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  • March 23, 1775 is the day Patrick Henry gave his famous "Give me liberty or give me death" speech. Listen to the speech and how it pertains to the health care bill that was ironically signed on the same day 230 years later.
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While 63% of Americans polled favor repeal of the bill Cuban leader Fidel Castro believes it is a great idea.

Cuban leader endorses US health care reform, says it's about time

At least they admit now what they have been unwilling to admit to before this bill passed, it is all about wealth redistribution.

NY Times: In Health Bill, Obama Attacks Wealth Inequality

To enforce the taking from the rich to give to the poor the bill grows the IRS by 16,500 employees and increases the IRS budget by $10 Billion. Think back to prohibition. Who was it that led the charge against illegal alcohol? It was the Treasury Department. It was not about health then and it is not about health now.

Massachusetts offers a snapshot of how giving more people insurance naturally drives demand. The Massachusetts Medical Society last fall reported just over half of internists and 40 percent of family and general practitioners weren't accepting new patients, an increase in recent years as the state implemented nearly universal coverage.

Health overhaul likely to strain doctor shortage

The Massachusetts state treasurer Tim Cahill warned that a national version of the Massachusets law could bankrupt the country in four years. Quoting Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, "The plan is dramatically propped up by federal money,” he said. “Take that away and there would be dire economic consequences." Unfortunately for us congress did not listen and we have now passed a national version of the Massachusets law. Read the entire article here

ObamaCare Day One Companies are already warning about higher health-care costs.

Timeline of Major Provisions in the Health Care Bill

Obamacare prescription: 'Emergency health army' Force subject to 'involuntary calls to active duty' during 'public crises'

From The Gods of the Copybook Headings by Rudyard Kipling
In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "If you don't work you die."

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return.