Sunday, February 3, 2008

Clinton: I Want to Garnish Your Wages

Quoted by MSNBC from her appearance today on Face the Nation.

Also Sunday, Clinton said she might be willing to have workers' wages garnished if they refuse to buy health insurance.

The New York senator has criticized Obama for pushing a health plan that she says would not require universal coverage. Clinton has not always specified how she would enforce 100 percent enrollment. But when pressed during a television interview, she said: "I think there are a number of mechanisms" that are possible, including "going after people's wages, automatic enrollment."

What really gets me is her glib assurance that she'll limit premium payments to "a small percent of your income."

Question #1: What, to you, is a "small percent"?

Question #2: What if I can't afford that "small percent"- that is, I'm already stretched to breaking without that extra expenditure?

Question #3: How in the hell are you going to talk your friends the insurance corporations into voluntarily bringing their premiums on healthy people down to under $200/mth while also capping premiums for the chronically ill, like diabetics, the handicapped, the extremely elderly, etc.?

But, of course, this doesn't matter to Hillary. As her previous statements have made plain, she's quite happy to control your life and tell you what you can and can't do. After all, she knows better than you do what your problems are, what you can afford, what is good and bad for you.

Hillary Clinton once famously said it takes a village to raise a child. Apparently Hillary thinks she's the only grownup in the village.


Sweating Through fog said...

Sweating Through fog said...

Sorry for the prior erroneous comment.

This was a horrible mistake on her part. Inadvertently being honest and saying "she'll go after wages." Just inexcusable - Bill would never have made the mistake of being honest.

Her plan is also just a bunch of goodies for favored groups at taxpayer expense - as I've written about here.