by J. Speer-Williams
Millions of Americans want “free” health care, never knowing what such “care” would really offer. And, What does Obama’s new health care bill offer us? Who knows? Even the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee doesn’t know.
Congressman John Conyers (D-Michigan) questioned the sense of reading Obama’s 2,700 page health care bill: “I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill.'” remarked Conyers.
“What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?” said Conyers, who couldn’t read a 1,000 page piece of legislation (and understand it) if he had a month to do so, and who is an excellent example of the kind of representative democracy the USA has become.
“Ah … Congressman, a question or two before you go: If you do not have the time to write or read proposed legislation, nor would you understand it if you did read it … er … how are you able to vote on any bills before Congress? One more question, Sir: Where do you and your colleagues get the “talking points” given to the public regarding legislation, none of you wrote, read or understand?”
“Ah … Congressman … don’t run away.”
Well, he went anyway; but fortunately, the New York Times has answered my questions. On rare occasions, the Times slips up and prints something other than Banking Cartel propaganda.
According to the New York Times, in an article by Robert Pear, published on November 14, 2009, the statements made by some lawmakers regarding Obama’s health care bill were written by lobbyists working for Genentech, one of the world’s largest biotechnology companies.
Now get this: These very same lobbyists wrote statements made by both democratic and republican lawmakers, that on the surface seemed to be in conflict, but were actually pushing the agendas of the Monetary/Banking Cartel’s biotech, pharmaceutical, and insurance corporations. Well so much for the much promoted left/right paradigm, that “our” poor acting democratic and republican lawmakers pretend to play.
It’s comical when a portion of the corrupt system in Washington gets exposed; but what is not funny is the above model is how all federal laws are enacted. In fascistic governments, the Cartel’s corporate lobbyists, think-tanks, and tax-free foundations write and ensure the passage of all legislation, with senators and congressmen pretending to be in disagreement, but always passing laws that are favorable to the financial oligarchs of the Monetary/Banking Cartel, and disastrous to the American people.
One wonders what real purpose US congress-persons and senators actually perform for their heavy salaries and retirement funds. The evidence points to the fact that these poor actors give us the spotty illusion of a US federal government that is a representative democracy.
Anyone for returning to our roots, our Constitutional Republic?
Got a rant of your own? Vent Your Spleen and Win – click here to find out how.