The Madness of Obamacare
The politically correct Judaeo-liberal establishment hates normal people and holds them in contempt, but like all peasants, we have our uses. We work so that all may eat; the liberal lefty elite has big dreams, and we pay.
Politico.com reports: "If you make big bucks - or enjoy alcohol, cigarettes and Coke - the government might hit you up to pay for fixing the nation’s health care system. On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee peeked into vending machines and liquor stores, company payrolls and health savings accounts, looking for tax increases as a way to pay for a health overhaul - which could cost more than $1.5 trillion over 10 years.
"Experts thought the big debate might be public plan vs. no public plan. But that may well pale in comparison to the difficulty of settling on a way to finance health care reform...There appeared to be a bubble of support among the experts for taxing bad behavior, including a $2 tax on a pack of cigarettes and a higher excise tax on alcohol."
Leaving aside whether or not cigarettes and alcohol are necessarily "bad behavior" in every human being and in every circumstance, just who in hell gave these people the right to decide that?
"It’s easy to see why the bad-habits tax was so tempting: Taxing tobacco, junk foods and alcohol could raise $600 billion over 10 years. Lots of other options will also get a look. People who like the tax-free status of their company health benefits could be asked to ante up. Money in the pot: more than $700 billion over 10 years. Treasure the tax benefits from your health savings account?
"Some experts say the accounts encourage excess consumption of health services (all those greedy sick White people, of course, hogging more medical care than their share) - and committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) agreed they’re worth a look. Money in the pot: $60 billion over 10 years."
Need we even ask whether the Democrats consider the 30 million illegal aliens in our country who use the local emergency room as their primary care for them and their anchor babies to be a form of "excess consumption?"
"A panel of economists presented the committee with a menu of scenarios, from wringing savings out of Medicare and Medicaid to cutting medical costs by reducing sodium levels in packaged foods and at restaurants."
Sodium is one of the three flavoroids that actually make food taste good. Another item on the left-liberal agenda is eventually to have everyone in the world, or at least all White Americans, subsist entirely on a diet of organic crap that tastes like cardboard and rubber. Apparently delicious food is an evil right-wing luxury, suitable only for wicked and racist White males, and the truly ennobled and enlightened will survive on tofu and dandelion soup for fear of offending Mother Nature by partaking of her bounty. I'm not making this up. I have read gibberish like that in places like Utne Reader.
"Baucus gave one of the clearest signals yet that limiting the tax-free status on employer-based insurance" (which would compete with Obongo's new government medical bureaucracy and allow some people to stay out of the system) "remains a serious option. Obama opposed it during the campaign and repeatedly went after Republican John McCain for making it the centerpiece of his health care plan." (Another campaign promise the nigger has violated without a twitch of his krinkly eyebrow.)
"Labor unions are also against it. Yet the idea is attractive because of the money it could generate: $250 billion annually if the deduction was lifted altogether. Baucus insisted a full repeal was not under consideration" (and we all know how honest and truthful Democratic politicians are) "but he said lawmakers must look at the deduction."
No one can deny that the American health care system is broken, but the Democrats are not the solution. There is no solution which can resolve the crisis and still be politically correct, because of the nature of the crisis.
It is utterly ridiculous to attempt to fix the system without addressing several of the main problems, first and foremost the massive drain placed on America's medical facilities and resources by millions of illegal aliens. There are also the innumerable problems caused by AIDS. which in tuurn would require addressing the issues of intravenous drug use, largely among blacks, and also the buggery question, since these are the behaviors that transmit HIV.
Finally, there is the immense greed of Big Pharm, who flood the cable waves with ads for patent medicines that most people don't really need, like so many 19th century snake oil salesmen. ("Ask your doctor about crapzacin! Side effects include leprosy, psychotic homicidal rages, and 48-hour fits of uncontrollable giggling!") They do this in an effort to convince the rapidly crumbling Baby Boomers that they can live forever, cheat death, and go on grazing in the grass forever.
What Obongo can and will do is make one unholy mess. I hope I can survive the American health care system long enough to watch him crash and burn.