Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Blue-state Democrats are going to get screwed by ObamaCare.

It wasn't supposed to happen this way, but it did:

The governors of the nation’s two largest Democratic states are leveling sharp criticism at the Senate health care bill, claiming that it would leave their already financially strapped states even deeper in the hole.


New York Democratic Gov. David Paterson and California GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger are urging congressional leaders to rework the Medicaid financing in the Senate-passed bill, warning that under that version their states will be crushed by billions in new costs.
The original purpose of ObamaCare with its "public option" was to make health care dollars, in effect, fungible by laundering them through the federal government. The blue welfare states that are going bankrupt over health care costs would get their massive tax burdens shifted to the federal level in exchange for new health care dollars to make up the shortfalls. The low-taxing red states would see federal tax increases that would pay for it all. The economically healthy red states would, in effect, get looted to prop up the economically collapsing blue states. If the conservative political elites running the red states ended up being surplanted by a new class of liberal Quislings, so much the better as far as President Obama is concerned.

The massive mission failure for Obama is that the public option is not passing through Congress. Without some mechanism for looting the red states and paying the money into the blue states, the effect of the bill is just one big federal mandate to force the blue states into collapse even faster than they are already.

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