So we just got back from a huge investigation. Its 5:00 AM. I decide to have a cup of the ol' green tea before I go to sleep...
...waiting for it to brew I decide to check my email and browse the internet...
I hop on the reddit to see whats happening on the Interweb and I find a Congressman who has the balls to say what others are thinking. What I am referring to is Florida's Rep. Alan Greyson. He presents a clear plan that the Republicans have regarding America's Heathecare: 1. Don't get sick. 2. If you do get get, die quickly. Below you will find the videos you should watch as this story unfolds.
I find it completely hypocritical of the Republican Congressmen who one, compared Rep. Alan Greyson to Joe "the Douchebag" Wilson, but two cannot comprehend the idea of freedom of speech. What I respect about Greyson's actions is that he is not letting a good idea fall through the cracks. The American people really need to understand how important this issue really is. Look at the various sources of information that are out there and educate yourselves. PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES! YOU WILL NOT FIND ALL YOUR INFORMATION FROM FOX NEWS!
Key take away points:
-The study that Rep. Greyson is referring to states that as many as 44,789 deaths a year are a direct result from lack of health insurance. So let's do some simple arithmetic here:
month: 44,789/12 = 3,732
week: 44,789/52 = 861
day: 44,789/365 = 123
hour: 44,789/8670 = 5
So between the three hour drive back home, 15 people passed away.
-Rep. Greyson brings another good point to the table: the private insurance companies don't want the change because they know their profits will decline (one of the finer qualities of capitalism - money always takes priority over people). Currently, all the health insurance companies are spending as much as $700,000 daily on lobbying against health reform. Yea, read that line again. Per day, $700,000 is spent. I'm not even gonna do the math on that because I'm afraid I might throw up when I see the annual number. For a full press release about this number, visit here.
Ever since Obama won the election I began to pay attention to politics just a little bit more. Catching the news on TV periodically, or reading interesting articles that I find floating around...anything really that I can make a note to see how our society evolves. What I find is that, as more and more truth is revealed about how this world works, I start to feel sick. Unfortunately, a visit to the doctor, even if I could afford it, would not make be feel better. This is the kind of sick where you find yourself questioning, at what point can "humane" no longer fit to be associated with "human." This idea that I want to distance myself from all the people of the world because of the greed, jealousy, vengance, hatred that I see flows in their blood. And then there is bursts of hope, that there are good souls on this planet who are fighting for a worthy cause. A cause that I can support. A cause, that I know, will make me feel better about being human.
Thank you for reading,