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Pelosi Says Health Care a Right




On Thursday, June 7, 2012, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said, “Here’s the thing: the American Affordable Care Act [ObamaCare] stands there with Social Security, Medicare, health care for all Americans as a right, not a privilege.” She actually said that! But there is just one small problem with her statement – nowhere in the US Constitution is “health care” mentioned.

She made her statement in response to response to a CBS News/New York Times poll that showed 41 percent of Americans want the Supreme Court to overturn the law in its entirety.

Obviously Nancy Pelosi, being the good and obedient lap dog that she is, had to say that health care is a right. This is, after all, the same woman who said, “Are you serious?” when asked, “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?” And said regarding ObamaCare, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

This is the same Nancy Pelosi who, in July, 2011, said to Obama that House Democrats won’t back a budget deal that cuts Social Security and Medicare. Social Security is now operating in the red. Its deficits will balloon as more baby boomers retire. And we all know about the “special bonds” in the Social Security trust fund.

Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries receive far more in benefits than they paid in. The Urban Institute calculates that an average-wage, two-earner couple retiring in 2010 will get $906,000 in lifetime benefits under Social Security and Medicare after paying in $704,000. The same couple retiring in 2030 will receive $1.226 million and will have paid in $971,000.

Is this where we are headed with respect to health care? The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the legislation that created ObamaCare, is failing to make healthcare affordable. It is, in fact, making health care even more expensive than it was before.

If health care is a right, does that mean the government has the “right” to tell citizens how to spend money, as with the health insurance purchase mandate? Does it have the “right” to persecute religions, as with telling the Catholic Church that it must provide free contraception and abortifacients? And does it have the “right” to run Ponzi schemes like Social Security?

Nancy Pelosi knows the US Constitution. I know this because she said so. So I guess I’ll just keep looking for the articles or sections or amendments that say Social Security, Medicare, and health care are rights. I guess her copy of the US Constitution is different from mine.

But that’s just my opinion.

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  1. Brian says:

    Nancy Pelosi’s governing document is the UN Declaration of Human Rights and not the US Constitution. Democrats loyalty lies with another governing document.

    http://www.conservativedailynews.com/2012/06/dueling-constitutions-us-individual-rights-or-un-human-rights

  2. WillofLa says:

    Nancy Pelosi said around the time that she made the statement about passing the bill to find out what’s in it, said that “America is a Democracy”. No Nancy, America is not a Democracy. It is a Constitutional Representative Republic. She has been in office for so long that she assumes that she knows it all. She doesn’t. As a matter of fact there is very little that she knows that would do this nation any good at all. She has been part of the Socialist/Communist effort to take this nation down. When the Healthcare bill was passed she said to reporters, “There have been alot of people who have been working very hard for a HUNDRED YEARS to get this done.” Do you know why she said that? It’s proof that she is not a loyal citizen. It’s proof that she is a traitor. And the proof is what she said about there being people who’ve worked hard for a “hundred years”. That period of time is the amount of time that Communism has been attacking this nation in order to bring it down. This is a actual fact proven by the very statements of Communist Russians in Pravda some years ago when the American people defeated the Bush Amnesty bill. They said that Communist have been at bringing this country down for a “hundred years”. That hundred years is when Lennin began his Bolshevic Revolution that was picked up on here in America by liberals who believed that Communism was a good idea. Liberals here, like Pelosi, back in the ’20’s were intellectuals from Europe who came here to take advantage of the freedom that was not found in their home countries, like Russia. But when they came here, they brought their ideology with them and started spreading it around to all the liberals. And look at their progress now. Communist just about run this nation. They put one of their own in the White House didn’t they, and they some how gave us the impression there was nothing we could do to put a stop to it. Some of our representatives tried and were forced to stop their opposition to Obama being made a candidate. And the Socialists got away with their crime. And what they did IS a crime and we act like there is nothing we can do about it even at this late date, and they have some how convinced us that it would be to hard to take this issue to court? Really? Why? Obama is a Communist and we can’t get him arrested? We are falling for a Communist lie, and they are laughing their butts off because we are falling for it.

  3. Kyle Becker says:

    60% of the country thinks Obamacare violates individual rights. The rest have an IQ around room temperature. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/08/fox-news-poll-60-think-health-care-mandate-violates-individual-rights/