Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Pressure; Keep It On

There have been a number of fascinating events over the last few weeks highlighting our President's dangerous foreign policy delusions, as well as a couple of sideshows featuring some of his political appointments (Van Jones, for example). And there is, of course, the sudden (apparent) collapse of ACORN as a result of the efforts of a couple of young people with a video camera.

But the health care issue is still floating around out there like the flying island of Laputa, overshadowing everything else, so it's important that we keep the pressure on. One recent, and very important, development is the discovery that the Democrats have it in mind to criminalize non-compliance. You don't want to buy health insurance? No problem, as long as you don't mind going to jail.

Update: Sure, they think we're probably too stupid to understand the complicated details, but they're not taking any chances (H/T: Carol's closet).

6 comments:

Minicapt said...

If you refuse to contribute to, and participate in, the collective well-being of all Americans, incarceration is the only suitable recourse. The fine is appropriate as it represents a return of contributions, and is vital to the fiscal heath of the medical system.

Cheers

Brett said...

Wow. I can only hope the first comment is pitch-perfect parody. Otherwise, I've been far too casual about building my weapons cache and ammunition stockpile.

mojo said...

I'm not responsible for "the fiscal heath of the medical system" (or lack thereof). Nor is the US Gubmint, presidential delusions not withstanding. Monopoly money only gets ya so far.

Unless you like being totally dependent on China's "good will"...

Minicapt said...

http://comics.com/bc/2009-09-22/

Cheers

SwampWoman said...

Hunh. I don't think there's going to be enough space in jail for all of us egregious uninsured lawbreakers.

RebeccaH said...

I don't know whether to be scared by all this, or just flat out angry. You know, on second thought, I think I'll just be flat out angry.