The ‘Cuda speaks!

Or writes, in this case, on ObamaCare. From her Facebook page:

As more Americans delve into the disturbing details of the nationalized health care plan that the current administration is rushing through Congress, our collective jaw is dropping, and we’re saying not just no, but hell no!

The Democrats promise that a government health care system will reduce the cost of health care, but as the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.

Health care by definition involves life and death decisions. Human rights and human dignity must be at the center of any health care discussion.

Rep. Michele Bachmann highlighted the Orwellian thinking of the president’s health care advisor, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of the White House chief of staff, in a floor speech to the House of Representatives. I commend her for being a voice for the most precious members of our society, our children and our seniors.

We must step up and engage in this most crucial debate. Nationalizing our health care system is a point of no return for government interference in the lives of its citizens. If we go down this path, there will be no turning back. Ronald Reagan once wrote, “Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.” Let’s stop and think and make our voices heard before it’s too late.

– Sarah Palin

Rep. Bachmann’s speech can be viewed here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CHBvKGmevI

And she’s right: once health care is nationalized, there is no going back. This isn’t just an economic disaster, this is a liberty issue.

3 Responses to The ‘Cuda speaks!

  1. Porkchop says:

    “bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.”

    Isn’t that what we have now? Except instead of gov’t bureaucrats we’ve got corporate ones who’re mainly concerned with the profitability of their enterprise?

    I’m not sure I understand this strategy. All they have to do to turn people against nationalizing health care is to tell real life stories about the quality of care on Medicade or Medicare, the problems the health professionals have working with that system, especially for the poor. The horror is real, and it is out there, but they’re going this route instead. It confuses me.

  2. 247things says:

    Everyone seems to be arguing this issue as if it’s really about health care. As others have said, I don’t think this is about health care or health insurance at all. It’s about power and how to create greater dependency upon the government. That’s what the central planners crave. It’s a direct assault on capitalism for without capitalism, central planners can thrive. However, in an environment where capitalism is alive and well (even with its excesses) no one wants a broken-down Soviet-style nanny-state.

    • Porkchop says:

      “However, in an environment where capitalism is alive and well (even with its excesses) no one wants a broken-down Soviet-style nanny-state.”

      Except for the people with nothing to lose, which is always a variably-sized chunk. It gets larger in a down economy.

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