I am even more sure of it now. I have always kind of questioned the motives of some of the people both on AR, in the media, and in the general public on this healthcare bill. Every time it gets debated, the thing turns into an outright argument. But I keep reading and hearing one thing that bothers me. It really bothers me.
People want free healthcare. That is right. They want it for free. I believe they truly do not care how it gets paid for just as long as they do not have to pay for it. Free, free, free.
We get told how things are going great in other countries that use this type of healthcare. We are told to shut up and be in favor of change. We are told that there is no death panel or whatever you want to call it. We keep getting told that those of us who actually have health insurance are jerks and do not want anyone else to have any. We are told that healthcare is in the Constitution. The list goes on and on.
But, the underlying thread coming from the pro healthcare bill folks is free healthcare. They want it for free. Why? Where did this notion come from? I read a post by Inna this morning that did wake me up to one point. She stated that we are supposed to be an above average country. Correct. So if we are an above average country, why do we want everything handed to us? Why not become achievers, and actually achieve?
Somehow in this country, we now have an attitude that we just cannot do it. It is too hard. The big guys are holding us down. The people who control the money won't help us. The American Dream is dead. Yadda, yadda, yadda. It's over if you read the headlines. You just can't do it on your own.
Too much whining and wanting it for free. I am an average guy. Anyone who knows me quickly realizes that I have had no headstarts or advantages in life. I have done very well in most of my endeavors. Not all, but most. The key is work. Hard work and maybe very hard work. The other key is not expecting anything but that which I earn.
This concept of wanting things for free is foreign. And that is where we will end up, like a foreign country, if we keep this up.