Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Down memory lane

Barticles looks at how we got employer-based health care, and the World War II rules against switching jobs.
During WWII, the Emergency Price Control Act carried a penalty of a year in jail or a $5,000 fine for violators. Under the Pelosi health care bill passed over the weekend, Americans who disobey the individual insurance mandate and decline to pay the penalty -- 2.5 percent of income -- could face five years in prison. Correcting the problems it helped create during WWII, it seems, will require Washington once more to resort to the gun.
An emergency while fighting the Nazis, I can understand. Fines or jail time to keep Democrats in power, not so much.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So they put us in prison. $50,000 of so per year and they have to provide free health care. Can anyone say 'Brain dead democrats'?