Harry Reid’s government takeover of health care would turn the American Dream into the American Nightmare — but it can still be stopped.
The Obama Administration and the Congressional Democrat leadership are desperately trying to create the false impression that the government takeover of health care now pending in Congress is rolling towards inevitable victory. But the truth is that the legislation is now hanging by a thread, and can be routed by the growing tide of public opposition. The recent Senate vote on the bill was just to proceed to debate on the measure. No Democrat was going to vote against merely debating the bill.
But even among the 58 Democrats and 2 Independents, there are deep divisions over the legislation. Some have openly stated that they will not vote for a bill that includes a government-operated, “public option,” health insurance plan. Others have said they will not vote for a bill that does not include that “public option.” We have the same division on the abortion question.
Meanwhile, public opposition grows the more voters hear about the bill. Besides the Rasmussen poll, which shows the public opposing the legislation 56% to 38%, every other poll now shows the public swinging to opposition as well. Both the Fox News poll and the Quinnipiac poll show the public opposing it 51% to 35%. Even CBS News, now openly an arm of the Democrat party, shows the public in opposition 45% to 40%.
Seniors whose health care is looted under the legislation to finance an even greater Welfare State turned against Obamacare 2 to 1 months ago. Now young voters under 30 are turning against it as well, when they find out, as explained below, that their insurance premiums in most of the country will double and triple under the legislation, and that they must pay for such insurance or pay arbitrary income tax penalties. After Dick Morris ran ads explaining this in three key states, Arkansas, North Dakota, and Maine, top pollster John Zogby found that voters under 30 turned from 58% to 30% in favor to 65% to 25% against.
This swelling tide of public opposition has firmed up the 40 Republican Senate votes against the bill. Because of Senate rules, a determined minority can stop legislation. With over half a dozen Senate Democrats having run and won election as supposed conservatives, plus some reasoned Democrat doubters such as Joe Lieberman and Ron Wyden, victory over the socialized medicine crusade is quite possible, if the public stays engaged.
Act Up to Stop the Democrat Welfare State
You have to understand, this is not your father’s Democrat party. The reigning Democrat majorities in Washington today are working towards a vision of a Super Welfare State, where the government takes and spends 60% to 80% of all the money earned in the economy. This is an informed estimate based on official government projections of current programs, Democrat “reforms” of welfare and health care, and the expected negative economic effects of these government burdens.
Already, under the income tax increases in the House health bill and in President Obama’s budget adopted earlier this year, the top income tax rate in 5 states politically controlled by Democrats, New York, California, New Jersey, Oregon, and Hawaii, the top income tax rate counting Federal and state taxes will be higher than in socialist Sweden! And this is before the Cap-and-Tax bill the Democrats want, and the new European-style Value Added Tax (VAT) already supported by Democrat Congressional leaders, which President Obama may propose in January to counter record shattering federal deficits.
Under this backbreaking burden of overwhelming government, the traditional economic prosperity that has always characterized America, “The American Dream,” will be crushed. Working people will no longer enjoy the traditional American economic freedom to decide how to spend the fruits of their own labor. The government will decide that for them. America will then be precisely “just another country,” as President Obama has characterized it.
What is surprising a lot of people is that over the past 30 years, while the country was enjoying the American Renaissance under Reagan-dominated leadership, the Democrat party and the formerly “mainstream” media has been taken over by the New Left of the 1960s. Bill Clinton tried leading the Democrats in the opposite direction to more moderation to counter the Reagan tidal wave. But with the passing of Clinton and Gore, 2004 saw the New Left openly rise to the top of the Democrats and their media colonies, and they now rule America with a literally neo-Marxist vision and agenda.
We are now experiencing a defining turning point in American history, like the American Revolution or the Civil War. If you want traditional American freedom and prosperity for you, your children, and your grandchildren, this is no time to be politically idle, totally consumed by personal affairs. If you want to save your country, then you need to become politically active, and reach out and organize your friends, neighbors, and relatives for political action.
The grassroots political event that Washington remembers to this day was in 1988, when seniors protesting enacted “catastrophic health care” legislation for Medicare stormed and stopped the limousine of then House Ways and Means Chairman Dan Rostenkowski in Chicago. That “reform” was repealed the next year by large Democrat Congressional majorities.
Harry Reid’s Government Health Care Takeover
Harry Reid is no longer interested in representing the little people of Nevada. He is operating on the grand stage of history now, doing the bidding of the New Left presently running Washington, from House Speaker and San Francisco Democrat Nancy Pelosi, to President Barack Obama, to the New York Times. He is thinking now of going down in history as one of the political fathers of socialized medicine.
That is why there is no denying that the Senate health bill he has put on the floor is a government takeover of health care. What do you think the 2,074 pages of that bill are all about? What else is involved in the bill’s creation of almost 100 new bureaucracies, boards, commissions, and programs, like the House health bill?