Think Freely Media presents Common Sense with Paul Jacob

Loathe handcuffs and leg irons? No problem. We’ll adjust the restraints slightly. Shave a gram off the weight. Paint them a new color. And throw away the key.

Feel liberated?

Nobody in a chain gang would be fooled.

But the Obama Administration expects phony “concessions” in the implementation of last year’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare,” for short) to be treated as a sign of generous and reasonable compromise. The president supports an amendment to the health care law that, according to the New York Times, would “allow states to opt out of its most burdensome requirements three years earlier than currently permitted.”

If you dislike the program’s taxes and mandates, which after all constitute Obamacare’s most burdensome requirements, you’d approve. Right? All we need do is move in 2014 to some state that has opted out . . .

Not so fast. The state programs would have to cover just as many people and be just as “comprehensive and affordable” as the federal program. How to do this except by forcing people to participate?

The amended legislation would also allow states to establish single-payer systems in which the state government is the only insurer of health care. Compromise?

As Michael Cannon observes, “President Obama’s move is not about giving states more flexibility. It’s about moving the nation even faster toward his ideal of a Canadian- or British-style single-payer health-care system.” Which is where Obama and many Democrats have been hankering to go all along.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

By: Redactor


  1. Drik says:

    Like watching a not-very-good magician.

  2. S Rubicon says:

    In the final analysis, all these revisions or compromises, are designed to stall. Obama wants his health care “system” to become entrenched. His law be damned is his position. He wants the bureaucracy to become part of the American legal system. He wants that more than anything because it means, his socialist style health care policy gets to become a significant part of “the system.’ The solution for Obama is in the system. It is like Education or EPA or (insert the name of any federal bureaucracy here), so that it can “regulate” us to death. It can insidiously become the law of the land. It can make health care panels normal & acceptable.
    Making revisions or repealing parts of it are fine. But, they are delaying tactics & we all must focus on the real goal.
    Repeal! Repeal. Repeal!
    Forget making it better, the entire legislation is a quagmire in itself!

  3. John Ken says:

    I personally can’t see why so many people don’t want other people to have affordable health care. I would like to have more affordable health care, at least more affordable than I have now.

    People should’t have to go broke to try to stay alive.

  4. Linda says:

    if you believe in anything that lying coniving muslim says john you are crazy, he should be kicked out of office he is not for us with us he is the end of the world as we freedom loving people care about

  5. David says:

    John Ken, I for one would like more affordable everything. Is it okay if I enslave you and steal all your savings in order to make this happen? Why not? Don’t you want me to have more affordable everything? Do you have some kind of problem with becoming a serf to the needs of others?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2019 Common Sense with Paul Jacob, All Rights Reserved. Back to top