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ObamaCare: A Trojan Horse for Federal Regulators.

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Are you tired of reading all the reasons why ObamaCare is a lousy piece of legislation? I know the political bickering can be a bit much. Let’s take a more pragmatic look at ObamaCare. Let’s talk about what this legislation could mean for you and me. See if my logic makes any sense at all to you.

What is it that you like to do in life? It could be any work, any hobby. It could be something adventurous like sky-diving or rock climbing. It could be bicycle riding or dirt track racing. Maybe you are more likely to lie on a beach and read a book, or fly a kite. Perhaps you are a wine connoisseur, basketball player or you run track. Now think hard a minute. Do your favorite activities affect your health?

Think of the food you like to eat. Now consider all the things you routinely do that may affect you or someone else’s health. Make sure you include your children’s health impact. Don’t forget your elderly parent or your spouse.

Once Washington D.C. runs healthcare, they have the excuse to regulate all the things you just pondered. Everything you do will be tied to the economic welfare of the state and so you can be sure there will be a bureaucrat to regulate whatever it is you do.

UPDATE:
Federal Judge Roger Vinson shares my concerns. Here is an excerpt from his ruling:

…Congress could require that people buy and consume broccoli at regular
intervals, not only because the required purchases will positively impact interstate
commerce, but also because people who eat healthier tend to be healthier, and are
thus more productive and put less of a strain on the health care system.

…I pause here to emphasize that the foregoing is not an irrelevant and fanciful
“parade of horribles.” Rather, these are some of the serious concerns implicated by
the individual mandate that are being discussed and debated by legal scholars.

Reference: Full Ruling

Written by federalexpression

January 27, 2011 at 1:05 am

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