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“Channeling Henry Waxman”

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My new Washington Examiner column goes inside the mind of Henry Waxman as the hard-left Congressman from California considers the prospects for a radical overhaul of American health care.

Don’t for a moment conclude that the House’s inability to get to a vote this week spells the end of Obamacare. Even if every Congressman and Senator meets with a thousand well-prepared opponents of the ruin of American medicine over their break, Congressman Waxman and the proponents of the the stealth single-payer program that is the “government option/public plan” will be back again and again in the fall to push for its passage.

So sign the online petition opposing Obamacare, which stands at 776,000 this morning, and read about the certainty of unintended consequences below. (If you are a victim of CPSIA, send me an e-mail detailing your troubles, especially as you struggle with the label tracking requirement that kicks in on August 14.)

The key to defeating Obamacare is that it is a terrible law, full of the sort of unintended consequences that have marked even much less ambitious laws such as CPSIA and ESA. Of course it will cost trillions more in deficit spending, but it will also force tens of millions out of their health insurance and into the government’s plan and it will bring about near-instant rationing of critical services and treatments, especially for seniors.

When you have signed the petition, call the Blue Dog Democrats either directly or via the Congressional switchboard, 202-224-3121, and tell them to stand firm, say no, and start over. Call your senators as well, even if they have already publicly committed to the ruin of American medicine via Obamacare.

And consider supporting the two GOP candidates for governor in New Jersey and Virginia this fall: Chris Christie and Bob McDonnell. Both men are ahead of their Democratic opponents, and a double win for the GOP in these two statehouse races will send a message to all the Democrats looking at 2010 races that the Obama lurch left is not what the American people thought they were getting when they voted for a new way in Washington. Michael Barone gives the details, but you can give each of them $50 or $100 and really send a message about how you feel about Obamacare.


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