When I opened my local morning paper today the first two pages were full of stories addressing the Health Care legislation struggling through the Halls of Congress. I had to turn to the latter pages of my ever-thinning newspaper to find any coverage of our brave women and men fighting for our freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan. With newspapers losing their behinds financially, it is unfortunate to see coverage diverted to less expensive reporting in egocentric Washington as opposed to the dangerous and outrageously expensive assignment of journalists to the Middle East confrontations.
Moving on, there is no doubt as to the importance of the Health Care legislation, or the need to address expense curtailment in that field. Tragically our politicians have made this subject a political opportunity to enhance their re-election by making illegal aliens eligible for health insurance on the financial backs of legal taxpaying Americans. Additionally, Washington again fails to address Tort Reform, because the trial lawyers are huge contributors to their campaign coffers.
With that in mind, I have two simple questions to ask every single voting member of the House of Representatives and Senate:
1. Why will our President and not one member of the House or Senate respond specifically to the numerous questions from the media as to whether or not the members of Congress will retain their special health insurance coverage or be included in the new legislation like all other citizens?
2. Will you vote to include all members of Congress to receive identical health care insurance coverage as the electorate? No Washington-speak double talk, just a simple YES or NO.
Your Commander strongly urges every citizen who is eligible to vote to advise their elected officials that you will not vote for their re-election unless they support parity in Health Care legislation between our elected officials and their fellow citizens. The American voters deserve to know just what justification exists for our government officials to have a special, superior classification of voter paid insurance. It is essential that we no longer ask, but demand adherence to our call for equality. Remember, “ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.”
One must wonder just where our Media is. Are they not supposed to be the Watch Dogs of Freedom? Maybe they have all left early for Martha’s Vineyard.