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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

ObamaCare 3.0 - More of the same garbage.


Mr Obama, the most dreary power grabber in history of the United States, is at it again. He still insists the United States go another trillion dollars in debt every year so he can have the pleasure of deciding who gets health care and who waits. (Hint: The politically connected will be first in line to get health care.) Affordability, choice and transparency are out the window.

The political poison aside, government controlled health care does not work. By work, I mean the quality of health care poorer, health care is delayed and the number of deaths from treatable causes is increased. We can compare our current, slightly cracked, health care system to the totally cracked systems Mr Obama based his plan on and see this is true.

Compare Europe. They have a single-payer, socialized medicine model. So lets compare five–year cancer survival rates:
   -  Leukemia: almost 50% survival in the USA, 35% in Europe.
   -  Esophageal carcinoma: 12% survival in the USA, 6% in Europe.
   -  Prostate cancer: 81.2% survival in the USA, 61.7% in France 44.3% in England.

Medical enslavement costs lives!

The other things people must know: The tax increase occurs right away; health care "benefits" are delayed for three years. The "health care" plan we're going to get is the Senate passed plan. The Senate health care access control system is first an immense tax increase (~$3,500 per person), plus a requirement that everyone buy health care insurance.

"They're about to reject any pretense of bipartisanship in order to jam their plan through Congress by the narrowest margin possible whether people want it or not," said Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) according to the AP.

To close the $1,000,000,000,000 gap in funding: You will pay taxes on your Employer health care benefit; There are to be deep cuts in Medicare; Uninsured will be forced to devote 20% of their income to be insurance premiums; Retired union members health care benefits may be taxed; Mr Obama's plan adds more than $3000 per year per person to the national debt; There are new taxes on Americans earning less than $250,000 per year (making the rich pay, Mr Obama?); Americans will pay $3500 per year for coverage they are compelled to buy. Finally, Mr Obama offers no reform of the lawsuit rich liability practice --- Only feasting for his greedy lawyer buddies.

The tax increase is evil if we are to get out of this economic depression, and mandatory purchase of anything is unconstitutional. Slaves get pushed around, not free people. Rely on the dinosaur "Democratic" Party to display such arrogant indifference to the plight of the people.

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In other news....

The reliably bonkers Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) acted last week to impose government regulation on the sale of vitamins, natural cures and dietary supplements. Mr McCain introduced S. 3002, The Dietary Supplement Safety Act. Note to Mr McCain - We are not stupid, so stop "protecting" us.

Some Repelicans are as arrogant as Democreeps. No wonder the Republicans Party loses when they act like Democrats. When will these Washington types realize the problem is government, and too much of it?

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"Today is a perfect day to attack freedom. Heck! Everyday is a perfect day to attack freedom."
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