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Rob Andrews: Health Care Will Not Cost a Trillion Dollars!

January 17, 2010

Rob Andrews

Rob Andrews just does not get it.  America is broke and we need real solutions to tough economic and financial problems.  He is now advocating an excise tax on health care.  Excise taxes are taxes paid on the purchase of a specific good or service.

As reported by

“I think we could build a consensus around that kind of idea,” Andrews said of the prospects of a carved-out excise tax.

The problem with this approach is the cost.

While President Barack Obama has set a target of $900 billion for lawmakers to meet. But when asked if the bill may grow in costs, in part due to trade-offs between the House and Senate versions of the bill, Andrews conceded: “It’s not going to exceed $1 trillion,” adding that it “could” surpass $900 billion.

As you know, in the case for nationalizing health care, the liberals mention the terrific health care, high tax, and essentially socialistic system that is in place beyond the northern border of the United States

Below are the Lead Editorials in two of the Canadian Newspapers on January 13, 2010:

The Vancouver Sun – “Difficult choices have to be made to rein in health care costs.”

In a perfect world, we could throw unlimited amounts of money at the things that concern us most, like health care.

But in an imperfect world–and our world has been anything but perfect, economically, for the last year and a half — the money we can devote to health care or anything else is limited.

“We have to ration health care, as unpopular as that may sound…..”

The Globe and Mail – “The Deficit is Structural”

Canada faces a structural deficit – a situation in which spending is permanently higher, and in this case growing faster, than revenues. It will persist even after the country escapes the recession,

Looking around the world, it is clear that the model being pushed by the mass of Democrats as well as our President,  is doomed to failure.  They persist in overlooking historical and present reality for their own reasons.  They ignore the will of the people as they demonstrate antipathy towards common sense,  in their push for increased and centralized government control of health care.

It is time to question their “good intentions” just as we have a right to do as it relates to other issues such as their approach to energy, educational, and social welfare policies.  They ignore the disastrous outcomes that have occurred in these areas, as a result of their big brother attitude.

Will Rogers was right; “it ain’t what you know that gets you in trouble, it’s what you know, that just isn’t so.

Special thanks to our friend Stew Bolno who contributed to this post!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 27, 2010 10:59 am

    Come on. What’s $900 billion between friends?


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