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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 politicians hiding behind
euphemistic government jargon

Pinheads in the liberal media and so-called conservative politicians are always referring to any proposal of government-run health care anything but what it really is - socialized medicineYou see, whenever you hear any politician refer to President Changeís plan to over take our public health care system, they always call it universal health care or single payer or some other euphemistic term. Why donít they call it socialized medicine? That is what it is, and it is what it is - socialized medicine!

Ask your congressman or senator why they donít call it socialized medicine. I believe it is because they wouldnít mind if socialized medicine is approved. Ask your congressman and senator if they will have to put up with rationed services that the rest of us will be subjected to.

You see, when 50 million uninsured people (six to 12 months ago it was 40 million, now they say 50 million to make the situation sound dire) are instantly given access to the same number of family practice doctors out there right now, there will not be enough hours in the work day to fit all those additional appointments.

Socialized medicine will result in health care rationing. This is what happens in every nation where it is tried. Countries that have free health care ration that care by making you wait to see specialists, get diagnostic tests and even surgery.

Canada and the European countries that have socialized medicine in place have higher cancer mortality rates than we do with our current system. That is why those citizens that can afford it, come here for treatment. And the biggest problem with socialized medicine is the cost. We canít afford it. Social Security will be broke in the next 15 years without massive new taxation. Medicare and Medicaid are both broke. We canít afford massive new spending on socialized medicine without huge tax increases on everybody.

The last time I checked, our economy is in turmoil. Why is the government trying to make me (and you) pay for health care for uninsured people? Letís just say that you and your spouse both had jobs and one of you got laid off. Would either one of you even suggest remodeling your bathroom? If you did, I would say you were not very smart and not fiscally conservative.

I guess all you sufferers of Bush derangement syndrome are happy with President Change. He and the Democrats in Congress are spending four times more than Bush and the Republicans. Bush was a piker compared to this guyís spending.


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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