In view of the fact that our corrupt government is getting close to ramming a government run Health Care Bill down our throats, which the majority of Americans don’t want, it would behoove senior citizens to immediately raise their collective voices loud and clear  to stop this insanity.



In view of the fact that our corrupt government is getting close to ramming a government run Health Care Bill down our throats, which the majority of Americans don’t want, it would behoove senior citizens to immediately raise their collective voices loud and clear  to stop this insanity. 
Every one of us needs to take action to overwhelm Washington with phone calls, e-mails, faxes, and telegrams in a last ditch effort to stop this out of control run-away spending, and seizure of our health care system. 
Another trillion plus dollars of debt and taxes on us, our kids, and grandkids, which we all know can never be paid back.
Aside from this additional trillion dollars of debt, there is much more at stake.  These vipers in Washington are setting us on a course of Socialism and Marxism which we will never recover from if they aren’t stopped now.  Our freedom and futures are at stake.
Transparency is a word this administration throws around like a baseball, yet, everything they do is secretive, and all big spending bills must be voted on before anyone can read them or find out what’s in them. 
If this legislation is so good for us, what’s the problem with letting us know what’s in them?  Ask yourself, what have they got to hide? 
Remember Obama’s promise of letting the public see what is contained in each bill, 72 hours before they vote on them—good luck on that one.
Do we need health care reform, of course we do, but not by allowing the government to take it over?  There are four basic steps, if taken, would reduce health care costs and provide coverage for most if not all Americans. 
Enact tort reform; allow insurance companies to compete across state lines, so individuals can get the best prices; ensure that no one can be disqualified from getting insurance because of pre-existing conditions; and that no one can be dropped because of catastrophic conditions. 
This may not be the answer to all of our health care problems, but it would be a very good start. It would be  far better than to allow the government to destroy the greatest health care system in the world.
Now, what’s in it for seniors?  Oh my dear friends, there is so much that we are going to get.  More and higher taxes, higher Medicare premiums, less coverage, rationed health care, long waiting lists. 
Not to mention that Obama is going to cut one half trillion dollars out of Medicare to help pay for this boon-doggle. 
I would like for someone to tell me how seniors’ health care is going to be better when he is going to take a half trillion dollars out of Medicare.
When the Senate and House try to reach a compromise on their two bills, all 2,300-plus pages of them, it cannot bode well for any of us.  Imagine, what in the world can be contained in over 2,000 pages of legalese?
When you call or write the senators, be sure to ask Claire McCaskell why the Democrats, on a straight party line vote, defeated Senator Grassley’s bill to require photo ID’s and stronger enforcement when applying for health care.  That was meant to prevent illegal aliens from getting free health care.  
That move should tell us something about the Democrats’ intent to give illegal aliens free health care, despite their lying denials.
Obama is also lying when he says that 70 percent of Americans want government run health care.  Every poll that I have seen has shown that support for it is less than 50%.
Government run health care systems have been huge failures in England, Canada, and closer to home, in both Massachusetts and Maine.  They’re bankrupt and provide terrible service.
There is very little time left to stop this, you must act now.
Don DeFoy, Camdenton