Will: ObamaCare Is 'Applied Bloombergism...You're Free to Choose If You Choose the Right Thing'
Syndicated columnist George Will made a brilliant observation about ObamaCare Tuesday.
Appearing on Fox News's Special Report, Will called it “applied Bloombergism... you're free to choose if you choose the right thing” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
GEORGE WILL: And as a result supporters of ObamaCare are pioneering new dimensions of sophistry. Steny Hoyer, the second-ranking Democrat in the House, today said the president should have caveated it. Now that's a clunky verb. What he means is he should have put a big asterisk over his statement, and the asterisk would say, "You can keep your insurance if but only if you buy the insurance that we think you ought to have.
Which reveals the part of ObamaCare that is applied Bloombergism. The mayor of New York's been a very candid progressive. He says, "I know what you ought to eat, I know what you ought to drink, and I'm going to use the police power of the city to make you do it." And ObamaCare says exactly the same thing: you're free to choose if you choose the right thing.
Indeed. And this was always going to be the case from the moment the debate began in 2009.
Unfortunately, the liberal media did its darnedest to withhold this from the public until now.
Just imagine how much differently things would have gone for this law if Americans had been properly informed of its contents, and how much differently the 2012 elections might have gone as well.