I said it three months ago, I’ll say it again. The same GOP so adamantly opposed to Obamacare & socialized healthcare in 2008 is now advocating its own brand. Why?
I support a full repeal of Obamacare, not a replacement. Government healthcare – single payer, individual mandate or not – is a construct of statism and therefore an exercise in abusive ineptitude. Even if you improve upon the disastrous fallout from Obamacare, the next “progressive” administration that comes along will simply pass further regulations and requirements to expand the degree of control Washington can exert over the electorate, but more specifically, our everyday lives. There are much saner, more effective and affordable healthcare reforms that do not require accruing mass debt or sacrificing privacy and personal freedoms in the name of the ‘common good’. If I may, what has our federal bureaucracy ever done in a competent, conscionable and timely manner? Socialized medicine in any form is a grave threat to America’s founding charter of limited government and individual liberty. Call me a colonial conservative or merely acutely aware of the historical dangers such excessive power inevitably invites. People deserve the best care possible, one driven by competition, trust and responsible oversight, not endless manipulation designed to serve a singular political end. Although I do have faith in a handful of elected representatives within Congress, the centralized cesspool of revolving special interests and partisan dysfunction is about as coherent as a Nancy Pelosi speech on ethics. Excuse me while I abstain from the most ignorant form of self-assisted suicide.