Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What's Wrong With ObamaCare?

Here's What Others Are Saying.

Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer recently said ObamaCare "should not only be defeated. It should be immolated, its ashes scattered over the Senate swimming pool." Calling ObamaCare an "overregulated, overbureaucratized system of surpassing arbitrariness and inefficiency," Krauthammer points out that the Senate and House versions of ObamaCare together are over "4000-plus" pages and call for "118 new boards, commissions and programs."

The Wall Street Journal said the Pelosi version of ObamaCare "may well be the worst piece of post-New Deal legislation ever introduced." According to the Journal: "Taxes will need to rise precipitously, even as ObamaCare so dramatically expands government control of health care that eventually all medicine will be rationed via politics."

And the Journal adds: "Yet at this point, Democrats have dumped any pretense of genuine bipartisan 'reform' and moved into the realm of pure power politics as they race against the unpopularity of their own agenda. The goal is to ram through whatever income-redistribution scheme they can claim to be 'universal coverage.' The result will be destructive on every level -- for the health-care system, for the country's fiscal condition, and ultimately for American freedom and prosperity."

And according to a chilling analysis by the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), the Pelosi version of ObamaCare requires you to purchase a government-approved plan or face a penalty of up to 2.5 percent of your income (collected by the IRS, of course) if you fail to maintain "acceptable health insurance coverage." And refusal to pay the penalty "is punishable by a fine of up to 250,000 dollars and/or imprisonment for up to five years."

This draconian provision led Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI), Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, to say: "This is the ultimate example of the Democrats' command-and-control style of governing - buy what we tell you or go to jail."

Need we say more? ObamaCare must be defeated. Socialized medicine, rationing of care, and inferior care at a higher cost must be defeated.

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