Webster defines any systematic, widespread dissemination or promotion of particular ideas, doctrines, practices, etc. to further one’s cause or to damage an opposing one as propaganda. It seems the White House and the Senate under the leadership of Sen. Harry Reid are masters of propagandizing the so-called Affordable Health Care Act. There are too many indicators that Americans do not want affordable health as prescribed by the law passed early in President Obama’s first term and described by then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, “Let’s just pass it and then see what is in it,” or similar words. Many businesses have cut employee hours so they do not have to provide insurance. Members of Congress do not participate in this program, and some unions don’t have to participate. The list goes on and on.
Part of the propaganda used in discussing the government shutdown is that the Republicans are all at fault. Republicans have their ideas about the health care law, and so do Democrats. President Obama should use the talents that won him the Nobel Peace Prize to get this government back on course. There needs to be a sit-down of Republicans and Democrats and the president to systematically solve this mess! We are willing to negotiate with Iran on its nuclear program, but we are not willing to negotiate health care. Each side in negotiations must be willing to concede some points on which they both disagree. Republicans have demonstrated that willingness, but not Democrats.
I agree we need some sort of health care program in this country, but it need not be a partisan effort. Both sides in Congress must get together and develop a system that relies mostly on common sense and logic, neither of which was used during the development of this act.
Come on, Mr. President. You are the leader, you are employed by We the People, so get this solved, please.
DUANE “BANJO” DAVIS