Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cal: Soylent Red and Health Care Reform

Dear Friends and Family,

Does anyone remember the Charlton Heston Sci-Fi movie "Soylent Green" in which the elderly were boiled down into a tasty and nutritious jell in order to feed the more deserving younger society? A little like "Brave New World". Well, here we are. Only now it's not food-it's health care. We stand at the precipice of the end of Medicare. Why? Because when 50,000,000 people have insurance there won't be enough health care professions to serve them. That means rationing. And with government bean counters calling the shots who do you think will get the hip replacement? The 45 year old injured in an accident, or an 80 year old suffering from arthritis? The elderly are going to suffer from this ill-thought out proposal. 10% of Medicare expenditures are made in the last month of life. Do you believe a government program cares at all what happens to a person struggling to hold on until loved ones have had a chance to say good-bye.

The elderly ( and this includes not just the currently elderly, but to soon to be elderly Baby Boomers. There's 60,000,00 of us. SOYLENT RED. The path to paying for nationalized single payer rationed health care. God help us all.

I'm sure you all are aware of the breakdown of that 50,000,000 uninsured. +- 12,000,000 illegal aliens; 8,000,000 working poor citizens who make too much to qualify for Medicaid but can't afford insurance premiums; 15,000,000 in families who make $50,000-$75,000 who say they can't afford health insurance (I have 10 of these folks working for me and they manage to buy company sponsored health insurance; presumably by not buying $6,000 TV's, boats, etc.); and finally 15,000,000 in the group of 18-25 year olds who can afford insurance but consider it a waste of money because they are healthy. Who among these should we help pay for unaffordable health care coverage? I suggest the 8,000,000 working poor. Wouldn't you agree?

Of course all the future national bailout and spending debt will be dumped on our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, won't it? Not our problem. Of course, they could tax Social Security and Medicare benefits to the elderly. Unthinkable, you say. Remember Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (the Franking Thief)? 1970's. He proposed and the House of Representatives PASSED!! a bill that would tax Social Security benefits. The old folks literally beat his car with their canes in the streets of Detroit and protested until the House was forced to rescind their vote. Take nothing for granted.

If you are elderly or if you are planning to be elderly I urge you to express your opposition to this insane socialist program. Not for ourselves, but for our descendants sake, for posterity, and for the greatness of our Nation. Let us turn the Baby Boomer generation (often characterized as lazy, selfish, self-absorbed, and apathetic since the 60's) inspired by the accomplishments of their elders (the original Greatest Generation) into the next Greatest Generation. This is our moment. We can not "duck and cover" anymore. It's time to take a stand!!! There are no excuses.

Join me in contacting your representatives and senators. Express your opposition politely. Then, join me and hundreds of thousands of main stream liberals, conservatives, and libertarians at the Capitol September 12 or at one of the hundreds of Tea Parties across the country. This tyranny must not stand!! Let's kick some political ass. The 60's are back Boomers. The 60's are back. (Once victorious we will calmly discuss changes to private insurance to cover the working poor, reduction of needless procedures, education of families about too-intrusive and unnecessary procedures on the infirm and dying, and yes my lawyer relatives, tort reform.)

Thank you for your time. Your generally not so incensed relative and friend.


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