- Posted October 5, 2013 by
St. Augustine, Florida
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Shutdown over: What next?
You Lost My Vote
I am watching you. If you were part of the ACA being passed into law, I will not be voting for you in any upcoming election, ever.
If the ACA is not NULLIFIED, I will change my party affiliation and fight this law at every turn. My husband, the die hard party liner is caving too. As soon as the first 'affordable healthcare' payment is STOLEN from his paycheck, he will fold. Currently, he's still perched on the fence, he's still in denial. But he IS on the fence and it won't be long now!!
Over the last two Administrations, many Americans suffered bankruptcy, lost their homes and or couldn't pay their bills. Now you 'appear' to be experiencing the same stress. Boo-the-hell-Hoo. American Taxpayers didn't have the luxury of negotiation, shutdown (with pay) or signing a piece of paper to make it all go away.
Why are you crying so loud about not being able to pay your bills? You gave MY money to the airlines, car companies and big banks. You allowed millions to be defrauded from Medicare and Medicare. You cut checks for billions to Pakistan and Egypt. Now you are worried about Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid sustainability. (And you are lying about that ... they are bankrupt and we know it!) I paid into SS & Medicare for decades. Where is my money?
"Shutdown" is a buzzword and nothing more. I'll put in on the list with "deadbeat" and "war on drugs". Here is an opportunity for our leaders to review areas of wasteful spending and yet they are like cats in a litter box making sure to cover furloughed employees payments.
But you need that employee base don't you? If they were to find out what it's like in the real world, you couldn't depend on them to comply. Must be nice to have the largest employee database in the WORLD.
I tell you what. Send me a check each year for, oh let's say $25,000.00 and give me a 90% subsidy on my health insurance. Then I will vote for you. (This is how it works ... right?)
Now I will probably spend that $25,000.00 before the year is up, but I know you have more. I will then request an amendment to my original agreement, and I would also like some additional provisions. Now, doesn't that make it easier to swallow?
So, you leaders, you elected official ... head to the magical drawer that has MY money in it ... and GIVE IT BACK. I heard that our Constitution is in that drawer too. While your in there fishing around for my money, could you grab my constitutional rights? I'd like them back as well!
p.s. Dear CNN, I don't trust you either. You are the same as so many others who grow dependent or have their own agenda. I have to switch to 5 channels to get the most remote sense of balanced and fair reporting. Grow a PAIR! You can start by reporting on the trucker strike taking place next week. Or is it possible that Americans exercising their constitutional rights in a unified voice does not suit your agenda?
How about devoting time on your 'news' show to analyze our Constitution. Bet you can't do it with a straight face.