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In Their Own Words: Rep. John Dingell on How Long it Took "To Control the People"

Posted By Rory Cooper On March 24, 2010 @ 11:04 am In Obamacare | Comments Disabled

Yesterday, President Obama signed his health spending bill into law promising the American people: “These reforms won’t give the government more control over your health care [1].” This statement is simply untrue, otherwise over 16,000 new IRS agents [2] wouldn’t need to be hired to enforce the mandates. And if this was the case, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) wouldn’t need to introduce an amendment to the reconciliation bill that would “limit the amount of discretion [3] given to the Secretary of Health and Human Services under the current bill to determine acceptable levels of coverage and services.”

And if government wasn’t exerting control of your life, then you could keep the health insurance you have now with zero changes, but sadly that won’t be the case for many Americans. But don’t take our word for it. Here is audio of Congressman John Dingell (D-MI), a champion of this legislation telling radio host Paul Smith on WJR in Detroit [4]: “It takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.” Rep. Dingell has held his seat in Michigan for over 55 years. That is certainly a long time before he finally achieved his goals to “control the people.”

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URLs in this post:

[1] more control over your health care: http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2010/03/obama_and_biden_remarks_on_new.html

[2] 16,000 new IRS agents: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/now_the_TVLRWxc94TliCHb1UBYeBJ

[3] limit the amount of discretion: http://dailycaller.com/2010/03/24/tom-coburn-health-care-amendments-demand-tough-votes-from-democrats/

[4] Paul Smith on WJR in Detroit: http://www.wjr.com/Article.asp?id=1742921&spid=34612

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