Stupak Folds His Hand...Dreams of a Bright Future Where Fetusus Don't Come Back To Haunt Him and, FREE HEALTH CARE!
As it has been predicted for months all over the internet, Bart Stupak folded up like a cheap accordion on the health care bill.
He loves this bill. And, what's not to like?
It has everything that a big government trial lawyer likes, while at the same time it ignores many needed changes that would positively impact insurance reform.
It gives the government more power over the lives of everyday individuals in exchange for the mere promise that everything will get better. Never mind that there has never been a successful implementation of socialized medicine in the history of mankind. On the bright side, our bureaucrats are a lot smarter than the ones of previous generations.
This bill rebukes insurance companies while paying them off. It vilifies pharmaceutical giants while managing to get many of them on board. It refuses to address tort reform and leaves in place restrictions on competition. This bill does very little to contain costs...it simply puts a cap on payments to health care providers. In effect it places arbitrary price controls over a very important aspect of our lives...gas lines anyone?
This bill falsely promises a contribution toward a balanced budget while it specifically puts high cost portions of reform off the books, uses double dipping accounting methods, includes one of the largest tax increases in history which itself will contribute to a sluggish economy and reduced tax receipts, sloughs off huge cost increases to the states, and still needs ten years of tax collection in addition to these accounting slights of hand to get the bill below a trillion dollars.
Bart Stupak champions himself a pro-life Democrat, but he also champions himself a pro-union, pro-environmentalist, pro-government socialist who believes that big government provides the best solutions to all things icky in life. In other words, he cannot be trusted to do what the Founding Fathers would have wanted. Something had to give, and as was predicted over and over again, it was his tentative support of pro-life issues that gave way to his yearning for a Euro-style socialist state.
I am pro-life and make no bones about it. However, I am not a one issue voter, and I know a number of people who are conservative but who voted for Stupak because of their belief in his stance on abortion. Today I say to those people and the millions like them that you own this bill. This is your baby.
Tom Casperson ran against Bart Stupak this last year. He is staunchly pro life, yet his campaign was an afterthought to so many pro-life voters who simply became used to blackening the box next to Stupak's name because of all the Right To Life endorsements he has received through the years.
Right to Life was duped, just as the one-issue Right to Life helped to dupe thousands of voters in Bart's district.
Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, "We are deeply disappointed and dismayed that Rep. Bart Stupak (D) approved of a compromise in the form of an executive order. With the compromise, some prolife U.S. House Democrats supported the health care bill."Meanwhile, what should we learn from a socialism pandering big government progressive foolishly endorsed over and over again by Right to Life?
Lawmakers who voted for this bill voted to require federal agencies to subsidize and administer health plans that will pay for elective abortion and voting to undermine longstanding prolife policies. This was a key, defining vote.
The executive order promised by President Obama was issued for political effect. It changes nothing. It does not correct any of the serious pro-abortion provisions in the bill. The president cannot amend a bill by issuing an order, and the federal courts will enforce what the law says.
The question of Rep. Bart Stupak's endorsement is one for the Right to Life of Michigan Political Action Committee. As stated above, this vote was scored as a pro-abortion vote and will certainly be a defining factor in present and future endorsements.
Never again fall for his propaganda! Socialists have no principles beyond those that get them a more powerful government. Ever.
Here are two simple rules to follow in the future.
Rule number 1: Don't ever climb into bed with socialists.
Rule number 2: It's the same as rule number one but comes with a smack to the back of the head.