Wednesday, March 02, 2011

"Heads I Win, Tails You Lose"

Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United states.

The New York Times reports that legislation designed to "help" the states by lifting the burdensome requirements Obamacare imposes on each state has been introduced by Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore. and Scott Brown, R-Mass.

President Obama says he would sign the bill.

The Times said, "Seeking to appease disgruntled governors, President Obama plans to announce Monday that he supports amending the 2010 health care law to allow states to opt out of its most burdensome requirements three years earlier than currently permitted."

The President sounds a little bi-partisan and willing to work with everyone, although he is admitting his plan is "burdensome" and Wyden and Brown can go to their constituents in Oregon and Mass. and, with a straight and sincere face, tell them they are working to help their state, etc., etc., etc.

But are they? A closer look suggests they are either "duped" or are "duping."

Michael F. Cannon, who writes for
Cato did take a closer look and guess what he found? Something completely missed by the New York Times, Politico, and other news sources. Imagine that.

Cannon writes, "A closer look shows that the president is NOT lifting the burdensome requirements Obamacare imposes on states. All he is doing is proposing to move up, from 2017 to 2014, the date on which states can apply for federal permission to impose a different but equivalently or more coercive plan to expand health care coverage."

So states can opt out, but here's what will happen:

A state---no state, cannot compete with the federal laws that are fueling Obamacare. The states will then be forced to do exactly what the Obama administration is attempting to do---force people to either buy even more expensive health care which they can't afford, or---you guessed it, "or" the state will be forced into the final option, which is single payer insurance.

This accomplishes exactly what the President had in mind from the beginning---a government run health care system.

Socialized medicine.

This "helpful" move will accelerate us toward the goal of European-style single payer insurance--3 years sooner than it would have otherwise.

And all the kings subjects will be tucked in and cared for.

The President to the people:

"I want to help you. I want to work with you."

"Let's flip a coin---in fact let's flip trillions of coins."

"Heads I win, tails you loose."

This is Saul Alinsky in his finest hour. This is community organizing in its finest moment.

Think 2012.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Free.

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Gary Randall
President
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1 comment:

  1. Once again, much ado about nothing. Obama made this announcement yesterday at the national governor's conference for all the world to hear. Here is exactly what he said - try to find the misleading part in any of this:

    ".....it (the health care bill) says by 2017, if you have a better way of doing it, help yourself, go ahead, take that route.

    Now, some folks have said, well, that’s not soon enough. So a few weeks ago, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat, and Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, a Republican, and Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu, they proposed legislation that would accelerate that provision. So it would allow states to apply for such a waiver by 2014 instead of 2017.

    I think that’s a reasonable proposal. I support it. It will give you flexibility more quickly, while still guaranteeing the American people reform. If your state can create a plan that covers as many people as affordably and comprehensively as the Affordable Care Act does — without increasing the deficit — you can implement that plan. And we’ll work with you to do it."


    He very clearly stated that he supports moving the provision from 2017 to 2014 and that everyone would still have to be covered. Nothing misleading at all!

    Mark in Tigard

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