Senator Orrin Hatch (R- UT) yesterday. in an interview with CNS, questioned the constitutionality of the democrat health care reform bill, and explained why Nancy Pelosi and the democrat party’s congressional leadership are willing to defy opinion polls and risk losing control of Congress by ramming through ObamaCare.
HATCH: Thatâ€™s their goal. Move people into government that way. Do it in increments. Theyâ€™ve actually said it. Theyâ€™ve said it out loud.
Q: This is a step-by-step approach â€”
HATCH: A step-by-step approach to socialized medicine. And if they get there, of course, youâ€™re going to have a very rough time having a two-party system in this country, because almost everybodyâ€™s going to say, â€œAll we ever were, all we ever are, all we ever hope to be depends on the Democratic Party.â€
Q: Theyâ€™ll have reduced the American people to dependency on the federal government.
HATCH: Yeah, you got that right. Thatâ€™s their goal. Thatâ€™s what keeps Democrats in power.
Around 19:50 in the 33:57 video.
Duncan Black speaks for the left blogosphere generally by parsing Hatch’s warning into a more flattering form.
Orrin Hatch says we can’t have health care reform because it will be awesome and everyone will love it and they’ll be so grateful that they will vote for Democrats for all eternity.
Health care delivered by government will actually, judging by the experience of other countries, be crappy, severely rationed, and lacking innovation. The rich and powerful will simply go outside US borders to obtain first class health care at luxury clinics located in convenient resort destinations. The ordinary middle class citizen will find himself standing in long queues behind welfare moms, junkies, gangbangers, and illegal aliens.
The quality will be low, the service will be slow, but lunch will come without a check.
Democrats are counting on human nature being on their side. Free goods and services at somebody else’s expense have a powerful appeal. Also, they are addictive.
Once anyone has contributed revenue into the system, he is going to feel he has a claim to get those promised benefits. Once one sixth of the American economy goes down the federal anaconda’s throat, it won’t be coming back up.
Duncan Black’s boast can be more accurately paraphrased that the heroin will be so awesome, and will be so effective that the suckers’ will love it and will be unable afterward to do without it, and they’ll be so dependent on their dealer that they will happily surrender to him all the money and power he ever asks for.
Free government services, like addictive drugs, are morally corrosive, enervating to the human character and will, and a sure path to dependency and slavery.