Maybe I am just having a bad dream… a really bad dream… must….wake…up…. crap… this is real.
Our President just got a green light from the Supreme Court to take away your rights. Legally. The Court said so...
Yup… let me bring you up to speed unless you have been living under a rock; This morning the Supreme court voted 5 to 4 to support the law of Obamacare. This law does several things that are very controversial;
1. Taxes high net worth individuals and companies to pay for almost 2.5 Trillion dollars over 10 years. This comes from the floor remarks on the Democrats Senate Health Care Reform Bill
2 2. Fines Businesses beginning in 2014 with 50 or more full time employees $2000.00 per employee if they do not offer insurance or if an employee enrolls in their own “qualified” Plan. That works out to be a neat $100,000.00. Source: The Democratic Senate Health Care Reform bill.
3 3. Fines Families a penalty of $285.00 per family or 1% of income, whichever is greater. By 2016 it goes up to $2,085 per family or 2.5% of income, whichever is greater. Source: The Democratic Senate Health Care Reform bill.
4. Under the new Obama health plan, your physician is required to enter all information for each patient, including all treatments, into a government electronic database. Doctors are then instructed on what the government deems to be cost effective and appropriate care. This is true for EVERYONE, even if you have private insurance. Doctors must comply with the regulations imposed by Obamacare or face government penalty. There will be no privacy of your medical concerns between you and your doctor, since the government will monitor all medical interactions. Source: The Democratic Senate Health Care Reform bill
5 5. Finally, the worst thing about Obamacare is that it takes away your right to make your own choices about the treatment of your body. Under this law, you are required to be in a "qualified" healthcare plan, and you must attach proof that you are enrolled when you file your income taxes. The IRS now has the power to track you and penalize you if you do not provide proof of your enrollment. You no longer have the right to choose any healthcare plan you would like for your family or yourself. Persons can no longer have low cost catastrophic-only coverage, which is a great choice for healthy, young people.
The law allows the HHS Secretary to decide which services will be required for the plan that you are required to buy. The HHS Secretary also decides how much you will be required to pay for your required plan, and which services your doctor will be "allowed" to provide. The widely publicized promise from President Obama, "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor," will not be true in many cases. You will not be permitted to utilize any doctor who does not follow the dictates of Obamacare (Section 1311), and many will lose their current coverage as a result of this law. Source: The Democratic Senate Health Care Reform bill
So … still think Obamacare is a good thing? Or does not having a choice, or having the Government track you through your medical records or having the IRS monitor you set your teeth on edge?
I will tell you this… there is nothing; I repeat nothing in the constitution that says that forcing people to buy health care is ok. Now… the justices argue this; that the constitution argues that;
(a) The Constitution grants Congress the power to “regulate Commerce.” Art. I, §8, cl. 3 (emphasis added). The power to regulate commerce presupposes the existence of commercial activity to be regulated.
This Court’s precedent reflects this understanding: As expansive as this Court’s cases construing the scope of the commerce power have been, they uniformly describe the power as reaching “activity.” E.g., United States v. Lopez, 514 U. S. 549, 560. The individual mandate, however, does not regulate existing commercial activity. It instead compels individuals to become active in commerce by purchasing a product, on the ground that their failure to do so affects interstate commerce.
So… by forcing people to buy something it is affecting interstate commerce? Sure I get that logic in the argument, but what about this? Where does it clearly define that the product must be health care? If you use that argument to force this why couldn’t they now do it with cars? Homes, or better yet food?
The worst part of it, now it sets case law that allows them to fine you if you don’t go along with what they say. “Don’t buy our car we want you to buy … guess what … we will fine you the cost of the car… and you will have to buy the car too!”
By ratifying Obamacare better yet the, The Democratic Senate Health Care Reform bill our Government has just opened a slippery slope that now allows them force us to buy things that frankly we shouldn’t be paying for as a nation. It is too costly both financially and ethically.
Now we might and I repeat might, be able to afford it if we didn’t have a massive entitlement program that his bleeding money like a stuck pork barrel pig.
I won’t deny that people need access to quality health care; people should have access to it. But to “force” someone to buy a product to stimulate the economy is a complete and utter falsity in their interpretation of that line of the constitution. The constitution only says “to regulate” not to force, involve or create.
This gross misstep by the Government today pushes us ever closer to the coming event. The fact that we will now as a nation have to spend an additional 2.5 trillion dollars on top of the debt of 16 trillion we have is just stupid. This reckless spending will cause a collapse… and spending more will rush it towards us ever faster.
I hope that people are reading these… we need to wake up!