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Are you happy now, Progressives? We have officially become the embodiment of the old U.S.S.R. Big Brother Government, led by high profile Democrats, will now be dragging a private company before a powerful government panel for interrogation. And the company will not be their only focus. Oh, no. Because this panel is also demanding names. People’s names. The people who work for the company and the people they talked to. Not just their names, either. They want to know everything about these individuals- their job history, their credit scores, their age, their family location, their spouse’s name, their children’s’ names, their social security numbers- and no doubt, their tax records. Because this company has dared to report unfavorably about the government. *gasp* This government panel has every intention to punish this company and every individual in that company. The new Obama government does not tolerate being opposed in any way and will put a stop to it. This company will be the example.
Max Baucus (D) leads the Senate and Henry Waxman (D) leads the House democrats in calling for McKinsey & Company’s interrogation before a special panel to investigate their recently released report (see report below) which shows that 30% of all businesses will drop all employee health care benefits when Obama-Care goes into effect in 2014. This report also showed that of the companies who were intimately familiar with the provisions of Obama-care, 50% will definitely drop all health care benefits for their employees. This report has been used by Republicans to criticize Obama’s failed policies and to call for the full repeal of Obama-care. This, in the face of one of the most important presidential elections in U.S. history.
Baucus & Waxman are calling for a full document disclosure, methodology used, resumes of individuals who worked on the report and the names & locations of the businesses that McKinsey & Company interviewed. The United States government works for us. Not the other way around. Who does Mr. Obama think he is? Who do these senators think they are? Do we now have a dictator-in-chief? Are we now to fear the government? Is no one allowed to report the truth about the government when that truth reflects poorly on the dictator? Who will be hauled in front of this panel next? You? Me, for writing my blog?
If we, liberals and conservatives alike, do not stand up to this kind of government tyranny, it will indeed be us in front of that panel someday. Outrage is the only way to define this most recent abomination from the Obama administration.