The other day BO had just finished questioning Bill Clinton's false claim that he was originally against the war, then the questioning changed topics and this tidbit was predictably glossed over by the media...
When asked about the difference between his health care plan and Sen. Hillary Clinton's plan, Obama said they're not all that different.
But, he said, Clinton has not specified how she would enforce a mandate for coverage.
"[It's] more of a political point that she's trying to make rather than a real point," Obama said.
The issue of mandates for health care has driven the debate between Clinton and Obama for the past few weeks. Obama says he would enforce his mandate for health care for all children by fining parents if they refused to allow health care coverage for their children.
"I am happy to be very clear how we enforce mandates for children, and the reason is because children don't have an option."
So President Obama will use the power of the federal government to force American families to fork over money for a health-care program in which they do not want to participate? Then if they wisely refuse, he'll fine them? How much? What happens when they refuse to pay? Will he garnish their wages to generously pay for the health-care of degenerate riff-raff who choose to remain unemployed and poor? What if the family is self-employed? Will doctors become agents of the Imperial State, ratting out families who they know aren't participating? Will children in school be encouraged to alert teachers/snitches if they know their parents are against nationalized health-care? As a last resort, will BO throw parents in jail for non-participation? What will happen to children whose parents refuse to participate no matter what? Will they be placed in State orphanages?
You think I'm being hysterical but seriously think it through, once you start down he road of the federal government forcing free citizens to participate against their will, in a program based on socialism, what are the teeth of enforcement? Without teeth, there is only chaos and lawlessness....witness the immigration program. There is only one program I can think of in which each American is forced to participate....the seizure from our checks of federal income taxes. The enforcement teeth of that progam are heavy fines, financial ruin at the hands of the federal government agents, jail time, lasting credit and financial scars that follow over a lifetime. Is that the kind of teeth BO is talking about when he says "enforcement"? Is that the kind of President you want for America?
Finally and most importantly, where exactly in the Constitution is the power of forced socialized health-care awarded to the federal government?
The creeping rot of socialism is coming to America people and you'd better wake up and do something about it. Every day Congress is looking for ways to get around the Constitution and saddle us with socialist policies like universal health-care while we sit around watching MTV, pretending to be horrified when Britney shows her privates yet again this week. There is a lot at stake next year. Educate yourselves, pay attention, and vote for the candidate who most mirrors your ideals.