A slippery, Stalinesque slope
In the period from 1932 to 1933, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin killed several million Ukrainians by starvation. Food was forcibly taken from the territory, and the suffering was so intense that some women took their babies to train stations and gave them to passengers.
What little we Americans heard of that was excused by those who said collectivization was needed to build socialism — and after all, when making an omelet one has to break a few eggs. Similarly, today Obamacare apologists tell us that “only” 5 percent of Americans are liable to lose their existing health insurance. Is that argument not Stalinesque?
Probably a lot more than 5 percent of Americans will lose their insurance if this madness is not stopped. Obamacare needs to be repealed as soon as possible. After that we can consider the plight of the uninsured.
The basic rule of health care reform should be: “First, do no harm.” EUGENE WINDCHY Alexandria