Re Anthony Pilla’s “Passing Medicare Part D,” Letters, Oct. 3:
Anthony Pilla took issue with me on my comment that Obama’s MO was to bypass Congress, bunch a lot of bills together and on Friday nights and holidays ram them through before anyone even reads them (Obamacare is now 2,800-plus pages long and nobody’s read it all, but who’s counting?). He was good enough to point out that Bush’s Medicare Part D prescription drug bill was passed the same way ... between 3 and 7 in the morning.
A modus operandi is the way a person operates, and for Bush it was unusual. For Obama, it’s been the way he operates since he became president. It’s his MO. Pushing laws through against the will of the people is tyranny, and because it is a policy somebody happens to believe in it doesn’t make it right. By the time Bush left office, he was despised by Democrats and conservatives alike. (Can Mr. Pilla and I be on the same side here?) Bush’s high-handedness was also unappreciated.
Obama became president running against Bush and things his supporters seem to have forgotten ... his promises of a transparent government and shovel-ready jobs. Both promises were repeated endlessly because he knew that was what the people wanted to hear. And every time he makes another promise, his supporters forget about the ones he made before.
The U.S. used to be a country governed by the rule of law. We’re destroying that. Many times Obama has overridden the law for what he thinks is right, but where you have no law, you have anarchy. Anarchy benefits no one. And there’s not one dictatorship that didn’t start out with a messiah promising hordes of people things they wouldn’t be able to get by their own efforts. Socialism doesn’t move money from the rich to the poor. Socialism moves money from all the people to those in power.
When you control a people’s health, you control their lives. There will be no benefits, Medicare or otherwise, for the people in Obamacare, and they will never be free again.
We are living in a country that was the greatest in the world. We still have freedoms other people only dream about, which once gone will never return. Nobody starves here; the problem here is obesity. The secret of happiness is to be satisfied with what you have and not to envy those who have what you can’t. I’d like to have Barbra Streisand’s voice, but I don’t. Why would I deprive her of it?