Keep Your Powder Dry
and other rebellious thoughts
, like this on HEALTHCARE reform.

Basic rights are identified and recognized to be "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". They are recognized by the Declaration Of Independence. Basic rights are "unalienable"; no one has to provide them. You have them naturally. The U. S. Constitution protects them.

Some think that "life" could be interpreted to include healthcare. But healthcare has to be provided by someone. Anyone certainly has the right to do healthy things, or choose not to. But you DON'T have the right to take someone else's property for your own healthcare! That is a huge difference from the freedoms called out in the Declaration of Independence.

Dialog:

Patient: "Healthcare is a right".
Doctor and nurse and staff and clinic building owner: "A right? Who is going to pay us for treating you?"
Patient: "The Government."
Doctor: "Where is the government going to get the money to pay us?"
Patient: "I don't know, taxpayers, maybe ..."
Doctor: "So you think you have the right to take money from your neighbors to pay for your healthcare?"
Fact: Healthcare is NOT a right.

The U. S. Constitution actually prohibits the U. S. Federal Government from running a healthcare program. That's why the Supreme Court ruled is a tax law.

The ACA is a TAX LAW administered by the IRS! It has very little in it about healthcare, other than mandatory fees (taxation).

There is nothing in the U. S. Constitution that authorizes Congress to take some peoples money and give it to other people, for any purpose; and especially not for welfare and healthcare. Those jobs are assigned to States and Local levels; and they are specifically taken up by a vast array of charitable organizations.

The ACA is supposed to make the costs lower for everyone. Say What? That means that you will be paying for healthcare for someone who doesn't do healthy things, like not smoking. This is pure Pelosi!

There is a middle class tax bomb written into the ACA. Better plan ahead!

Here is a BBC news story about England's healthcare ... is this where we're headed?

Read this goofy sentence from the ACA: "An insurer or employment-based health plan shall be responsible for reimbursing the program under this section for the medical expenses incurred by the program for an individual, who based on criteria established by the Secretary, the Secretary finds was encouraged by the issuer to disenroll from health benefits prior to enrolling in coverage prior to the program." What does that mean?

James Madison wrote in Federalist Paper No. 62" It will be of little avail to the people that the laws be made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.". Voluminous? The ACA is more than 2000 pages!

"America's founders intended the federal government to have limited powers and for the States to have an independent, sovereign place in our system of government. The ACA takes control of the American health-care system in the most sweeping and intrusive federal program ever devised. If the federal government can do this, then it can do anything, and the limits on government power imposed by the U.S. Constitution, will be more myth than reality." --Wall Street Journal op-ed by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Liberty University School of Law professor Kenneth Blackwell and American Civil Rights Union senior legal analyst Kenneth Klukowski.

And from another thought angle...

... Congress has passed the ACA,╩written

by a committee whose╩chairman says he doesn't understand it,

passed╩by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts its members from it,

signed╩by a president that also hasn't read it, and who smokes,

with╩funding╩administered by a treasury chief who didn't╩pay his taxes,

all to be╩overseen╩by a surgeon general╩who╩is obese,

and financed╩by a country that's nearly broke ...

What could╩possibly╩go wrong?

  • The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775, they have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.
  • Social Security was established in 1935, they have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.
  • Fannie Mae was established in 1938, they have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.
  • War on Poverty started in 1964, they have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" and they only want more.
  • Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965, they have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.
  • Freddie Mac was established in 1970, they have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.
  • The Government can't even run a railroad correctly. Amtrak is broke.
  • The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. They had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.
  • Every "government service" they have shoved down our throats, has failed. They spend our tax dollars AND THEY WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE THEY CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. So, what are YOU going to do about it?

    A final thought ... why do you expect your employer to provide healthcare coverage? It's your money, it would be in your salary if the company didn't have to pay the insurance company. Think the company gets it cheaper??? not necessarily: here's why. They buy a policy that covers lots of stuff, maybe stuff you would not buy. Your choices are greatly reduced when you expect your employer to provide healthcare coverage. I'd rather be payed the differential, higher salary and get my own coverage. Are you going to argue that some employees would not get insurance. You bet! That's none of your concern! And those people will demand healthcare service from an emergency room. I have a name for them: moochers. Because you pay for their service.