A Few Thoughts

MikeLeeThumbby Senator Mike Lee
Dear Fellow American, The Obama Administration’s behavior during the government shutdown has been the best argument against Obamacare anyone has ever made.

The American people do not want Obamacare, and they are demanding that Washington act to protect them from the harmful effects of this unaffordable and unfair law. The president’s response has been to ignore them, allow the government to shut down, and then use his power to inflict as much pain as possible on the people by closing national parks and monuments, stopping payments to veterans, and cutting off cancer research.

The President’s actions show exactly why we should not expand the government’s power over our health care choices. What power the government has, it will use – and misuse – to advance its own interests, even if that means punishing the American people along the way.

The message behind the Administration’s shutdown bullying is the same message sent by the IRS’s abuses of power against the president’s political opponents. This is the abusive, unaccountable bureaucracy that, under Obamacare, will soon be running America’s health care system.

President Obama is not just using the vast powers of his office as leverage against Republicans – he is abusing his powers as leverage against the American people.

The scenes of World War II veterans being shut out of a monument built in their honor should be a bright red flag of warning to the American people demonstrating what an out-of-control federal government is capable of doing. Each day brings a new and more vivid example of why it is critical that we not allow Washington to reach even further into our most personal and intimate decisions.

We now see how determined the president is to expand the power of the federal government and his willingness to use that power to harm the country in order to get what he wants.

The House has passed seven bills, with more on the way, to fund government. Congress must stand up to the bullying tactics of the left. We can end the shutdown, fund the government, AND protect the American people from Obamacare.


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2 Responses to A Few Thoughts

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    Much, much too mild. The Obamacrats’ handling of the partial shutdown shows that Leviathan has become much too powerful, and in particular too heavily entangled in too many aspects of life. This is what allows a spiteful, callous, vindictive government do so much harm now that it has chosen to do so. The danger of Obamacare is merely one aspect of it. As long as the Obamacrats have chosen to use this opportunity to wage war against their own fellow citizens, those citizens should deny the federal government any and all voluntary cooperation, and have as little to do with it as they can get away with it.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      Yes, mild. As I said to a friend when I emailed him this, “This is good….for a politician.”

      One of the sad facts, Timothy, is that the general population finds mere truth to be highly offensive. This is one reason that Lee is, relatively speaking, so mild. But I’m totally for calling a spade a spade. Mark Steyn posted (on The Corner, I think) that both the IRS and National Parks Service should be shut down. He understands more of the depth of the problem than just any one issue, even the large one of Obamacare.

      This is something that even the quite astute (and my personal hero) Andrew McCarthy did not understand about the whole NSA thing. Long story short: Something is rotten in Denmark.

      Or, as I explained it to him, there are now legions of committed, angry, and antagonistic true-believing Leftists or “Progressives” in the various bureaucracies across the land, state, local, and Federal. The very bones of our system are diseased.

      So I quite agree when Lee said: “The Obama Administration’s behavior during the government shutdown has been the best argument against Obamacare anyone has ever made.”

      Will people wake up? No, they won’t. Our nation is far too corrupted. My experience is that people who grew up in the 60’s and 70’s (who are now in crucial positions of power, and make up a large part of the voting electorate) have absolutely no idea how to find their way out of their own hippie-based Utopian premises. They know that something is wrong, but most merely pine for the days when *they* supposedly had the right lovey-dovey Utopian intentions and answers.

      It’s the blind leading the blind.

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