Obama - Insurance Industry - Competition

Obama was in sunny Green Bay to hold a "town meeting" to "listen" to the peoples' view of his proposed health care initiative. He wants all to have health care and he stated the following as part of his justification for the government entering the health care business:
"And the reason is not because we want a government takeover of health care -- I've already said if you've got a private plan that works for you, that's great. But we want some competition. If the private insurance companies have to compete with a public option, it'll keep them honest and it'll help keep their prices down."
Nothing like good ol'American competition; I'm all for it! But wait a second, what's this:
President Barack Obama said he wouldn’t rule out a proposal in Congress to tax employer- provided health-insurance benefits as a way to pay for his health-care plan.
So he is going to keep the health care providers prices down by taxing the benefit of those who pay for that providers service? He is then going to use that revenue to fund the service he is going to provide? And he is going to do that because he wants competition?

You think Microsoft would love to pay for all of its SQL Server database development and marketing by adding a tax to the customers who buy Oracle 11g database? Ya think if Microsoft got enough votes to get that tax passed in congress that the Supreme Court might have a problem with it? Bet the Supreme Court doesn't have a problem with Obama's plan because fascists are scary mofos.

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