So what can we expect to learn from her testimony next week? Well, I think there are two points that need to be brought up before we get our hopes up that anything dramatic will happen. The first involves Mrs. Sebelius herself, the second the committee chairman, Fred Upton of Michigan.
I think that the Secretary knows she is in for heat. After all, she continually trumpeted Obama's line that the program is working well and that millions of Americans will now be able to afford healthcare. I also think that she also knew that is pure hogwash. The price of coverage is going through the roof, potential customers can't even get a quote until they divulge estensive personal information that is subject to fraud, the computer customer support program is a complete albatross and now we are even learning that doctors considering participation can't even find out what their reimbursement will be. Accordingly, a mad dash for the doors by physicians is likely. So we are likely to end up with a non-workable system that is much higher in cost costly with medical care woefully inadequate. It's not about healthcare, it's about control. Why do you think thousand and thousand of new IRS agents are being hired for the program. They want to take your money, period.
So back to the question of Mrs. Sebelius' testimony? I think she will be forced to take the "fifth". She knows she is complicit, she knows she is the fall person and she knows that Obama will throw her to the wolves just like he will anyone else when the heat gets too hot. So, she'll get some kind of golden parachute, be cashiered out of office with some kind of phony excuse and we will still be left with no additional information on this disaster.
And now that brings me to the House committee that will lead the questioning. Why did I mention the chairman, Fred Upton? Well, everyone needs to know that Fred Upton is no conservative. Oh, he masquerades as one but he is just another RINO. Remember the requirement that we have to use those household lightbulbs that aren't as bright and if broken literally require a haz mat team? Well, Fred Upton is the one who didn't fight to allow continued use of incandescent lightbulbs with the associated high cost of the replacements.
I think Congressman Upton will go through the motions, pull a "Boehner" and say it was a thorough discussion and that he was satisfied with her answers, and allow her off the hook. After all, advance billing says they will focus on the problems with the computer program and why it was not ready for prime time because of either incompetence or poor preparations. No sir, Chairman Upton, the problem is Obamacare itself and its sweeping use of Gestapo-like tactics to put what are supposed to be free American under the yoke of a government that can hardly tie its own shoes. And to destroy the best medical care in the world for a false ideology is a travesty and you, sir, should no better.
Once again the Republicans will have the chance to strike a major blow for freedom and they will probably let it slip through their fingers. And I think it's because they enjoy what power they have more than anything else. They have lost sight of their supposed mission and in so doing have lost the people. I hope I am wrong about this but the signs all point this way.
So what should we do? Support men of integrity like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and defend them from the scorn that is being heaped upon them. They are smart, informative and on the right course and we need to stand with them. And healthcare is just one of the many issues that are being used to try and "fundamentally change America" in a way that most of us don't want.
Have a great day. Pray to God for his inspiration and guidance in these times and remember, there is power in numbers. When you stand up and speak out you will find there are millions out there who agree with you. God will be with you and He will give you His blessings.