Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bad Policy, Bad Ethics, Bad Karma

If this is true, and I have no reason to doubt either the source or the reporting, then King Obama is a worse snake than I had previously estimated.

The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases.

"It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan," said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. "He says he is looking to generate $540-million by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it."
Let's hit the bullet points, shall we?
  1. Obama proposes to force private insurance companies to foot the bill for medical costs incurrened as a result of an individual's military service.
  2. He 'refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations' he would abrogate.
I know what you're thinking: what do you expect from a Fascist/Socialist like Obama? To him, the government and the private corporations will soon be one entity anyway, so what not start now by forcing them to pay for military injury claims?

Striking, isn't it? What, you ask? Why, the ease with which Leftists like Obama casually throw around words like force.

Il Duce would be proud.