will have to raise everybody’s taxes, including the poor. In our current economic situation, high taxes are detrimental to our economic recovery and detrimental to our personal financial freedom and stability. Sorry, this is long, but this post stirred up some of my pent up emotions on the matter.

    Have a great day,

  15. ReformingGeek / Jan 7 2010 5:09 pm

    The Health Care Deform Bill is trying to fix too many things at once rather than focusing on a few serious problems. The country is already in enough debt and many of us will see an increase in our taxes to pay for it. Health care will not get any cheaper because of it.

  16. Patricia Stoltey / Jan 7 2010 8:17 pm

    What a mess! I agree with Quirkyloon — we’ve been ickified.

  17. Mason Canyon / Jan 7 2010 10:47 pm

    Health insurance shouldn’t be mandatory, just affordable.

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