When it comes right down to the health care proposals that President obama is making, they are absolutely no brainers that they simply need to be. So why are people opposing them is a question that may baffle scholars.
Not being denied coverage, selecting your own doctor, having your doctor make the medical calls and not some insurance bookkeeper who knows Microsoft Excel better than a tongue depressor, they are all absolutely no brainers. So if they are no brainers, then why are some people so opposed to the changes?
We at Connecting the Dots do not want to give the answer to that, but we do want you to fire up that grey matter between your ears and dig down a layer or two to find the answers. This is the type of research we do before we make a post, and that is why our prediction rate hovers around 80% correct. We eliminate the spin and the deception and look at the foundation. From there we use logic and examine what stimuli will produce a specific reaction. When we know what the stimuli is, then predicting how people will react is fairly easy once you have a few examples to compare to.
So a few places to start looking is simply the basic concept money drives a lot of decisions. So if a person or group may make less money based on a government law, they simply would be opposed to it. Even if they only needed $100 to be happy and functional, the thought of losing any part of that $1000 or if you prefer that $900 overpayment and they will simply fight tooth and nail to keep it. When you look at the CEO pay some companies dish out, that huge overpayment alone makes you angry. So you need to ask yourself how much of this opposition to the no brainer health care President Obama is proposing is tied to keeping those over paid CEO types overpaid. When you can answer that you will have taken the first step.
The next question you must ask is who is Obama’s proposal designed to help, the people or the CEO? Then you can start to see why the misinformation and distortion coming from the companies is a full court press. You can fairly easily conclude that greed has a lot to do with it.
When you look at the argument that the proposal costs too much and tax payers need to foot the bill, you need to go back and look at that $900 overpayment and think about cause and effect. If making that $900 overpayment will raise taxes, the problem is not the taxes, the problem is the $900 overpayment, and that brings us back to Mr. CEO’s paycheck again.
So as you start to dig a little suddenly things look a bit different and the essence of the health care proposal once again starts to shine. Looking at the secondary gain possibility of cutting those ridiculous CEO pays down to size is just another reason people need to dig on this one. Certainly there are enough Americans out of work at the moment that free time is not a huge issue in getting to the facts. One key to getting it right is not to listen to others, but you need to dig yourself at the foundation.
Listening to what others say already has some distortion built in. If you can remember the ‘whisper experiment’ you may have learned in school you will understand why. The whisper experiment is done by each person whispering a phrase in a persons ear one time. Then that person will do the same to the next person in the chain. By the time they phrase has been whispered a few times, misunderstandings are relayed along and the end result is very different from the original phrase.