Many writers are struggling to catalogue the many hideous policies contained in the 1990 page monstrosity released by Rep. Pelosi last week. The WSJ seems to have summed it up the best: it is the worst bill ever:
In a rational political world, this 1,990-page runaway train would have been derailed months ago. With spending and debt already at record peacetime levels, the bill creates a new and probably unrepealable middle-class entitlement that is designed to expand over time. Taxes will need to rise precipitously, even as ObamaCare so dramatically expands government control of health care that eventually all medicine will be rationed via politics.
Yet at this point, Democrats have dumped any pretense of genuine bipartisan “reform” and moved into the realm of pure power politics as they race against the unpopularity of their own agenda. The goal is to ram through whatever income-redistribution scheme they can claim to be “universal coverage.” The result will be destructive on every level-for the health-care system, for the country’s fiscal condition, and ultimately for American freedom and prosperity.
The good news is that most Americans don’t want this kind of government take-over of health care. IWF’s recent poll of women found just that: women don’t want to be pushed into government-run insurance, like their current health care, and worry about the cost of proposed reform. Oh, and only 16 percent think that health care should be Congress’s top priority. Women would also rather have Congress slow down and get health care right instead of just jamming legislation through.
Will the people’s Representatives listen?