Most people did want it to pass, it's only that those that have the loudest voices also have more money and can afford to take silly tests and take heavily biased and weighted O'Reilly polls.
BUT: not the point.
Someone wrote something about the deficit and someone mentioned the healthcare bill is socialist.
To the Defecit Comment: hate to say it but we would be stuck with that deficit no matter what. it also doesn't help that the vast majority of that money was borrowed due to poor legislation, irresponsible governance and greedy bastards for the past 8 years. So, the first stimulus plan, which raised our debt I can't really blame Obama for because it did raise the economy enough to give people confidence to invest in it again.
Healthcare adding to the defecit? Yeah, well, so does every steak dinner that our ambassadors eat when they take someone out. In all honesty though, we'll have to see. I'm happy about the passing of this bill for several reasons which I won't go into right now, but I - and you - won't know the complete ramifications, financially, until after it has taken place.
Oh, and the deficit and the debt is only going to get larger regardless of who is in power because this is grandfathered in.
We could always put some money in one of our banks...oh wait....
Now to the Socialism point. I'm way too tired to go into an actual intelligent tirade but to point out:
Definition: Socialism is a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
It's very close to the idea of an Utopian Society; which I think we can all agree is not what is going on in America right now.
On one hand, everyone is entitled to their opinions and just like me, can express it anyway that they want so long as it harms no one.
However, I think my biggest pet peeve is the unenlightened comments that I see. I will be the first to admit that I haven't read the bill and only know what I've read and seen/heard. I take everything with a grain of salt but there are pieces of the bill that I like.
- I like that pre-existing conditions do not preclude you from receiving healthcare.
- I like that people that have little means to receive health care can now receive some sort of healthcare
- I like that the top 2% of America's wealthiest will be taxed more heavily than myself on this bill, because frankly they can afford it and if anyone can give back, they can.