Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Finally: Candor From The Left

Rush was all over this today from the WSJ.  A "confession" from an ObamaCare backer:

"The typical argument for ObamaCare is that it will offer better medical care for everyone and cost less to do it, but occasionally a supporter lets the mask slip and reveals the real political motivation. So let's give credit to John Cassidy, part of the left-wing stable at the New Yorker, who wrote last week on its Web site that "it's important to be clear about what the reform amounts to."

Mr. Cassidy is more honest than the politicians whose dishonesty he supports. "The U.S. government is making a costly and open-ended commitment," he writes. "Let's not pretend that it isn't a big deal, or that it will be self-financing, or that it will work out exactly as planned. It won't. What is really unfolding, I suspect, is the scenario that many conservatives feared. The Obama Administration . . . is creating a new entitlement program, which, once established, will be virtually impossible to rescind."

Why are they doing it? Because, according to Mr. Cassidy, ObamaCare serves the twin goals of "making the United States a more equitable country" and furthering the Democrats' "political calculus." In other words, the purpose is to further redistribute income by putting health care further under government control, and in the process making the middle class more dependent on government. As the party of government, Democrats will benefit over the long run."

So now we have confirmation of what we suspected all along: NancyCare is not about health care at all.  It's about a new entitlement program - one so vast and so sweeping that, once enacted, can never be repealed or even scaled back no matter the damage done to the economy or to our very liberty.  It's about government power and control.  And, most of all, it's about securing and locking in power - for the Democrats.  No wonder the people are fed up and losing faith in this administration.

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