Let's start the era of government-run health care with some old audio. It's 10 minutes, so let's start it now as you read the rest. I'm sure you've heard it before.
On Sunday, March 21, the United States House of Representatives, with a vote of 219-210 (2 not voting), committed this country on the path to government run health care. Make no mistake: the vote was not about "reform," but a transformation, that "change" that Obama has been harping on for the past year. And even with the economy struggling since his inauguration, it has been more important for him to add debt, payoffs, and now a massive entitlement program that is riddled with gimmicks to make it not look as expensive as it is on paper, to say nothing of the actual costs in dollars, debt, jobs and lives. And mind you, it will not be apparent, as it took decades for Social Security and Medicare to become unsustainable.
And with the votes counted and only the pen of Obama remaining to seal our fate (and the grim fact that I wrote this post prior to the vote when Stupak turned and only needed to add the vote totals):
However, the cry of "the Republicans will take away your health care" will echo retardedly for years to come by every Democrat who has no agenda other than to put more tits on the government pig. After all, it worked for Social inSecurity and Mediscare.
Rep Stupak proved political bullshittery is more important than standing on a principle. And most likely, he'll pay for those principles when the Pelosi gang screws him over on their promise to him then tries to get him booted.
And worst of all, expect that with Washington's propensity to worsen any situation, their attempts to control prices will backfire, doctors will opt out as long as they can then quit, and in the end, we'll be saddled with all the lovely features that make government-run health care in other countries suck, with none of the benefits because not only did we take the wrong direction in solving the problem, we did so in the worst of economic times and the most grabtastically backward way imaginable.
So the United States of America, that which was the land of the free, now has the government in control of its health care.
"One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project, most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can’t afford it." - Ronald Reagan