Woe to the Republic: Obamacare Passes
Sadly, and not unexpectedly, members of Congress have revealed their true intent to destroy the republic and all it’s institutions a bit at a time. If nothing else, Americans should now be pleased to know exactly who are the betrayers, the thieves, the elitists who believe they know better how individuals should live than the individuals themselves.
What negative things Americans have to look forward to:
- Mandatory requirement to buy insurance or face fines and imprisonment. (Even communist nations never had such inane provisions.)
- Increased taxes.
- Increased taxes on business.
- Corporate welfare for insurance companies. (The precedent was set with GM.)
- Medicaid cuts.
- Doctors quiting medicine burdening the system with a higher doctor-patient ratio.
- Increase the IRS with 16,500 agents to enforce the system.
- Punishing “Cadillac” plans.
- Exempting Goverment officials from the law they impose on the citizenry.
- Paying 10 years of taxes for only 6 years of program.
- Fees on medical device manufacturers, insurance providers, and pharma.
- A little known silly tax: 10% tax on indoor tanning services.
- Freeze Medicare payments to insurers providing coverage.
Obviously none of the above does a single thing to address the core of the issue: cost containment. Massively increasing taxes and increasing costs while decreasing services and doctor availability only adds to the burden of all Americans. So insurance companies wouldn’t be able to deny based on pre-existing conditions. So what? The same result could have been garnered on single slip of paper and voted into place without complaint by anyone. Tort reform? A few pages crafted to be a balanced approach for all. Medicare? Simple, stop raiding the funds and put the money that was stolen back into it. Same thing for Medicaid.
There are many numerous ways to have addressed the problems with the medical system. But in typical arrogant fashion the pigs in Congress deemed it their right to ignore the people and impose their agenda making sure that they and their associates are exempt and free to pillage the national coffers as much as they desire no matter what harm comes.
The Democrats and the White House are lost in a legislative “fog of war” right now. They are focused on twisting enough arms, offering jobs and negotiating specific “deals” (bribes) to get them to 216 votes. Their attention and energy is focused exclusively on a final vote in the House tonight. No one is looking even one minute beyond that horizon. They are like a general who pours all his reserves into taking a symbolic bridge, never realizing that his lines have already collapsed and his flanks have been turned. They may take the bridge and get to 216 votes. (I’ve learned to never bet against Congressional leadership and an Administration united for a single legislative victory. ) But, they have already lost the war. They have deluded themselves that if they can…just…get…this…bill…passed, the public’s anger and attention will subside, they can put health care ‘behind them’ and they can focus on other ‘popular’ measures that will shore up their election prospects in November.
Indeed, this is but the opening shot in a battle that is to soon embroil an entire nation in the coming months. A battle not involving just the thirty six states that move to oppose this unprecedented expansion of the Federal government into the domain of the individual states, the operations of business, and the private lives of the citizenry, but the nation in its entirety. Whether it is in the coming days of lawsuits and constitutional lawyers or at the ballot box come November, Obamacare will fail. It’s only a matter of what political parties and politicians fall with it.
And fall they will.
So I will not end this post on a negative, defeated note. Victory for the people lies solely with the people. And they will be heard over the special interests and droning elitists. Hail to the Republic!
Remember in November!
Regime Change 2010!