With this vote, the U.S. House has chosen big government over freedom; bureaucracy over people.
The American Conservative Union has opposed this bill from the start because of its massive cost and red tape. The more we learn and Americans learn about the devil in the details of this bill the more disgust among Americans will grow. Empowering IRS agents to determine if Americans have proper health care coverage is not health care reform. Raising taxes is not health care reform. Massive increases in government spending is not health care reform. Imposing fines on Americans who don’t toe the line with what the liberals want in their personal health care plans is not real health care reform.
History will indeed mark this moment – as some Americans become more dependent on government and government becomes more intrusive in the personal lives and financial decisions of its citizens. This is a moment when government growth took a giant leap toward swallowing up more and more of the hard earn money of Americans. This is a moment when common sense reform took a back seat to liberalism run amuck.
In responding to the Democrat’s claims that spending massive amounts of new money on a new government program would actually lower the deficit, the ACU notes that the Ways and Means Committee estimated Medicare would cost only $9 billion each year after 25 years but that on its 25th birthday Medicare spent $67 billion, or seven times the initial cost estimate. The pattern is consistent in federal spending and the massive health care bill’s cost will likely follow suit.
The American people are not stupid or naive.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans, including large numbers of ACU members, attended peaceful Tea Party events, August Town Hall Meetings, signed petitions and made thousands of calls urging Congress to vote NO on this bill. Public opinion poll after poll demonstrates that the American people are opposed to this bill. These liberals who voted for this bill will pay the price when the American voters have the final say on their vote in November.