Dead Letter Office

PenI just don’t understand why my Senator won’t write me back. I emailed the following letter and all I got back was some form letter thanking me for my support. It’s like they didn’t even read my letter! It’s probably that my letter was too nice. Next time I’ll be a bit more direct.

Dear Senator [redacted],

It was with the greatest uneasiness that I awaited your vote on cloture regarding the filibuster of the last Senate health care reform bill, which I will henceforth refer to as Obamacare. I was disappointed to see that you voted for Obamacare. Well, not exactly for Obamacare, but to allow the Senate to vote on Obamacare, which is the same thing. That’s what you don’t seem to understand. When a bill has majority support, then voting to allow a vote is the same as voting for the bill itself. So, in effect, you just voted for Obamacare.

For the life of me, I don’t know what you like about this bill so much. Is it that the federal government would run all healthcare? Is it that private insurance companies (including small businesses!) would be run out of business? Is it the long wait for medical care? Now, I understand that there won’t be any death panels, per se. I’m not paranoid. But what you will have of Obamacare passes is an insurance system where your insurer gets to decide (for whatever reason) whether they’ll pay for this treatment but not for that treatment, and I will not live in a country where that is allowed to happen.

We don’t want socialized healthcare. Free and unfettered capitalism is the best way to ensure the best outcome. If we leave things up to the free hand of the invisible market then the insurance plans where too many people die will simply go out of business. No one will want those plans. Problem solved.

In closing, I hope that you reconsider your position on Obamacare and work against this unprecedented takeover of private industry by the government. The socialist left may mean well (though I doubt it), but even they won’t like it when they’re standing in a bread line.

Please write me back personally to explain what you intend to do to save America from this menace.

Respectfully,

Thom Paine

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