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Friday, March 30, 2012

Liberty Or Obama Care

  While the whole nation has been pre-occupied watching Al Sharpton rev up the crowds in Florida over the Trayvon Martin case, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of Obama Care this week.
  Most people would agree that, at the very heart of this law is the individual mandate which requires American citizens to buy health insurance. If, as expected, the Justices vote along ideological lines, a 5-4 vote in favor of striking down not just the individual mandate, but the entire law would happen.
 For a lot of Americans, this entire bill goes to the question of allowing the government more and more access into our personal lives. Not only is there the estimated $1.1 trillion dollars through the year 2021 cost of insuring all Americans, but the expected drop in the quality of care received. Long waits to see a doctor, and the possibility that a panel of bureaucrats will determine whether or not one is eligible for procedures because of age or quality of life.
 The economic impact of the Health Care Law is one that could put an already weak economy over the edge and into Greece territory. It would increase the ballooning federal deficit by $1.08 trillion dollars, and an increase in the cost of hiring employees and paying penalties, or is that taxes, on employees not covered, and more IRS and Federal employees to police those "penalties", whose salaries fall on the backs of the American taxpayer. There is also speculation that if Barack Obama is re-elected, he will be unencumbered by another election and attempt to move to a single payer system.
 Justice Anthony Kennedy is favored to be a deciding vote in the ruling which is expected to come down in late June. The results will surely have an impact on November's Presidential election. Can President Obama survive if his signature piece of legislation goes down to defeat?

And From The Campaign Trail...
   DON'T FORGET!  Join the Martin Baker For Congress Campaign as they hold a Trivia Night on Tuesday, April 3, from 6pm to 9pm at Bobby's Place, 143 N. Main St. in St. Charles
Admission is $15 per person (includes 2 drinks)
  Plenty of door and other prizes to be had! Come and join us for a whole lot of fun!! 

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