Skip to comments.Lawmaker: George Washington could not tell ‘lie’ that ObamaCare is ‘affordable’
Posted on 04/05/2014 3:52:24 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) argued Thursday that the higher insurance premiums being created by ObamaCare would make it impossible for George Washington known in part for the apocryphal saying he could not tell a lie to call ObamaCare the "affordable" care act.
"Calling the Affordable Care Act the Affordable Care Act is not true," King said on the House floor. "George Washington could not utter these words.
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We’re much more about George Orwell these days...
That’s because George Washington was not a Socialist. Socialism requires lies to froward its agenda.
Washington crossed a river in the middle of the night to fight BS like Obamacare...
The only part of the title of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010” that even remotely reflects a minimum amount of reality is “2010”, the year in which it was passed by one-party vote, and that only by chicanery and promises of special benefits in exchange for support from some of the wavering Senators.
2010 was also an election year, in which the Republicans, with the boiling rage exemplified by the T.E.A. party activists, managed to win back control of the House of Representatives, a lesson which should not be lost upon the party leadership of EITHER party. The first is that Republicans do much better when they embrace the T.E.A. party people, and secondly, to the Democrats as a cautionary warning that maybe, they went just a little too far, and should be reconsidering some of their more extreme policies.
But that would be to assign rational and ethical behavior to those who feel no allegiance to the founding principles of that nation once known as “the United States of America”.
Well, we had warning.
Remember Slick Clinton promising the “most ethical administration ever”?
Right up front, Obama & Co. promised the “most transparent administration ever”.
And they recently promised, just after the election through the Lizard Woman, to punish their enemies, an honest statement; SEE: IRS, EPA, et al.
And as a corollary, to reward and protect their friends, so that’s why we see people breaking laws, like voting six times, and being lauded rather than jailed, and others threatening issuance of executive orders that would overrule the prerogatives of the legislative branch, a coequal branch of government.
In the book `Nineteen Eighty-four’, the Ministry of Plenty lied about shortages; the Ministry of Peace waged endless war, machine-gunning civilians and shooting prisoners; and the Ministry of Love tortured and executed whomever it pleased, because ... there were no laws.
The law was whatever `Big Brother’ (the leaders of the Inner party) decided: that is, `he’ just issued an order.
Nevertheless, even with the warning we’ve become a lot like the dystopian book.
I’ll throw in Aldous Huxley for good measure.
However, I find this passage from the same Address apropos:
The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established government.