You are going to buy health care and you are going to like it.
The Senate's version of health care deform includes a clause that makes it mandatory to purchase health care. Those who opt not to will face a federal fine of $1,000 per year.
I do not even pretend to be able to understand the monster that Congress and Obama is currently trying to conjure. All I know is that taxpayers will be paying for something that will eventually be worse than we can possibly imagine. The government will be shouldering a great deal more of the decision making and organizational burden currently held by the private sector. If anyone thinks that this can be run without corruption and extreme inefficiency, they should check out other federally run operations.
The worst aspect is compulsion. Advocates say that we have to buy car insurance, why not health insurance. The difference is at the end of the day you can choose to ride a horse, a bicycle, a bus, or use the feet God gave them. How do you avoid the all compassionate hand of Mother Government?
And if we ever dare to ask why, Obama answers "because I said so." The Won cannot be bothered to defend his ideas except in front of sycophants at specially arranged "town meetings."
This sets yet another ominous precedent in our path towards feel good fascism. If Republicans can only delay this monstrosity past this year we have a chance to bring this process back to an American way of thinking.