Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Plan

Parts of our President's health care plan are trickling out and I'm not impressed. I'm particularly not impressed with the idea of rationing. Accrding to a link from Instapundit:
Obama’s health care proposal is, in effect, the repeal of the Medicare program as we know it. The elderly will go from being the group with the most access to free medical care to the one with the least access. Indeed, the principal impact of the Obama health care program will be to reduce sharply the medical services the elderly can use.
I'm sure the AARP will be all over that.
But the interest groups that usually speak up for the elderly, particularly AARP, are in Obama’s pocket, hoping to profit from his program by becoming one of its vendors. Just as they backed Bush’s prescription drug plan because they anticipating profiting from it, so they are now helping Obama gut the medical care of their constituents.
Oops! The AARP stands to profit from this debacle.

It looks like Nancy intends to pay for it by taxing the wealthy. You know, the guys who hire working stiffs like me and you.
The legislation unveiled yesterday would place additional taxes on households with more than $350,000 a year in income and calls for further increases if the measure doesn’t hit a target for cost savings. The provisions are intended to raise $544 billion over 10 years.
Yeah, I'm sure that's going to work. They guys who run this economy are the small business owners. Many of them don't make that kind of money, but they'd sure like to. What type of economy are we going to have if we tax the employers?

This is smoke and mirrors, folks. They're letting us see what they want us to see. The bill is over 1,000 pages and this is what gets out. I wonder what they're keeping from us?


JPG said...

Typical AARP crap. Everyone should know this: That outfit is NOT "an association," in the sense in which most of us anticipate. Most associations, you join to be part of a group that works toward a goal, with member participation. Not so the AARP. We may THINK of the outfit as the "American Association of Retired Persons," but this is NOT so. The name was officially changed in 1999. You can go to the AARP website and not see a single reference to "American Association of Retired Persons." AARP is a straight-up, for-profit corporation, and there is no way a "member" can seek and attain office.

The 60 Plus Association,
admittedly a competing organization, has published an "expose" of AARP and how its true aims differ from the popular conception. See:
Additional interesting information is found in the Wikipedia article at
I know, it is popular to slam Wiki-P for inaccuracies, but this article contains references to a lot of supporting documentation.


Eowyn said...

Fron what I've read, the money quote is on page 16. (And dang, I need to get me my own copy of this bill.)

But if I believe the commentators, that's the page where they make private insurance illegal.

Just like the beautiful, wonderful, effective Canadian model. Where people die waiting for a breast biopsy, because cancer eft unchecked for two or more years will gladly kill you.