Or, to paraphrase an old saying, “A bribe by any other name would be just as corrupt.” What in the world is Congress up to? Obamacare is not medical reform, it is a clearly unconstitutional takeover of one-sixth of our nation’s economy for the sole purpose of securing a permanent Democratic majority in Washington. It’s not about health care. It’s a simple power grab to create another vast dependency group which can be threatened and cajoled to vote Democrat in order to protect their government hand out.
It doesn’t matter to Reid, Pelosi or Obama that it also means (when they eventually get their one-payer socialist medical system)…
- Waiting for months to get health care;
- Having medical decisions made by government bureaucrats instead of the patient and the doctor;
- A government created shortage of doctors, nurses and hospital beds;
- An end to medical advances in medicine;
- Higher taxes, worse care and less freedom.
You can call it an earmark or whatever you want to call it, but it’s still a bribe according to my dictionary. According to the dictionary definition reprinted above, Ben Nelson of Nebraska was “given” a bribe (with your money) to get his vote. A bribe designed to help Senator Nelson get re-elected. By a similar token, Senator Mary Landrieu was given a bribe (with your money) to help her get re-elected.
Reid, Pelosi, Nelson, Landrieu and their ilk don’t deserve another term in Congress, they deserve a term in prison. Let’s throw the rascals (and their friends) out!