Column: Repeal the job-killing bill
Jan. 25, 2011
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We’ve all heard talk of this healthcare bill. In fact, it has been on the news, in print and talked about over lunch since 2008. Still, there is so much chaos and conspiracy that most of us don’t know which side to take.
Now, I’m sure there are a few pros to this bill, right? I mean, living under the rule of a socialist might be fun for a while. I’m sure Obama taking over the banks and citizens living as clones, grabbing from the same “pot” would benefit all of us equally. Yeah, right. Let’s get to the cons.
Speaker of the House John Boehner says that “over 87 percent of Americans could lose their health care plan,” which would force many of us to keep living in this brutal economy, with the unemployment rate at 9.1 percent.
As previously mentioned, this is socialism at its finest. Let me define socialism: a theory or system of social organization which advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution. Obama is trying to take over our banks, our car companies and our financial institutions. Were any of us asked if we wanted this?
It is unconstitutional. As Americans, we can choose to have or not have healthcare. Randy Barnett, Professor of Legal Theory at Georgetown University, says the government has never required that an individual person engage in an economic transaction with a private company.
We were told healthcare premiums would be more affordable, however, we’ve found out otherwise.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services says the healthcare law will impose billions of dollars in annual fees on manufacturers and importers of brand-name prescription drugs, and on health insurance plans. There will also be new taxes on medical device sales.
Retirement isn’t sounding as enjoyable these days.
With increasing out-of-pocket expenses, the middle class will continue to be burdened with excessive debt. And the bill will still leave 24 million Americans without insurance.
The myth of Federal Reduction is just another lie from the Democrats. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President of the American Action Forum, concluded that the healthcare reform legislation will raise federal deficits by an astounding $562 billion.
Rather than reducing taxes as promised, we will pay more taxes than ever. Small businesses are suffering, and jobs are being slaughtered. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the health care bill will impose a 3.8 percent “Medicare Tax” on non-wage income that will affect the higher class.
It is no surprise that the House vote on Wednesday was 245-189, in favor of repealing Obamacare.
According to Rasmussen Reports, 53 percent of Americans want the bill repealed.
The American people are speaking to you, President Obama, and you’re refusing to repeal this bill? I’m clearly seeing the change, and Americans are losing hope fast.