Thursday, March 11, 2010

 

Obamacare and the Obvious

There are many reasons to oppose a 2,700+ page piece of unknown legislation that isn't even finalized yet, both in principal and in the details of what has been discussed. Via Bookworm, an NRO article points out the obvious regarding the accounting behind Obamacare:

Obamacare rests upon such double counting. It repeatedly shanghais taxpayer funds for Obama’s plan while simultaneously shielding that same money for Medicare, Social Security, and other programs. Such chicanery may explain why only 32 percent of adults support Obamacare, according to a new Investor’s Business Daily/TIPP survey.

“You can’t count a dollar twice,” Sen. Charles Grassley (R., Iowa) observed at President Obama’s February 25 reform summit. “Common sense tells you that. You don’t even have to have an accountant tell you that.”


Much like the immigration reform talks of 2008, a problem is being addressed by Congress with an emphasis on the need for comprehensive legislation yet no one wants to discuss the details. As Nancy Pelosi says, "we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it." With that way of thinking I would suggest that Comprehensive = Scam.

Would you buy a car from a salesman who said that you have to sign off on the purchase so you can find out how much it costs...and your loan interest rate...and the car's features/equipment...?

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