Did you catch this little tidbit in the news?
Americans would be fined up to $3,800 for failing to buy health insurance under a plan that circulated in Congress on Tuesday as President Barack Obama met Democratic leaders to search for ways to salvage his health care overhaul.
The fine isn’t surprising. The government levels all sorts of fines on people for not complying with the law. But here’s something you should consider: if this health care plan is so great, why does the government need to fine people for not buying health insurance? If this health care bill were the best thing since sliced bread, then there would be no need to beat people over the head with fines, now would there?
In the same article, Democrat Senator Max Baucus”promoted a plan that would guarantee coverage for nearly all Americans at a cost to taxpayers of under $900 billion over 10 years.” Let’s play with the numbers. $900 billion for ten years is $90 billion a year. In President Obama’s speech of last night before the houses of Congress, he said there are “30 million American citizens who cannot get coverage.” Lemme break out my calculator and divide the yearly money by the number of American’s who can’t get cover based on Obama’s own words…. carry the 2… and it comes out to $3,000 per person per year that Senator Baucus guesses health care reform will cost.
How about the government just cuts a check for $3,000 for each of the 30 million without insurance and calls it done? Such a plan wouldn’t require over 1,000 pages to outline, and wouldn’t nationalize about 15% of the nation’s economy, and so, of course, it will never happen.
And speaking of never happening, how about the government just getting the hell out of health care and letting the free market and the free will of people solve the problem? Freedom is a much better solution for this ginned-up crisis, so of course the government won’t go that route. The cry of “Give me liberty or give me death” has been replaced with “Gimme free stuff and tax the bejebers out of everyone to pay for it.” Doesn’t quite have the same stirring ring to it, but that’s the rallying call of today’s liberal. But once government controls the health care industry, it can legislate that you feel good about it’s job.
If you don’t like it, you will be fined.