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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Massachusetts Bans Independence

A long time ago, Massachusetts was an honorable state. Now, it is simply a festering pool of leftist liberalism.

So, if you live in Massachusetts and wish to pay for your own healthcare, you will be penalized by the state by over $1000/year, if you don't relinquish your personal responsibilities. You MUST accept the aid of others, whether you want ot or not, or whether you need to or not.
So, rich as the Kennedys and Kerrys are, they must allow others to pay part, or all, of their medical bills.

I have always held - and, still do - that states, not the feds, have the authority to provide healthcare to those in need. And, to be consistent, they also have the power to FORCE healthcare on those NOT in need. Doesn't mean they are doing the right thing, but they are within their authority.

However, this legislation is being forced upon the state - and maybe others? - by the feds;

One goal of the bill is to protect $385 million pledged by the federal
government over each of the next two years if the state can show it is on a path
to reducing its number of uninsured.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has threatened to withhold
the money if the state does not have a plan up and running by July 1.

Well, maybe "forced" is the wrong term. Extorted? Blackmailed? Bribed?

So, in order to remain firmly affixed to the federal teat - of which, there should be none - Massachusetts has chosen to penalize those of its citizens so unfortunate as to wish to pay their own way.

I wonder how the Founding Fathers would view this...


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