It is becoming quite clear that President Obama lied to the American people with regard to the makeup of this legislation. One can only wonder if he, like the others, did not read it. At the same time, whether he read it or not is no reason to lie with regard to the impact of the legislation and the acceptance of it by the American people. When one resorts to falsehoods to win support, that support eventually erodes as the truth comes to light and surely the truth is slowly beginning to emerge with regard to Obamacare.
Shortly after taking office in 2009, President Obama pushed through legislation in the Democrat–controlled Congress which would provide $800+ billion dollars for use as a “stimulus” for the American economy. America did not have that kind of money lying around at the time thus such an undertaking was not the best action in terms of either the national debt or the spending deficit. That mattered little to Obama for his focus was on “stimulating the economy and creating jobs,” or so he claimed. Unfortunately, as time passed, it became apparent that a great deal of that stimulus money never really made it into the mainstream cash-flow of the economy but instead ended up dead-ending in the pockets of Obama election supporters. Essentially the American taxpayer had been bilked out of a lot of money that he/she did not have and that infuriated many…especially those on the conservative side of the aisle. The major impact of Obama’s economic action was that the American public found itself a bit deeper in red ink to the tune of almost a trillion dollars with little to show for it.
A Saturday night deal in a backroom managed to cook up a formula that was successful in getting the Obamacare legislation before the Congress passed by a marginal vote and our journey into government-controlled healthcare began for real. A rational person might think that the administration went to work right away defining regulations and business rules for the implementation of this legislation in 2014 but that was not the case. Instead, they laid back and held off putting things into print so as to not damage their chances in the 2010 mid-term elections which were coming up. Essentially, a large portion of the 3.5 years available to this administration to put things in order and prepare to launch this healthcare effort was wasted for nothing more than political reasons. In that process, the administration invested over $600 million dollars in the development of this database/website…a stunning expenditure given the fact that the original contract was awarded at $88 million dollars…far more than any private sector corporation would pay for a system with nationwide capability. If the contract to construct the website and database cannot be effectively managed then one must ask the question, “How can we expect the government to manage healthcare for the nation with any reasonable outcome?”
In a rational world, such an effort as Obamacare would be approached quite differently. The administration and the people charged with launching this program and implementing it can act as surprised as they want by the multiple failures associated with the registration website but one cold fact shines through. One would have to be pretty dumb not to realize that this website would be assaulted by millions of Americans with all levels of understanding regarding computers. That fact did not seem to register as those in charge rather nonchalantly approached testing and launch as if it were some simple classroom exercise. To see the final result in light of the preparation is to realize that those who are ill-prepared normally get their just due.
One must understand that at the very least, this president, Barack Hussein Obama, is a socialist, at the very least. He has never stated that fact but his words and his directions certainly clearly spell it out for us. He is a socialist of the European flavor fully aware that Europe is immersed in a “welfare” state configuration and that the people look to the government for their every need. That goal represents the single ambition of Barack Obama for America….to establish the welfare state. This was the urgency that was Obamacare…a massive step toward the welfare state. Add that effort to the growing lack of good jobs, the growing food stamp and housing assistance rolls, and we see a trend toward the establishment of the USA as a welfare state. Obamacare is erroneously considered the benchmark of the Obama Legacy when in actuality that benchmark will be the American Welfare State.
Obama told people they could keep their doctors with Obamacare; he told them they could keep their policies if they liked them with Obamacare; he told them that the average family would save $2500 a year under the Obamacare plan. All of that turned out to be lies…lies knowingly told in the effort to move forward toward the welfare state…a necessary step in transforming America to look like the rest of the world as Obama and his ilk want it.
Obamacare will eventually fail and will be recognized as a failure by the same liberal sect that gave it to us. This will not be an admission of guilt on their part but actually a step toward progress…a step which will move the American people to a true single-provider program for healthcare….paid for by resources stripped from the American wage-earner and equally distributed to all Americans courtesy of the federal government. That final step will eliminate the “capitalistic” aspect of healthcare as it drops the insurance companies from the formula and places the government at the center…the place where people must turn for all their needs and makes all those needs a burden placed squarely on the shoulders of the American wage-earner.
This will not be something which occurs within the term of Obama’s service but his remaining term will certainly set the stage for that eventual evolution. But first, an all important step must be accomplished and that step requires that Americans live under the misery that is Obamacare long enough to be begging to be relieved from it. In that process, the welfare state will grow; wealth will be redistributed, and the American wage-earners will come to terms with more and more of their earnings going to the government even though the process of collecting those funds does not fall under “taxation through representation”.
If you listen closely today, you will hear the mantra of the Left being repeated over and over….”healthcare is a right”. This is the model on which all their causes will be moved forward with the American public…creating the perception that “a right exists” and then demanding that those rights be fulfilled. A check of reality shows us that the Constitution of this nation defined our inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness under the first ten amendments to the Constitution…The Bill of Rights. Healthcare, as a right is never mentioned even once, in defining those rights. On that basis, the Left would like all Americans to embrace the idea that the Constitution is inadequate for our needs therefore we just need to make up the rules as the need arises…a very dangerous scenario for a free people.
The Left beats the drum to say that healthcare is a right; same-sex marriage is a right; the progressive growth in and access to the killing of the fetus in the womb is a right, and not only a “right” but defined by them as a “reproductive right”. Since when did the concept of “reproductive rights” include the killing of unborn children? This is the twisted mind of the Left and it all is bought and sold on the basis of compassion and caring for the “little people”. When it comes to securing votes and remaining in power, there is nothing the Left will not do and it will all be rationalized as their support for “the rights of the people”. Whether it be healthcare, marriage, immigration, abortion, environment, or government-spending…it is all the same and it all leads down the road of the socialist state…the welfare state.
There is no doubt about it, the next three years which remain of Obama’s term in office will be challenging for America. Every move this administration will make over that course of time will be aimed at either furthering the welfare state or at establishing a foundation by which the Socialist Left remain in charge of the powers of the federal government in order to continue in the effort toward the massive welfare state. We see it now in healthcare. We are soon to see it with immigration, citizenship, and voting rights. We will see it with the environment in the continued push for Cap and Trade regulation. We will see it relative to gun control efforts as the Party of the Left…the champion of “rights” makes every effort to see that you have no right to own a gun. We will see all those efforts with the aim of every single one of them as making the federal government the center of the universe and giving it all the power and control over the people…an outcome under which the people will no longer have any rights.
If you care about your country; if you care about your freedoms and your assets, I can only hope that you are NOT voting on the Left side of the ticket in any future elections. If America is to stand on its history and its heritage, then we, as a people, must stand on limited government, the Constitution, fiscal responsibility, and a belief in God. If we are to survive as a nation, we have to dance with the one that brought us to the dance.
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