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I'm Sick and Tired...
By Michael Fredrickson

This column expresses the personal opinions/views of General Manager Michael Fredrickson. If you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column, write a SIGNED letter to the editor. Names can be withheld by request with a valid day time phone number. You email comments to Michael@fortbendstar.com.


... of the liberal news media harassing Joe Wilson. You know how you can tell when a politician is lying? His lips are moving. The president got up in front of Congress and lied repeatedly to them and the American people. Maybe Joe Wilson should not have hollered out like that, but he was just saying on national TV what I was saying in my living room.

Give me a break! Obama repeatedly lied during that campaign speech before Wilson shouted ‘you lie.’ He called citizens liars and said health care reform opponents were telling lies and spreading falsehoods. He also said opponents (Republicans) want to do nothing. Liar, liar pants on fire.

Republicans have proposed reforms that Democrats have dismissed including tort reform, portability, tax reform, and pre-existing condition reform.

Republicans have submitted amendments that specifically stated recipients must prove they are legal US citizens to get “free health care” but Democrats would not allow that in the bill. Do you think for one minute that even if that amendment was included that it would do what it was intended to do? Not a chance. Democrats and the ACLU would have that thrown out on discrimination grounds such as... we can’t grant citizens something that we don’t grant any one else that penetrates our borders.

What is funny is when his lips were moving about it not adding “one dime to the deficit now or in the future,” even liberal Democrats must have burst out laughing. Let’s see... Obamacare will add health care coverage for 47 million uninsured “residents” and it won’t cost anything. And the pinheads in the media rail on Joe Wilson for calling President Obama a liar?

Five years ago the media would have spent hours and hours of airtime and pounds and pounds of ink spelling out every penny and the huge costs of any proposition that President Bush had said wouldn’t add a penny to the deficit. That is all they would have been doing since that campaign speech before Congress. Then John Conyers and Barney Frank would be asking rhetorically if they should be writing up impeachment proceedings. I’ve said it before; we must be in the Twilight Zone.

One thing I really don’t understand is how perfectly intelligent people can conclude that we pay the most in the world for health care but somehow the health care we receive is inferior to Canada, or France, or some 34 other countries with socialized medicine that pay less for health care?

Maybe we should have gone socialized medicine a long time ago. It costs less and we get more, there are no lines and every single resident within our borders will get to see a doctor whenever they want. Finally, it will cost less than what we pay today and will not be rationed. Now, sign up to get your free O’botomy.

Remember to call your congressman or senator today and give them a friendly reminder that we do not need comprehensive health care reform or any compromise with the Democrat written HB 3200. What we need is tort reform, tax reform, Medicaid reform, and insurance reform, and then after five or 10 years we can evaluate the impact on health care costs.


Contact michael@fortbendstar.com, if you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column. Write a SIGNED letter to the editor with valid day time phone number--name can be withheld by request.

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