A slip­pery, Stali­nesque slope

The Washington Times Daily - - Editorial -

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

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