Stop so­cial­ism’s spread in U.S.

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

The lat­est Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion scan­dals at the Depart­ment of Vet­er­ans Af­fairs and the In­ter­nal Rev­enue Ser­vice should send shock waves through the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.

Ac­cord­ing to Sen. Tom Coburn’s re­veal­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the Vet­er­ans Af­fairs scan­dal, this govern­ment agency caused the deaths of 1,000 of our vet­er­ans, with 120,000 of them wait­ing at least 90 days to see a doc­tor. The agency is also re­spon­si­ble for $20 bil­lion in waste, plus $845 mil­lion in mal­prac­tice claims. At the same time, $111 mil­lion has been paid in bonuses to VA ad­min­is­tra­tors in 2010 alone, com­pli­ments of the U.S. tax­payer. This is in­dica­tive of what all Amer­i­cans can ex­pect from govern­ment-run health care: death, short­age of doc­tors, long wait times, poor care, law­suits, bu­reau­cratic red tape, cor­rup­tion and ex­tremely high pre­mium costs.

To make mat­ters worse, the IRS, the govern­ment agency that has tar­geted con­ser­va­tives, continues to bla­tantly lie to Congress. It il­le­gally de­stroyed ev­i­dence (claim­ing Lois Lerner’s com­puter crashed and lost all per­ti­nent emails just as the in­ves­ti­ga­tion got un­der way), and is the govern­ment agency that will en­force Oba­macare and levy penal­ties on those Amer­i­cans who refuse to carry in­sur­ance.

It looks to be the per­fect storm gath­er­ing: the fruition of the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion’s dream come true and a nightmare for free­dom-lov­ing in­di­vid­u­als. Al­low­ing the govern­ment power over our health trans­lates to the loss of in­di­vid­ual free­dom. Con­ser­va­tives must vig­or­ously fight back and re­cap­ture the Se­nate in Novem­ber, re­peal Oba­macare and stop the sys­tem­atic so­cial­ist takeover of Amer­ica.

LOR­RAINE RYAN Ber­wyn Heights, Mary­land

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