According to CNN television network, the Health-Care Reform Bill with its revisions will be voted on in a package deal Sunday, March 21, 2010. This vote is not to make this bill law. Instead, the Democratic Party plans on using the loop hole of “Deem and Pass” that began in 1933 by Congress (per CNN) where a bill is placed as a “package” in a section of the national budget thereby requiring less votes in order to pass and become something the government pays for and does, or asks citizens to pay via taxation or by a mandate. “Deem and Pass” is a form of sneaking a bill through as part of the national budget under the noses of all American citizens. Our Founding Fathers did not create a “Deem and Pass” procedure in the U.S. Constitution. In my opinion, this makes the entire “Deem and Pass” procedure unconstitutional and should not be used by the U.S. Congress.
The worst thing about the Health-Care Reform Bill is that hidden in its fine voluminous print of very many pages is a Health-Care Tax and mandate that if the bill is passed, we, the American Middle Class, will be asked to pay (just like we are asked to pay Income Tax). This means we, the American Middle Class, get to pay for subsidized health insurance, a form of socialism. This further means that we, the American Middle Class, will be stuck with another federal tax and mandate (to pay for including Social Security and Federal Income Tax). In all fairness, all citizens will be asked to pay both tax and mandate, but the American Middle Class as usual due to being the ones with incomes from owning small businesses or having occupations will be hit the hardest. All “experts” know the American Middle Class pays the most in Federal Income Tax. I have heard them say so while viewing CNN television network. Why, because the American Middle Class does not have the loop holes (I mean tax exemptions) the Rich have (including the wealthy politicians who are in favor of the Health-Care Reform Bill). The American poor, mostly on Welfare (another form of socialism in our current system), simply does not have the ability to pay any tax or mandate. Face it, no politician in favor of the Health-Care Reform Bill plans on paying the Health-Care Tax any more than they already pay Federal Income Tax. Do they pay any at all? I wonder, all taxes do have exemptions listed in fine print. Mandates, however, are another story and work just like Social Security. Maybe those politicians like more coming out of their incomes. What about those of us who like our privately run health insurance like Blue Cross and CIGNA? Do we have to give these up because of a mandate that says we have to pay for what the government is offering? I read the bill. What I understood was, yes, no matter what we will have to pay for the government health insurance like we do Social Security.
Much of the American Middle Class is already paying over 15% of their income to the Federal government by April 15th. Are they not tired of doing this? Where does Middle Class America draw the line and say when enough is enough? Like many Middle Class Americans, I cannot afford to pay a Health-Care Tax let alone a mandate. To have to pay both is shocking I will be the American going to jail because I cannot afford to pay them. Why I personally am opposed to the Health-Care Reform Bill the Democratic Party is so adamantly trying to pass.
Is our government taking “we the people”, Middle Class America, into account? I have noticed while viewing CNN and Fox News that the “experts” giving their opinion about this are saying, “The Health-Care Reform will not add to the national debt” (Anyone buy that snake oil? Has anyone checked how much our government pays for the IRS and its employees?) and “The Health-Care Reform will be able to pay for itself.” How? By implementing the Health-Care Tax and mandate insisting each American must purchase government health care. What happened to freedom of choice? The right to chose what we want to purchase for ourselves? Why is our government trying to take away our right of choice when it comes to health insurance? The federal government has already taken away our right not to pay for retirement by forcing us to pay Social Security. The federal government insists we pay for the Welfare Program (indirectly via taxation) because we cannot take care of ourselves. Is it now trying to tell us we cannot choose for ourselves our very own health insurance? That we are incapable of deciding? What about those who do not want to purchase health insurance because they feel it is not needed? No matter what, all citizens are going to pay for this “much needed health-care reform”. We will pay monetarily and by giving up our right of choice. That is if the Health-Care Reform Bill is passed.
Write to your U.S. Congressman and U.S. Senators IMMEDIATELY. Let them know how you the voter stand about this controversial Health-Care Reform Bill. If you are for this bill, enjoy paying the Health-Care Tax and mandate – make certain you do pay so “it pays for itself”. Today, I now have an appreciation and better understanding of why our Founding Fathers wrote the Declaration of Independence and did not include any national Health-Care or Income Tax in the original body of the U.S. Constitution and the first 10 Amendments (The Bill of Rights). This famous quote by President James Madison, the Father of the U.S. Constitution and 4th President of the United States, is one of my favorites: “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” Because there is not one.
This article was written in support the U.S. Constitution and The Bill of Rights.
Alicia Rose, personal studies in American History, U.S. Government, and Political Science, 1972 – Present.
President James Madison quote, ThinkExist.com website, http://thinkexist.com/quotations/taxation/3.html
United States Constitution, government archives website: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html
Amendments 1 – 10, U.S. Constitution, government archives website: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html
Amendments 11 – 27, U.S. Constitution, government archives website: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_amendments_11-27.html
H.R. II aka Health-Care Reform Bill link to pdf version: docs.house.gov/edlabor/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf
When vote for Health-Care Reform will occur, CNN , Friday evening March 19, 2010 live news coverage on television.
“Deem and Pass”, CNN live news coverage week of March 15, 2010 evenings on television.
Taxation in the United States, Wikipedia website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxation_in_the_United_States
United States, Wikipedia website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States