Are you ready to have some bureaucrat in Washington deciding whether that procedure that your doctor is recommending is “necessary” or not?
Last Sunday on “Meet the Press,” Larry Summers, Obama’s chief economic adviser, let the cat out of the bag on health care. In explaining why universal health care wasn’t going to increase the deficit, Summers said that people are just getting too much unnecessary care. Summers claimed: “whether it’s tonsillectomies or hysterectomies . . . procedures are done three times as frequently [in some parts of the country than others] and there’s no benefit in terms of the health of the population. And by doing the right kind of cost-effectiveness, by making the right kinds of investments and protection, some experts that we — estimate that we could take as much as $700 billion a year out of our health care system.”
This is a done deal folks. The Dems have already declared that they are going to invoke a rarely used rule in the Senate to prevent a filibuster.
And it’s a popular measure too. Too many Americans are just too stupid to see the ramifications of this. Too many Americans can’t see past the end of their own noses. We are so screwed as a nation. Even if the Republicans can win back the Congress in 2010, the major damage will have been done. Even if Obama is a one term President (which I think is probable), the worst of the carnage to our liberty will be fait accompli.
And don’t believe for a second that once these socialistic programs are in place that they’ll ever be reversed. These programs give the government more power over our everyday lives. There is no way that EITHER party will willingly give up that power once attained. Besides the already proven fact that, should anyone propose to repeal these types of socialist programs, the statist authoritarians will immediately play the fear card and proclaim how those EEEEVVVVIIIIIILLLLL people are trying to take YOUR health care away.
Sorry to sound so negative, but I’ve been feeling this way since Obama won the election:
We are so screwed.
It’s like having your foot caught in the tracks and watching the train bear down on you. You’re about to get squashed and there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it except pray.
Oh…and stock up on guns and ammo; I have a feeling we’re going to be needing them and probably sooner rather than later.