Finally somebody said it. Children are lazy and the most loving act that adults can take is to allow them to fend for themselves in the world of health care as soon as possible. What a relief to have the truth out there for all to hear.
It took the courage of Utah Senator Orrin Hatch to state what we have all been thinking. Yesterday on the Senate floor during a debate on the recently passed tax bill, the discussion turned to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the program whose finding expired on October 1st with no action to restore the fund taken thus far. Mr. Honesty, Sen. Hatch, said this:
“I have a rough time wanting to spend billions and billions and trillions of dollars to help people who won’t help themselves – won’t lift a finger – and expect the federal government to do everything.
“Unfortunately the liberal philosophy has created millions of people that way, who believe everything they ever are or hope to be depends upon the federal government rather than the opportunities that this great country grants them. And I’ve got to say, I think it’s pretty hard to argue against these comments.”
This was Hatch’s Jerry Maguire moment of perfect clarity. Kids demanding wellness visit and antibiotics at reasonable rates are just more examples of the under-10 crowd entitlement mentality. For generations, our youth have demanded candy from adults every October and gift-wrapped fun every December, and in exchange for what? Backtalk, messy rooms and whining – oh, the whining. Now, besides needing a trophy for every time they put on a sports uniform, they want health insurance.
Hey kids, instead of surfing the Web for Candy Crush Part IV: The Final Sugar Coma, try reading WebMD and fixing your own snotty nose or diagnosing your own sharp pain in your lower abdomen that’s been bothering you for a week now. That’s called self-reliance and rugged individualism, freeloaders.
Maybe kids will think twice before swallowing that Lincoln penny if they know that the uninsured out of pocket cost for an emergency room visit could run over $1,000. Sure it’s a tough lesson but since when are tough lessons the wrong lessons?
We were warned as a nation as far back as the 1920s. If we give these non-productive little buggers, society’s takers, the right to safe working conditions, they’d come back to the trough for more giveaways. You show me where small children have the right to non-exploitation in the Constitution and I’ll show you free health care for the little ankle-biters.
So suck it up, buttercups. Real children pull themselves up by the bootstraps and rub some dirt on it when they are sick, injured, or in need of maintenance medication for a chronic condition. And go empty the dishwasher. It builds character.
Finally someone said it, and we should NEVER forget who did – Republican Senator Orrin Hatch.