Monday, March 22, 2010

Obama Healthcare Bull Quotables (with commentary)

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi on passing the healthcare bull:

"It's on a par with passing Social Security and Medicare."

Awesome. Maybe Nancy gets pumped up about that, but for some reason, any program "on par" with the bilking future generations to the tune of
$107 trillion in unfunded liabilities doesn't exactly strike me as a selling point. But then again, I'm not a D.C. politician.

Former Republican Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney:

"[Obama's] health-care bill is unhealthy for America. It raises
taxes, slashes the more private side of Medicare, installs price controls, and puts a new federal bureaucracy in charge of health care. It will create a new entitlement even as the ones we already have are bankrupt. For these reasons and more, the act should be repealed. That campaign begins today."

Dude, didn't you do the same thing when you were governor of Massachusetts? Wasn't that "unhealthy?" What changed? What's the difference? Wtf?

Lew Rockwell, President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute:

"NPR ... said that one difference between the failed Clinton plan and [Obama's plan] was that Ramn {sic} Emmanuel brought 'industry groups into the tent, and kept them there.' [emphasis mine] True, of course. Chicago machine pol Rahm made sure that the pharmaceutical industry and others got the big bucks from the taxpayers, on top of the big bucks they already get.
"But why no details? How come NPR and the rest of the MSM aren’t telling us about who gets what? Because that would reveal Obamacare as a fascist big-government, big-industry combine against the taxpayers and the middle-class."

The middle class is indeed being destroyed. Why? Well, you do the math:

America = Military Industrial Complex + Healthcare Industrial Complex + "Education" Industrial Complex + Big Agriculture Industrial Complex + Banking Industrial Complex²

With those fat cats getting such huge slices of the pie, how could much be left for a middle class?

Republican Senator Orrin Hatch: "You reach a point where you say, who is going to pay for all of this? And it's going to come down to us taxpayers. And like I say, it's the Europeanization of America, and that's the worst thing that could possibly happen to our country."

Who is going to pay for all this? Well, probably the same Debt Children who will be paying for the gazillion dollar prescription drug benefit that
you voted for in 2003, Senator. Oh, I forgot - Repubs don't ask such questions when a fellow Repub is in office.

What a joke. And who's kidding whom? These republicans would be supporting this healthcare bull if McCain had won.

Well, what can I say folks? Virtually any major legislation passed that affects Americans living in America primarily benefits one of the industrial complexes that I mentioned earlier in this post.

Let's call them The Big Five - Military, Healthcare, Big Agri, "Education," and Banking².

They don't care about the debt incurred to finance their feasts. If they can't pay their own debt, they'll be bailed out or handed another government contract. If they fail, they will be given more power and funding. If they crap their pants, the Debt Children will clean their runny boxer shorts pursuant to dictates from Washington D.C. and IRS agents.


  1. Right or left, the health "reform" bill blows.

  2. The bill is such a sham and a capitulation to the corrupt insurance companies. I can't believe my eyes when I read progressive bloggers, academics (shame on you, Krugman!), and journalists shill for this plan that will mandate Americans to buy junk insurance.

  3. Even Dennis Kucinich caved in and voted for the stupid bill. I un-fanned him on Facebook because of it.

  4. Anyone with a JD who isn't howling about the brazen unconstitutionality of the socialist health care bill is an embarrassment to the entire profession.