The PJ Tatler

Are There Any Lawyers In the House?

Don’t answer that question. The real question is, are there any lawyers with the standing to the sue the Federal government on behalf of the entire America people for outright fraud? What else to make of this story in the Daily Caller about the worst law in the American history — worse, the worst deliberately fraudulent law in American history — the Patient Deflection and Unaffordable Care Act:

 President Obama’s health care adviser Jonathan Gruber said that the Affordable Care Act would definitely not be affordable while he was writing the bill with the White House… Gruber said that Obamacare had no cost controls in it and would not be affordable in an October 2009 policy brief, presented here exclusively by TheDC. At the time, Gruber had already personally counseled Obama in the Oval Office and served on Obama’s presidential transition team. Obama, meanwhile, told the American people that their premiums would go down dramatically.

“The problem is it starts to go hand in hand with the mandate; you can’t mandate insurance that’s not affordable. This is going to be a major issue,” Gruber admitted in an October 2, 2009 lecture, the transcript of which comprised the policy brief.

“So what’s different this time? Why are we closer than we’ve ever been before? Because there are no cost controls in these proposals. Because this bill’s about coverage. Which is good! Why should we hold 48 million uninsured people hostage to the fact that we don’t yet know how to control costs in a politically acceptable way? Let’s get the people covered and then let’s do cost control.”

Gruber also said that the only way to control costs is to effectively deny treatment. “The real substance of cost control is all about a single thing: telling patients they can’t have something they want. It’s about telling patients, ‘That surgery doesn’t do any good, so if you want it you have to pay the full cost.”

You knew this bill was a fraud from the way it was passed alone — extra-Constitutionally (probably unconstitutionally), on Christmas Eve (you didn’t then hear Democrats complaining about having to work on Christmas, did you?), rammed through on a freak party line vote dominated by a criminal organization masquerading as a political party. How was this legitimate? How could that temporary aberration, a veto-proof Democrat Congress (itself the result of electoral chicanery) bind the nation forever? What was so urgent about extended “coverage” to people who, in many cases did not want or need coverage, via a giant welfare program funded through the mechanism of a huge tax increase on the productive class? Was this trip really necessary?

And the voice of the capon was heard in the land: “I wish that President Obama could have stood up and said, ‘You know, I don’t know if this bill is going to control costs. It might, it might not. We’re doing our best. But let me tell you what it’s going to do…”