Our government has no business regulating health care.  In fact, our government has grown entirely too large and is unchecked in its spending and regulating.  I am aware of very few government run programs that have been truly successful.  For example, Social Security has no resemblence to the program FDR started in 1935.  The people were told all sorts of appeasing things to get the bill passed.  Now, it is feared Social Security is bankrupt.  The rates paid into Social Security are much higher than the plan originally set and the uses by the government of the monies in the fund have extended way beyond the people’s retirement and economic benefit.  I feel I will be lucky to even see a portion of the money I have been forced to put into the government retirement system called Social Security.

If our government is going to force those who do not currently carry insurance to pay for government insurance, fine them if they do not participate and then jail them for not paying the fines, is our government plan for health care constitutional?  Will it be a condition of citizenship in America to carry the government run health insurance?  Do the people that thought they were getting free health care still favor this plan now that they have found out they will actually be paying for the government run system and will be forced to participate in it?  Free enterprise typically produces competition and lowers rates for goods and services when allowed to function on its own without government intervention.  This same free enterprise system is one of the things that has made America great and has given individuals of all races and backgrounds a chance for economic success.

By the way, I thought the government was against monopolies.  What will they have created when they take control of the health care industry and then turn it into a single payer system?  I guess they are only against monopolies when they are not the monopoly.

We need to reduce the size of our government.  We need to cut the government budget, balance it and lower taxes.  We need stop the out of control spending this and previous administrations have come accustomed to.  And finally, we need to get back to the basic functions of what the government was established for back in 1776 by our Founding Fathers - “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”.


Kent Reeves