Alright, so I didn't see a topic on this yet, so I thought I would start one! Okay, so the biggest issue of the summer, and the thing that Obama has been pushing for the most has been Health Care Reform. Now with every debate, there are going to be people on both sides of it, and there are legit concerns from people who are concerned about it like: How are we going to pay for it? However, in the democratic process there is a right way of doing things, and there are wrong ways, and it seems to me lately that those who have been opposed to Health Care Reform have been doing things the wrong way, mainly with threats, and yelling, and screaming, and disruption. Now, the screaming and yelling I can get over, but the threats are a whole other issue. Mainly because they are really scary, and because some of them are racially motivated. This is just a few things that have happened so far:
: Senator David Scott wakes up to find a 4 foot Swastika on the sign outside his office.
: Several Democratic Congressmen are faxed Death Threats, One receives a death threat for Obama, and one goes to one of his town hall meetings to find an effigy of him being hanged waiting for him.
: Democratic Representative cancels several town hall events when at one event a gun is dropped at the event.
And the most terrifying of all: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1205999/Only-Amer...
: A man goes to Obama's Town Hall event yesterday with a gun strapped to his leg, holding a sign with the quote "It is time to water the Tree of Liberty" which is of course from the famous Thomas Jefferson quote "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is it's natural manure."
I don't know about anyone else, but I am really getting just scared with how our country is handling the Health Care Debate. I am all for debate, and discussion, and if you oppose the Health Care Bill, it is your right too, but when people start showing up to Presidential Events with guns, something has gone terribly wrong. So two Questions:
1: What do you think about the tactics being used by those who Oppose the Health Care Bill?
2: What do you think of the Health Care Bill? Oppose? Agree with it? What would you like added or taken away?
Me? I think the Health Care Bill is absolutely essential to this country. I am sick of seeing people with and without Insurance die because of these greedy insurance companies, and something needs to be done to take them down a peg. I think the only way to do this is to have the Public Option, and put some competition into the market. So.....what do you think?