Send it back to Hell from whence it came.
Test it on the Congress if they think it’s all that. Then vote out all of its wicked supporters. We shouldn’t wish it on our worst enemies. It will be a type of slow-burn euthanasia or biological warfare plied against the American People. It will not come along without eugenic characteristics and coerced abortion. It will not be "free."
Notice how all of these wonderful programs are surgically crafted to exempt the Elite.
There are "brilliant" supporters. Consider this from Jerome Grossman:
The cost of universal health care is unsustainable to the average private citizen. That is why the cost must be assumed by the Federal Government…
He is partially correct. The cost of everything will soon be unsustainable for the average private citizen; perhaps for all citizens — if the Feds continue to print more and more fiat currency and collectivize every area of human existence. Fill in anything you like in Grossman’s gross illogic above. Universal Utopia is just as close as your empty wallet. If you can’t afford it surely the government can. But where does the government’s money come from? What happens if you add up the cost of "universal healthcare" for all the people, and you still come up with a number that is larger than you can afford to pay — even with all the people’s money? Socialism is just as empirically "unsustainable" as Empire Building.
Jerome Grossman continues…
The devil is not in the details. The devil is in our failure to act as one people, liberty and justice and health for all 306,985,793 citizens. We can find the money to defend the health of 50 million Americans the way we found the trillion dollars we spent to defend 28,221,180 Iraqis and the trillion dollars we are spending to defend 32,738,376 Afghanis, 6,930 miles from Washington, D.C. Source
Now he mixes in some twisted Neocon "defense" rhetoric for good measure. I suppose anyone who opposes Obama’s plan will be branded a healthcare terrorist. It’s a shame too that the Devil will have to look for another place to hang. He had been so at home in the details — especially in government details.
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that, poof. He’s gone. ~ Verbal in The Usual Suspects
And how will government "find" money for all of their National Socialist Träume?
If the "solution" involves coercion and theft; taking money by force, or the ultimate threat of force, from one citizen or group, and giving it to another citizen or group, for their alleged benefit, it is nothing more than grand theft by government without a shred of Constitutional authority.
No one will ever be able to pay the ultimate cost of this. It is another part of the war of government against the lives, liberty and property of We the People.
It you are one of those stubborn folks who still expects to find the Devil in the details, you may want to do a little research on H.R.3200.
Of course you can Google it. But I will offer a couple of additional suggestions.
HSLDA [Home School Legal Defense Association] offers a critique and some recommendations here.
Late night TV Host Jimmie Fallon offers another, perhaps more creative, use for the Bill.
Did you find the Devil?
If not from Hell, where do these voluminous pieces of legislation come from? If Congress is the only Branch in which Legislative authorities are vested [see Article I, Section 1, Clause 1] how can it be that they almost never seem to have enough time to acquaint themselves with the Bills they pass, much less the Constitution itself. How many in the Congress can explain the Constitutional basis for this latest invasion?
As I carefully read the Constitution, again and again, I see a model for government where initiatives are the prerogative of the Sovereign People through their Representatives. It is very clear that Legislative functions are exclusively vested in the Congress. Initiatives should come from the Sovereign People — and they should fund them with their own money or through any other non-coercive mode.
If a provision is not part of the General Welfare, that is to say, if it does not benefit everyone without taking more or less from one, and giving more or less to another, it has no chance of meeting Constitutional Muster.
Most of what we now call "government" is unconstitutional.
Bastiat described the formula that must eventually be applied to all socialistic provisions of law:
But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.
Then abolish this law without delay, for it is not only an evil itself, but also it is a fertile source for further evils because it invites reprisals. If such a law — which may be an isolated case — is not abolished immediately, it will spread, multiply, and develop into a system.
The person who profits from this law will complain bitterly, defending his acquired rights. He will claim that the state is obligated to protect and encourage his particular industry; that this procedure enriches the state because the protected industry is thus able to spend more and to pay higher wages to the poor workingmen.
Do not listen to this sophistry by vested interests. The acceptance of these arguments will build legal plunder into a whole system. In fact, this has already occurred. The present-day delusion is an attempt to enrich everyone at the expense of everyone else; to make plunder universal under the pretense of organizing it. ~ Claude Frédéric Bastiat
I challenge Anyone to assail the logic of Bastiat above. Socialism is grounded in theft. You cannot dress it up as charity or philanthropy. Therefore, I say the solution remains the same — even after it is entrenched. It must be strangled to death; obliterated.
Even the Russians are warning us not to go any further down the Socialist Road. "Been there, Done that," say the Russians. And still our Keynesians say, "But this is a new variation of socialism. Surely this time it will work. We just need a little more government support; more u2018free’ money." You can collectivize debt and roll it into the Inflation Tax but it must ultimately be paid by someone.
Socialized Medicine has had devastating consequences everywhere it has been tried. These consequences are not going away. Our socialists in the congress seem to be in a terrible rush to ram this through before the public becomes any more aware of the failures in Europe and Canada that they are modeling. The old accounts of it in Russia are horrifying.
The Best Solutions will come from the Free Market.
Yes, Healthcare should be free for everyone who is willing to pay the cost of their own. Any gaps should be met by private charity. It should be free from government support or control and free from all coercion. The government should get out of the healthcare business altogether. They have already done enough damage. The good that has been accomplished is despite their involvement. Much of their effort has been used to stifle the natural evolution of solutions in the free market.
If you want the best and least expensive Anything, get the government out of your equation.
Without the AMA monopoly, and the symbiosis between doctors, Big Pharma, the FDA, and other unconstitutional government agencies, Free Medicine might truly be free to achieve its highest and noblest aspirations.
Bill Huff [send him mail] is a Classical Libertarian and proprietor of LEXREX.com and JamTheCulture.com; a former public school music teacher turned home schooling advocate; a US Navy veteran, and host of WarIsARacket.com. He is available as a guest lecturer or for interviews on talk radio.