Carol Platt Liebau
So Democrats in the House have rammed through a bill that would require a government takeover of 1/6 of the economy -- and they have done it with a three vote margin, 220-215 (i.e., with only three votes going the other way, the outcome would have been different). 

With this, House Democrats have essentially thumbed their nose at the 72% of Americans who did not want this bill passed.

Now that the law has been passed, however, it's time that every conservative or Republican makes sure the public understands just what is in this legislation that the Democrats have rammed through: 

It imposes up to a 10-percentage point payroll tax increase on workers and businesses that don't provide health insurance.  That's not a good way to encourage employers to add the jobs that Americans so desperately need.

You will be forced to buy a government-approved (can you say "one size fits all"?) health care plan -- at a price that the government will set

It will cut Medicare (just as the baby boomers are getting ready to need it), but redirect extra funds to inner-city social work and diversity programs with scant accountability for results.

It penalizes states that attempt to limit in any way the fees that plaintiffs' attorneys can get or the punitive damages that can be imposed.

There is no ban on federal funding for promotion of assisted suicide, or for health care rationing.

And there is much, much more.  By the time health care legislation rolls out in the Senate, every American man, woman and child should understand what a mess this piece of junk is -- and what a profound abuse of the Democrats' majority status its passage is.

Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.