Friday, November 13, 2009
So much has transpired in the last day and a half. It may take a week just for me to catch up to it all.
But Sarah Palin doesn't need a week to catch up.
She manages to travel, give interviews, prepare for an intense book tour that begins next week, and write about some of the most pressing issues of the day.
Let's start with the scary Health Care Bill. The governor writes on Facebook:
We need to be vigilant in investigating the ramifications of the Pelosi Health Care Bill. Some provisions sound so outrageous as to be considered impossible to fathom, but they’re right there in the bill in black and white. For instance, page 297 of the bill explains the punishment for not purchasing government mandated health insurance. If you don’t buy what the government considers “acceptable health care coverage,” you’re going to be hit with a tax of at least 2.5% of your income. And if you don’t pay that new tax, you could be fined as much as $250,000 and sentenced to up to five years in prison.
Forcing individuals to buy health insurance seems unconstitutional, yet Congress wants to foist it on us anyway. Proponents of government controlled health care will say, “But we’re made to buy car insurance and home insurance, what’s the difference with health insurance?” It’s apples and oranges. Auto insurance is a state law requirement, and people can always choose not to drive. Banks might require you to have home owner’s insurance, but again, you choose to own a home, just as you choose to drive. You have no choice at all when it comes to this federal government health care insurance mandate.
Governor Palin manages to pick apart this affront to the American people which infringes on our freedoms, robs our finances, and insults our common sense.
But she also offers solutions:
There are other ways to reform health care without violating our Constitution and our personal liberties. Let’s get back to discussing market-driven, patient-centered, result-driven solutions, like, for example, allowing people to purchase insurance across state lines, tackling existing government waste and fraud, and reforming medical malpractice laws (tort reform) to stop unwarranted lawsuits that force doctors to order unnecessary procedures just to cover themselves.
Read the rest here to discover, as Governor Palin has, why the "Pelosi 'Health Plan' Should Be DOA."