But Mr. President I Don't Want Heated Seats
If it wasn't so serious, it would almost be funny.
I'm talking about the way many Obama supporters in the mainstream media are scrambling to defend the ongoing train wreck that is Obamacare.
Beyond that, what ever happened to the right of Americans to choose anything other than abortions?
As we now know, millions of people who purchase their insurance in the private market are having their policies canceled. In the cases of many middle class policy holders, it will cost them a lot more to replace their coverage. In part, this is because under Obamacare people are required to purchase ( and insurance companies are required to offer ) all sorts of coverage that many neither want or need.
By the way, the exact same thing will happen next year to over 90 million Americans who receive their insurance through their employers. Their coverage won't be canceled per se - but their costs will almost certainly rise and their choices for health care will almost certainly be limited.
The New York Times Editorial Board dismisses the issue by saying that the insurance policies that are disappearing are "Insurance policies not worth keeping". They also maintain that the President "misspoke" when he said that people who liked their insurance plans and their doctors could keep their insurance plans and doctors.
That's right, the New York Times says the President "misspoke". He apparently "misspoke" dozens of times in dozens of different situations.
Who says editorial writers have no sense of humor??
I think CNBC's Larry Kudlow hit this one on the head:
"May ask this question? Why is it that Americans don't have the freedom to choose their own health insurance? I just don't get it. Why must the liberal nanny state make decisions for us? ...
Here's what else I don't want. As a 60-something, relatively healthy person, I don't want lactation and maternity services, abortion services, speech therapy, mammograms, fertility treatments or Viagra. I don't want it. So why should I have to tear up my existing health-care plan, and then buy a plan with far more expensive premiums and deductibles, and with services that I don't need or want?"
The congregation says "Amen"!
It's exactly as if Mr. Obama were to require me to buy a new car with heated seats and all-wheel drive.
But what if I live in Sarasota, Florida and don't need heated seats or all-wheel drive? Now I realize that some lapdogs will argue that without those features, my car is "not worth keeping" - but who should decide that?
Does the Federal government really know better than me what features I need on my car? Do Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius really know better than me what features I need on my insurance policy?
What if I don't want heated seats - or abortion services?
Welcome to America in 2013.