Foundational problems with Congress and the health care bills

Any one of the following is so mind-boggling that there is no way the bills should be passed, and any member of Congress who votes for them should be removed from office.

Members of Congress didn’t write any of the health care bills themselves.

Members of Congress didn’t read any of the health care bills themselves.

Members of Congress are exempt from the health care bills.

The latest bills include taxpayer-funded abortions.

The bills assume that massive reductions in current fraud take place and that more fraud won’t occur. If fraud can be reduced — and it should be — why not start now and prove it?

We don’t have the money to pay for this, so we’ll be borrowing even more from China (and from future generations) to pay for this.

The bills appear to be un-Constitutional.

Add your own in the comments section!

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  1. I’ve recently written my congresspersons regarding the Health Care bills and spent a lot of thought on the issue. Here’s my two cents:

    I believe the underlying issue behind the proposed comprehensive Health Care reform is fear. Fear of mortality. We as believers do not see perfection on this earth as a possibility until Jesus returns. Entropy is real. As part of the fall, and a result of sin entering the world, all things degrade and move from order to disorder. If you eliminate God, and completely secularize a nation, then this world is all there is. The strive for comfort is all there is, and extraordinary means to ensure not even one moment of time is “stolen” is paramount. Under that basic undercurrent of fear and belief that this life is all there is, the only responsible thing to do is to insure every single human being whether they like it or not.

    Obviously the issue is much more complicated, but I think it is important to try to get at the reason for such a demonstrable push for passage of a bill with all the issues you’ve presented. It’s also to offer what our solution as believers would be, and it is far reaching. As Christians, we belive each person is responsible for personally caring for others (as all men are created in the image and likeness of God). So families should care for their elderly parents, and help out those in their own community as needs arise. To do this effectively we need to be able to keep our take-home pay without so much being taken for taxes. This means going to a flat- or fair-tax type system and reducing spending at the government level to performing the original function of government, which was to provide protection for the people to exercise their freedoms based on the inalienable rights given them by their Creator. When we do need to go to the physician it would be nice to be told what the actual cost of a procedure or diagnosis is without having to consult an insurance card.

    So, families with their full take-home pay, who know exactly what diagnoses, procedures and tests actually cost that have a heart to care for their own family and other families in their community as needs arise would be close, I think, to what a Biblical-Christian health care system would look like. That is a big change from how things are now, and would include encouraging people to embrace again Judeo-Christian values. I realize this may seem idealistic, but so did all the ideas that led to the foundation of this nation some 250 years ago.

    The reality is we Christians will continue to try to help as many as we can, even to the point of sacrifice because we believe that every human being has intrinsic value and worth. No amount of legislation can force that kind of mindset on a nation. The current Health Care bill is much worse than unConstitutional, it attempts to stand in the place of the provider and sustainer of all things, God Himself who is our protector, our provider, and our defender. Political issues are always tenuous, especially for believers, but we do have a responsibility to think carefully and address issues of the day. Thanks, Neil, for bringing these topics up for discussion.


  2. It is great to see quite a few governors starting to speak up, democrat and republican alike. As is the case most times, the feds mandate something and then it’s expected that the tab is picked up by the states. I’m hoping it’s the rumble of the drums before the mutiny. Part of the rumbling was indeed the constitutionality of the healthcare bill.


    1. Good point, Scotty. It is part of the insanity that the Feds take our taxes, lop 20% off the top for their cut and inefficiencies, then dole it back to the States to get them to do the Fed’s bidding. I don’t think that’s what the Founding Fathers had in mind.


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