11 Aug 2009

Revealing Language in the Health Care Bill

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Robert Wenzel has been doing a great job keeping his readers up to speed on just how awful the health care bill is. In particular, he has been repeating the remarks of some poor guy who actually read the whole thing. (!!)

Whenever I see “shocking” commentary like the one on EPJ, I like to go check up on the most outrageous thing. So in the list for the above post, I decided to go check out: “PG 844-845 OMG! This Home Visitation Prog. includes Govt coming in2 ur house & telling u how 2 parent”

In other words, that seemed like a claim that surely was being interpreted, rather than literally saying that.

You can decide for yourself, and actually you need to start on page 842 [.pdf] to get the full context. I don’t think Fleckstein is exaggerating too much. But what I want to focus on in this post, is the following line from page 844:

‘‘18 (VII) activities designed to help
19 parents become full partners in the
20 education of their children;

Whoa, do you see that? Does that give you chills? They are going to try to help parents to become full partners with the government in the education of their children.

I know you want to go check out the context; no, don’t do it just yet. If you do, you’ll get distracted. I think we all need to go re-read the three lines I just quoted above.

How can any true liberal think that this bill is a good idea? Do you really want to give the author(s) of the above quotation, power over your health care?

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