Monday, March 22, 2010
Barely Blue Plans to Sue
Despite the efforts of Michele Bachman and others to "Kill the Bill," Obamacare was passed by the House yesterday:
This, however, does not sit well with the majority of the American people (at least 51%, depending on which poll you read, are against it).
Here, the Evergreen State is, politically speaking, barely a shade of blue, thanks to the metropolitan areas of Seattle and Olympia. (The presence of Joint Base Ft. Lewis-McChord makes Tacoma a slight shade of red). Our state's attorney general, a Republican, plans to join the ranks of 10 other states and challange the constitutionality of Obamacare:
Everyone, even Democratic strategists, feel the Demorcrats (or "Deemocrats" as some commentators call them) will pay the price in November (please note, I received a lot of annoying pop-ups going to this site):
Michelle Malkin's taken notes on some of the Democrat gloating:
But will "voting the bastards out" be enough?
Victor Davis Hanson, or "VDH" as we call him, applies his scholarly knowledge of classical and military history, and declared our country has crossed "crossed the Rubicon":
While for years, Mark Steyn has issued dire warnings on what Obamacare will do to our nation:
I'm with Mark on this one. Voting out the Democrats won't be enough if Obamacare becomes the law-of-the-land. Once an entitlement is established, like Social Security and Medicare, then it's virtually impossible to repeal. From what I've read so far, American tax payers won't feel the pinch until years later. So, like any street pusher giving away his drugs to first-time users, Americans will get hooked on "free healthcare."
As Mark Steyn keeps reiterating: This is a game-changer. This will fundamentally alter the relationship between citizens and the state. All we have to do is look at our "closest relatives," Canada and the UK to see the result.
While I've piggy-backed and linked to what others have said, let me express why I am personally against Obamacare (these are not listed in any kind of priority, I'm jotting them down as I think of them):
1. The unaffordable cost: $1 trillion more (at least) to the deficit
2. The shady, contorted and downright unconstitutional way this bill was passed.
3. It is unfair. Some states, most notably, Louisiana, and the infamous "Louisiana Purchase," received perks, viewed as outright bribes, in order to secure their votes.
4. Everyone in favor of this bill assumes someone else will be paying for it.
5. The condescending and even insulting attitude of the Democrats and most of the media have towards those who oppose this bit of legislation. (I use to think I was sexually savvy, but I actually had to look up the term "teabagger" when I first heard it).
6. Irrelivent items such as the governmental regulation of student loans are included in the bill. This increases suspicion that "health care" is just a smoke-screen for a massive government take-over of nearly every aspect of our lives.
7. Government-run healthcare is inefficient. Once again, take note of Canada and the UK.
8. (Added 23 March) I find it creepy and offensive that the IRS will be involved in administering healthcare, by "checking compliance." Those who don't meet the criteria for what's considered sufficient healthcare will be fined.
In conclusion: To piggy-back on one of Mark Steyn's post--Happy Dependence Day citizens!