June 28, 2012

Only five years ago we mocked the proposal to use the IRS to enforce healthcare [Darleen Click]

via the Wayback Machine

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September 2, 2007

President John Edwards’ plans for your own good [Darleen Click]

State nannism doesn’t get much better than this

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.”

Once that’s settled, I’m sure President Edwards would start mandating acceptable health standards and practices. Outlaw tobacco and transfats, then regulate and ration white sugar, red meat, diary and how many times annually one can visit fast food restaurants.

Lovely.
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I, for one, look forward to having my colon checked by the DMV and my surgeon required to have the same competency level as the esteemed members of the TSA.

The unlimited powers of the Taxing Authority demand it!

Posted by Darleen @ 10:09pm
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Comments (22)

  1. the thing about Edwards is though, he’s kind of trashy

  2. Being a voice in the wilderness generally does not pay off. You are right, but they generally want to take your head for telling the truth.

  3. - As a practical matter, one potential positive (at least if you’re a braindead statist anyway) that arises from the “non-activity taxation” paradigm is the non-breathing aspect, allowing for a vast new resource in revenues from the nations cemetaries.

    - The indefagitable bureaucracy has finally found a way to stiff you even after you’re a stiff.

  4. They don’t take your head, they just freeze you out of the discourse as “fundamentally unserious.”

    Which is a shame all around because it seems like a lot of people have been pissing all over themselves today, and they might not have if they’d been more open to the give and take of ideas freely exchanged and examined. Instead, they were more concerned about comity and shaping opinion (instead of being shaped by it) and now they look like drunk Dom DeLuise in that Carson sketch SNL did back when SNL was still funny once in a while.

  5. They froze Ted Williams’ head. And I don’t like to think about it.

  6. - Oh I don’t know. Maybe in some far distant time mad scientists will be able to resurrect his head, slap it on an atheletic bio-body, and get him to hit a few Zombie dingers for them.

  7. Only had time to skim in quickly, and going on vacation so will be mostly off the grid for the weekend, but this piece looks interesting.

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/why-congress-doesnt-work/

  8. - Some of those that are always quick to call others racist show their true colors.

  9. I can’t wait for the part where Edwards introduces studies that prove how getting some strange is essential for men’s prostate health.

  10. It’s good that TSA is getting all of this practice performing colonoscopies and breast exams. They’ll be able to hit the ground running once IRS hangs “health care center” signs on the airports.

  11. I ran into a good justification for Roberts’s calling it a tax: Obamacare puts the IRS in charge of levying penalties for not buying health insurance; ergo, it’s a tax.

    Hmmm.

  12. a good justification?

    my sweet dicentra for someone who can’t quite get her head around the idea of changing the sacred definition of marriage you sure are flexible about redefining a tax as something what can be levied on non-activity

  13. Oh do fuck off already, happyfeet. There’s a good chap.

  14. Tax? That’s Washington talk. There’s a good subject.

  15. taxing non-activity is no different than taxing choice… it’s the same as taxing freedom itself

    and it’s an incredibly obscene idea Squid

    but you’re welcome to lick up the spooge roberts has ejaculated on the america’s bullshit constitution if you want

    bon appetit

  16. the I mean

  17. Idiot chipmunk, for someone who can’t quite get his head around the idea that nobody here cares what your opinion is, you … behave exactly like someone who can’t quite get his head around the idea that nobody here cares what your opinion is.

    Never mind.

  18. I ran into a good justification for Roberts’s calling it a tax: Obamacare puts the IRS in charge of levying penalties for not buying health insurance; ergo, it’s a tax.

    Obama put the EPA and Interior in charge of navigable waters in your drainage gully; ergo, your drainage gully is the Mississippi River.

  19. Can I just note how ironic it is that my remonstrance against the little rodent who wants to make every fucking thing under the sun about teh ghey merriges is parried with a suggestion that I eat cum?

    It seems like more and more, our little yellow menace dwells obsessively on the consumption of strangers’ semen. Whether it makes a weak argument or a weak counterargument, the metaphor is always the same. Telling, that.

  20. yes it’s very telling you are a very deep person squid and a keen observer

    now wipe your chin

  21. Projection.

  22. I ran into a good justification for Roberts’s calling it a tax: Obamacare puts the IRS in charge of levying penalties for not buying health insurance; ergo, it’s a tax.

    Obama put the EPA and Interior in charge of navigable waters in your drainage gully; ergo, your drainage gully is the Mississippi River.

    There’s an easy way to test that. Dump your used motor oil into the drainage ditch and wait to see which agency’s SWAT team shows up to kick down your front door.

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