Tuesday, April 13, 2010

American lesson for Australian health care reform. Last three words each in separate quotes.

The idea of electing to office in any capacity people such as the current Labor government of Australia should be a disturbing one for anyone still alive who was raised in the Western civilisation, but specifically in the arena of health care, Rudd, a mealy mouthed career bureaucrat attaining high rank through the Peter Principle which is surely his true religion (besides socialism) must be the health nightmare personified.

The man who gave us Doctor Death in Queensland and strewed the political careers of his supporters under the bus with alarming ease is now seeking to perpetrate on Australia what the usurper socialist regime in America has recently undertaken. Below is a quote from American Thinker on the politburo that the American socialists are attempting to foist on post-Constitutional America. Read it with an informed eye on what Rudd intends here.

Of course I say Rudd- I of course mean the Reserve Bank shadowmen and the rest of the unelected power elite pulling levers with gay abandon.

It is well-known that people rarely vote against their direct personal interests, and Democrats are relying on that to maintain power in the November midterm elections. The means to accomplish this is laid out in Title V of the health care bill. Title V establishes the "National Health Care Workforce Commission" (NHCWC), responsible for acting as the primary national resource to federal, state, and local governments for what works and what doesn't regarding all things health care.

Even health care activities conducted by other departments of the government, such as Defense or Commerce, will now be coordinated through this commission. Inexplicably, the NHCWC is granted legal exemption from the statutory rules that govern federal advisory committees. Section 5101 (b) of the ObamaCare bill states:

(1) The Commission shall be composed of 15 members to be appointed by the Comptroller General, without regard to section 5 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. (5 U.S.C. App.) [Emphasis added.]

Why is this important?  Section 5 requires that all federally constituted commissions:

(1) contain a clearly defined purpose for the advisory committee;

(2) require the membership of the advisory committee to be fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented and the functions to be performed by the advisory committee;

(3) contain appropriate provisions to assure that the advice and recommendations of the advisory committee will not be inappropriately influenced by the appointing authority or by any special interest, but will instead be the result of the advisory committee's independent judgment [emphases added] ...

Such a broad exemption from oversight is tantamount to the establishment of a health care Politburo, and the essential nature of this exemption becomes evident once you examine the statutorily required membership of this commission. It is designed to be a star-chamber of unaccountable community organizer types, with a vast budget and a penchant for social justice.

Title V requires that the Commission comprise a "non-majority of [health care] providers," although Uncle Sam grudgingly allows the health professionals a few seats around the table, right alongside the mandatory representatives of labor unions, consumer advocate groups, and educational institutions -- although the latter do not have to be medical school educators, or even university educators, or have anything whatsoever to do with health care. They can, in fact, be drawn from elementary schools, or even local apprenticeship programs. 

One can only assume that a steamfitters' union apprentice with a 5th-grade education and an interest in the occasional consumer boycott would be the ultimate trifecta nominee.

It is of no consequence that the most offensive provisions of this bill do not go into effect until many years into the future. The soothing idea being peddled, that all this anti-constitutional chicanery can be repealed in the months following the next election, is no real security at all. This Commission will be in full operation no later than the 30th of September of this year. The true aim of this bill (which is to co-opt the existing infrastructure of the health care industry, then swell it with an orgy of hiring and spending) begins immediately.  

The left now has nearly half a year to lodge people and funding into every nook and cranny of this misbegotten legislation, all of whom will prove most unwilling to vote themselves out of work. This tactic, begun last year under the rubric of stimulus spending, becomes a juggernaut under Title V.

Progressives have long sought electoral success by granting access to the government trough. The welfare treats and other brightly-colored trinkets of government generosity have been fine tools for local or regional electioneering, but there have never been enough citizens willing to accept a dependent lifestyle for the left to achieve an unassailable national majority. 

Clearly, the holy grail of leftist electoral politics lies in swelling the ranks of a dependent class, which Title V does with alarming rapidity.

And now back to the cartoons, whilst over on Inherited Tigers 2 we return you to Bullitt, already in progress.

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