Everyone – except, perhaps, supporters of President Obama, who do not pay attention – remembers the President telling the American people that if they liked their current insurance, then they could keep it. This, of course, was a blatant lie and has already to be proven so: Insurance premiums in many parts of the country are skyrocketing; employers are dropping company plans or cutting workers back to part-time status, in order to avoid providing healthcare. Obamacare is nothing more than a fascist takeover of the US economy.
Not everyone will lose their current insurance, of course: The President has granted an exemption to himself and his family, Congress, and his friends and donors in the unions and over 1,400 private companies. The very agency that will be mostly responsible for enforcing the health insurance mandate, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), has also requested a waiver – and will, no doubt, be granted one.
The end result of implementation of the ironically named Affordable Healthcare Act will be disastrous for the economy of the United States. It will not burden the almost 50% of Americans who are now living on government welfare, but it will destroy the middle class which, of course, was Obama’s objective from the beginning: The middle-class are the private property and business owners; by definition, they are the natural enemies of left-wing collectivism, under which, only the state and its wealthy sponsors are allowed to own anything.
There is, in the United States, a dwindling pool of taxpayers; close to 48% of Americans now pay no income tax – a fact which, in itself, proves that unemployment is very much higher than the official government figures suggest. These taxpayers are the ones who will fund Obamacare. Further reducing this pool is the exemption of tens of thousands of exemptees and further burdening the system will be the millions of illegals who will be allowed to take advantage of what, for them, will be free healthcare.
Of course, in reality, every American – even those on welfare – will pay; the only possible way the system can be financed is for taxes on everything to be increased; therefore, if one drives a car, smokes, drinks or requires food and clothes, one will be financing this fascist takeover.
Obamacare, of course, was actually designed to fail: The President has always favored a ‘single-payer’ system, similar to the United Kingdom, where everyone pays into a government-controlled system. Speaking at the AFL-CIO Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Conference in 2003, He said “I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer universal health care program. I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its gross national product on health care, cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody…A single-payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. That’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately.”
Whilst campaigning for the White House, then Senator Obama made several statements indicating that he would be reluctant to introduce a single-payer system; but, of course, he also said that he was not a Socialist, was opposed to warrantless wiretapping, would unite the country, would prevent the seas from rising and would go through every bill line by line to cut out waste, fraud and abuse.
Appearing on Friday night’s Nevada Week in Review, a Vegas PBS’ program, Senate majority leader Harry Reid all but confirmed that a single-payer system was, indeed, the eventual goal. “What we’ve done with Obamacare is have a step in the right direction, but we’re far from having something that’s going to work forever,” Reid said. When asked if the health insurance system would eventually be abandoned, he replied “Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.”
The UK’s National Health Service has always been a financial and medical disaster and the British people are taxed heavily to finance it. It eventually became so burdensome and entangled with bureaucracy that components of it have now, in fact, been privatized. This, of course, did nothing to alleviate the burden on the British people, as it meant, simply, that private companies became government healthcare contractors and, naturally, took advantage of having a client with practically unlimited revenue, by virtue of its unlimited power to raise taxes.
This situation – where the central government uses private corporations to implement policy and control the economy – is the very definition of fascism. It is exactly where the United States is heading, unless Obamacare is defunded and dismantled. If the Affordable Healthcare act is fully implemented, then, ten years from now – assuming, of course, that the economy has not completely collapsed – Americans will be paying $15 or more for a gallon of gas, in addition to paying much more for everything they want or need to purchase. At that point, those who voted for this President will have only themselves to blame.
It is well-known, among those who have educated themselves about Obama’s past and his beliefs – which, of course, excludes around 90% of those who voted or him – that he, Hillary Clinton and the other people with whom he has chosen to surround himself are dedicated disciples of one Saul Alinsky, the Communist who dedicated his book Rules for Radicals to Lucifer. Obama has implemented an agenda which, at every turn, directly reflect Alinsky’s ‘rules’; one of which was to overwhelm the economic system, thus, forcing it to collapse. Obamacare will do just that.
The only solution is for the American taxpayer to use Alinsky’s own tactics against the government: IF every taxpayer simply refused to pay into the system of Obamacare, then it would quickly collapse. The IRS could not possibly prosecute tens of millions of Americans who simply decide not to finance their own downfall. The efforts of those few brave members of Congress who are pushing to defund Obamacare are, sadly, futile – but the American people ultimately hold the country’s purse-strings and, were they to simply refuse to co-operate, then the fascist takeover of the economy would quickly grind to halt.
An Op/Ed by Graham J Noble