Sunday, July 19, 2009

Starting to figure it out

BILOXI, Miss. — The nation’s governors, Democrats as well as Republicans, voiced deep concern Sunday about the shape of the health care bill emerging from Congress, fearing that the federal government is about to hand them expensive new Medicaid obligations without providing the money to pay for them.

But the sentiment among those who were could not have been more consistent, regardless of political party. The governors said in interviews and public sessions that the bills being drafted in Congress would not do enough to curb the growth in health spending. And they said they were convinced that a major expansion of Medicaid will leave them with heavy costs.

You don't have to be a genius to figure out that the Universal Healthcare that the Obama Administration is trying to force upon us is a bad idea. As if the excerpt from the NY Times article is not enough there is much more in the news that is relevant to the debate. All you have to do is read the news and understand only half of it. Funny thing is this scheme has already been tried in other places on a smaller scale. In fact just yesterday Fox News had this article that said in part....

As lawmakers on Capitol Hill battle to create a nationwide health care system to cover all, Massachusetts is struggling to keep the state's groundbreaking universal coverage program up and running.

Facing a massive budget shortfall, lawmakers are cutting roughly 30 thousand legal, taxpaying immigrants out of the state subsidized Commonwealth Care program.

You can only stretch a dollar do far. And if you remember that the Federal Government has no money of its own and spends your dollars its not to hard to discern who will be footing the bill. Many people are being comfortable in being duped. Now the party line is that "the rich" will be paying more taxes to cover the cost of this program. A program that by any stretch of the imagination is financially unsustainable. With the cost of this proposal already in the trillions its not going to be too long before the middle class will be paying more and getting less.

Individual budget assesments that are now seeing the light of day characterize this program as a disaster. Yet it seems that those in Washington believe as long as they say it often enough and with the appearance of deep conviction all will be well. Now you don't believe that, do you?

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