Obama IN HIS OWN WORDS: Nationalized Health Care Will ELIMINATE Private Insurance

Obama Declares War on Capitalism and American Insurance Companies

Single payer socialized medicine.  Government-run health care— all the efficiency of the DMV, all the humanity of the IRS.  Is there even a question that the President of the United States is advocating here?

“Are we going to let the special interests win again? Or are we going to make this vote a victory for the American people?” — White House status update

I am not a special interest.  I am an American citizen who believes in democracy and free enterprise, and I am not alone.   The D.C. switchboard on Capitol Hill has been slammed past capacity for four days straight with the frantic and outraged calls of concerned Americans wanting to know why their representatives are not listening to the people.  An overwhelming majority of the American people are against this bill.  Are they special interests too?  The only special interest I have is in the personal well being of my nation, my family and my children.

Socialism is a broken system.  I do not want the health of my family dependent on a system run by the government, and neither apparently, do the rest of the American people.

—Beetle Blogger

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6 Comments

  1. Kelly said,

    March 19, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    This whole thing makes me furious! Just this morning, I said a prayer to God that someone would say to Obama and Peolsi’s faces, “We have said, time and again, that we are against this bill! Why won’t you people listen to us?” I really wish that some gutsy person would do that and make Obama and Pelosi listen and quit ignoring the majority of people in this country.

    Remember the 1976 movie, “Network?” There’s a character in the film named Howard Beale who has a classic line. He’s fed up with the way things are in the world, and he tells everyone to go to their windows and yell, “I’M MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GONNNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!” I know a lot of people are feeling that way right now because of this ObamaCare crap and various other issues. I know I am! Now, don’t get me wrong! I’m not normally an angry person. But things like this make my blood boil. I have been praying every night that ObamaCare will not pass in any way, shape, or form. I’m pretty sure that other people have been doing the same thing. Both President Obama and Nancy Pelosi talk about this bill like it’s something that everybody is hoping for. Nancy Pelosi said that if it passed, it would be a victory for Americans. The only “victory” I see is for the liberals, because they will have officially destroyed this country of ours! To everybody who has been praying to God that this bill won’t pass, keep praying. Prayer is a powerful weapon.

  2. beetlebabee said,

    March 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Kelly, I agree with your comments. There was a great quote from Michelle Bachmann this week at one of the “Kill the Bill” teaparty rallies. Fox News is reporting that she

    “entreated Americans to refuse to comply with the Obamacare law on healthcare if the Democrats use the Slaughter Rule to ‘deem’ the Senate bill passed without actually voting on it. Bachmann said that if such tactics are used, ‘then the bill is illegitimate, and we don’t have to lay down for this…’”

    It’s a shame that the Nation is coming to the point where its leaders don’t respect the constitution, or the people it protects enough to give them a simple vote. Forcing it down the throats of an unwilling public is wrong. Keeping the details silent is wrong. Forcing our representatives to vote on things they haven’t even read is wrong. There are so many things that invalidate this process and separate it from what it was intended to be. This is not a monarchy where you bend a few rules and get what you want. It’s a representative democracy. The people and rule of law supersede individual representatives. The constitution is in place to protect us from politicians’ power thirsty schemes.

    This is nothing short of an abuse of power. It’s unconstitutional and I don’t think America is going to stand for it.

  3. Ken said,

    March 19, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Step one: Say something has to be done.
    Step two: Insert more federal government into the problem, which makes it worse.

    Repeat
    Repeat
    Repeat

    The more I am forced to pay for the healthcare of strangers (I’m happy to give to charity, but the government is not charity), the more moral authority I will claim to tell them how to live. I’m quite libertarian, but if I can’t have liberty with my finances, then I can’t be libertarian. No more telling homosexual people it is okay what they do behind closed doors. Not if I have to pay.

  4. Rosss said,

    March 20, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Oh look….conservatives whining about Democrats using the “Slaughter Rule” when they used it countless times during the recent Bush era.

    Hypocrisy abounds.

  5. beetlebabee said,

    March 20, 2010 at 11:11 am

    J.E. Dyer, writing at HotAir says traditional conservatives do not like the Gephardt Rule either, but in any case, it is entirely ridiculous comparing a procedural move to raise the debt limit versus passage of massive healthcare legislation.

    Excerpt

    . . . people with a capacity for logic and sensible distinctions will also see the clear difference between raising the debt ceiling – or executing other fiscal maneuvers – without a vote; and changing the law of the land in an unprecedented way to tax, levy mandates on, and constrain the options of America’s 300-million-plus people, without a vote.

  6. beetlebabee said,

    March 20, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Even the Administration’s Chief Actuary at HHS cannot provide cost analysis of latest Democrat health spending bill before the vote

    Chief Actuary: ‘I regret that my staff and I will not be able to prepare our analysis within this very tight time frame, due to the complexity of the legislation.’

    WASHINGTON, DC – The Obama administration’s chief actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) notified Republican leaders Saturday that the “very tight time frame” and “complexity” of the Democrats’ health spending bill would prevent them from fully analyzing the costs and efficacy of the bill before the House voted on the legislation. The letter was in response to a request from House and Senate Republicans.

    The Chief Actuary, Richard S. Foster, wrote: “In your letter, you requested that we provide the updated actuarial estimates in time for your review prior to the expected House debate and vote on this legislation on March 21,2010. I regret that my staff and I will not be able to prepare our analysis within this very tight time frame, due to the complexity of the legislation.”

    Foster and his staff analyzed the Senate-passed bill and determined that it bent the cost curve up, estimating in a January 8 report that national health expenditures would increase by an estimated total of $222 billion, and that the additional demand for health services “could be difficult to meet” and “could lead to price increases, cost-shifting, and/or changes in providers’ willingness to treat patients with low-reimbursement health coverage.” Foster, in his letter today, expects the new health spending bill to be “generally similar.”

    House Republican Leader John Boehner said: “The House of Representatives should not vote blindly on an issue that is so important to every American. We deserve to have all the facts about how much this bill raise health care costs before we vote. The decision to press ahead and jam this bill down the throats of the American people is just one more example of arrogance and irresponsibility from Washington Democrats.”

    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said: “Americans deserve to have a full analysis of this bill, but won’t because of the mad dash forced by the Democrat leaders in the House. We now know that even the Obama administration’s chief actuary predicts more government spending, more price increases for consumers and less care for low-income patients. This debate was supposed about lowering costs for Americans not making things worse.”


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