Skip to comments.Bottom line, Obamacare is an unconstitutional Marxist boondoggle that will destroy our nation
Posted on 09/25/2013 7:18:18 PM PDT by Jim RobinsonEdited on 09/25/2013 7:31:01 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Neither health care or insurance are enumerated powers for the central government to be involved in or control. Period. They are clearly reserved to the states and the people by the constitution. Doesn't matter how poor people are or how sick. The federal government has no constitutional power to intervene.
The democrats can rant and rave and present millions of sob stories about sick people, but that does not change the constitution. We're now going to have millions of sob stories from closed businesses, from people who lose their jobs, from people who have their hours and pay reduced and lose access to healthcare altogether. Obamacare will cause more damage to the free economy and cause more people to lose their healthcare than who gain. All while increasing the costs and reducing quality and eventually bankrupting the insurance companies. It's impossible for free enterprise to succeed in a socialist environment with government subsidies. You're going to have one or the other. Socialism or freedom.
Obamacare is spread-the-wealth-around Marxism (socialism). We're going to take from those who have and give to those who don't. And many of those you take it from will lose all. If self-employed, many will lose their business or can't grow their business. Many of the currently employed will lose pay, lose jobs, lose their homes, lose their families and lose their healthcare.
Most of those who receive healthcare under this socialist program will remain poor. They won't get a job. They won't build a business. They won't get an education. They will remain on the government dole. They and their children will remain dependent on the government plantation, many times generation after generation. Socialism promotes long-term poverty and dependence.
Socialist healthcare will destroy the healthcare industry. Sorry, democrats, but profit makes the world go 'round. Remove the profit motive by controlling payments for services, you cut the quality of service. Just a given. Dump a flood of millions of additional patients into a declining industry, you get scarcity, delay, reduced quality, rationing, and eventually death panels. It happens in every country that tries it. Just a fact of life.
The socialist Obamacare does not improve any problem. It makes it worse. Would be far better to abide by the constitution and keep the feds out. The constitution leaves healthcare to the states and the people. If there are any federal laws restricting free trade in healthcare, they should be stricken from the books. Let the states and insurance companies compete nationwide. Get a handle on the ambulance chasers and the lawsuit shakedown industry. Offer some sort of incentive for personal healthcare accounts. Work with states and local governments to build charity hospitals and walk-in clinics for the poor. The poor and or uninsurable should not be turned away, but we shouldn't shred our constitution or turn our entire society upside down to insure them either. Healthcare for the poor or sick who cannot possibly pay has always been funded by charity or local governments and that's the way it should be. If the feds would keep its nose out of affairs where it has no constitutional authority, there might be more room for state and local governments and charities to pick up the slack.
Furthermore, Obamacare destroys the constitutional limits on government. It sets the SCOTUS approved precedent that there are no limits whatsoever on what the government can force on the people, nor any individual right that cannot be violated, nor any states right that cannot be violated. The central government is all powerful. That's totally upside down and inside out.
And it also eliminates the separation of powers. It allows the president and the SCOTUS to rewrite legislation without congressional input or approval.
It in fact, nullifies our constitution and bill of rights and turns America into a benevolent dictatorship.
To the headline: Amen and Amen......... TOTALLY agree
Obamacare was never meant to help anyone. It was always meant to destroy from within just like everything this man has done.
Impeachment file on Harrison J. Bounel, aka B. Hussein Obama.
I for one am not participating in Obamacare or signing up with a "Navigator." No thanks. I urge everyone to pay out of pocket for routine health expenses and go overseas for treatment of illnesses. I'm already exploring Costa Rica to get dental implants and they're way cheaper than here.
Well written and absolutely correct.
as was it’s intent. Subjugate the people through healthcare, redistribute all monies and finish financially wrecking Amerika.
Any legislator, Republican or Democrat, who plays pattycake with the fabianists is accomplice.
Don’t go overseas. Go to a dental college if you can. That’s what I’m doing. Paying 10% of what a local dentist charges.
A minimalist just wants to exist, they have no ambition.
Most welfare recipients are minimalist, they just want their basic necessities, housing, food, utilities, healthcare and public transportation.
Most union workers are minimalist. They know their place in society; they can plan their future by the number of years they have worked. There is no need to excel at their job.
A radical Islamist is closer to god if they do away with any modern conveniences and individuality. They are minimalist.
An environmentalist is a minimalist. They want to impose their radicalism on everyone.
A socialist is a minimalist. Welfare is fine with them, guaranteed jobs and unions are good and heavy regulations and taxes are good.
A communist is a minimalist.
Illiterate illegal aliens are minimalist. There is an opportunity for advancement in our country but most of them are happy to work for the same things our welfare recipients receive.
They call themselves Democrats or progressives but shouldnt they be known for retarding progress? Shouldnt we be calling them retards?
PS Jim; about your last line. What makes you think this dictatorship will be benevolent? Isn’t “benevolent dictatorship” an oxymoron?
Under Obamacare, a male in the same situation may find himself paying 5 to 6 thousand dollars per year to get that same coverage. I predict that a huge part of this population is going to "get it" pretty quickly after seeing his paycheck clipped in such a dramatic fashion for services that he just doesn't need. He will recognize that he is working and producing so that someone else can work less and produce less.
Obamacare will not be irreversible anymore than the distribution of Obamaphones is irreversible. It took the Soviet Union about 70 years to fail. It won't take us that long to reverse direction, though the reversal will be painful for many.
Obama is turning your healthcare system into something resembling Norway or England, And the main plank in those things is withholding service.
For example, I have some of the same problems with a leg as you have with yours. Last time the health system promised wound care, they had hired a pakistani, and that was the end of that. They do not even respond to contact - if you’re a political non grata, the system will try and kill you. Same for Mesta; both the Obamacare outgrowths and our system have tried to kill or maim her.
Sarah is right about the death panels, only they’ll be far wider and deeper than anyone think.
Ha! Basic necessities. That's a good one! No....MOST welfare recipients think you're not handing over enough. They want a flat screenTV, cable, a new GM auto, an 0Phone, gourmet groceries, etc.
I think our Socialized Medicine will make Europe’s Socialized Healthcare look like cadillac care.
Used this definition:
A benevolent dictatorship is a form of government in which an authoritarian leader exercises absolute political power over the state through elected representatives. A benevolent dictator may allow for some democratic decision-making to exist, such as through public referendums.
Many dictators’ regimes portray themselves as benevolent, often tending to regard democratic regimes as messy, inefficient and corrupt, but few are widely viewed as such outside their country or supporters.
Obama sees himself as a benevolent dictator. Views the constitution as flawed. Sees working with congress messy and inefficient, perhaps necessary or useful when controlled by his party, but will workaround either (constitution or congress) to get his way.
I hope I may post this Jim. Never take the line of least resistance. You will always lose much more than you will gain.
Maybe if I need a cleaning or a filling, sure. But not for major dental work such as implants.
I used to go to a dental school for dental care when I was young and uninsured. Be careful, though - they sometimes do more than needed, such as drilling cavities that were already filled, just to satisfy some academic requirement. (Then again, sometimes you have to worry about what professional dentists will do to you, too.)