New Rights! Pay Here!
healthcare, for which as a requirement of citizenship we will be "obligated" to
purchase insurance or face stiff penalties?
WASHINGTON – House Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a far-reaching $1.5 trillion plan that for the first time would make health care a right and a responsibility for all Americans, with medical providers, employers and the wealthiest picking up most of the tab.Never mind the gross abuse of language to equate a man-given "entitlement" to a God-given "Right."
The federal government would be responsible for ensuring that every person, regardless of income or the state of their health, has access to an affordable insurance plan. Individuals and employers would have new obligations to get coverage, or face hefty penalties.
But why stop there? If they can make us buy insurance for our own good, why not make us also buy a "green" Government Motors car and a subscription to the NY Times?
Apparently they have that power now. Corporate fascism, right here in America.
I'd pose questions about whether abortions can now be rationed or regulated, since the motivation is economic rather than moral -- and if not, what makes them different from any other medical procedure -- but I'm sorry, it's time for me to run off to the Two Minutes Hate of Emmanuel Goldstein.
Oops, correction, I mean the 24/7 hate of Sarah Palin.