Scott Wheeler

In June, the New York Times reported that a Times/CBS poll determined that “most Americans would be willing to pay higher taxes so everyone could have health insurance and that they said the government could do a better job of holding down health-care costs than the private sector.” The poll question I would like to ask is; how many of those polled actually pay taxes? It is easy to say you are in favor of higher taxes for more benefits when you are not the one paying the higher taxes.

The reality is this: there will always be some people who receive less care than others under any healthcare system; under the free market it is those who take from the system who get less care than those who pay for the system; under Obama’s plan the government sets standards that determine who gets care. This is especially alarming considering the way Obama has used the power of government to allocate resources to reward his supporters and punish those who supported his opposition. No one should be comfortable with a system that gives the power of life and death to a politically appointed bureaucrat especially with easy access through public documents to information on whom the patient supported.

The Obama Administration and the Democrat controlled Congress will do their best to ram this legislation through before the American people have a chance understand its devastating ramifications. They know the more we analyze this proposal the more their poll numbers will drop. On July 21, the Wall Street Journal opined “The more we inspect the House bill, the more it looks to be one of the worst pieces of legislation ever introduced in Congress.” Sadly, few members of congress will inspect the bill at all before voting for it.

Scott Wheeler

Scott Wheeler is executive director of the National Republican Trust PAC. Wheeler is a former television producer, international investigative journalist, and veteran of the U.S. Army infantry.