Public Option is Unconstitutional

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  1. ihopehefails
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    The proposed health care legislation and the deathboard-public option is being compared to the post office and if that is so why doesn't the public option need a constitutional amendment like the post office needs in order for it to exist. Shouldn't we go the constitutional route first with this and create an amendment for it just like the post office and federal created roads?
     
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    What are you talking about??? What do you think Medicare does??? I would imagine that most medicare recipients choose the public option. It was made available to them in 1973, if I am not mistaken. And it works fine.
     
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    Of course a constitutional amendment is needed, but that doesn't matter in Washington, D.C.
     
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    It is also constitutionally tricky to refuse cover to illegal aliens..... dispite what the POTUS says.
     
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    OK genius...then why doesn't Obama open medicare up to the poor and unemployed? Why doesn't he then say that we need tort reform/medical malpractice reform? Why doesn't Obama then actually accomplish fraud reduction by instituting a dedicated task force of law enforcement agencies to root it out? Why does Obama think cutting 500 billion dollars from Medicare eliminates 500 billion dollars in Medicare fraud? Why does he insist on starting ANOTHER ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM that will cost 1 trillion +++++ when we already have a program that "works fine."?

    What kind of fucked up logic is this?
     
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    What is unconstitutional is the government forcing people to buy insurance. And not just any insurance but the insurance they tell us is "acceptable"

    What's next, the government telling us we have to buy "acceptable" cars, "acceptable" food and clothes, "acceptable" homes?

    Oh and don't forget that if we don't buy what the government tells us to buy we get fined or thrown in jail.
     
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    If you want to know what we are in for in the next 5/10 years, come visit the Nanny States of Europe. The UK is incredible in its ability to tell its citizens how to live.
     
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    Nancy Pelosi thinks constitutional issues are no big deal.

    Hot Air » Blog Archive » Pelosi: Constitutionality of individual mandates not “serious” question
     
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    The irrelevant far whacko right are moonbatting around and barking unintelligibly.

    Yes, health insurance reform is necessary. Yes, the government has the constitutional right to do it. Yes, the citzens' health is better in the European nations who have it. Yes, those Europeans pay far less for health care than we do.

    Whacko far right, go stumble on down the road. Your kind is not wanted here.
     
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    I'm just wondering why the rigntwingnuts think it's a constitutional issue.

    But I'm sure they're all great "constitutionalists", so I'm sure one of these great Constitutionalists will be kind enough to point us toward the section of the Constitution that mandates any particular economic system,
     
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