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Dear Health Care, Peace, Justice and Environmental Activists,
Thank you for all you do! I know you have spent hours in activism already. But the time is getting short for us to have the maximum effect on this Health Care bill, it is up to us!
I will apologize in advance for the length of this email but I want to help you shake off your activism fatigue and grab hold of your own power. So this email is like an invigorating cold shower, full of the truth. I will try to be as brief as possible.
We are being treated like slaves in this country. We work harder and longer hours than in almost any other country in the World. We pay our taxes and what do we get from our Fed.Gov? Zip! That is what this Health Care debate is all about. We deserve our Fed. Gov to spend some of our money on us for our Health Care!
Let's take an accounting of what we are talking about in these Health Care bills. We can round off the cost of the present bills to $1 Trillion over 10 years, $100 Billion a year, that is not that much compared to the rest of the budget, ($2.659 Trillion a year) and that is of course the cost for just these very watered down Health Care bills that really do not give us much at all.
Let's compare that to Military spending; the Fed. Gov spends $965 Billion+ a year on current military conflicts around the World. Mostly Iraq and Afghanistan. I am sure most of you know that these 2 wars are for resources and that the BS line that they are some how protecting us in this country, by sending our sons and daughters over there, is completely bogus! Do your own research on this one, there is just too much out there for me to list it all in this email. But one recent source I particularly recommend is Rory Stewart, an Afghanistan expert who appeared on Bill Moyers (PBS) this weekend, he really puts the Afghanistan situation into perspective.
In my opinion, we, Americans, have nothing to fear from either Iraq or Afghanistan. But Americans have a lot of reason to fear an expensive, inadequate, fragmented, corporate controlled Health Care system and weak Fed. Gov oversight of Toxic Chemicals, Poisoned Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines, leaking Nuclear Energy Plants, Toxic Waste from Coal, Gas and Oil extraction, a Global Climate Crises and a Factory Farm system that is pumping chemicals, drugs and infectious waste into our food, rivers and environment. What is really going to kill you or your family here in America? Some poor subsidence Taliban farmer or the poisons that surround you, permeate your body and are even found in unborn fetuses in Utero! ("Polluted Before Birth" at http://www.ewg.org)
So to pay for the Health Care Bills we could simply cut the Military Budget by 1/9th!
Let's look at some other Fed. Gov spending, let's say the Tarp funds; $700 Billion+ of our money (reports are that the Fed. Reserve has actually given these same bankers Trillions) was given to the UN-Godly rich bankers to clean up the collapsed Giant Ponzi scheme that they created. Let's see how this is working out for us;
--A plan by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to limit lobbyists' influence over the $700 billion bailout program has yet to get off the ground...
--The companies that have been awarded taxpayers' money from Congress's bailout bill spent $77 million on lobbying and $37 million on federal campaign contributions,
--the banking industry has continued a massive anti-consumer lobbying campaign, even as it took hundreds of billions of dollars in TARP funds
--Read more at:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ian-millhiser/its-not-just-efca-banks-s_b_167531.html
So do you get my point, we are getting ripped off, big time, by our own Fed. Gov! Then they have the audacity to say that we can't have our money spent on us for our Health Care. Well I say, draw down these stupid Wars of Empire and Get our Money back from the Robber Barons that own the Financial Cartels and we could be flush with money for our Health Care and our Environment. It is time that we stand up for ourselves in this country, we are acting like slaves, willing to accept lies and crumbs thrown our way!
Many scholars and pundits are starting to agree with me;