Somehow, I got added to one of those awful address lists (I think it’s ’cause way back in the Dark Ages I took advantage of a link to a petition to complain that the petition was unconstitutional on its face) that … well … send you press releases from One News Now and the American Family Association. I usually just delete them, but the one today was too full of schadenfreud not to share at least the headline:
If House passes Senate bill, it’s game over – we’ll have Obamacare .
They do make one statement that might, possibly, contain a grain of truth. If the House does pass the Senate’s bill, what incentive will Senators have to address concerns expressed by the House members, or the differences in the two bills?
But the rest of their garbage-fueled objections are … well … see for yourself:
*The government will take over 1/6 of the American economy, and put government bureaucrats between you and your family’s health care providers.
* It will cost $2.3 trillion over 10 years when fully implemented and dump a huge debt on the shoulders of our children and grandchildren (Senate Budget Committee).
* It creates more than 110 new agencies and bureaucracies in the federal government.
* It will cut $500 billion from Medicare and $170 billion from Medicare Advantage, resulting in rationed and inferior medical care for senior citizens.
* It is “the most pro-abortion single piece of legislation that has ever come to the House floor for a vote” and contains numerous “federal pro-abortion mandates and federal subsidies for abortion” (Doug Johnson, National Right to Life Committee).
* It will require taxpayer funding for abortion, and will even require purchasers of private plans to pay a monthly fee to pay for other people’s abortions.
* It contains no conscience protections for health care providers who do not want to be coerced into performing abortions.
Garbage in, garbage out, folks.