First, we do the good news. Once Barack Obama finishes with today’s Sign and Brag, he won’t want to talk about healthcare. It seems that Virginia, Florida and seven other states are preparing to sue the US Government over this law. President Obama’s Inner Law School Grad advices him to have no comment.
Now we do the bad news. His next big discussion topic is climate change. Senator Kerry displays his usual enthusiasm for policy ideas that would suck money out of the economy like a turbomolecular pump.
“In the wake of health care’s passage, we have a strong case to make that this can be the next breakthrough legislative fight,” the Massachusetts Democrat argued. “Climate legislation is the single best opportunity we have to create jobs, reduce pollution and stop sending billions overseas for foreign oil from countries that would do us harm,” Kerry said. “If we sell those arguments we’ve got a winning issue on jobs, on security and on public health. This can happen.”
Yes, Senator Kerry, bad and stupid things can absolutely happen. American Exceptionalism will provide us no “Get Out of Stupid Free Cards” to assuage the consequences of the bone-headed legislation you insist on pushing forward. Cap and Subinfuedate could be the most fun progressives get to have at America’s expense prior to the expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts.
Like Bart Stupak’s rock-hard moral stand against abortion funding in the Healthcare Reform Package, there are some environmentalists who question the current Cap and Trade regime. Friends of the Earth weighs in with a risible exercise in disingenuous boilerplate.
“If the senators feel it’s their job to move from what was one of the biggest corporate giveaways in American history to make something that’s even more friendly to polluting industry, that would be a huge mistake,” said Nick Berning, director of public advocacy at Friends of the Earth.
Other environmentalists, such as The Nature Conservancy, are much more supine and ready to bend over and assume The Stupak Position. Eric Haxthausen sings the praises of depriving our nation of economic liberty on the installment plan below.
“It’s tempting to say that you’re watering this down. But what’s important is the fact that you can get an engagement from a sector that hasn’t been engaged in the process,” he said.
This sudden newfound “momentum” behind the previously moribund Senate Cap and Enslave Bill could also be a tell on the part of the Progressive Left. In their wretched, worm-gnawed hearts, they know well this “Healthcare Reform” is an abomination to all free men. Ace of Spades gives us the juice on just how domineering our Nurse Ratchett State has become.
You are young and don’t want health insurance? You are starting up a small business and need to minimize expenses,… You have to pay $750 annually for the “privilege.”
Bravo, Higher Headcutters is here to help you. That scissoring noise is the sound of small businesses nationwide cutting all their employee health coverage and mailing in their Obamabribe checks. Is there a reason outside of morality that any small business would pay $3,000 an employee to cover works when they could pay $750 per worker and take advantage of the job scarcity to keep their workforces? The US Congress has just offered a $2,250 subsidy to any small business that deliberately whacks employee healthcare coverage! How does this crap help uninsured Americans again?
You are young and healthy and want to pay for insurance that reflects that status? Tough. You’ll have to pay for premiums that cover not only you, but also the guy who smokes three packs a day, drink a gallon of whiskey and eats chicken fat off the floor.
Yepper! Pre-existing conditions no longer exist. That means that homeless street people who acquire AIDS after five years of daily Heroin abuse draw their premiums from the same pool as health-conscience joggers who run five miles a day and practice good preventive dentistry. Its illegal for some nerdy actuary guy to suggest that the insurance industry may suffer differing levels of liability based on prior individual decision-making and behavior.
The government will extract a fee of $2 billion annually from medical device makers.
Remember when your older sibling used to tell you how to handle a loose tooth. You tie one end of the dental floss around the tooth, and the other end around the doorknob. Slam the door really, really hard. That’s the level of technology the US can expect in our medical devices if every medical device maker has to pay a $2Bn Obamabribe just to stay open in the Good Ol’ US of A.
Yes indeed. The more we hear about just how stupid this bill is, the more people will detest what the So-Called Democratic Party has done to our nation. Thus, it’s a small wonder that once the signing is done, and the issue settled, we’ll be hearing all about “The Earth having a fever” until the midterm election. If I were about to sign that partial birth abortion of a legislative measure, I wouldn’t want voters focusing too hard on my achievements during the election either.
We, as resurgent Conservatives, taking back America, need the national conversation to probe deeply into the sickening details of Healthcare Reform. Such a debate is just the chemotherapy we need to expunge the sarcoma that the Democratic Party has become from our body politic.
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