Obamacare Is About Government Control

Barack Obama claims that he wants to overhaul health care to help Americans and he says the only way to do this is to have government spend trillions of dollars to redo the entire system in order to cover a small percentage of the population that does not have coverage. Obama’s rhetoric does not match up with his past acts.

Senator Jim DeMint has listed all the times Obama, as a Senator, voted against reforms to health care that would have saved money and covered people. Obama voted against things that would have helped and now that he is the occupant of the White House he is ignoring his stance against reform to take over the entire health care industry. Here is the list from DeMint:

NO on Allowing Americans to Deduct Their Health Care Costs. S. Con. Res. 70 (110th Congress, 2nd Session, Roll Call 82). The Senate rejected an effort to allow for an above-the-line federal income tax deduction for individuals who do not receive health insurance through their employers. The amendment offered by Sen. DeMint (R-SC) failed on March 13, 2008 by a vote of 45-51.

NO on Allowing Americans the Freedom to Purchase Health Insurance Across State Lines. H.R. 976 (110th Congress, 1st Session, Roll Call 305). The Senate rejected an effort to allow Americans to purchase individual health insurance across state lines. The amendment offered by Sen. DeMint (R-SC) failed on August 2, 2007 by a vote of 37-62.

NO on Allowing Americans to Use Their OWN HSA Funds to Cover Health Insurance Premiums. H.R. 2 (110th Congress, 1st Session, Roll Call 26). The Senate rejected an effort to allow Americans to use their tax-free Health Savings Account funds to purchase health insurance. The amendment offered by Sen. Ensign (R-NV) failed on January 25, 2007 by a vote of 47-48.

NO on Preventing the Erosion of Private Health Coverage. S.Amdt. 2537 to S.Amdt. 2530 to H.R. 976 (110th Congress, Session 1, Roll Call 299)The Senate rejected an effort to minimize the erosion of private health coverage. The amendment offered by Sen. Kyl (R-AZ) failed on August 2, 2007 by a vote of 37-62.

NO on Expanding Access to Small Business Health Plans. On Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Committee Amendment (110th Congress, Session 2, Roll Call 119). The Senate rejected an effort to allow for the expansion of health care access and reduced costs through the creation of small business health plans and through modernization of the health insurance marketplace on May 11, 2006 by a vote of 55-32.

NO on Preserving Employer-Sponsored Coverage. S.Amdt. 2596 to S.Amdt. 2530 to H.R. 976 (110th Congress, Session 1, Roll Call 301)The Senate rejected an effort that would require individuals who are eligible for SCHIP and employer-sponsored coverage to use the employer-sponsored coverage instead of SCHIP. The amendment offered by Sen. Vitter (R-LA) failed on August 2, 2007 by a vote of 35-64.

NO on Requiring Health Insurance for Illegal Immigrants. S. 1348 (110th Congress, 1st Session, Roll Call 188). The Senate rejected an effort to require illegal immigrants seeking “Z Visas” to maintain a minimum level of health coverage. The amendment offered by Sen. DeMint (R-SC) failed on June 6, 2007 by a vote of 43-55.

Obama is only interested in one thing and that is a complete, Socialist take over of the American health care system. He voted against any meaningful reform when he was in the Senate because those bills did not involve the government taking over health care. Now that he is large and in charge he wants to take it over.

If he had voted for these items and helped to get them passed then we would not have the “crisis” he is taking advantage of.

Obama knows what he is doing with regard to government take over of private industry. He is a disciple of Saul Alinsky and he intends to make America into what that Socialist wanted.

Big Dog

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One Response to “Obamacare Is About Government Control”

  1. Blake says:

    Considering the latest Zogby poll at the University of Texas Medical Center found that 84% of people were “extremely satisfied” or “Satisfied” with their healthcare choices, why do any wholesale changes like these?
    The reason Hussein voted no on what he did, was that GWB was in charge, and the Dems ONLY agenda was to deny GWB ANY victories, even at the expense of the American people.