Janice Shaw Crouse

Already known for his flow charts illustrating the complexity of the monstrosity known as ObamaCare, Houston-area Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) has just released another chart showing the disorganization and chaos inherent in the new health care legislation that the Democrats rammed through Congress. The flow chart — covering only about one-third of the bill ¬— is expected to provide ammunition for the already-overwhelming opposition to the nearly 3,000 word catastrophe that hands over America’s health care decisions to political appointee Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Rep. Brady, the ranking Republican on the Joint House-Senate Economic Committee, is in a position to know how the major provisions of ObamaCare will work; after all, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) told America that the bill would have to be passed in order to “find out what’s in it.” Now that most of us are beginning to understand “what’s in it,” the reality, as exposed by the work of the Joint House-Senate Economic Committee, is terrifying. Kevin Hassett, director of economic-policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute and a Bloomberg News columnist, called ObamaCare “the most reckless policy experiment in [America’s] history, the economic equivalent of the Bay of Pigs invasion.”

In my report, Obamanomics, released earlier this summer, I describe the policy initiatives of President Obama’s health care reform and the tax increases that will be necessary to finance them as “a threat to individual families’ finances.” I added, “They are also a threat to the nation’s economic strength, contribute to the financial crisis, and vastly increase the federal debt that economists predict will add to the already existing mountain of debt that promises to burden generations of Americans into the foreseeable future.”

Janice Shaw Crouse

Janice Shaw Crouse is a former speechwriter for George H. W. Bush and now political commentator for the Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee.
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