June 29th, 2012
Anti-corporate crusader applauds Supreme Court decision to uphold bill crafted by huge corporations
(PaulWatson) – So-called anti-corporate crusader Michael Moore reacted with glee to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare, despite the fact that the bill was written primarily by the very insurance companies Moore claims to oppose.
Appearing on MSNBC’s The Last Word With Laurence O’Donnell, Moore said the Supreme Court decision was “a great victory” and should be met with “loud cheers throughout the country,” despite the fact that the majority of Americans are against Obamacare.
Although Moore admits in the interview, “The private, run for profit insurance companies are still running the show,” he failed to acknowledge that big corporations actually wrote the foundation for the entire Obamacare bill.
As Senator Max Baucus confirmed when Obamacare was passed, the genesis of the bill was an “87-page document which became the basis, the foundation, the blueprint from which almost all health care measures in all bills on both sides of the aisle came.”
And who wrote that 87-page white paper? None other than Liz Fowler – who in the two years before the bill was passed and while she was writing the “foundation” for Obamacare, was simultaneously working as Vice President of WellPoint – one of the largest health insurance companies in America.
Baucus profusely thanked Fowler for being personally responsible for crafting Obamacare. Politico described heras a “major player” in getting the bill passed.
Despite the fact that Obamacare will dump $500 billion in new taxes on already struggling American families, Moore was not satisfied, labeling mandatory government healthcare “the first piece” of the agenda, while cautioning conservatives that the process could not be stopped because it had the momentum of “a huge locomotive.”
“You better get on the train or watch your party implode – that’s my words of advice to the Republican Party,” said the filmmaker.
Meanwhile, Congressman Ron Paul reacted to the news by promising to spearhead a movement to repeal the law.
“Today we should remember that virtually everything government does is a ‘mandate.’ The issue is not whether Congress can compel commerce by forcing you to buy insurance, or simply compel you to pay a tax if you don’t. The issue is that this compulsion implies the use of government force against those who refuse. The fundamental hallmark of a free society should be the rejection of force. In a free society, therefore, individuals could opt out of “Obamacare” without paying a government tribute,” said Paul.
Source: Prison Planet