Monday, February 04, 2008

"You VILL haff health insurance, und you vill LIKE it!"

Hillary's latest on the universal health care front:

"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.'"

Over at PowerLine, John Hinderaker puts it into focus:

"There is an analogy between the compulsory aspects of the candidates' health care proposals and Social Security. A young man or woman would be crazy to participate in the Social Security system if he or she had any choice. If anyone saved 12.4% of his earnings over a lifetime, he would not only have far more money in retirement than Social Security can provide, it would, equally important, be his money, to invest and dispose of as he sees fit.

But the government needs young people's money to support their grandparents' retirements, so Social Security is forced upon them. The same thing, in essence, will happen with health care if any comprehensive 'reform' plan is adopted."

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