It’s amusing to watch liberals sputter how everything Obama tries “isn’t socialism” (insert requisite number of exclamation points here. Eleventy!). Of course it is. C’mon, who you going to believe? Obama and his minions, or your lyin’ eyes?
I mean, you would think that after acquiring majority stakes in banks, auto makers, setting executive pay levels, and now trying to nationalize health care, that the light bulb would finally go on for these bien pensants. Nope. Well, maybe this little item will help nudge you “moral betters” in our direction.
Buried in the 1,017 pages of the House Democrats’ health-care bill is a little-noticed provision that for the first time could give the government access to the checking or credit-card information of every American.
What? Uncle Sam will be able see what’s in my account and then tap it when he feels the need to do so? Can’t be!
According to section 163, the standards will “enable the real-time (or near real-time) determination of an individual’s financial responsibility at the point of service . . . ” In addition, they will “enable electronic funds transfers, in order to allow automated reconciliation with related health care payment and remittance advice.”
Lies, all lies, you scream. Really? Go read it yourself on the the Library of Congress’ bill tracking site, Thomas.
After reading this, I have only one question for my liberal friends.
How’s my ass taste now, bitches?
And what was that bumper sticker I used to see on every beat up Volvo when I lived 5 blocks from Harvard? Oh, yes, that’s it.
I actually like the updated version better.
Snark aside, if you honestly can’t see what’s going on with the health-care bill and its second, third, and fourth level of “unintended” consequences then you either (a) think its a feature and not a bug of the plan or (b) are really too stupid to be allowed to vote. I say “too stupid to be allowed to vote” because you’re obviously not thinking past the end of your nose and you’re sure as hell clueless as to how bureaucracies actually work – especially government bureaucracies.
What was that Ben Franklin quote liberals loved after 9/11? “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
True when George Bush was President and the issue is a war. Not true when Barack Obama is President and the issue is health care. Now that we’ve established you’re all hypocrites, can we just ask a small favor?
Be proud and flaunt it. We just want to get it all on record.