Every year the President pardons the White House Turkey.
This year, we are the turkey and all we have to look forward to is a noose.
Buffalo News Opinion: Right now, the legislation is driven by empty promises, the residue of Obama’s 2008 campaign, congressional Democrats’ need to “do something” before they’re hobbled in next year’s elections and by special interests and ideologues who want to build a pathway to single-payer coverage.
If the they want to do real reform (and I have said this before):
1. Tort Reform.
Even uber-Liberal Chris Matthews said, in a discussion with Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS), said “you have found the Democrats achilles heel. Tort Reform would bring cost down but there is none in this bill because of the Trial Lawyers”
I thought his intestines were going to jump up and strangle him before he finished, or at least his Socialist masters at MSNBC would have a mysterious power outage before he finished.
Because he is correct.
The Trial Lawyers are amongst one the biggest contributors to the Democrats. So we can’t do any reform there.
Section 2531, entitled Medical Liability Alternatives, establishes an incentive program for states to adopt and implement alternatives to medical liability litigation. [But] a state is not eligible for the incentive payments if that state puts a law on the books that limits attorneys fees or imposes caps on damages.
Pelosi-Care, we are there for you, the consumer. 🙂
You can’t buy coverage across state lines.
So with “Choice & Competition” you’d think we’d get this one.
We get a bankrupt government that is going to tax you for 4 years BEFORE any benefits and when the whole thing goes pear-shaped and balloons out of control guess who is going to be hit with the tab. 🙂
And let there be no doubt that it will happen.
And since a for-profit Free Enterprise industry will be hamstrung by regulations and a “competitor” that has the power to tax and print as much money as it feels like will be driven to extinction.
So you’ll have nothing but good old, reliable, “compassionate”, Uncle Sam.
And he has a great track record:
The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775 – you’ve had 234 years to get it right; it’s broke.
Social Security was established in 1935 – you’ve had 74 years to get it right; it’s broke.
Fannie Mae was established in 1938 – you’ve had 71 years to get it right; it’s broke.
The “War on Poverty” started in 1964 – you’ve had 45 years to get it right. $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the poor”; it hasn’t worked and our entire country is broke.
The Alternative Minimum Tax — 41 years go- passed to “soak the rich” is now considered by Democrats to be an onerous tax on the middle class.
Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965 – you’ve had 44 years to get it right; they’re both broke.
Freddie Mac was established in 1970 – you’ve had 39 years to get it right; it’s broke.
Trillions of dollars were spent in the massive political payoffs called TARP, the “Stimulus,” the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009…. none show any signs of working, although ACORN appears to have found a new source: the American taxpayer.
And finally, to set a new record: “Cash for Clunkers” was established in 2009 and went broke in 2009! It took cars (that were the best some people could afford) and replaced them with high-priced and less-affordable cars, mostly Japanese. A good percentage of the profits went out of the country. And the American taxpayers take the hit for Congress’s generosity in burning three billion more of our dollars on failed experiments.
It the net loss was $24,000 per vehicle! And auto sales slumped right back to where they were afterwards. It had no effect.
But it made the liberals feel good. 🙂
So, with a perfect 100% failure rate and a record that proves that “services” you shove down our throats are failing faster and deeper, you want Americans to believe you can be trusted with a government-run health care system- 20% of our entire economy???
With all due respect, Are you crazy? Or do you think the American people are? (ATR)
Worse, they think they are superior and you’re just too stupid to realize it so they have to do for your own good.
And they want to stuff this Turkey.
And this is no Treducken (a real dish by the way-A Treducken is a dish consisting of a partially de-boned turkey stuffed with a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed with a small de-boned chicken), this one is just going to be stuffed with pork and the rotting fruits of our labors.
So who wants a slice? 🙂