Saturday, September 05, 2009

I Wish They'd Make Up Their Minds

Is it "Healthcare Reform" or is it "Health Insurance Reform"?
Seems to me there is a huge difference between the two terms being used to describe HB 3200.

Healthcare Reform implies a change in the way we receive treatment when we visit a doctor or hospital for that treatment.

Health Insurance Reform implies that the government is either trying to manage a private sector industry or will initiate conditions that will govern the way a private company conducts its business.

None of which the government has any business doing, and which Congress has no authority to do anyway.

The other day our favorite local talk show host, Doc Thompson, had Bobby Scott VA-03 on his show. I was fortunate to hear most of that interview. Doc had him on the ropes from the beginning. Doc wanted to know under what authority Congress was acting to legislate healthcare on Americans. Scott was doing the "er" "um" "ahh" two step, until he finally said "The general welfare clause". Which we all know is actually in the Preamble to the Constitution.

I've said this before, and I'll continue to say it until we replace the current members of Congress with individuals who understand the basic concept of Constitutional law:

Neither Congress nor the White House has the authority to tell any American what to buy, when to buy it or how much we can spend on it.

This bunch of Marxist wannabes are so anti-capitalism its breathtaking.

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