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It appears that the Senator from New York will take a few minutes off from her normal routine of collecting illegal campaign contributions to grace us with another chapter in the ongoing saga of Hillarycare. Here’s how one of her minions described it to the AP:
“It puts the consumer in the driver’s seat by offering more choices and lowering costs,” Neera Tanden, Clinton’s top policy adviser, told The Associated Press.
And how does Her Majesty plan to “put the consumer in driver’s seat”? She will issue a royal decree mandating that all her subjects buy coverage:
The centerpiece of Clinton’s plan is the so-called “individual mandate,” requiring everyone to have health insurance.
That’s right. In the Orwellian world if Hillarycare, “more choices” means a law requiring you to buy insurance, whether you want it or not. And it’s not just individuals who will be subjected Hillary’s version of “choice”:
Businesses … would be required to offer insurance to employees, or contribute to a government-run pool that would help pay for those not covered.
I can’t decide which is creepier: the overweening statism of Hillary’s vision or the doublespeak she and her lackeys use to describe it. If these people don’t give you the willies (sorry about that), you’re not paying attention.
+ May 2007
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