Healthcare Reform Bill Still Contains Seeds of Socialism
Taking a page out of Yogi Berra, Congressional leaders are worried that it ain't over â€˜til it's over.
U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-Minnesota) has been trying to rally her conservative base, warning them that even though the
much-debated public option has been killed in the Senate version of the reform bill, the seeds of socialism still exist in the bill - and in fact, in every
major move made by the administration of President Barack Obama.
"The number one thing is to fight right now the government takeover of our economy," Rep. Bachmann said, quoting an Arizona State University
economist who calculated the U.S. government now owns 30 percent of the economy as a result of 2009's financial market bailouts. "Now if President
Obama gets his way with healthcare, that's an additional 18 percent of the economy. It isn't within our lifetime that we've gone to socialism. It's within
The end result would take the healthcare industry from bad to worse, according to David Mitchel, a healthcare industry expert and marketing
consultant for healthcare companies.
"As someone who works with medical practitioners on the front lines of the medical industry, I am very familiar with the way that practitioners feel
about the proposed changes," said Mitchel, VP of Norton Mitchel Marketing (www.nortonmitchel.com). "Many observers believe that the proposed
changes are part of a socialistic economic policy. I've observed the ways in which countries that have adopted socialistic economic policies have
performed economically. The results have been devastating, and we would be foolish if we didn't learn from their failures."
He cited Chile as a prime example of how socialistic policies led to chaos, and how a free market economy revived the country's finances.
"Chile democratically elected a socialist leader in 1970, and then had a coup in 1973 to replace the socialist leader," he said. "After the 1973 coup, the
new regime enacted free market reforms, leadin