Saturday, October 3, 2009

President's Weekly Address: Health Reform Urgent for the Economy

From the White House web site:

The President discusses ongoing efforts to spur job creation. He also explains why health insurance reform is needed not just for long-term economic stability, but in the immediate future, discussing statistics on how costs will continue to skyrocket and hurt small businesses even next year.


This makes so much sense to me, just a lowly citizen, that I don't understand why everyone can't see this. I guess it just depends on whether you want to look with your eyes and your heart at the plight of your neighbor and friend or if you only really care about yourself.

I honestly think that's what it comes down to in some instances. Selfishness. We are such a ME society. I got mine, now you figure out how you are going to get yours.. cause I don't care anymore. That's how we are, or so it seems. So many people just do not care about their fellow man...

How well do you know your neighbor? Would you feel comfortable asking them for help? Would they feel comfortable asking you?

Think about that.

8 comments:

Sue said...

It makes total sense to me too Annette. I don't understand the fighting against the people who truely need this reform. Its such a small minority, the ones who wish Obama to fail, the ones who let Limbaugh and Beck hypnotize them into believing the shit they spew. So this tiny minority can crawl into a hole for the next 8 years because they have made themselves irrelevant, and the rest of us can stand together for change that we were promised!

Annette said...

Yes, Sue and we must stand together as much as we can.. because together we can defeat the naysayers and the ones who want the President to fail. Yes, they try to rewrite history as always and say well that's not what they meant, or what they said.. but video doesn't lie nor does tape.. That's what we have to depend on..

Just keep everything together and we will be fine.

TomCat said...

I would feel comfortable asking a neighbor for help, but I wouldn't do so because I know that our economy is so Bushwhacked that they don't have the means to help themselves, let alone help me too.

Here's the bottom line. If Obama and the Democrats succeed in improving life for Americans, the Republican party will be sidelined for a generation. Their only chance to retake power depends on four years of failure. Consequently, they will do everything in their power to make as many Americans as miserable as possible, with no concern about the death and suffering these efforts bring. They care nothing for the American people. That has been Democrats' biggest weakness. We do.

Annette said...

I agree Tom, if we as Democrats can stick together and pull the economy out of the toilet that Bush left us in, get this Health Care done, and get it working before the president's term is up so people see how it is, and that he meant what he said.. and that the world doesn't end on Nov. 4th or Jan. 20th.. or whatever date they have chosen it to be..the RWNJ's that is...lol Then the rethugs are toast.

If a viable 3rd party would come forward, I believe they would have a shot at replacing the rethugs.. they have really shrunk to nothing but the far right nuts and religious wingers you see in the previous post... that's sick and disgusting.

mommapolitico said...

You guys are dead-on, Sue, TomCat, and Annette. We have to make sure that life is made easier for working Americans and their families. If we can, the GOP will be marginalized for the next decade. Health care reform, in addition to being a moral imperative, makes great financial sense. Think of it: we take the burden off employers for health insurance, and then they can afford to pay a decent wage to those in their employ. Fighting health care reform is a subtle form of union-busting, too.

With such a small percentage of Americans even self-identifying as rethuglicans, it's the perfect time to push a Democratic agenda through. Last time I checked, 51 was still all it took to pass a bill, according to the Constitution...

Annette said...

Yes, I am so very happy we all agree.. now if we could just get everyone else to listen to us we could solve this problem in no time at all... get rid of the troubling Senators in DC and be done with it... lol

TomCat said...

Dead on, MommaP

Annette said If a viable 3rd party would come forward, I believe they would have a shot at replacing the rethugs

We don't need the Repuglicans, considering how well Democrats in the House and Senate are representing wealthy and corporate interests. We need folks to represent we the people.

RealityZone said...

health care belongs on MAIN STREET not on WALL STREET. plain and simple.