October 29, 2009

The Taxpayer Option: 1,990 Pages

Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!

A bill can only get this bloated when Congress isn't conscientious enough, or diligent enough, to craft concise and thoughtful legislation that accomplishes a specific task with a clear purpose and logical mechanisms for implementation and enforcement.

This is a trainwreck, authored by the lazy and incompetent, and should be aborted instead of the children the bill would require taxpayers to kill.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 29, 2009 01:39 PM

Private insurers cannot compete with a competitor that can regulate, tax, and have citizens obligated for an operating loss. The government option is a deceitful plan to ultimately employ a single payer system like those bankrupting other countries. What should anger, and alarm, people is that a political party would use a devious method to implement its will knowing the majority of people would reject them if they were open about it.

This health plan is sold as a means to reduce the expense of medical care. That's a sham, as they are adding one trillion dollars of expense to cover twenty million uninsured people and transferring that expense onto the tax system for us to pay. Will one trillion dollars be enough? Financial gimmicks lowering projected expenses are loaded in all the proposed Democrat proposals. What government plan ever came in on or under budget? This country is bankrupt now, and this new "entitlement" will send it into the abyss. To pay this debt burden government must print money and pay with cheapened dollars. What happens when people find they have been cheated by their own government by reducing the value of their dollars? Politicians are not stupid, so is this administration intentionally doing this? The winners will be the spendthrifts and those that would rather not work hard and have nothing to lose. The losers will be those conscientious tax paying citizens that labored and saved. Forcibly taking from some to give to others is a sign of a decadent society.

Posted by: Rick at October 29, 2009 02:42 PM

Thank you Rick. I couldn't have said it any better!

Posted by: Bob at October 29, 2009 03:22 PM

Rush read some of the bills provisions and I could not understand any of it. The language is so convoluted that I am sure the politicians have no idea what they are voting for, and likely could care less. Parts indicate that single individuals can make law!

It seems clear that the intent is to force everyone on the government dole. The cost is going to be out of this world.

Posted by: David at October 29, 2009 05:28 PM

I wouldn't be too concerned. Most of the provisions don't kick in until 2013. By then the inevitable backlash will have created Republican majorities who can gut it like a Sea bass before it ever takes effect.

Posted by: Will Butler at October 29, 2009 07:44 PM