The aggressive far-left union SEIU has teamed up with the pharmaceutical industry and the AMA to spend tens of millions to blitz TV and radio with pro-Obama health care ads. To counter this dominating ad flood, each of us needs to spread the word and contribute to keep the following two opposition ads on the air. You’ll find links and contact information below.
In Comments, please suggest other ads you’ve seen and provide a link! Now, here’s how to visit the Web sites for these two ads:
THE FIRST AD FROM 60PLUS.ORG: Read all about 60Plus.org‘s op-eds, speeches and “about us” page. Also check out its membership and donation page. 60Plus’s ad has been attacked hard by the left, as a search of YouTube proves.
Here’s the text of the “demand letter” that you can sign. Of note: At the same time you sign and send the “demand letter,” you can sign up for one or more of TrustCommonSense.com’s newsletters.
In the name of our children, our grandchildren, and our children’s children yet unborn, We demand, that the President and Congress of the United States do not commit by law to spend another dollar on any new initiative that will burden future generations with an unbearable debt. There is no more money. You have spent it all. Indeed you have wasted it on bailouts, on taking over car companies and on political pork projects.
The proposition that we must spend trillions to avoid bankruptcy is absurd on its face. We must fix the economy and create jobs if we as a nation are to be able to sustain the obligations to which you have already committed us. No more.
The issue of spending is a moral threat to the very life and future of America.
WE DEMAND THAT YOU STOP NOW.
I like that. Simple. And it’s focused on the key issue that we must solve before we take on ANY OTHER legislation.
I do not believe ANY of Obama’s promises that the health care plan will be “deficit neutral.” Such plans are NEVER cost-free, and always cost far more than anticipated. As someone said on a news show today, if our economy were strong (like it became under Bill Clinton in the late 1990s), we could consider such legislation. But not now. We need to take care of first things first.
That’s really all that I, personally, want: First things taken care of first. Unlike the creators of the above ads — yes, we part company at this point — I am in favor of overhauling the health care system, but not until we get our economic house in order, which means putting people back to work in jobs that provide a decent standard of living.
I also want to wait until we have a president who truly knows how to craft legislation and how to work with Congress, which I have no confidence that Obama knows how to do.
On her Thursday show, Greta Van Susteran said that she tried to read the House’s health care bill, and she found it nearly incomprehensible. Think about that: Greta is a top attorney with a great mind and an excellent grasp of the issues, and she couldn’t understand the language of the bill.
This is frightening: Imagine what will happen if this bill is passed and then sent out across the nation to be implemented. If Greta finds it impossible to understand, how will state and municipal officials and their employees manage to make sense of this bill and implement it?
I’ll bet you anything that officials, across the nation, will interpret sections of the bill differently, leading to wildly different implementation of the new legislation. And I’ll bet you that patients and doctors will be forced to contact whoever we can find to fight for our interpretation of the legislation. And who will we contact to appeal decisions? Will we contact agency bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.? Our senators and representatives? A state agency czar? Our private health insurance company’s decision-makers? Who?
The last thing we need is massive, poorly written legislation rushed through without sufficient thought and debate. Such legislation is nearly impossible to execute coherently and fairly across a nation as large as ours. We need more time. And we need a stronger economy — FIRST! — before we take on another expensive and complex federal health care system.