I don’t even know where to begin.

I’m so disappointed.

I can’t help but wonder if it hasn’t occurred to MFA that if corporations are so interested in supporting the Republican party, maybe the Republican party isn’t all that interested in the needs and desires of the average American PERSON.

We’re “taking the country back.” From ?

How is it that our attention span is so insertexpletivehere short that we think the best solution to our problems is to vote DEMOCRATS out of office?

Bush Jr. and the Republicans got us into this mess —

Deregulation: which allowed many of MFA to be in mortgages they couldn’t afford, or refinance mortgages to buy stuff they couldn’t afford, which artificially drove up housing prices to the breaking point. Now many of MFA owe more on their house than it is worth.

Taxes are cut to the point that education budgets are cut. But what MFA don’t seem to realize is that WE STILL PAY. Either the schools don’t do what we need them to do, or we write checks for every activity our child participates in from a physics lab to a football team to Drama class and have to mortgage our, or their, future to pay for our children’s college educations.

The costs of health insurance rise and rise and rise; and in the interests of the “market” insurance companies are allowed to decide who and what they will and won’t pay for in the name of “Health Maintenance”.

Exhibit A:  I had a cyst at the base of my brain for 2 years, undiagnosed for 1, ignored for another, and was denied access to ANY other health care network until I had made my way through every neurologist and neurosurgeon in the practice and finally found one that deemed it suitable to actually OPERATE ON IT. (It solved the constant dizziness and buzzing in my head; thanks for asking.) Meanwhile my very young children were two years older, and I lost two years of my life as a contributing member of society.

Exhibit B: A very good friend of mine, who finally has insurance after years without it, has just received a hospital bill for $5,000 for a few hours of treatment in an emergency room for a kidney stone. Her insurance isn’t paying because she also had one a year or two ago so it’s a “preexisting condition.”  What’s to keep them from denying care on fibroid tumors, genetically-related breast cancer, heart disease? These are all, in some form, preexisting conditions.

Exhibit C: My husband has high cholesterol, but our insurance doesn’t pay for his blood work because they call it “screening.” So we pay out of pocket, or we hope the Crestor is doing its job.

The Republican health care plan: don’t get sick; if you do, die quickly.

If Americans are polled, they agree with each element of the new health-care plan. If asked what should be the most important thing for the new Congress to do, it’s to repeal the new health-care plan.

It’s insertexpletivehere hopeless. I give up.

It actually kind of makes sense: what intelligent, sane, reasonable person, would be interested in running the country in any capacity?

5 Responses to “sigh”

  1. November 4, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    I look at your election results and I am completely mystified. What did people expect when they voted for Obama, instant prosperity for everyone? I suspect that most people don’t actually think at all, hence the success of mindless, simple slogans like “taking the country back”. (And this approach is not confined to America either. Australians [where I live] are no different.) It’s very frustrating to be part of such a society, isn’t it?

  2. November 5, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Yes, that’s exactly what they expected. It’s the American way. I compare it to the belief that there should be an easy way, a magic pill, to lose weight. So what if it took 3 years and countless pounds of potato chips and dishes of ice cream to gain 20 lbs? There should be an easy way to lose it that doesn’t involve any effort and will give immediate results.

    And yes, I’m very frustrated. And disappointed. And discouraged. I don’t know how Obama can get himself out of bed every morning.

  3. 3 srqpix
    November 12, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    What really surprises me is that it seems that our seniors have given up on caring for their children and their grandchildren. “Don’t touch my benefits and at the same time don’t give any to my children or my grandchildren” We’ve forgotten to care for each other in America. There is no more shared suffering in this country, we send volunteers to fight our wars and borrow huge amounts of money to pay for them. Its shameful.

  4. 4 greensilencio
    November 12, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    ٌhen the ship(USA economy) is drowning,the pilot(President) would be the bad guy,even if he was assigned to be the pilot 2 minutes(years) ago.everybody wants him to clean the mess that the past pilots brought to the ship.guess what, he cannot.

  5. November 14, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    My brother-in-law, a rabid Republican, says he’s against Obama’s health care plan because, in his words, “No one should get something for nothing.” I asked him if he’s in favor of the 100 percent inheritance tax then.

    Oh, by the way, he (somehow) used the stimulus money he got to redo his wife’s kitchen. And, no, she doesn’t run a restaurant. Freebees are good when he gets them…

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