ObamaCare Decision Means We Need A Conservative Congress
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld Obama's health care law in a confusing ruling that apparently indicates that it is constitutional as a tax, although the bill never refers to its fines and penalties as taxes. It is therefore more important than ever to elect members to Congress who will repeal this tyrannical law. It clear that no matter who wins the Presidency, whatever restraints the U.S. government once had are clearly gone, and Congress is the last line of defense for freedom.
This is historic in that taxes have always been affiliated with an activity. Taxes have always been based upon income, consumption, or even dying. This is the first time we as Americans can be taxed just for existing. Can a breathing or air tax be far behind?
It should be noted that Alan Grayson, my opponent in the Florida Congressional District 9 election, was a bombastic booster of this law. Bellowing in the halls of Congress in September 2009, Grayson declared... "If you get sick, America, the Republican health care plan is this... die quickly!"
This is the worst sort of demagoguery, a willful ignorance of, and an absolute hatred for, individual freedom and liberty.
Alan Grayson and his progressive cronies claim the GOP has no solution to the manufactured "health care crisis" that the government created. While I can not speak for the entire GOP -- I am just one conservative running for Congress -- I can offer my overall philosophy. It is based on the limited government and free market philosophies espoused by the GOP.
1) Repeal Obamacare.
2) Remove the factors that caused the deadly health insurance mutation in the first place -- government regulations and health insurance laws that protect health insurance companies' stranglehold on health care.
3) Allow Cross-State competition.
When a species is forced to inbreed, deadly mutations result. The healthcare industry has been inbreeding in fifty states, all regulated by State insurance boards that, over time, have become infected by undue influence of those they would "regulate."
4) Allow the free market to reduce health care costs.
Who in their right mind would pay thousands of dollars a year to save a few hundred dollars? Would you? That's what you're doing if you're using health insurance to pay for every day health care -- you are simply insulated from the realization of your wasted money if your health insurance is "matched" or "paid for" by your employer. A free market system with healthy competition would quickly remove the confidence game that health insurance has become.
5) Tort Reform
Grayson is an attorney. Of course he -- and his attorney friends in Congress -- do not want tort reform. But we must reform the system to end frivolous lawsuits, which would reduce costs for doctors and the health care they provide.
6) Use Freedom.
Perhaps Grayson's motivation in championing this tyranny was born out of compassion. Unfortunately, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Any solution to the health insurance "crisis" our country faces must be met with honorable means born out of freedom and individual liberty.
7) Reduce the Deficit
Obamacare is going to increase the deficit at a time when our debt is unsustainable. It also cuts Medicare by $500 billion without cutting costs. True healthcare reform should bring in free market principles and reduce healthcare costs across the board. Medicare is the entitlement that is threatening to break the bank, and now we will have another to shoulder. The only way to solve this is by reducing healthcare costs through freedom.
When I defeat Alan Grayson and go to Congress, I will work tirelessly to see that freedom is used as the primary means to achieve a noble end: broader and cheaper health care access for all.
Mark Oxner is a candidate for the US House of Representatives in Florida's District 9. He has over 28 years of private sector experience ranging from small business, financial, manufacturing and international sectors of the economy.