It is completely unfathomable to me that we are hearing how FREE contraception is critical to ‘Women’s’ Health’. This administration is so far left, that they have rational people arguing this very point. STOP, I say! The problem isn’t women’s health, it is the fact that the FEDS are forcing stuff down our throats!
Back in the old days, 2008 in this case, if a company wanted to contribute to health insurance for their employees they could. For many years I supplied this BENEFIT to my employees; today I can’t afford to. I would have to close my doors or fire some folks to pay for health insurance.
Now with the soon to be outlawed ‘Obamacare’, companies will be FORCED to give health insurance to their employees. The concept sickens me! Because I hire somebody, the jerks in D.C. tell me I have to spend my money to provide them with health insurance? This after I already pay 8% extra for SSI & Medicare to the same jerks? I feel like I am ‘Back in the U.S.S.R.!’
Yesterday, Sandra Fluke testified to a bunch of liberal women on the hill about her plight and concern over this contraception thing. So this woman, who is on a scholarship to Georgetown University law school, was saying how it could cost $1,000/year for her birth control pills and was happy about the MANDATE so she could get this type of coverage for free.
Two points here; she likely doesn’t need birth control (couldn’t resist), and since someone else is paying for her law school she figures why shouldn’t someone pay for her pills and mammograms?
Rush Limbaugh was less charitable to her saying that if he was going to pay for her pills, we should get to watch the video, amongst other comments. My point here is that we are arguing Freedom of Religion and Women’s health, when the argument should be ‘FREEDOM’ period! How dare the government force ANYONE to supply health insurance to anyone else, and then tell them what the policy should cover for FREE! How dare they!
Obamacare still isn’t fully implemented, but the effects are here now and are real. We found out yesterday that the cost over the next ten years was underestimated by about $110 Billion! Forcing the insurance companies to cover dependents until they are 28 (or some such nonsense) and covering preexisting conditions, has raised premiums already. These mandated-benefits cost money and we all know where that money comes from! This administration doesn’t care; they want socialism and they want it now! They trot Ms. Fluke out there so we take our eye off the ball; we worry about women’s rights while they are trampling everyone’s rights!
The sooner the PEOPLE of this country realize that we are about to see America as we knew it disappear to be replaced with European nonsense, the more likely we can hit the brakes BEFORE the revolution! We see the riots in Athens because people who have been drugged with Government benefits for so long can’t get the needle out of their arms! They don’t care that the money is gone; they just want their 6 weeks of vacation and their big pensions. We are not very far from this people, I am sorry to say.
What happened to this great nation? This country was built upon self-reliance and a government that remembered why our people crossed the ocean to get here. Those early colonizers wanted to be left alone to make a life for themselves, and leave oppressive government intrusion behind.
If we continue to allow the loons in Washington to trot down this path, what ship will we find to take us, and what shore can we land on to avoid the oppression we are feeling now?
My two Cents, How ‘Bout Yours?