The embodiment of the Marxist ideology is the phrase “from each according to his abilities; to each according to his needs.” This described Hillary Clinton’s universal health care plan perfectly. If someone has the ability to pay for his own health coverage but doesn’t want to, she has no problem forcing him to buy it by garnishing his wages:
Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday she might be willing to garnish the wages of workers who refuse to buy health insurance to achieve coverage for all Americans.
The New York senator has criticized presidential rival Barack Obama for pushing a health plan that would not require universal coverage. Clinton has not always specified the enforcement measures she would embrace, but when pressed on ABC’s “This Week,” she said: “I think there are a number of mechanisms” that are possible, including “going after people’s wages, automatic enrollment.”
Clinton said such measures would apply only to workers who can afford health coverage but refuse to buy it, which puts undue pressure on hospitals and emergency rooms. With her proposals for subsidies, she said, “it will be affordable for everyone.”
The fact that the health care plan will be supposedly affordable, something I don’t believe for one second, is completely irrelevant. If someone does not want to purchase health insurance, that should be his right. But Hillary doesn’t see it that way. Freedom of choice? Forget it. If you don’t live your life the way Mother Hillary thinks you should, she’ll swoop in and force you.
Link via Lucianne
Update: Tom Elia has more, including a reminder of this little nugget:
Remember back in the 1990s when critics of Hillary Clinton’s health care plan claimed it would place an undue burden on small business?
How about Ms. Clinton’s famous response to such criticism?
“I can’t go out and save every undercapitalized entrepreneur in America.”