Where Do You Complain When the Government Controls Everything?
Think about it for a minute. If you’re retired, and you get a social security check each month, deposited directly into your checking account, what do you do if the check doesn’t show up? Who do you complain to; whom do you call? Who is responsible for fixing the problem? The answer is……no one is responsible. You’re dealing with a huge government bureaucracy. You can go to your local social security office, and explain the problem to them, and ask for it to be fixed. But whomever you talk to isn’t responsible for fixing the problem. Their job is to fill out a form, and send it off somewhere. You may not get a response for days, weeks, or months. Meanwhile, you don’t get your social security. Can you sue them? Uh, not likely. Who would you sue? The government doesn’t work for you; you work for the government. You’ll get a response when someone gets around to it. The bottom line is, you have no power; you are totally dependent on the government to fix the problem. Meanwhile, no social security, and the government doesn’t really care, does it?
Retired military personnel are in the same boat. If their check doesn’t show up, they have to contact the DOD finance department, fill out a form, and wait for the problem to be fixed. It may take days, weeks, or months. There’s no one accountable.
We all have a drivers license; well, I hope we all do. What if the motor vehicle department database gets files mixed up, and all of a sudden you have five accidents, and multiple DUI’s on your record. You get stopped for some driving infraction, and the officer does a wants and warrants on your license, and it comes back with all of these incidents on your record. It may even show that you have a suspended license. Guess what? The officer is going to pull you out of that car, and may hook you up and place you under arrest. In any event, you won’t be driving that car anytime soon. So, you’re in trouble with the law, and you have to get motor vehicles to straighten out your driving record. It might take a lawyer to work on your behalf. Have your checkbook or credit card at hand. It could take weeks or months to get it all straightened out. Meanwhile, you can’t drive, you may have a court appearance due, and the lawyer’s clock is ticking dollar signs. Who is accountable? No one.
Recently we’ve read and heard about how tens of thousands of our veterans have been treated, or not treated, by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of our warriors have been waiting for months, even years, just to get an appointment to see a doctor. And just this week an audio file came to light wherein senior personal at the VA agreed to just delete, purge, thousands of records of veterans who were waiting for appointments so as to improve their statistics. Who does a veteran go to for a remedy? Who is responsible? No one.
I’ve been hearing about and reading about the “single payer” healthcare system which is, after all, the end game for the leftists. It’s the goal not because they believe that the government can provide better or cheaper healthcare, but because of the absolute power and control it gives them over you and me. We’ve already seen what this heinous Affordable Care Act has done to millions of Americans. The whole purpose of the Affordable Care Act was, ostensibly, to provide healthcare (health insurance) to the 40 million or so people in America who don’t have insurance now. Well, the scoreboard says that more people by far have lost their health insurance than have signed up for the Affordable Care Act. What we’ll soon read and hear about is how unfortunate it’s been that these terrible insurance companies have screwed so many hard working Americans, and that the only solution to the problem is “single payer” health care (socialized medicine). Whether the Republicans will even notice what’s being done is doubtful; Republican leaders aren’t the sharpest pencils in the box. So, let’s assume that socialized medicine comes into being. How does it work?
When the federal government runs and controls healthcare for every American, that means that hospitals, nurses, doctors, technicians are, essentially, working for the government. It also means that all of these people are essentially paid by the government with your tax dollars. All health care is now paid for by the federal government. That means, as it does in other countries that have implemented socialized medicine that taxpayer dollars pay for everything. It also means that there will be a finite amount of money available each year for all medical costs. That then means that there has to be rationing of medical services and procedures, just as Canada does now. A rationing board was accurately named a “death panel” by Sarah Palin some years ago. What that means for seniors is that the hip replacement, heart transplant, and other major surgeries may not be available. The patients will be given drugs and told to just get by, or they can die; it doesn’t matter much to government.
It means that the pay for doctors, nurses, technicians will be as low as possible. What that means is that fewer and fewer young people will go deep into student loan debt in order to become a doctor. Current doctors will either retire or switch to “Concierge Service” – cash-basis medicine for the rich. That results in fewer doctors, which means you may have to wait months just to get an appointment to see one. Nurse training will be of lower quality, as will technician training. Any companies who do research and development to come up with new technology equipment will have no incentive to do so. And drug companies will likewise have little incentive to spend millions of dollars researching and developing new drugs.
Keep in mind that any test, any procedure is subject to approval by a death panel. For example, your doctor believes that you need a series of tests to confirm or rule out a serious disease. That doctor has to get approval from the death panel. If, in the opinion of the death panel – bureaucrats not doctors – that series of tests is too expensive, they can tell the doctor no, tests not approved. Well, what if you die from the very disease those tests would have revealed? Can your family sue the doctor? No. Can your family sue the hospital? No. Can your family sue the government death panel? Good luck with that. Anytime you have a behemoth organization determining who lives and who dies, a lot of unnecessary deaths will occur, and there’s nothing you and I can do about it.
So, the weak-minded, useful idiot crowd really likes all those government goodies they get, and don’t understand that anything the government can give to you can also be taken away from you. They have connected the word “free” with the word “government.” With big government you are being ruled and controlled. That’s tyranny, and the leftists like it.