11 August 2009
CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS MAN?
Here's what I consider the bottom line regarding the health care debate.
Yesterday, our President held another "town hall" meeting — at which there were no questioners or dissenters to his health proposal (now, there's a surprise!). Here's what he said:
"For all the chatter and the yelling and the shouting and the noise [otherwise known as "good American dissent" in leftist circles], what you need to know is this ... if you do have health insurance, we will make sure that no insurance company or government bureaucrat gets between you and the care you need."
Now, this is the same President who has put government bureaucrats "between" you and the banking system, you and the automobile manufacturing system, you and the housing market. A president who is using YOUR money to buy cars, bail out unskilled-if-not-criminal bankers, and pay for housing that people who couldn't afford the houses in the first place bought.
The question is: do you believe the most socialist-leaning President since FDR won't allow government to, "...get[s] between you and the care you need."?
[Please also note that he said he won't allow an "insurance company" to get between you and, well, er, your insurance company, either, I guess. But that's an entirely different matter.]
Fool me once, shame on me ... etc.