Just Thinking– What is going on with our Government?
Dr. Ray Augenstein
I guess I should say the Government, because the people in Congress and the Senate are not representing me. I have no voice; in fact 83% of the people in America have no voice. Our Government is run by people who make all of the decisions based on what is beneficial to them. All we have to do is look at all the backroom deals. If you will support my proposal, than I will support your proposal. It’s all the little backroom deals that go to benefit the Politician, and not the general populace.
Did you know that for every bill, that is passed, there are at least 7 riders attached that the general public knows nothing about? Riders like, darter snail preservation, The study of fish in the Missouri river, recreation areas, Gas exploration areas, and it goes on and on. All the pork attached to a bill, is not for the benefit of the country as a whole, but it is to add to the prestige of a specific congressman or a senator, who wants to be reelected. Something that I did not ask for, or approve, but it was thrust down my throat. The country did not vote for it, and the majority of the people resent it. Obamacare (Affordable care act) is one of the biggest debaucheries foisted on the people of America. Again who ask me if I wanted to change the way things were.
It’s a huge mess. Obama promised that we wouldn’t have to give up our present insurance plans if we didn’t want to, what a lie. Only 17% of the people who logged on to the web site were able to get any information at all, and those who have a good health plan, that they could afford, have been dropped and now have to pay 3 times as much to have the same coverage they had. I know that I shopped around to find a policy I could afford, and have the coverage I needed. I would hate to have to change to something that I couldn’t afford, and be forced to pay more. Maybe it would be cheaper to not get the insurance and pay the penalty for not getting it.
Do I hear revolution, I don’t mean armed fighting, but revolution against the leadership we have in power now that takes the voices of the people from them and only gives ear to the few in Washington? Revolution against the Lobbiest, that clutter up Capitol Hill with their endless campaigning to have their projects funded, or bills in their favor passed. Do I hear protest marches against unfair laws, and uncaring politicians? Several News channels such as Fox, raise their voice against Obamacare, but they are dismissed as party affiliated. Now is the time to let the common people raise their voice, not along party lines, but along human rights lines, what is just and fair, what is our rights as citizens to have a voice in what comes out of our pocket.
Dr. Raymond Augenstein PhD. was born in Michigan. He served in the US.Navy as a yeoman attached to the CID. He attended Bible college in California after military service, became a Pastor, Evangelist and Gospel recording artist. He continued studies to become a licensed counselor and earned a Doctorate Degree from The University of Michigan, after retiring from 42 years in the ministry. He is the former Supervisor of Hayes Township.