H.R.2 – Repeal Healthcare Act?

Some few months ago, I started receiving emails I don’t remember signing up for. I haven’t griped about it too much, for the emails are from organizations that keep folks alerted to political issues, which means I get a steady diet of things to research and then write about – – I suspect my recent foray into signing petitions may be at the root of it all…

Today, I received an email from the John Birch Society.

( I’m now sure I failed to un-check a “Contact Me” box when signing some petition. Yet another example of “Auto-Opt-In” marketing…On the bright side – their “Unsubscribe” process is easy and painless – hence, I’m not raking them over the coals…)

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Today’s missive informed me of H.R.2, the bill proposed to repeal all or parts of Public Law 111–148 and Public Law 111–152 (906 and 55 pages, respectively).

It also provided the following Organizational Chart which is touted as showing the regulatory monstrosity ObamaCare would be:

My first thoughts were, who would take time to research this mess to find out if:

A. It truly reflects Reality

and

B. how many graphic artists died of stress related disease while compiling this?

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I next pondered if this is how most government organizational charts look.  If so, it’s amazing anyone ever gets anything accomplished and I have been way too harsh on my elected officials.

Faced with a stack of these charts my first day on the job, followed by the directive:

“This is how the company works.  Get familiar with the processes – we have a meeting tomorrow morning for you to propose your plans for overhauling this system”,

I would grab my purse, lunch and coat and flee through the nearest exit….

Without giving notice….

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I recently finished the 26 lecture series by Professor Teofilo Ruiz, titled “The Terror of History – Mystics, Heretics and Witches”.

He states we create laws, organizations, etc.,  to bring order to chaos and hence, quiet the internal terror created by our awareness of living in a world we don’t fully understand and often have no control over.

This chart, whether true or not, reflects our terror-soothing tendencies run amok.

If the time and money taken to draw this chart had been spent on designing affordable solar homes, I suspect we’d all live in one by now.

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For myself, I must spend time researching the Public Laws that are listed for repeal in H.R.2 – because the John Birch Society also informed me a poll in December showed 60% of likely voters favor repeal, the Senate and House favor Repeal  – if so many favor repeal, I want to know:

How in the Hell did these Laws come about in the first place?!?

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For your viewing pleasure, here’s my HealthCare Chart:

 

Rule through Distraction

In the late hours of August 29, 1776, following the Battle of Long Island, General George Washington gave orders for retreat to Manhattan.  With all available water vessels assembled, ferry landings were reached via muffled wagon wheels and men marching under orders of silence.

Quartermaster General Thomas Mifflin and his rear-guard were given their duties – stay behind and keep the campfires going.  Deceive British scouts into thinking American forces are not on the move.

British General Howe, secure in his knowledge of surrounded American forces, most likely dined that evening unconcerned –  Perhaps he prepared a speech worthy of a gentleman officer receiving surrender from a hapless and hopeless opponent.

The next morning, a slow moving fog aided and abetted a somewhat botched master plan of retreat.

By mid-morning of August 30th, incredulous British troops occupied now-empty American fortifications.

Washington successfully withdrew 9.000 in troops without losing a single one.

General Howe lost the advantage he had gained.

A few dedicated fire tenders saved the day and Continental Army.

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You may wonder why I’m sharing this with you.   I mean, who wants a history lesson on a Saturday afternoon when county fairs, baseball games and last-of-the-summer camping expeditions reign supreme?

Quite simply because I realize We The People have been deluded by modern-day fire tenders.

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While we are concentrate on the fires of overvaluing property and giving loans to those not able to pay, we ignore the true threat of the inter-dependent system of government and bank cartels.

While we debate and argue over the merits of nationwide health care systems and the true effectiveness and honesty of modern drug companies, we are distracted from pending legislation that allows even more regulation and control over our food supplies.

While we cry for a return to a Free Market, in order to save ourselves, we are diverted from examining what Capitalism really is and what must occur in order for it to function in a stable and rewarding manner.

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I’m not adverse to Free Market, legislation to protect an unsuspecting consumer from products that will kill them or Capitalism.   I’m also not against reducing government, lowering debt or stabilizing the housing market.

But I am concerned that in our complex society, multiple ‘fire-tenders’, who, by the way, are the same folks who profit the most from our current systems, are faithfully keeping the lights on – distracting us from what is really going on.

And, like General Howe, at the end of  a day filled with work and planning, convinced our hard work and planning has persevered, we will instead, gaze upon an empty wasteland, devoid of any the gains we were so sure we had secured.

Just one more example of how history repeats itself…