This email from Nancy Pelosi to her supporters is the definition of Congressional doublespeak, rife with misleading statements like:
“Rather than creating a ‘government takeover of health care,’…America’s Affordable Health Choices Act…will expand enrollment in private insurance by an estimated 6 million Americans.”
Um, Nancy, mandating that all Americans buy a certain kind of insurance from certain government-approved providers is a “government takeover of health care.” It doesn’t matter if you then call those companies “private.”
That’s like saying Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are actually private entities because they are owned by individual shareholders.
Does she really think we are this stupid?
The answer is “Yes.”
But it gets much worse. Regarding any state that chooses to exercise its Tenth Amendment rights by nullifying ObamaCare:
A state is free to refuse the support and refuse to assist the federal government in administering the program, but Congress can authorize the federal government to administer the program on its own. Thus, Congress cannot force a state to administer a health insurance exchange, but it can authorize the federal government to administer such an exchange in any state that declines to do so. [Emphasis added]
So, even in states like Arizona, Kansas, Alaska, and others, where voters may choose to reject the federal takeover, Pelosi is claiming that Congress has the constitutional authority to “administer” the program anyway.
And where do you suppose they will get the money for that? No doubt at gunpoint from the very voters that have already rejected the program.
There is only one word to describe this kind of self-righteous arrogance: Chilling.