Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Senate Bill, The "R"-word, and the "M"-word

Politico asks, "Is this the healthcare 'holy war'?"

Holy war? Probably. Word war? You betcha. The folks at Americans For Tax Reform have helpfully counted up the number of times that the word "tax" appears in the Reid bill--183 times. Other buzzkillwords: "taxable" (164), "taxes" (17), "fee" (152), and "penalty" (115).

But the real killer word is the "r"-word--"rationing." The fiasco over those breast-screening guidelines, which the White House rescinded after just the days of withering criticism, is a harbinger of things to come. As Rep. Marsha Blackburn said this morning in the WaPo, "This is how rationing begins...This is when you start getting a bureaucrat between you and your physician."

And so we come to the "m"-word--"more." As Samuel Gompers could have explained, the American people want more healthcare, not less.

1 comment:

  1. It amazes me that these people are so eager to get their hands around our throats that they can't stop themselves from talking about what they will do for long enough to get their bill passed. Can you imagine what it will be like when they no longer need to care what we think?