Joyanna Adams

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Congress & President Trump: There IS a Better Way. Find it.

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Listening to the doomsday whining about the failure of the GOP Obamacare lite, I got to thinking about two men; Reagan and Edison.

But before I remember Ronald Reagan and Thomas Edison today, let me say this:

I think, after hearing about the “failure” of the Trump/Ryan health care repeal failing all day…I’m actually hopeful. It’s a GOOD thing it failed. FINALLY. It’s being debated as all legislation should be. And anybody with a brain knows it. While the cable news networks are all crying that this is the end of the GOP, it’s all nonsense.

Good thing I’m not on TV, I would be saying “Hey, remember, Obama GAVE us this nightmare, do you think we can fix it in a day?”

This should give us hope, not despair. Better a good plan, than one that will cripple us further. Everybody knew, except President Trump and Paul Ryan, that universal health care in America will leave the almost destroyed middle class bearing even more of a burden than they do now. I would LIKE to think that President Trump will see that his wish for universal health care is not what the people voted for. This country is not the America of 2000, the year Trump wrote about his desire for universal health care in his book. I would hope he sees, that even though it’s what he thinks is best, is NOT what America wants. Nor, is it in line with free markets.

So, yes, I’m happy tonight. You can’t fix stupid in a day. Mr. President…WE CAN WAIT.

Every day, I roll my mouse over a mousepad that I bought in Ft. Myers, Florida, in the gift shop at Thomas Edison’s winter home. It’s frayed around the edges, and worn, and yet, it’s one of my favorite things. It has a picture of Edison and the words:

“There is always a way to do it better….find it.”–Thomas Edison

That’s what ‘we the people’ should be demanding of Congress. Hey guys, start over. FIND a better way.

There’s another favorite item of mine, and it’s a book called The Notes. It was a collection of Ronald Reagan’s Private Collection of notes that he kept in his desk, mostly quotes from others that he used to live his life by.

Let me share a few of President’s Reagan’s favorites.

Regardless of theoretical pretensions, socialism is nothing but the application of dictatorial power— Leonard Read

(Universal health care IS socialism.)

The germ of dissolution of our Fed. govt. is in the Fed. Judiciary, an irresponsible body working like gravity, gaining a little today & a little tomorrow, & advancing its noiseless step like a thief over the field of jurisdiction until all shall be usurped from the states & the govt. of all be consolidated into one. –Thomas Jefferson

(9th Circuit Court, Obamacare.)

It will be of little avail to the people who laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood: if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be tomorrow. –Alexander Hamilton

(Obamacare is HOW many pages long? Thousands?)

And last but not least:

A nation can survive its fools & even the ambitious but it cannot survive treason from within. For the traitor appears no traitor: he speaks in an accent familiar to his victims & wears their face & their garments….he rots the soul of the nation. He works secretly & unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city: he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. –Cicero

And so the infection of the ‘deep state’ is now to be feared. But hey! Thomas Edison didn’t give up. And because he didn’t give up to find that better way, the whole world was born anew.

Come on Congress…turn that light back on…go back to work…And Mr. President…

You KNOW….there has GOT to be a better way…FIND IT.

 

 

March 23, 2017 Posted by | American History, Obamacare, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

   

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