There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag(at)whitehouse(dot)gov. www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Facts-Are-Stubborn-Things/
Indeed, facts are stubborn things Mr. President. However, here’s my question; If few if any in the Congress bothered to read this bill beforehand, and Mr. Obama has only been “briefed” as to its provisions, how can he call well researched facts reported by various groups who ARE reading the bill “disinformation” and “rumors”?
It seems Mr. Obama’s biggest mistake was not to ram this legislation through as he did the Stimulus debacle. By providing the delay needed, whether they know it or not, the Blue Dog Democrats provided enough time for interested parties to begin actually reading the Trojan Horse called “Health Care Reform”.
Another curious thing that has been avoided is this question: If 80 something percent of the population has good health care insurance but less than 20 or so percent are less than covered (although that isn’t the case in Arizona and we’ll ask that in a minute), how is this a “national crisis”? And what does SEIU or ACORN have to do with this public debate? (whoops, that’s yet another question for later)
Ok, so much to digest. But here’s the most disturbing line of that entire White House quote I opened with: “If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to…” [Big Brother and the Thought Police]
That should disturb you … a lot in fact.
Attorneys have pointed out that the White House “is not covered by the Freedom of Information Act”. This simply means that they never have to tell you if someone has snitched you out to Big Brother!
It gets worse. Legal opinions suggest that any emails collected by this means may be addressed by the Presidential Records Act. This Act requires the White House to preserve and maintain its records for permanent storage in a government database. (you can read more at the Washington Examiner link below)
Bottom Line: A secret and permanent database of dissidents(or Americans exercising their First Amendment Rights) will be around for the balance of this administration and those to come.
Decision Time … as they say in the marriage vows; If there’s anyone here that feels this administration’s actions should not be allowed to stand, let them speak now … or forever hold their piece.