When it comes to his insidious, ultra-liberal dream of socialized medicine becoming irreversible, Barack Obama will stop at nothing. This tug-of-war wouldn't have been necessary if the U.S. House had been allowed time to study Obama's health care law. Nancy Pelosi ramrodded the members into passing it “to see what's in it.” House members should have simply told her that, until they knew what's in the 2,500-page law, they would not support it.
Had they known what a nightmare it was, they wouldn't have passed Obamacare and wouldn't have had to neuter it ex post facto by defunding it, giving Obama impetus to retaliate by shutting down the government, making American workers suffer. Nobody wants to deny health care to poor people. It simply defies reason to expect everybody else to buy it for them.
With Saul Alinsky's “Rules for Radicals” as his manifesto, Obama wants to be remembered for establishing socialized medicine. That's somewhat narcissistic, considering he'll be remembered for being the worst, most divisive president in history. If Ronald Reagan was right and government is the problem, then shutting it down completely (not partially) might be the better idea!
Joe A. Putnam, Oklahoma City