Dec 15 2009

Obamacare – All Penalties, No Bennies

Published by at 9:29 am under All General Discussions,Obamacare

The Extinct Dodo Bird

Ding-Dong, the socialist take over of our Health Care system is dead! If you must have crappy, government rationed health care you have to move to the UK or Canada (but do it quick, those systems will soon pass the way of the Dodo Bird as well).

By removing the job killing ‘public option’ and the risky scheme to expand the shaky Medicare system to provide cheap care to more people, the Democrat health care bill now only contains penalties for not having health care or providing it. No savings, no tort reform, no enhanced service. All penalties and no bennies.

The left is enraged as they should be, but they also should have known this turkey could not be sold to Americans (see here and here). They will sit out the 2010 elections in a snit. The GOP is hopefully recruiting a bunch of strong centrists and will take back the House  and Senate (I am not quite ready to predict this happening, but my confidence is rising every day and with every Democrat retirement or Senate poll showing the incumbent stuck around 40%).

The left’s agenda is collapsing around them, once again.

11 responses so far

11 Responses to “Obamacare – All Penalties, No Bennies”

  1. penguin2 says:

    AJ, I certainly hope you are right. Would the expected increased insurance premiums and taxes still occur? I mean, what would be the purpose in passing the bill with all of the other regulations? We should be concerned and on the lookout for a “backdoor” opening here.

    Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to you and your family, AJ

  2. AJStrata says:

    Thanks Penguin, Same to your family.

    Yes, as far as I can tell the rate increases are still there (to cover the pre-existing conditions I assume, not to mention pay all the new taxes).

  3. lurker9876 says:

    Byron York has an article up explaining why the Democrats are continuing to push Obamacare.

    I read one post out there saying that the Democrats don’t care what we think because they think ACORN will be there to ensure them a win.

    And now we’re hearing that the Senate Dems are on the verge of a deal. Nelson is being threatened with having every major military installation in Nebraska shut down.

  4. kathie says:

    Not only is the bill going to cost a trillion dollars, premiums are going to skyrocket to the point that only the wealthy will be able to afford insurance. I have read that the average policy will cost $1200 a month if you earn over $88,000 a year. If not you get government run health care compliments of our taxes. No more catastrophic policies, only a gazillion mandates.

  5. MarkN says:

    AJ: good title.

    I think that the left is going crazy over the bill right now because they know that you can’t pass a reform bill without benefits. And the Senate bill is now all penalties and no benefits. Even ACORN can’t help them if the voters get no cash benefits from Obama or Congress.

    I’m just sick to death about all this inevitability that the Democrats are trying to project. The state controlled media just keeps repeating the theme without any critical thought. The dems don’t have 60 votes right now and they may never have 60 votes. They still have the Dorgan and Sanders amendments to deal with plus the fact that the Republicans will now concentrate on all the tax increases and other penalties.

    The state controlled media lies, lies, and all they print or broadcast is lies.

  6. kathie says:

    Is there anything that the far left doesn’t lie about?

  7. oneal lane says:

    “strong centrist” is an oxymoron. Truthfully some states will require more moderate candidates than others. But the majority, and core, of a viable Republican Party will need to be strong conservatives.

  8. Terrye says:

    I don’t know, the medicare cuts are still in there. I work for a home health care agency and this bill cuts tens of billions from home health care. That is why Susan Collins finally said she would not vote for it.

    And the mandates are still in there and that bothers me. I have a friend who lost his job a while back and began to work on his own to make a living. He does not have health insurance right now because of the cost. If this bill passes he will be required to liquidate assets, or forgo paying other bills or face a penalty. I think they should leave people alone. This is still too much government intrusion.

  9. Layman says:


    “The GOP is hopefully recruiting a bunch of strong centrists and will take back the House and Senate…” Wow, please explain!

    I think the GOP needs to recruit people who are good solid conservatives, people who have conservative values at their core, i.e. reduce role of government, lower taxes, more captialisim, more choice, more freedom.

    Typically when I hear “centrist” I’m thinking wishy water, go along to get along moderates who can’t be counted on to have any principles (think Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe and, of course, Arlen Spectre).

    If a person doesn’t believe in their core that the government is too big, too intrusive, and takes too much of our money I don’t want them in office. “Centrists” are the guys that say, “I’m voting for this legislation because we compromised and agree we’ll only take 45% of your money instead of 50%.”

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