Monday, September 03, 2007

Can You Say "Socialist?"

Here's an example from John Edwards' health care plan:

Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards said on Sunday that his universal health care proposal would require that Americans go to the doctor for preventive care.

"It requires that everybody be covered. It requires that everybody get preventive care," he told a crowd sitting in lawn chairs in front of the Cedar County Courthouse. "If you are going to be in the system, you can't choose not to go to the doctor for 20 years. You have to go in and be checked and make sure that you are OK."

He noted, for example, that women would be required to have regular mammograms in an effort to find and treat "the first trace of problem." Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth, announced earlier this year that her breast cancer had returned and spread.

Where to begin? John Edwards wants to FORCE you to go to the doctor. Ladies, he wants to FORCE you to have a mammogram every year. Guys, I'll bet he wants to FORCE you to have your prostate checked.

If you don't, a lawyer with whom he is probably tied will sue your pants off and THEN check your prostate (to see if you have any money stashed there).

What a pompous jerk. If this doesn't finish him off for this cycle, it should.

JASmius asks: Would these requirements apply to captured terrorists? Sounds like a lot worse a violation of civil liberties than anything they've had to "endure" down Gitmo way.