Support for ObamaCare plunges to new low

From Rasmussen Reports:

Just 38% of voters now favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s the lowest level of support measured for the plan in nearly two dozen tracking polls conducted since June.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% now oppose the plan.

Half the survey was conducted before the Senate voted late Saturday to begin debate on its version of the legislation. Support for the plan was slightly lower in the half of the survey conducted after the Senate vote.

Prior to this, support for the plan had never fallen below 41%. Last week, support for the plan was at 47%. Two weeks ago, the effort was supported by 45% of voters.

Intensity remains stronger among those who oppose the push to change the nation’s health care system: 21% Strongly Favor the plan while 43% are Strongly Opposed.

Public support for socialized medicine has steadily eroded and has now hit its lowest point ever, dropping 9 points in just one week!  Any intelligent observer would have to conclude that while the 2008 campaign generalities and platitudes sounded nice to some naive people, now that Americans have gotten a good look at the reality of such a program they have decided that it is not in their best interest.

Given that, and the fact that the congress is allegedly comprised of our “public servants”, one would expect the House and Senate to drop the matter.  But they will not.  Why?  Because this is not about giving the people what they want.  This does not even have anything to do with a concern for the health care needs of Americans.

This is about the power and control that comes with government dependency.  Neal Boortz summed it up well today:

ObamaCare = Entitlement = Dependency = Control = Power

This is the biggest power grab in the history of the republic.  It is time for us to do some heavy lifting.  It is time for us to do our part to earn the right to share the label of American with people like Nathan Hale and Joseph Warren and Samuel Adams.

Let’s not let them down, my brothers and sisters.  Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country.

These statist bastards have no idea that they have truly awakened the sleeping giant.  Let’s make our forefathers proud.

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2 responses to “Support for ObamaCare plunges to new low

  1. Unfortunately, the vast majority know little about what this plan really entails or would mean, especially longer term. Considering the length of the bill, how many have actually read all of it, much less can claim to understand its real impact (not I)!

    Those who support it seem to rally under the typical liberal banner of ‘Doing what’s right/fair, etc’. While I do think we need health care reform, creating multiple new govt agencies to manage/administer a new, huge bureaucratic mess is not the way.

    Instead of trying to do everything at once, we need to step back and tackle this problem one piece at a time. Anything that takes 2000+ pages to describe is a recipe for disaster.

  2. Agreed.

    It seems clear to me that if the goal is to reduce costs, the best approach with the least damage to the rest of us would be:

    1. End state mandates on coverage, e.g. requiring pregnancy coverage for 60 year olds.

    2. Allow interstate purchase of health insurance , not unlike auto insurance.

    3. Tort Reform

    4. Expand medicaid to include those who truly cannot get health insurance.

    This would lower costs without screwing up what 85% of Americans are happy with.

    Call me a cynic, but since that approach is rejected by the Left one has to assume that this is not about health care or costs but is instead about dependency and power.

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