ObamaCare – Before, During, and After the Fight

What is in this bill?

“We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi ( D – California )

Now that we have “passed the bill” we can finally “what is in it.” What’s in it? Good question, we have secret deals for Nebraska and other states, we have $500 billion in cuts to Medicare, $52 billion in Social Security cuts, and taking over the loan industry.

Now those first ones are easy to believe, but that last one “taking over the loan industry?” Yes, sadly it is true. According to a March 22 article of USA Today “The government will shut down private lenders, sell expensive loans to 19 million college students and use the profits to finance ObamaCare.”

This bill is loaded with unfair, important-industry-cutting, profiting crap. After just knowing what is in this wretched bill, it should be enough to show you this bill is not right.

Yes, there are some good effects, but it is how we get there. Just like we can quickly solve the middle east problem with a nuke, it’s an unacceptable way of getting there.

How do the American people feel about this bill?

60% disapprove of this bill! And 57% are disgusted at the Democrats way of getting this past, the secret deals, the close door meetings, etc. Since Obama has been pushing this, Obama has hit his lowest rating ever.  These three statistics clearly show most Americans don’t want this, yet Democrats are using crude and rude tactics to get this in. A final, resounding statistic is 11% currently agree with  congress right now. If that doesn’t make something ring in your head, well… nothing will.

Some evidence of new government power

According to a “Ways and Means” report of the U.S. House, IRS agents now have the right to:

  • IRS agents verify if you have “acceptable” health care coverage;
  • IRS has the authority to fine you up to $2,250 or 2 percent of your income (whichever is greater) for failure to prove that you have purchased “minimum essential coverage;
  • IRS can confiscate your tax refund;
  • IRS audits are likely to increase;
  • IRS will need up to $10 billion to administer the new health care program this decade;
  • IRS may need to hire as many as 16,500 additional auditors, agents and other employees to investigate and collect billions in new taxes from Americans; and
  • Nearly half of all these new individual mandate taxes will be paid by Americans earning less than 300 percent of poverty ($66,150 for a family of four.)

See all those “quotes” are places where its up to the specific IRS agent, how they feel about you, that day, etc. I don’t know about you, but this scares me a little.

What can we/you/I do?

Support the “no”-ers. Those people, Republicans or Democrats, who weren’t affraid of anything, those were able to vote against everyone else. They need support both now and in the upcoming midterms. Another thing we can do is in the midterms, elect those who promise to repeal it.

Right now Senator Jim DeMint has promised a health care repeal bill by the end of the week. The repealing process has started, now it just needs support! Even if it is not successful right away in November when the GOP gains power, the repealing will be in an ever great forward motion. And even if that fails, many think that is what many will care about in the 2012 election, “will you repeal healthcare?”

In Conclusion

I hope this article has been a bipartisan explanation of what is, what is wrong, and what is to come. And I am quite tired, so I shall end this article right now.

Sources:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-6084818-503544.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-6084856-503544.html

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

http://republicans.waysandmeans.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=176997

blog comments powered by Disqus