"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mandated Health Insurance - I Don't Think So!!

The newest Health care Bill mandates that everyone buy health insurance. It further provides that anyone who fails to purchase Health Insurance will be fined, and if that doesn't do the trick, will be jailed. President Obama, I'd like to volunteer to be the test case. You see, I don't believe your mandate will hold up to Constitutional Law. Hey, Pres, didn't you study that in college? What was your GPA? Hmmm, cheat much?

Let me tell you that I will NOT purchase mandated health insurance...period. If I am fined, I will NOT pay that fine...period. So I guess your only option is to jail me. It's OK, I'm retired. I can afford to go. In fact, I'll probably make money in the deal. So come and get me. And when you do, be prepared for the lawsuit that will uncover the truth about your unconstitutional view of mandating Americans to buy ANYTHING! You, my friend, are a travesty and an embarrassment to your office.

And by the way, while I'm on a roll - give our Military back their guns so they can protect themselves on American soil - what an imbecilic policy Clinton had there. And for you and Bush to embrace it shows how poor your collective judgment really is. Wake Up!

And Wake Up America!


  1. I can totally understand your fury at suddenly being required to purchase something you've managed without for years.

    However, I do think the ideological argument is detracting from a bigger issue that no-one is addressing. In the UK we pay less for our NHS per capita than Americans do for private health insurance. I have lived in both the US and UK and would say that the quality of care is pretty similar. In the UK we can also take out private insurance if we prefer - this also costs less than American health insurance, based on my own experiences as a healthy person (no pre-existing conditions) under 50. In fact I would wager the cost of going private in the UK while also having the NHS is pretty similar to the cost of having only private healthcare in the US.

    Okay, so leaving aside ideology (can we, please?) and the wrong that you and others feel is being done to you by making insurance compulsory ....... where is all the extra money going?????

    You can be sure it's not being trousered by ordinary Americans from either side of the political fence. Just a different perspective on things, but I feel it needs to be discussed as much as the changes that are being proposed.

  2. Oh, and something that just occurred to me....

    Americans presumably have to pay their taxes or go to jail? These taxes pay for the public school system, which not everyone will want to use.

    Are those advocating not paying for national health insurance also opposed to the public school system? Should all schooling be privately funded?

    I really don't know the answer to that so I hope you don't mind me asking your readership.

  3. Cambridge...

    It's my opinion that schooling should be privately funded or vouchered, it will increase competition and improve the level of education provided.

    However, in terms of the taxes, we all agree that some level of taxation is necessary. If they were calling health care a "tax" more people would end up being against it. But slyly, they don't. And as it is not a tax, I don't want to be mandated to purchase it!