Healthcare update..

Beginning with, from the left… 

John Cassidy (journalist)

 

John Cassidy (born 1963) is a British-American journalist and author. He is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a contributor to The New York Review of Books, having previously been an editor at The Sunday Times of London and a deputy editor at the New York Post. He is the author of Dot.con : the greatest story ever sold which examines the dot-com bubble, and How markets fail : the logic of economic calamities, which combines a skeptical history of economics with an analysis of the housing bubble and credit bust. (Source Wikipedia)

Confessions of an “ObamaCare” Backer…

The typical argument for ObamaCare is that it will offer better medical care for everyone and cost less to do it, but occasionally a supporter lets the mask slip and reveals the real political motivation. So let’s give credit to John Cassidy, part of the left-wing stable at the New Yorker, who wrote last week on its Web site that “it’s important to be clear about what the reform amounts to.”

Mr. Cassidy is more honest than the politicians whose dishonesty he supports. “The U.S. government is making a costly and open-ended commitment,” he writes. “Let’s not pretend that it isn’t a big deal, or that it will be self-financing, or that it will work out exactly as planned.

It won’t. What is really unfolding, I suspect, is the scenario that many conservatives feared. The Obama Administration is creating a new entitlement program, ..which, ..once established, ..will be virtually impossible to rescind.”

Why are they doing it? Because, according to Mr. Cassidy, ObamaCare serves the twin goals of “making the United States a more equitable country”…

(Sidebar) ..of course he does, John Cassidy is a Britt, which of course begs a “common sense” conservative like myself to inquire; “If Mr. Cassidy is so thrilled and so supportive of socialized medicine, ..why the hell did he leave England?

Continuing…

..and furthering the Democrats’ “political calculus.” In other words, the purpose is to further redistribute income by putting health care further under government control, and in the process making the middle class more dependent on government. As the party of government, Democrats will benefit over the long run.

This explains why Nancy Pelosi is willing to risk the seats of so many Blue Dog Democrats by forcing such an unpopular bill through Congress on a narrow, partisan vote: You have to break a few eggs to make a permanent welfare state. As Mr. Cassidy concludes, “Putting on my amateur historian’s cap, I might even claim that some “subterfuge” is historically “necessary” to get great reforms enacted.”

According to Webster: sub·ter·fuge, A deceptive stratagem or device.

(Sidebar) To us “common folks,” deceptive stratagem, is a fancy way of introducing a good old-fashioned lie.

According to Webster: lie, (in context) A false statement deliberately presented as being true; a falsehood.

Continuing…

No wonder many Americans are upset. They know they are being lied to about ObamaCare, and they know they are going to be stuck with the bill. (Source, wsj.com)

My two cents…

With no intent to cast aspersions upon John Cassidy as a person, as I believe that he has as much right to his opinion, as I have to mine. Albeit with that established, my opinion is that for whatever reason or myriad of reasons, I believe that John Cassidy’s opinion concerning ObamaCare is wrong.

John Cassidy is wrong and ObamaCare is wrong, America is not Europe, America is not China, nor is it Argentina, Brazil or Peru. America is not Africa, India or the Middle East.

Albeit America is, and has been since its inception, a “refuge” for people, (Homo sapiens) from Europe, China, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Africa, the Middle East, and for (Homo sapiens) from every geological location on the planet.

According to Webster: ref·uge, A place providing protection or shelter.

People, (at least honest people) have migrated to America since its founding, seeking a better life, ..a life unavailable in their native country. In recent blogs I have provided facts to illuminate Barack Obama’s origin. Barack Obama’s father, Barack Obama senior was a man, a person, born in “Kenya,” a province in Africa, which at the time of his birth was under the thumb of Great Britain…

(Although it is usually my style to explain or define what I write, if you are not familiar with the terms, imperialism or colonialism, look them up)

Continuing…

.. Barack Obama senior, by my research, was by “tradition” destined to be a goat herder.

According to Webster: tra·di·tion, The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation.

Continuing…

Whether one believes in destiny, fate, or simply dumb luck? Barack Obama senior was chosen to receive a scholarship to go to school in America. An event, that regardless of how anyone wishes to label it, was an event, ..or more correctly, (the event) that began the “chain of events” ..that are now challenging the very survival of America as the “Free Nation “designed by our founding fathers.

Barack Obama Jr., our current, and hopefully in November, “our” ex-President, ..as, ..”at least in my opinion,” ..anyone, ..man, ..women, ..or child, ..that doesn’t respect America and America’s Constitution and America’s History, ..not only doesn’t deserve to be President of the United States, they do not deserve to live in the United States.

  

From the right, and/or “Common Sense” side of the coin.

House says the Democrats’ health care is unpopular only because its opponents have spent “hundreds of millions of dollars” criticizing it.

More than two-thirds of Americans, or 67 percent, believe the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” better known as “Obamacare, “should either be repealed in its entirety or stripped of the individual mandate, which requires every American to buy insurance,

According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll.

Another poll published Monday in The Hill newspaper said 49 percent of Americans believe the U.S. Supreme Court will rule Obamacare unconstitutional.

Only 29 percent predicted the court would uphold the law, and 22 percent were not sure.

At a press briefing on Monday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney did not say whether President Barack Obama would mark the upcoming anniversary of the law he signed with such fanfare two years ago on March 23.

But Republicans do plan to mark the anniversary by touting the law’s drawbacks.

 

In response to a reporter’s question about polls indicating a lack of support for the law, Carney on Monday linked the poll data to the “hundreds of millions of dollars that was spent attacking” the law.

“And what we’re focusing on is implementing it so that more and more Americans see the benefits that it brings. I didn’t make any announcement one way or the other about what the president’s schedule will hold on this issue, but we are focused on implementing the bill, not on discussing anniversaries, particularly — although I’m sure others will want to discuss this,” Carney said; “I think if you look at or talk to Americans and look at some of the data on this, if you ask them, is the alternative as proposed by some folks who oppose the Affordable Care Act — giving power back to the insurance companies so that they can throw you off your insurance policy if you develop an illness, or prevent you from getting insurance if you have a preexisting condition, or prevent young Americans from staying on their parent’s insurance policy — I think the answer will be, no, we don’t want that,” Carney said. “And I think that efforts to — calls to take that away, to take those positive changes away from average (……..) (….) Americans will be met with a great deal of skepticism when people talk about this and focus on it.”

(Sidebar) Please note that Mr. Carney omitted the words “idle” and “indolent” from between the words (average) and the word (Americans) in his explication.

The Republican National Committee, on the other hand, plans to mark the two-year anniversary of Obamacare “with a thorough examination of the act’s effects.”

“The results are not pretty,” the RNC says on its Web site. “It’s costing families, hurting business, and busting the budget.”

 

The RNC says it is working with its allies in Congress and in battleground states “to draw attention to the failures and unpopularity of ObamaCare.” That effort includes an advertising campaign and a grassroots awareness campaign.

According to Webster: un·pop·u·lar, Lacking general approval or acceptance.

Continuing…

The RNC says Obamacare “was unpopular from the start due to its expansion of government, its encroachment on individual liberty, and its assault on the economy.”

The Supreme Court is presently deciding if Obamacare or any part of “it” is unconstitutional?

Editorial: Obama has an agenda..

 

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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