Thursday, October 31, 2013

"Don't do this to me."

Five little words that say it all about Obamacare - Mark Tapscott/Washington Examiner

The reality is that Obamacare is government by decree of the ruler, not government by consent of the governed: You will do as we say, not as you choose....

There is abundance evidence that he knew or should have known, but whether Obama said it purposely isn't as important as what he left out of the promise: "If you like your present health plan, you can keep it if we say you can."

Five little words

The reason Obama didn't include those five little words is because he and his advisors knew doing so would have doomed Obamacare from the start.

Tell most Americans they must do something and their instinctive reaction is to resist. That's what consent of the governed is all about — we choose for ourselves, the government doesn't choose for us.

Since its passage, Obamacare has never enjoyed majority support from the American public. However inadvertently, Sebelius captured in those five little words what most Americans think about Obamacare: Don't do this to me.