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Repeal and Replace? How About Repeal – Period?

The Racket We Call Health Insurance

Remember this… The whole insurance industry was started when a man made a wager on the date of another man’s death. (Or would that be better described as a wager on his life expectancy?) This grew from a popular gambling past-time into a hedge fund that a finance company managed. Once the concept caught on, it took on a new name (“insurance”) and was used to gamble on the loss of life, property, and health. The hedge fund management companies, known as “insurance companies,” grew pretty smart… To the point that they now hire actuaries to figure out mathematically what makes these bets a good deal for them.

Healthcare, in the form that most people use, is actually a LOT cheaper than we’re paying for insurance. The insurance companies have gotten so good at selling insurance, they have us believing that what we’re paying is a good deal. They’ve convinced us that we shouldn’t gamble with the possibility that something catastrophic will happen. “It’s not a question of if, but when.” And have convinced us to pay thousands of dollars per year in premiums (not to mention deductibles), all the while knowing that what they’ll pay out is much less than we’re paying them.

I have nothing against a company making a profit. What I do have an issue with is our government FORCING us to purchase something that’s 1) a wager and 2) should be our choice of participation.

And don’t forget… The pharmaceutical companies have gotten so good at convincing us that we don’t need to take care of ourselves naturally, but that we can spend “catastrophic” amounts of money on their drugs to combat whatever is ailing us. Knowing full well that those drugs cause other problems, for which we’ll need more drugs to manage.

I made it pretty well known that I was against Obamacare before it was ratified by Congress. The Republican Part hated it, too. But here we are given the opportunity to be rid of it, and instead, Trump wants to “Repeal and Replace,” and the House of Representatives just introduced the new Republican version of Socialized Medicine.

The Leviathan

Leviathan by Hobbes

Leviathan by Hobbes

When will our Congress understand that IT IS THE LEVIATHAN (in our current age, in this country)?

How can anyone who believes in the concept of FREEDOM under which this country was sought and created by the brave people who left the supposed security of their home country, not only support, but promote such a monstrous concept that curtails those very freedoms?

It’s bad enough that we (those of us with insurance) have the insurance companies coming between us and our doctors, but now the government wants to put their nose in our private business, too. Not just to have their say, as it pertains to our health and health care provided by healthcare professionals, but to decide how much it should cost us.

Before ObamaCare, many families opted out of the insurance gamble and simply paid cash for any doctor’s visits – or long-term payments on hospital bills. (The Amish in particular do not believe in insurance, and were supposedly exempt from the penalties based on religion.) After ObamaCare, these families were penalized for not participating. So let’s call it what it is: Mandatory State-Sponsored Gambling.

Now the Republicans in Congress think they can do it better. For one thing, they’re still enabling 20-somethings instead of teaching them to grow up & stand on their own two feet.

I haven’t read all of it yet, but I will continue to believe that the government needs to get out of the healthcare biz. It’s an Unconstitutional infringement of our freedoms AND is a means of supporting the SPECIFIC Welfare, not the General Welfare, of its citizens.

And non-citizens, but that’s another conversation.

Don’t Be a Slave!

My husband and I were watching a documentary called “Religion in America.” At one point I wasn’t paying attention and he said, “They don’t realize they’re contradicting each other.”

And I’m like, “Huh?”

He said, “The Bible neither condones nor condemns slavery. It merely acknowledges its existence and sets up rules for both master and slave. Really, Israel exists BECAUSE of slavery. It took them living in slavery to increase their numbers to that point.”

And I said, “And then God had to have them wander in the wilderness so a generation could die off in order to rid them of their slave mentality.”

All of a sudden I had an epiphany: the United States has such a large population of self-induced slaves… That slavery is allows the numbers to increase – even rewards it… And God might require a generation of us to die off to break those chains, too!

welfare is slavery

welfare is slavery

What do I mean by that?

When I was a child, people were embarrassed to have to accept any kind of welfare – even from friends and family. These days, people are openly, seemingly proud, of the fact that they’re living off the government!

49.1% of the US population lives in a household where at least one member received some type of government benefit. And that statistic comes from the first quarter of 2011! We know it’s been getting steadily worse since then!

That’s almost half of our population!!!

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about people we know who have openly sought some form of assistance – going so far as to lie in order to get it. Yet there are others we know who need it and can’t get it.

Another statistic I saw the other day showed that people on welfare are, in essence, earning more per hour than the average full-time employee earns!

Ok, off that soap box and back to my original point.

The fact that half of our population lives in a household that earns welfare means that half our our population are slaves!

Yes, slaves of the government.

And they don’t even realize it!

Any time someone is giving you money with which you pay your bills or buy your food, you’re their slave. You’re trading something in exchange for that money. If you have a job, you’re exchanging your time. If you have a business, you’re exchanging goods or services that your customers want or need.

If you’re getting money from the government, you’re exchanging your freedom for welfare.

I operate a home business and often talk to people who say they want to learn to do what I do, but then they’ll say, “Oh, but if I earn more than X amount per month, then they cut my ‘benefits.’”

Really?!?!?!? I guess that means they’d rather be stuck earning a limited amount of welfare than having the freedom to have an unlimited income so they can live a better quality life with more freedom of choice.

Therefore, welfare is slavery!

How did we get this way?

We’ve had generation after generation receiving government benefits, teaching their children that they don’t have to do anything, or aspire to be anything. They can just sit home in front of the TV and the government will take care of them. That’s generational welfare, generational poverty, generational slavery!

They’re not teaching them that by living like this, you have limited choices – no freedom of choice. They’re not teaching them that you can be, do and have anything you desire if you’re willing to make a few sacrifices and do a little work to make it happen.

A life stuck in poverty is a choice. If you’ve got the gumption to make some sacrifices, step out of the rut you’re living in, and take action to stop being a slave, click here to start learning how.