Monday, March 22, 2010

So much for this republic

Dem-care has passed in the House of Representatives. It's a foregone conclusion that Obama will sign it.



In a time when we should be slashing the Federal budget to reverse the growth of government and the national debt, we're creating a new government program that will undoubtedly grow over the years.

In an economy that is stagnating due to a lack of money, we're increasing the tax burden on wage earners.

In a nation that was founded on limited government and liberty, we've now passed a law that requires every citizen to buy insurance, and allowed government bureaucrats to intrude even further into our lives.

MRI machines, experimental cancer treatments, and highly-trained doctors are not universal human rights, but the proponents of this 2000 page monstrosity seem to think that they are. We're not far from declaring electricity to be a universal human right; I wonder who goes to jail when the power goes out for good?

3 comments:

Cathy said...

This comment in the comment section of the latest VDH piece regarding this tragedy:

153. Brian:

"Obamacare is the culmination of 50 years of continuous, persistant, methodic tax funded indoctrination of Americas’ young. While repubs were fighting for tax cuts for corporations Leftists were taking control of schools, NPR and PBS. While Repubs were fighting for a strong military, leftists were taking control of the courts. We omitted the weightier matters. Now we lose even what we had."


So here we are Hodar. Rationing and higher taxes. Long waits for appointments and 16 thousand new IRS employees keeping an eye on our new mandates to pony up for this scam.

mushduck said...

This comment was also in the VDH post:

297. A_Nonny_Mouse:

Even if, as some claim, this monstrous bill can be “rolled back”, the damage has been done. The Almighty State has demonstrated that:

IT CAN INVENT “INHERENT RIGHTS” FOR FAVORED GROUPS,

IT CAN DEMAND THAT OTHER GROUPS PROVIDE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES TO ENSURE THOSE “RIGHTS”,

AND

IT CAN UNILATERALLY DETERMINE THE PRICE PAID FOR THE GOODS/SERVICES IT DEMANDS FROM THOSE PROVIDERS.

Isn’t that … slavery?

The men we elected to represent us, who swore to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution” have just –willingly, knowingly, after MONTHS of planning and discussion– subverted and contravened it instead.

And now comes our Brave New World.

Cathy said...

Well, as long as we're doing VDH commentators . . . here's Gylippus's final take:

"There is more coming, and we will likely take more hits. But keep reminding Americans that the Dems’ leftist agenda means far more to them than bipartisanship, free markets and exceptionalism: It’s all about permanently entrenching an autocratic elite astride a statist- welfare economy. Make sure they wear that albatross until November.

Meanwhile its time for another million man march on DC!"