I hope he’s right! Rick Santelli predicts IRS scandal will affect Obamacare implementation:
It’s one thing to have all your receipts and be called on the carpet to hassle, and prove you’re innocent. It’s another thing like…when you need that stent and they say, no stent for you because you back this group, you have these thoughts, you live in this area.
Audits on account of your political views are bad, but missing out on that MRI that could have told you whether you have a tumor or not – just because of your political donations – is something else.
Santelli’s implied concern here is legitimate. Government-provided healthcare has always been about control. You can argue it’s about helping people – and that may be true. But that doesn’t mean control is not part of the formula. Helping people out and controlling them is not mutually exclusive – in fact, it’s the bare bones premise of progressivism: let’s make the world a better place by regulating ‘better’ into existence (the elite’s definition of ‘better’, that is).