Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Top 10 Reasons I'm against Obamacare, as sent to AG Corbett.

Top 10 complaints:

10. 10th amendment

9. Government forcing individuals to purchase a product…

8. IRS should not have the authority to fine/ imprison those who resist…

7. No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No "judicial review" is permitted against the government monopoly. Where is our legal recourse in this system? The Federal government enjoys sovereign immunity, unless they waive that immunity. So the monopoly leads to single payer (as explained by Obama here). Citizens were mad when HMO's denied care - what recourse does one have when the government denies care???? I fought the law and the law won.

6. Under the health care bill, there is no ban on abortion funding. While some states can opt out of funding abortions under the plan, taxpayers in other states will be forced to pay for them. It is against my religious beliefs to pay for abortion and as a conservative Catholic that includes the morning after pill and the birth control pill and aborted fetal cell line vaccines. When I was pregnant with my second son, I went into HELLP syndrome. I was told I needed immediate delivery. In my third pregnancy, I developed preeclampsia and trended to HELLP so I was immediately induced. Given my history and complications, I am deeply offended at the Mikulski amendment, which allows the Obama administration to define abortion as preventative care and force insurance plans to pay for abortions. Abortion is not health care.

5. The Federal government is "commandeering" the state legislatures for federal purposes – this is unconstitutional! The federal government is saying you have to fund this; you (PA) must spend state taxpayer-generated dollars the way we tell you; Furthermore, how does this impact state licensure of hospitals, medication, or health care providers? Is it another takeover of state's rights?

4. The sweetheart deals in the health care reform bill– the Louisiana Purchase, Cornhusker Kickback, Gatorade Exception and others treat citizens differently based on which state they live in, running afoul of the Constitution's equal protection clause. The Federal government is forcing Pa to pay the bills of the states that don't have to pay.

3. Union members are exempt from “Cadillac taxes” that the government imposes on other citizens….. Discrimination! The government is deciding these are our favorites. Government choosing winners and losers is detrimental.

2. Senior staffers and the President will be exempt from the exchanges and the government takeover of health care. I don’t see how this is a “uniform” application. It sure as heck isn’t representative government, and it rings of “let them eat cake.”

1. Section 7 (constitution) All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills. The “presentment clause” describes the only way that a bill can become law. Of course this bill was written in the senate…… If our constitution doesn't matter, then we’re really in trouble.

Of course these arguments take into consideration the truth behind Obama’s Executive order: from the Wall Street Journal Opinion Section “The wording of the order seems to do nothing more than the language of the Senate bill that Mr. Stupak had previously said he couldn't support, and of course such an order can be revoked whenever it is politically convenient to do so.”

It also takes into account I am not a constitutional scholar and this is my best understanding.