The Congress is about to take up Obamacare, and with the seating of Al Franken as Senator from Minnesota, the Democrats now have their sixty vote filibuster proof supermajority, and thus can, in theory, pass any bill they want without having to even read it, which they have done on several occasions thus far this year even without the addition of another comedian. Should President Obama and the left prevail in their avowed attempt to remake the world’s most efficient, most cost effective, most inventive and productive medical system ever seen on planet Earth into something a good deal less than that, we shall join other western nations like Britain, Canada and France in high cost, low efficiency health care, where health care will be rationed, with people waiting months for operations and tests. With shrinking earnings and more work, older doctors will retire early and fewer younger people will enter the profession, leading to a shortage of qualified doctors and health care professionals, who will then have to be imported from third world countries to staff our hospitals. Obamacare will be massively expensive, but it will be free to the people who vote for Obama, and that is the important thing.
Life proceeds in stages, and the life of a democracy is no exception. It has been observed elsewhere that a democracy begins to come apart when the public realizes it has the key to the public treasury. That is where we now are, where we have been for some thirty or more years, where a sizeable portion of the electorate expects the government to take care of them, and they vote for politicians who promise to unlock the public treasury for them. Obamacare will be the final nail in the coffin of democracy, for once a socialized government controlled health care system is in place, it will never be removed. Just ask an Englishman waiting months for an operation that will take place in a filthy government run hospital, or ask the fortunate Canadian who can afford to come to the United States for medical treatment. We can avoid the total destruction of our democracy, but only if we band together to stop Obamacare, for once that is in place, the government, which now owns the automobile industry and the banks, will then own you.
Doctor! Doctor! Will you please
Prescribe to ease my pain
I know they’ve lowered all your fees
And I can’t see you again
Until my ration card is stamped
Downtown at Barack’s place
So now that our health care’s revamped
I cannot show my face
But doctor! doctor! I hurt so
I can’t wait for my turn
To see why I am breathing slow
And why my eyes do burn
And why I cannot feel my toes
Or have a cup of tea
Without my wondering where it goes
Is something wrong with me?
What’s that you say, I’m now in line
For consultation when?
You say in six months I’ll be fine
And you can see me then?
All right if that’s the very best
That you can do right now
I’ll just go lay me down to rest
And hope indeed somehow
That I can last until that date
Obama says that I
Can see someone to medicate
Sometime before I die