The people decide what their rights are. It is the role of government to implement those rights. See the Ninth Amendment. It reads: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Further, if the people then pay the government to implement those rights the government in a free society must willingly and eagerly adopt programs to enforce those rights.
The Constitution of the United States. The document has been consistently and arrogantly interpreted by the few to serve the few.
The American people decided decades ago that senior citizens – abandoned as they were by former employers and health insurance companies – were entitled to a government run program paid for by the American people.
The congressman from Georgia, Republican Rob Woodall, need know nothing more than the foregoing.
The GOP is telling the American people that they are forbidden to appeal to government to redress a grievance (government turning its back on citizens in desperate need of sound health insurance and good health care) even though the American people make special provisions to pay for the insurance.
And by the way, the congressman has a comfy health insurance plan at least half of which is paid for by the American taxpayer; a cozy retirement plan that stretches the imagination; and a salary that amounts to more than four times the average American’s wage again provided at taxpayer expense. He has lived off the government dole for a number of years and continues to exploit the comfy, cozy atmosphere of a corporate employee in the House at taxpayer expense.
Just when will this leech upon the taxpayer decide he is going to take care of himself? Never of course. That’s what others must do.
The Founding Fathers at the signing of the Constitution of the United States by Howard Chandler Christy.
Clearly the GOP is out of step with the will of the majority and with the Constitution.
Not surprisingly, recent plans put forth by the GOP represent another step in the direction of brazen corporate welfare.