I havent had a whole lot of time to write lately, but this story just ENRAGED me so much that I had to post. How blind are we as a society that we have representatives speaking for us like THIS GUY?
Lets take a look behind the curtain and really let this soak in…
2012 US direct spending in Afghanistan – $641.7 billion
2012 supplementary budget to rebuild iraq – $9.35 billion
2012 funding for the commercial space program – $830 million
2012 budget to fix US bridges – $1.91 billion
2012 homeland security budget – $56 billion with an additional $5 billion supplement
2012 childhood cancer research funding $30 million
Now tell me we are not blind as bats. Cancer kills more of our children then ANYTHING ELSE IN OUR COUNTRY!!! But our money is going towards war, space, bridges, homeland security, and other programs that do not save our children!
Rep. David Dreier
On Monday evening, Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) said that insurance companies should be allowed to discriminate against people with brain tumors during a House Rules Committee debate of the GOP’s bill repealing the Affordable Care Act. The law, which Republicans will vote to eliminate on Wednesday, includes a provision prohibiting insurance companies from turning away sick people.
But Dreier suggested that these individuals would be better off enrolling in state-based “high-risk insurance pools,” that could offer coverage to the individuals who are turned away from the individual health care market because they are too costly to cover:
DREIER: And I believe my state of California has a structure in place to deal with pre-existing conditions. It’s a pooling process, which I think is one worthy of consideration, because while I don’t that think someone who is diagnosed with a massive tumor should the next day be able to have millions and millions and millions of dollars in health care provided, I do believe that there can be a structure to deal with the issue of pre-existing conditions.