Letter: Obamacare beginning of socialized medicine
June 30, 2012
To the editor:
As of mid-morning on Thursday June 28, I now no longer recognize the United States of America.
In a 5-4 decision the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that socialized medicine is now a tax and therefore is legal. Every citizen must buy this product or pay a fine.
This will kill any hope that we might have had for an economic recovery.
Small businesses are the engines that drive our economy. The only certainty that they now have is that hiring another employee will cost them even more money at a time when things are already tight.
Economists say that the key small businesses are looking for in hiring and expanding is some sense of certainty. As of Thursday we now have even less certainty.
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The real jobless rate is 14.8 percent and 1 in 7 Americans are on food stamps. Last year $3 million in food stamps went out to Moffat County residents.
Rather that try to write a long diatribe on Obamacare, let me just say this: We have lost a key freedom.