Saturday, August 22, 2009

Obama's Health Care "Reform"

Everything that needs to be said about what we will get if this abomination becomes law has been said here. I'm going to include the headlines from Britain, which has long had the sort of health care that President Obama proposes. Just replace NHS or NICE with HHS, and you'll get the idea.

These headlines are the tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds more just like them with very real people and very real lives behind each.

Make no mistake: If we don’t sink this Obamacare Titanic before it sets sail, we become the headline.

We needn't speculate. History is our crystal ball.

Also, some quotes regarding the nature of all legislative "reforms":

"The reformers say you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs. But it's always someone else's eggs that get broken -- not the reformers'. And somehow the omelet never materializes." -- Harry Browne, LP Presidential Candidate in 1996 and 2000

Every attempt to add amendments that would require Congress and/or Federal employees to use the same system as is implemented by these bills has been defeated.
Dupont's Laws of Legislation:

Three: The titles of bills are often have little to nothing to do with their content.

  1. When the bill's title contains "emergency," it is often in the writer's imagination.
  2. When the bill's title contains "reform," it is often to protect a vested interest.
  3. When the bill's title contains "service," it is often self-serving.
  4. When the bill's title contains "relief," it is often an additional burden on the taxpayer.
  5. When the bill's title contains "special," it is usually something that shouldn't (and otherwise wouldn't) pass.
Four: Sometimes the best law is no law at all. Not all ills are susceptible to correction by legislation.

Have I made it clear, yet, that I consider the proposals currently being considered in Congress would make very, very, very bad laws?