If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet

And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them. Ether 12:27

Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season therof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart; Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul. And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man; for unto this end were they made to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion. D&C 59:18-20

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sticking with the status quo

President Obama laments that so many Congressional Republicans want to stick with the status quo rather than endorse his health-care reform.

Good for them. I much prefer the status quo than what he offers. We have some problems with health care, some injustices by insurance companies, some injustices from malpractice suits, some incompetent doctors and hospital administrators - but by and large, the health care system we have now works pretty good for the majority of people, in fact, according to many polls, about 80% of us. So, there is no need for a massive overhaul of our health care system -- fix the parts that need fixing, and for goodness sake, leave the rest of it alone.

But Mr. Obama calls a select group of doctors and nurses to the White House, passes out the white coats to make them look authoritarian, and announces that doctors and nurses support his overhaul plan. Which is totally deceptive, but what can we expect from a President who won't listen to the American people, and who denigrates everyone who opposes his plan.

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