That's right. And regressives think Obamacare is about them.
It's about throttling the health insurance industry to the point where no one can get coverage for treatment of even a hangnail, causing enough of us middle class morons to scream to the top of Capitol Hill for a government net to save us, in the form of a public option, so they can shove us unceremoniously into the stew among the welfare and social security entitlement classes, cooking our asses for good, forever yoking our lives to the Zombiecrat Party, our benevolent demons of lower prices for all.
Allah has more:
They’re going to starve the beast, to borrow a line that’s suddenly back in vogue on the NYT op-ed page, and then replace it. That’s one easy point for the GOP to make at the summit on Thursday; another, anticipated last night by the Times and already in full swing this morning among GOP aides, is that having a price-control mechanism in place even before O-Care’s up and running tells you a lot about what the Dems expect will happen to premiums once this debacle passes. But those are big-picture long-term critiques whereas The One’s thinking short-term, i.e. whom does he need to demagogue to kick up just enough popular support to finally get this thing through Congress and off the table. The boss emeritus saw this coming two weeks ago after the uproar in California over the Anthem rate hikes and now here it is, just in time for the 60-day push. It’d be lovely to think the GOP will challenge him on this come Thursday, but let’s face it: Defending free-market insurance rate-setting while anti-Anthem populist outrage is roiling is a poison pill, particularly given their wariness of carrying the “party of big business” label into November. Expect them to challenge him on cost instead — estimated pricetag: $1 trillion over 10 years — and of course on unintended consequences to Medicare. We are, after all, the party of AARP now.Welcome to the new slavery.
UPDATE: Below is a list of swingvote Congresscritters (who probably swing AC/DC, too) that Opie from MAinfo dropped in the comments and deserves promotion here.
If you live in any of the states from which these swing Congresscritters come, please call them. Let them know your opposition to health care changes. The phone number for Congress is 202-224-3121.
Here’s the list:
Vulnerable Democratic Congressmen Who Voted FOR Obamacare The First Time Around
These are the folks we need to pressure to switch their votes!
Harry Mitchell (Phoenix suburbs)
Gabrielle Giffords (Tucson)
Ann Kirkpatrick (most of rural Arizona, NE part of state)
Jerry McNerney (Stockton and Pleasanton)
John Salazar (Pueblo)
Jim Hines (Fairfield County)
Alan Grayson (Orlando)
Bill Foster (Dixon, Batavia, and Geneseo)
Baron Hill (from Kentucky border up to Bloomington)
Mark Schauer (Branch, Calhoun, Eaton, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee & Washtenaw counties)
Gary Peters (Oakland County)
Dina Titus (Las Vegas)
Carol Shea-Porter (Portsmouth, Manchester, Lakes Region)
Tim Bishop (Suffolk County)
John Hall (Northern Westchester)
Bill Owens (Plattsburgh up along Vermont border to Canada)
Mike Arcuri (Utica and south central NY)
Dan Maffei (Syracuse)
Earl Pomneroy (at large)
Steven Driehaus (Cincinnati west to Indiana border)
Mary Jo Kilroy (Columbus and west to Indiana border)
Zach Space (Dover, Zanesville, Chillicothe)
Kathy Dahlkemper (Erie)
Patrick Murphy (Bucks County)
Christopher Carney (NE Penn)
Paul Kanjorski (Scranton, Wilkes-Barre)
John Spratt (rural SC between Columbia and Charlotte)
Tom Perriello (Charlottesville, Bedford, Timberlake, Martinsville & Danville)
Alan Mollohan (Wheeling, Morgantown)
Nick Rahall (Huntington)
Steve Kagen (Green Bay)
Let’s get busy to save health care in America!