Merry Christmas all! And guess what the government has given you for Christmas? That’s right guaranteed death! The senate just passed the health care bill which puts us one step closer to medicine rationing, long wait lines, death councils, and no private care.
I ask that you would keep a prayer in your hearts for those in the government, and pray that they will not ruin America, and just remember to vote well next year. I wish you all a Merry Christmas.
Recently the term “welfare state” has come up in many debates over health care, cap and trade, and many other bills. Today I found the best definition of what constitutes a law that is a “welfare state law”
“By the term “welfare state law,” we mean one under which government transfers public funds, property or services without receiving a fair consideration in return. Included with this definition are all of those public welfare programs which provide aid to the young, the old, the sick, the disadvantaged, the unemployed, the uneducated, the widows, the orphans, the victims of natural disasters, victims of manmade disasters, etc. … While under some of these programs the government compels the recipient to contribute some of his own money which, in theory, is to be returned to him, he usually receives at least twice as much as he puts in because at least one half of his benefits come from employers or other taxpayers. Also taxpayers pay the cost of administering these programs.” – H. Verlan Anderson
I hope this definition will educate and enlighten us all.
Keep America free from welfare state laws!
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) announced Monday that he will seek to bring a health-care bill to the Senate floor that includes a government insurance plan, a major reversal from just two weeks ago, when Reid was leaning against the idea. – Washington Post
Reid defended this “new” bill by saying:
“I believe that a public option can achieve the goal of bringing meaningful reform to our broken system. It will protect consumers, keep insurers honest and ensure competition,” Reid said.
My main response to this is; who is to keep the government “honest”? Besides that it is not the purpose of the government to provide health care to its citizens. Though I oppose all forms of government health care the only legal form of government health care is government health care done by the state. The tenth amendment to the constitution states:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
The power to create government health care was not delegated to the federal government and was not prohibited to the state government. So, that means that it is up to the states and the people what to do about health care. This IS NOT an issue that involves the federal government.
The time has come again for Americans to stand up against government health care once again. We must not let the Senators in Washington believe that we have grown weary of this issue. We must stand up against the tyranny of government health care.
“The White House released a report on Monday saying that President Obama’s economic recovery plans may have created 250,000 education jobs. The administration is pushing back against to critics who say the economic stimulus did no good, and saying it’s on track to reach the goal of saving or creating 3.5 million jobs. How many jobs has the stimulus really saved?” – The Week
Obama may have created a quarter million jobs but how many has he destroyed? The stimulus bill caused inflation and has hurt many people, many companies have still cut jobs and many of his plans will cause more jobs to be lost.
What will happen if we have Cap and Trade and we can no longer have coal plants? We will lose jobs. What will happen if government health care takes over and we have a single payer system? We will lose the jobs of all those who work for insurance companies.
A quarter million jobs isn’t that many and if Obama’s plans succeed we will lose more than that before this is over.
“The U.S. has five times as many MRI machines per capita as Canada and three times as many CT scanners. However, because of Canada’s proximity to the U.S., many Canadians do have the option of coming to the U.S. for treatment.” – Cato Institute
Hmmmm… I wonder why Americans spend more on health care? Maybe it’s because we have better/more technology. Just some food for thought.
“Under this plan, it will be against the law for insurance companies to deny you coverage because of a preexisting condition.”
This may sound glorious on paper but this will not help many people. If a company can not judge who to except and who to not except insurance companies will fall.
“There may still be companies that refuse to do right by their workers by giving them coverage.”
Is Obama making a moral judgment on companies now? “That refuse to do right”! Companies have to do what they can to survive, the president doesn’t have the right to make moral judgments of the people.
For next couple of days I plan to slowly dissect the speech that Obama gave last night about health care.
“Thanks to the bold and decisive action we’ve taken since January, I can stand here with confidence and say that we have pulled this economy back from the brink.”
I would like to point out that a lot of the bailout money did not actually help the businesses. Now we even have businesses that are almost being completely controlled by the government, General Motors or should I say Government Motors.
“Everybody understands the extraordinary hardships that are placed on the uninsured.”
The United States of America have always been about hardship, and trails, not an easy and laid back life. Many people have grown from nothing to something extraordinary, while many others have fallen. America is founded on hardship and success. Life in America is not easy.
“The health insurance debate in America is riddled with inaccuracies, fallacies, and sometimes just plain lies. Without information and education, the citizens of the United States remain vulnerable to the soft, easy draw of more government sponsored
health insurance rather than free market reforms that would lower costs and prevent government-imposed rationing of health care. The
46 million uninsured statistic is inaccurate. A more reasonable number on which to focus policy reforms is around 16 million. Counting non- Americans, those who can afford but choose to opt out of insurance, and those eligible for government health insurance but do not opt in generates a flawed number of uninsured Americans. Understanding how many Americans are uninsured and why is critical to formulating successful health care policy.” Freedom Works Foundation
Who Really Are the Uninsured?
As we can see above that a large number of the uninsured are those who are ages 18-24. Many of those citizens are have the money or ability to get there own health care coverage or to opt for the government health care the we have already in America. They choose not to because they don’t think they need it or because they want to spend that money on something else and figure that they won’t get sick. It is important to look at the age differences in those who are uninsured, and do decide why they are uninsured.
“The Umpire Is Also the First Baseman: The main argument for a “public option” is that it would increase competition. However, if the federal government creates a health care plan that it controls and also sets the rules for the private plans, there is little doubt that Washington would put its private sector “competitors” out of business sooner or later.” The Heritage Foundation
This is quote is very accurate, on page 167 of HR 3200 it states:
‘‘Subpart A—Tax on Individuals Without Acceptable Health Care Coverage
Sec. 59B. Tax on individuals without acceptable health care coverage.
18 ‘‘SEC. 59B. TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE
19 HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.
20 ‘‘(a) TAX IMPOSED.—In the case of any individual
21 who does not meet the requirements of subsection (d) at
22 any time during the taxable year, there is hereby imposed
23 a tax equal to 2.5 percent of [the taxpayer’s modified adjusted gross income].”
This states that if someone doesn’t have “suitable”, by the government’s standard, health care they will have an extra 2.5% tax placed on them for choosing a different health care than one that the government likes.
I hope that you find this information enlightening.
Government Health Care is in place through out our country with Medicare and Medicaid, but few people discuss the problems with it. This happened under Oregon’s health care system.