Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Using our compassion against us

To me, the saddest part of the sales job of Obamacare has been using our compassion against us.
Democrats brought the sob stories - this person couldn't afford health insurance and is now deathly ill. They asked conservatives - "Don't you care about their pain?"
Of course we care. We're human.
We care for our family. Our neighbors. Our churches and communities. Our nation.
Democrats use the caring response to get their way. To cut off arguments over facts with a wave of emotion that's hard to argue against. And that appears to be the plan to keep it.
We look at the suffering, and also the financial numbers. We see Social Security lacking money to pay promised benefits. Same with Medicare and Medicaid. Sure, there's IOUs in the file drawer, but food stores don't take IOUs.
Democratic leaders and their staffs aren't volunteering to take IOUs instead of cash.
We see pain in the future - crushing tax burdens that stomps the dreams of many Americans. Or unfulfilled promises that cause problems because no one could say no the past 50 years or so. Shouldn't Democrats care about that also?
The pain you use for sob stories, we fear will happen to us when government is in control. Government will be causing the pain, and no one will be left have compassion on us.

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