It was all about wealth redistribution.
Forget about cutting costs, forget about making the economy strong. Forget about all of the crummy excuses we used.
It was all about redistributing the wealth of this country. It was one big welfare program:
For all the political and economic uncertainties about health reform, at least one thing seems clear: The bill that President Obama signed on Tuesday is the federal government’s biggest attack on economic inequality since inequality began rising more than three decades ago.
Over most of that period, government policy and market forces have been moving in the same direction, both increasing inequality. The pretax incomes of the wealthy have soared since the late 1970s, while their tax rates have fallen more than rates for the middle class and poor.
Almost 50% of the people in this country pay no federal income tax. The poor sure don’t. How they can reduce it beyond zero is a mystery, but according to the Times, the poor are apparently taxed too highly.
Nearly every major aspect of the health bill pushes in the other direction. This fact helps explain why Mr. Obama was willing to spend so much political capital on the issue, even though it did not appear to be his top priority as a presidential candidate. Beyond the health reform’s effect on the medical system, it is the centerpiece of his deliberate effort to end what historians have called the age of Reagan
You remember the age of Reagan. That was when tax rates were cut, and as a result, people had jobs.
Now, in the age of Obama, you won’t have a job, but by golly, the government will pay for everything for you. Then, since you will be poor and will depend on the government for everything, you will have to vote Democratic for the rest of your life, to make sure you keep getting those free, free, free government handouts.
You’ll like being a serf. It’s easy.