“I could mandate everybody buy a house.”

One of the presidential candidates made an astute statement about attempting to solve the health insurance problem by forcing everyone to buy it: He compared it to forcing homeless people to buy a house as a solution to homelessness.

He was responding to complaints about his idea, pointedly did not include an “individual mandate” or requirement that people be forced by the government to make a purchase. He responded to complaints about his idea, where they were “arguing that because I don’t force people to buy health care that I’m not insuring everybody. Well, if things were that easy, I could mandate everybody to buy a house, and that would solve the problem of homelessness. It doesn’t.”

That makes sense. Forcing someone to buy something is not a power in the Constitution, and moreover that’s not the real problem with the health industry anyway. The Obamacare plan forces the health industry to be more like the government, in which it gets larger and stronger and makes more money by failing.

The candidate for President who made the observation above was Barack Obama, of course. He was against individual mandates before he was for them.

So far, 26 states are against them. And so, it seems to me, is the US Constitution.

===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

  • http://en.gravatar.com/pascvaks Pascvaks

    There used to be a Law of the Universe (I know, most have been repealed as archaic relics of history) that real men and women had convictions and stood by their convictions. One thing that most people who drink water (luke warm, right out of the tap, steaming hot with coffee, or ice cold with a little tea) really hate about worthless, lying, sleezy politicians (and ‘climatologists’) is their complete lack of conviction about anything. They’re worse than a greesed pig.