Sunday, August 22, 2010
Take note:News story
(promoted by Fox Nation):
Furious Parent Blasts Senator Over Health Care
Sen. Kay Hagan's 'Conversations With Kay' Turns Into Health Care Debate
KERNERSVILLE, N.C. -- "Conversations with Kay" quickly turned into "Confrontation With Kay" when Sen. Kay Hagan [D - N.C.] visited the Kernersville Senior Enrichment Center.
Hagan has been hosting "Conversations with Kay" across the state of North Carolina, meeting with constituents about their concerns and having her staff on hand to assist people who need help with federal agencies such as the IRS or Veterans Affairs.
Health care became the hot topic during Wednesday morning's event when one mother sounded off about her children's health care needs.
"My children will suffer because of this health care bill," the concerned woman loudly told Hagan . The woman said she's raising two chronically ill children who have been under anesthesia 50 times in the last 14 years.
"We live in the hospital. We don't want this," she said.
"I am glad your that children live in our country," Hagan calmly responded.
"I don't want free health care. Because I will sell everything I own to pay for my children because this is America." the concerned parent said.
"But there are so many people that don't have the ability," Hagan replied.
The four-minute confrontation ended when Hagan stopped acknowledging the woman and turned to another person attending the event to address that person's concerns.
"Because this is America", means that people should sell everything to pay for their kid's treatment. That's what some people believe (or say they believe).
If you are wondering why this country does NOT have a health care system like that in Japan/Canada/Europe, this is one reason why.
Under Obamacare, this nonsense of her children needing all that expensive medical intervention will come to a speedy end, as her children are compassionately transitioned into a dignified hospice where they will be weened of off of food and water.
In the immortal words of Montgomery Burns:
"This man is costing my health plan five thousand dollars a day. I demand that he die with dignity!"
I did notice the "antagonist" said she wanted the senator's health plan. Fair enough, but last I looked that was the dreaded "government health care" she rejected earlier. So very typical of the tea bagger crowd: Well schooled in the right wing platitudes while being ignorant as to what they actually mean.
I too demand the right to be bankrupted by illness. It is only fair.
(Was the first commenter joking? - Hard to tell nowadays.)
this is one reason why.
stupidity of the electorate doesn't relieve politicians from the burden of acting responsibly. this corrupt pay to play system that amounts to nothing more than blatant corporate bribery is much much more to blame.
t. hartmann argues that after truman was stymied from establishing a national healthcare program, he pushed to include the right to healthcare in japan and germany's constitution after the war.
if this was more widely known, wouldn't people resent that germans and japanese are enjoying a right put in place by an america president who was thwarted from giving that same right at home?
knowing this history shifts the frame of a foreign healthcare system being imposed at home if it is pointed out the concept was really american in its origins.
Interesting theory -- that a government health care system forced onto conquered, defeated nations at the end of World War II should now be imposed by the Socialist Democrats on the stupid electorate of a conquered, defeated United States.
I wonder if conservatives will buy it.
what conservatives support is grinding the poor and the middle class under the boot heel of corporate tyranny at the expense of country.
neel kashkari even admitted in a cnbc interview that wall street doesn't cleave to patriotism when it comes to profit.
And after she's sold everything she owns to pay for her children's health care, when that money runs out... then she wants her children to die?