Monday, December 21, 2009

Obamacare lives

So the Senate is going to pass Obamacare Health Care Reform. It's a wildly unpopular bill, that has never been fully printed for people to read, that will force people to purchase specific services from specific [previously] private sector entities without any kind of constitutional justification, being passed on a straight party-line vote, a bill that will nationalize 1/6 of the US economy, a measure with costs that start immediately but has services waiting four years to kick in so that they can claim deficit neutrality over ten years. A bill that includes hundreds of millions of dollars in [choose your term] kickbacks or bribes for Vermont and Louisiana and Nebraska to get the votes of Bernie Sanders and Mary Landrieu and Ben Nelson.

Merry Christmas, America.

On the bright side, this vote is going to cost the seats of a lot of the people who are giving us this bill. Unfortunately, it's going to be too late. There absolutely will be a push to repeal this, but when was the last time the government ceded power, funds or authority? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?


This is a very bad thing that's happening in Washington. And, as with the election of Barack Obama, there are a lot of people who are going to realize, down the road, that what they wished for didn't work out the way they wanted it to. There are still people supporting this, people who think that the government can provide health care for everyone and it will cost less and the service won't be any worse and the budget deficit won't go up. Those people deserve what's about to happen, but the rest of us are going to get it, too.

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