Freshman US Congressman Cruz from Texas
November 9, 2013
This man was chiefly responsible for sending the world financial markets into a panic for fear that we were going to default on our loans. His reason: he doesn't want health care distributed more fairly in this country.
Simply put, the rich get the best care in the world, and every one else get a watered down version of we are capable of. The less money you have, the more watered down your care gets. In addition, even though the lower your economic class, and get watered down care, it costs the rest of us more. ER visits are 5-10x what office calls cost for the same care. Hospital corporations take their profits (30%!) off the top and spend what's left on care. So how do they make up for the huge losses they rack up for having and ER and running it in a responsible way? By jacking up the prices of procedures that are more profitable, and those who have "good insurance" pay for in the form of increased premiums.
Obamacare will save money, not "ruin the economy" which is the latest false claim by FOX and other media owned by the super rich like Rupert Murdock. Don't tell me to get my facts straight---I am a retired physician, an insider who knows exactly how the system works after over 30 years of practice. You neo-con are just plain wrong about Obamacare. To use something good for the country to blackmail the Obama Administration's plans and intimidate those who support it, to the point of shutting down the government and threatening the international money markets, is morally and ethically indefensible.
To this country’s good fortune, the man sitting in the Oval Office, NEVER panics even under this kind of cruel criticism and baseless attacks. Obama will not back down. He is old school, ethically and morally, he will “do the right thing”, regardless of the short term personal price. This nation used to have a government filled with politicians who did “the right thing”, even if they paid a personal price. But they have been run out of Congress by the new breed of greedy “my party right or wrong”, “we’re only in it for the money” who do the wrong thing even when 80% of the American people adamantly oppose their position. That is just what happened as they voted to shut down the government to punish Obama for the outrageous act of making health care more accessible to all people and saving money at the same time. No wait! Obama didn’t make this sensible reform law, CONGRESS did.
Hypocrisy at the highest level of arrogance, disregard of ethics and personal responsibility.
The final assessment is that Mr. Cruz can make a lot of noise about issues that he knows little about, and has given little thought to the ramifications for US citizens or the rest of the world. His knowledge is a mile wide and a quarter of an inch deep. We cannot afford this type of man making decisions for this country.