September 30, 2013 - Politics

If you owe the IRS money but you won’t take their phone calls and throw away their letters, it doesn’t make your obligation go away, and it doesn’t make it the fault of the IRS that your financial world eventually crashes in.

Shark and duck

In the same manner, if the President of the United States refuses to negotiate with duly elected republican representatives—representatives of the citizens of their states, it doesn’t make the problem go away, and it doesn’t make the impending doom of the nation the fault of the GOP.

The President has no right to ignore opposing views and his obligations to all citizens of this nation as President, any more than we have the right to ignore our responsibility to the IRS because we don’t like what they are doing or what they have to say.

Being the President has always been about leading the country in democracy, not about lording a dictatorship over everyone with opposing views, recklessly bulldozing through the Senate to force an undisclosed, unplanned, ill-conceived health care reform that cannot possibly work.

But it goes even further—the President and his cohorts would have you believe that the republicans are using the impending country shutdown as a bargaining chip to eliminate Obamacare in an attempt to black him. What does that mean? Blackmail him for what?

The President’s accusation is that the republicans don’t care, and that the people who oppose Obamacare are just special interest groups. I wish it were true. I wish it were that easy. But it isn’t true, and it isn’t easy.

Unfortunately, Obamacare is not designed to work—it is designed to crash the medical structure of this nation so that socialized medicine can fill the void. It is that simple. If that is what you want, you should be pleased.

I am not writing this as a call to action—it is far too late for that. I am writing to let you know what is coming, and can’t be stopped. And believe it or not, it was not the republicans who put us here.

Before I go any further, I know there are those who will say that my comments are sour grapes because I’m a doctor and have a lot to lose. For me, the contrary is true. We operate a busy group practice with locations throughout several cities that provide women’s health, wellness, and primary care accessible by appointment or walk-ins 24 hours per day.

We are well poised for Obamacare and are thriving within the system. It’s not me that is going to take the hit that’s coming—it’s you.

There are others who say that I’m not a politician and don’t know what I am talking about. It is true that I am not a politician. The problem is, as a physician in my position, I do know what I’m talking about.

What is already happening and what is to come will be posted in Wednesday’s blog. I will warn you, it isn’t pretty.