Tuesday, September 18, 2007

All You Need To Know

No Looking Backwards - 9/17/07:

Liberty, freedom, and common sense? Who needs those outdated concepts fogging up their lives?

Boston Globe - 9/18/07:

"We can talk all we want about freedom and opportunity, about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but what does all that mean to a mother or father who can't take a sick child to the doctor?"

~ Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton

Bonus quote: How's this for short term memory?

" 'Hillarycare' continues to be bad medicine," said Mitt Romney.

Perhaps the former governor of Massachusetts would find it more palatable if we were to rename it "Romneycare". Because it's pretty much the same bill he signed into law last year and foisted upon the taxpayers of Massachusetts - though on a much larger and more expensive scale - before his term ran out and he started his run for the Oval Office.

UPDATE: From Cox & Forkum.

UPDATE II: It gets worse (as is so often the case when we're discussing the wants and whims of Nanny-statist socialists).

WASHINGTON - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that a mandate requiring every American to purchase health insurance was the only way to achieve universal health care but she rejected the notion of punitive measures to force individuals into the health care system.

"At this point, we don't have anything punitive that we have proposed," the presidential candidate said in an interview with The Associated Press.

Heavy emphasis on "At this point...".

"We're providing incentives and tax credits which we think will be very attractive to the vast majority of Americans."

Who's up for a quick round of "Spot the liberal-speak euphemism for Marxist redistribution of wealth"?

Hint: There's no way in hell anyone's tax burden will be decreased under a Clinton II presidency without a commensurate (best-case scenario) increase in someone else's.

She said she could envision a day when "you have to show proof to your employer that you're insured as a part of the job interview — like when your kid goes to school and has to show proof of vaccination," but said such details would be worked out through negotiations with Congress.

Minor details, I'm sure, such as whether this documentation would be in the form of a tattoo on one's forearm or a colorful patch which you would be required to wear on your outer garment.

(link via Say Anything)