Tuesday, March 23, 2010


The Heritage Foundation along with the States will help lead us in the fight against this horrendous medical takeover bill. This article mentions something I considered in that, without money, Obama cannot create the bureaucracy to implement the bill. Congress controls the purse strings so Republicans must be ever vigilant to keep these appropriations from being passed. Taking back control of Congress is a must.

Those who supported this bill are our fellow Americans, and we do not question their good will or patriotism. In public policy, however, good intentions alone do not suffice. And let there be no mistake, our philosophical differences with supporters of this bill are profound. The reason government-run health care has been the holy grail of the left for decades is that liberals realize as much as we do that it is a giant step toward the creation of a European-style welfare state. This is an evolution Americans have always resisted because it is alien to our national character.

On Capitol Hill, the initial battle over Obamacare will occur when Congress considers whether to fund the tens of thousands of new federal bureaucrats necessary to implement the new law. In the tradition of the Hyde amendment, which prevented federal funding for abortions through annual limitations appended to appropriations bills, conservatives should look to the appropriations process as our first line of defense. Straightforward funding limitations would prevent any Administration official or any bureaucrat from implementing the law.

Read The Foundry article here.

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