As surely as that the wolf of socialized medicine wearing sheep’s clothing of health care reform means death to the elderly and others deemed not “cost effective” to treat, the legislation now brewing is going to be chock-full of pork and served with an enormous helping of spin, smoke and mirrors. And of serious concern is the once-covert push to cover illegal immigrants.
At the forefront of this nastiness, prelude to adding 22+ million people to what is already a bloated and broken system, is the infamous La Raza. It bills itself as “The largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, the NCLR works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.”
Nice. But in the land where equal opportunity is law, not necessarily necessary. It’s just another way to draw attention to differences and establish a subculture of permanent victims instead of simply living the fact that we’re all Americans looking to create a good life for ourselves and our children.
But I digress.
La Raza is apparently in bed with Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), one of the key people involved in drafting the Senate’s version of a “health care reform bill”. Mark Levin had a caller on his show recently who attended a La Raza conference and here are their words:
…they started the conference out by saying “America does not need health care reform, but Latino immigrants need health care reform.”And they also said that 75% of the children who will be picked up in this will be non-citizens and that 44% of the uninsured are non-citizens and they can’t possibly allow the American people to know this.”
And someone from Menendez’ office promised that he would make sure that “the useless barriers of citizenship would not be in this bill” and that he would make sure that they would use keywords like “streamline”…
It was La Raza, the Childrens Defense Fund and Senator Menendez from New Jersey, a representative from his office…
They actually got up and said “Latino children need health care more than whites“. And then they would say things like “you must go out into your communities, use words like ‘streamline’, use phrases like ‘all workers’ and ‘all families’,” because they said — and I quote — “If the American people find out that this bill is about giving health care to non-citizens, they will rise up against it.”
…One of the quotes they said was, “We want to make sure we take care of barriers like verification, but we can streamline programs to the more affluent” and, quote, “Useless treatments for the elderly can be gone because we don’t need to spend money for people who are going to die anyway.”
That’s a direct quote from that meeting. They also said, “We are very concerned there will be an effort to include “the illegal immigrants in this argument, so “we must make sure that we focus this” to the American people that it’s looking like we want “health care for everyone”.
Menendez’ office said that he’s going to make sure that “a family of four that makes $66,000 a year or less will pay nothing at all for the new health care. And he was the one who said he was going to get rid of specifics like “citizenship status” and focus on, quote, “equity for all workers”.
And he said he’s going to make sure that the Latino immigrants are the focus of the health care reform.
And La Raza said if they get this, they don’t even care about amnesty, because they’ve fixed it so that one family member can apply for all extended family members.
It’s time to let our Senators and Representatives know that we know what they’re up to here and tell them in no uncertain terms that including illegal immigrants – criminals – in anything paid for with our tax monies is wrong.