The Buzzsaw

After Scott Brown won the Senate race in Massachusetts, the president claimed that his health-care bill ran into a “buzzsaw” of opposition from special interests. But the “buzzsaw” wasn’t special interests, it was the American people. They aren’t an obstacle to be circumvented. The president and his party should heed the people’s message—scrap this bill and start over.

Some Democrats in Washington still don’t get it. This is not an argument between Democrats and Republicans, it’s a fight between Democrats and their own constituents. And if Democrats still insist on forcing this government takeover of health care through Congress over the objection of the people who sent them here, we know this for a fact: Those constituents won’t sit down and shut up. Nor should they.

To Use a Football analogy, it’s time for a Goal line stand.

A stand for the traditional American values of hard work, sacrifice, and the American Dream.

A stand for Freedom.

To stand for the rights of the individual, not the State.

Government by the consent of the governed.

We are the Governed.

We The People.

Our country faces big challenges. Our economy is struggling, the debt is exploding and tens of thousands of Americans are still losing their jobs every month. Health-care costs are skyrocketing. It’s time for both parties to come together and solve these problems. That’s what the American people want, and that’s what they deserve.

If there’s one thing the American people didn’t want, it was for us to make health care more bureaucratic and expensive. The Obama administration’s own scorekeeper at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says overall health spending will go up by more than $200 billion under the Democrats’ bill. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) also says federal health spending will rise.

Even proponents of this monster know it will raise your costs.

They don’t care.

It’s about the transformation from Democracy to Socialism.

A European style Social Welfare State.

It’s not about Health Care costs.

Here is Majority Whip Dick Durbin on the floor:

The CBO also says health insurance premiums for millions of families across the country will go up by as much as 13% as a result of all the new government mandates contained in this bill—and continue to rise at the current unsustainable rate for nearly everyone else. And it’s all going add to the mountain of debt we are already piling onto our kids and grandkids.(WSJ)

An even more transparent gimmick is collecting money for the new Obama health care program for the first 10 years but delaying the payments of its benefits for four years. By collecting money for 10 years and spending it for only six years, you can make the program look self-supporting, but only on paper and only in the short run.

This is a game you can play just once, during the first decade. After that, you are going to be collecting money for 10 years and paying out money for 10 years.(Thomas Sowell)

Then the bovine fecal matter hits the air circulation device and suddenly, you’ve been Greece’d.

But Obama only wants to have his Grand Egotistical Liberal Holy Grail. His Legacy in that regard will be Immortal.

And that’s what it’s all about.

So we it’s 4th and Goal. And we have to hold the line.

Or else, we’ll be Greece’d.

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