The Worst Bill by any Congress Ever

The failed Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, will be remembered as saying of the 2,700 page healthcare bill, “We need to pass it, to see what’s in it.” It is hard to calculate the breadth of liberal outrage if Sarah Palin or any other prominent Republican had made such an absurd statement. Shortly after it passed, the Wall Street Journal ran the above headline. The Journal’s lead editorial, outlined why the law does not benefit anyone other than the liberal political class but instead would severely compound the nation’s problems and as such, the worst by any US Congress.

While it can be argued that the supposedly conservative, Justice Roberts, in siding with the collectivists, is actually playing a complicated game of chess, the ruling is a black day in course of Western Civilization. Stop to consider, even if the bill is repealed, we now have a Supreme Court that has concluded and set precedent allowing our government to compel Americans to do anything using the coercive powers of the tax code. From this it is not unimaginable that a future government could stamp out opposition, imposing fines on citizens for being members of a minority party.

The court allowed this government to impose the largest tax increase in human history.

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The trauma infecting our body politic by this destructive law will only be fully understood over the course of this decade. Even those Americans who wanted this bill enacted will gradually realize that they have shrunken the medical field. The best and brightest will cease to become doctors and medical professionals. And this will harm the middle class and the poor the most. They will not get access to a shrinking, highly damaged medical industry. The rich and government elites will not be hurt. They will be able to go on “medical vacations” to get their emergency treatments at medical safe havens, where freedom to practice medicine still exits.

In my view, among the bill’s many depredations, it will make the government permanently unaffordable, generating massive deficit spending forever, while putting the country not simply in decline, but in free fall.

By | 2012-09-11T15:58:42-07:00 June 28th, 2012|United States of America|Comments Off on The Worst Bill by any Congress Ever

About the Author:

Larry Kelley’s life was utterly changed by 9/11. On the day after the attacks, on his way to work, he was struck by the sudden realization that World War III had commenced. Like most Americans he desperately wanted to find out who were these people who attacked us, what could ordinary citizens do to join the battle and how can those plotting to kill us in future attacks be defeated. Mr. Kelley has written scores of columns on the dangers of western complacency.