I’m not a political expert or someone who likes to talk about politics.
However, this Obamacare situation is really ticking me off.
It has nothing to do with the new health care law; it has everything to do with how people are handling it.
For instance, I recently watched a news clip of Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) 21-hour marathon speech that he delivered to the Senate about his disapproval of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
Cruz didn’t discuss facts or research the entire time. Six hours into his on-going talk, he read a copy of Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” to a nearly empty Senate chamber for his daughters’ bedtime story. He used some of that precious time people had away from their families to read a children’s classic live from the nation’s capitol via C-SPAN2.
So, let me get this straight. Leaders of our country think that solving a problem can be done through wasting other people’s time just to prove that you can talk for 21 hours. What was this man attempting to prove?
Does it bother me that he disagrees with the Affordable Care Act? No. People are entitled to their opinion.
What bothers me is that he is mocking our political system by expressing his opinion in this manner.
If I were one of the senators made to sit and listen to him, I would be furious. It’s time wasted that could’ve been used to figure out alternatives or — better yet — at least try the new system.
In fact, that’s something that has always bothered me about he Republican-Democrat debate. It seems that folks on both sides have decided how something is going to work before even trying it.
We can’t know the success or failure of a program without giving it a shot.
Do I know if Obamacare will work? No. But I’m willing to give it a try.
At least someone is attempting to help our country’s health care situation. Whether you agree or disagree with Obama’s politics, you have to realize that there is a health care epidemic happening and I applaud those who are attempting to find solutions.
The interesting part about Cruz’s “Green Eggs and Ham” reading is the book’s true message. It’s a story about a guy who refuses to try something new and then ends up loving it.
Ironic, don’t you think, Senator Cruz?
Danielle Herzog is a freelance writer and stay-at-home mom to two children.
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