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Health care not part of Constitution

Is the Democratic leadership’s threat to use reconciliation on health care reform a politically viable option or an idle threat?

It seems to me that the Democratic leadership will do whatever it takes to enact some sort of health care program beyond the truly gargantuan ones (in cost and bureaucratic management) already in place. My surmise is that, if allowed to do so, they will resort to the time-tested and despicable process known as “get something on the books; we’ll fix it later.” The “fixing” that might come later wold bring the measure up to their ill-conceived standards, the plateaus that in time will help us to duplicate what Cubans endure. The real solution for any American who gives a hoot about the U.S. Constitution and the freedom of the American people is to bar the government from having anything to do with health care. Does anyone see “health” or “medicine” in the Constitution? I don’t!

Edwin “Stormy” Storm

Enumclaw

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