Tonight President Barack Hussein Obama will make his first State Of The Union address before a joint session of Congress. Please read the email below that I recently received consisting of a short letter Dr. Starner Jones sent to the Editor of his Jackson, MS newspaper in August, 2009. (I have checked this out at snopes.com.)
Do you want to bet that our President will not address the concerns of Dr. Starner tonight?
During my last night's shift in the ER, I had the pleasure of evaluating a patient with an expensive shiny gold tooth, multiple elaborate expensive tattoos, a very expensive brand of tennis shoes and a new cellular telephone equipped with her favorite R&B tune for a ring tone.. Glancing over the chart, one could not help noticing her payer status: Medicaid. She smokes more than one costly pack of cigarettes every day and, somehow, still has money to buy beer.
And our Congress expects me to pay for this woman's health care? Our nation's health care crisis is not a shortage of quality hospitals, doctors or nurses. It is a crisis of culture ~ a culture in which it is perfectly acceptable to spend money on vices while refusing to take care of one's self or, heaven forbid, purchase health insurance. A culture that thinks, "I can do whatever I want to because someone else will always take care of me.” Life is really not that hard. Most of us reap what we sow. Don't you agree?
STARNER JONES, MD
Had the President and Congress considered appalling realities like the one cited above, and acted upon it honestly the needed Health Care Reform legislation could have passed. Obama’s poll numbers could be significantly better than their current historically low level, but the political arrogance of the Democrat Party has thus far ruled the first year of his Presidency.