On the health care issue. A few different folks to take a look at.

Here’s the House’s boondoggle for your perusal. Yep. 1990 pages of bullshit that nobody in their right mind would want.

Democrats’ Healthcare Scheme Is Pure Insanity
By Kyle-Anne Shiver

Whole industries and banks are biting the dust; unemployment lingers close to double-digits; government deficits rise like a mountain of nuclear waste; the communist Chinese are buying up our debt in anticipation of God knows what kind of future demands; and more soldiers die needlessly while the President dithers with his golf game. Purely mad social engineers — Obama, Pelosi, & Reid — are on a determined march toward nationalizing one sixth of the entire American economy. Their scheme will have far-reaching effects on one hundred percent of the men, women and children in this country. The whole idea is patently ridiculous, especially in light of the host of other impending disasters.

Rethinking Health Care and History
By Ben T. Briscoe

The congressional vote to “fix” health care is almost upon us. Right now, five bills — two in the Senate and three in the House — have passed their respective committees. Congress will most likely vote on some version of these bills next month. Should the legislation pass — after more massaging and another vote by both House and Senate — it will be forwarded to the President to sign into law.

Putting Private Insurance Out of Business
Michael D. Tanner

Over at Think Progress, Matt Yglesias takes me to task for saying that the so-called public option in the House’s health care bill “would all but eliminate private insurance and force millions of Americans into a government-run system.”

Yglesias apparently still buys into the myth that the public option is, well, an option.


Unprecedented Catholic Bishops Opposition to National Healthcare Bill
By Kyle-Anne Shiver

Writing as a Catholic, who fully understands that the right to life of every conceived child is the very underpinning of all other rights, I am heartened by the announcement today by the US Council of Catholic Bishops.  This weekend, the Bishops have called for every single mass in every single American parish to be alerted to their stalwart opposition to Nancy Pelosi’s healthcare reform bill.

The Model for ObamaCare
John Steele Gordon

Have you ever gotten a call or an e-mail from a credit-card company asking if a recent charge on your account was legitimate? Credit-card companies are on the hook for fraudulent charges for amounts over $50, even if the customer doesn’t report the fraud. So it is in their powerful self-interest to spot phony charges quickly. That’s why they have programmed computers to alert the company to charges that are out of pattern. Say your American Express bill usually runs between $400 and $600 a month, with the usual bump at Christmas time. Suddenly there is a spate of charges for expensive clothes, electronic equipment, airplane trips, etc. You can bet you’ll be getting a jingle from Amex to make sure things are on the up and up.

House ObamaCare bill: Here comes the taxes!
By Ed Morrissey

Americans for Tax Reform has culled the 1990-page Pelosi health-care overhaul bill to find the taxes that will supposedly collect over $540 billion in revenue over 10 years.  It’s quite an impressive list of new burdens on Americans and their health-care providers and producers — but that’s redundant.  After all, who do you think will end up paying for the medical-device taxes?

“So Let It Be Written… So Let It Be Done”

David Harsanyi thinks Americans need a good stiff drink as we survey the sheer size of Nancy Pelosi’s Pharonic pyramid of paper.
The King James version of the Bible runs more than 600 pages and is crammed with celestial regulations. Newton’s Principia Mathematica distilled many of the rules of physics in a mere 974 pages.

Neither have anything on Nancy Pelosi’s new fiendishly entertaining health-care opus, which tops 1,900 pages.

So curl up by a fire with a fifth of whiskey and just dive in.

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