Shoving it down our throats…

I don’t know what they are banking on, but the arrogance of the Administration is beginning to reach epic proportions. I hope and pray that their defeat will be just as epic.

ObamaCare at Ramming Speed

“The President’s Proposal,” as the 11-page White House document is headlined, is in one sense a notable achievement: It manages to take the worst of both the House and Senate bills and combine them into something more destructive. It includes more taxes, more subsidies and even less cost control than the Senate bill. And it purports to fix the special-interest favors in the Senate bill not by eliminating them—but by expanding them to everyone.

The bill’s one new inspiration is a powerful federal board that would regulate premiums in the individual insurance market. In all 50 states, insurers are already required to justify premium increases to insurance commissioners, who generally have the power to give a regulatory go-ahead, or not. But their primary concern is actuarial soundness and capital standards, making sure that companies have enough cash to pay claims.

It is almost insane adherence to ideology, and a failed ideology at that. Barring some super-secret plan to rig all the elections anyway – Chavez style – these folks are toasting themselves.