- A day when our Congress gave away our future
- A day they turned medical care into a government regulated utility
- A day they adopted socialized medicine
- A day that begins an exodus of 30% of our doctors from their profession
- A day Congress co-opted another 16% of our economy to the federal government.
- A day that adds 30 million people demanding taxpayer-paid medical care
- A day we entrusted the right to life to an executive order of the most pro-abortion president in our nation’s history
- A day when a corrupt Congress demonstrated how corrupt they really are
- A day that will reduce the quality of health care for all Americans
- A day that eliminates health care as an incentive for productive work for millions of less motivated individuals
- A day that will generate 100-fold cost increases beyond the trillion dollar estimate, similar in scope to the naive estimates made for Medicare
- A day that mandates tax increases for products, services, earnings, savings, and investment accounts we never imagined.
- A day that hastens the bankruptcy and decline of productivity of our nation.
One saving grace: The 20 and 30 somethings and others who are preoccupied with self-indulgence and who voted for Obama and this Congress will get what they wished for. I wish them good luck over their lifetimes. They will need it. The cycle of indulgence, depravity, enslavement, struggle, enlightenment and liberty continues.
So now we are left to wonder:
How will this socialist atrocity affect our economy? This year? In 5 or 10 years? How will it affect different segments of our population:
- The unemployed
- Illegal aliens
- The average working family
- The retiree
- The medical profession
How will it affect the quality, cost, and availability of medical care? How will health insurance companies react?
Can and will this atrocity be reversed in our next Congress after November 2010?
According to Mitt Romney, it will be…
Monday, March 22, 2010
A Campaign Begins Today [Mitt Romney]
America has just witnessed an unconscionable abuse of power. President Obama has betrayed his oath to the nation — rather than bringing us together, ushering in a new kind of politics, and rising above raw partisanship, he has succumbed to the lowest denominator of incumbent power: justifying the means by extolling the ends. He promised better; we deserved better.
He calls his accomplishment “historic” — in this he is correct, although not for the reason he intends. Rather, it is an historic usurpation of the legislative process — he unleashed the nuclear option, enlisted not a single Republican vote in either chamber, bribed reluctant members of his own party, paid-off his union backers, scapegoated insurers, and justified his act with patently fraudulent accounting. What Barack Obama has ushered into the American political landscape is not good for our country; in the words of an ancient maxim, “what starts twisted, ends twisted.”
His 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.
— Mitt Romney is the former governor of Massachusetts and author of No Apology.
Here are my concerns posted last December.