It’s not about health care. It never was.

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chessmoveEver since a two-house Democratic congressional majority rammed Obamacare to passage in the dead of night, it’s been commonplace to hear people ask what they could have been thinking.

Those still groping for an answer may find it helpful to ponder this: It’s not about health care and never was.

Once you realize that nothing Obama ever does is about anything except amassing and consolidating power over every detail of Americans’ lives, it’s easier to see that his administration is not:

  1. Incompetent—it has, after all, advanced its agenda to a frightening degree.
  2. Stupid—it clearly knows exactly what it’s doing.
  3. Socialist—some of its policies have that odor, but by now it’s evident that the only ideological loyalty of the Obama White House is to unbridled power. Forget socialism. It’s megalomania fueled by self-regarding ignorance.

In National Review Online last week, John Fund dogged the trail of a massive political power play disguised as universal health insurance coverage. It’s a chilling story about manipulating people’s life-and-death healthcare concerns to remake them as unquestioning subjects of the regime—and to lock up future elections in the process.

Still not persuaded? Check out this story from California’s Concord County, where half of all Obamacare call center employees will be part time and receive no health care benefits. The  administration is demonstrating that, having scored some cheap political points, it now knows better than to go overboard saddling itself with the liabilities of its own program

And irony of ironies, IRS employees expected to play a key role in administering Obamacare are saying they want nothing to do with the program themselves.

Always assume the Obama administration intends the opposite of what it says, or at least something very different. You’ll rarely be wrong and life will be far less confusing.

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