Bend over America: Health care diagnosis coming
BY Steve Hunyar
Tuesday, 29 December 2009 15:52
There are numerous medical analogies to the new health care bill which are evocative of what is occurring in America.
Turn your head and cough.
As the federal government uses it long arm to grab our financial testicles, it’s the other hand we need to worry about. The other legislative arm has been munificent with massive payoffs to Democrat Senators in order to acquire the 60 votes necessary for a filibuster-proof vote in the Senate. Examples of the political inducements to their fellow Democrats included:
Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) impudently negotiated a $300 million bribe in non-guaranteed Medicaid payouts for Louisiana.
Immediately after his vehement disapproval of the health care bill, self-avowed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) capitulated when he received $10 billion in earmarks for funding community health centers in Vermont. He and his fellow Senator Patrick Leahy also secured additional Medicaid funding for Vermont.
Senators from New York, Pennsylvania and Florida were promised Medicare Advantage protections as this program is experiencing nationwide cuts.
Finally, the cost for Senator Ben Nelson’s (D-Neb.) support -- the federal government will pay 100 percent of Nebraska’s Medicaid costs, in perpetuity.
Drop your drawers and bend over.
Every American is now facing three scenarios. One, you pay added taxes to pay for your health care (and someone else’s). Two, you pay the ($750 per person or $2,250 per family) penalty for not carrying health care coverage and opt-into the coverage later should a significant medical condition arise. Finally, you pay heavy fines and potentially go to jail for not paying. You may need a prison doctor after you explain to your murderous cellmate that you are “in for not paying my health care taxes”.
Open wide and say aaaahh.
The health care bill is about to be shoved down our throats with a multi-trillion dollar tongue depressor clearing the way. Democrat legislators have obfuscated that truth from the public. They have written the health care bill behind closed doors in the wee hours of the night. Resultant support for the legislation has been dropping at a fevered pitch. Every reputable poll has the majority of Americans now against this reform bill while Congressional Democrats continue to apoplectically defend it.
A colonoscopy is a gentle procedure.
President Obama promised he would not sign a health care bill unless it is deficit neutral.