The United States is a self-governing republic. If it wants to saddle itself with an unaffordable and badly designed health insurance system managed by the Federal Government who’s to stop them? Just as with the carbon tax here, there is no sanction for such legislation outside further legislation to overturn. If the country votes to keep Obama as President, that is the end of the story. And since the means used by Obama is similar to the means used here to force everyone into the super guarantee, it’s a device, but why should it be unconstitutional?
This is not to say I am in favour of either socialised medicine or the carbon tax. Socialist engineering both here and there will bring ruin to large numbers within their countries with no compensating good. But if the socially engineered are content to vote these people into office and then keep them there, what is the answer?
The American election is now about two matters, the state of the economy and the health care system. Obama has been catastrophically bad for both. The Americans will now get to decide who will be their President under the guidance of the most biased and corrupt media in the world.
But I will say this. With Romney the Republican nominee, at least he has a history of supporting measures to improve access to health care in the one state he was governor of. His opposition to this set of measures is not blanket opposition to all possible sets of measures. I don’t know if it will make the difference in the end, but it does at least seem to me that there is some advantage to him in saying so as part of his campaign.