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It’s about statism, stupid…

Congressman Paul Ryan on liberalism and what healthcare reform means to the left:

…[T]hey believe in a political philosophy that is more like a cradle to grave, more of a social welfare state, kind of like you see in Europe versus the American ideal that we’ve known and loved and grown up with. And, so really what this is more about is ideology than health care policy. Because if this was about health care policy we could get a bi-partisan agreement tomorrow. […]

They are trying to ram it through as fast as they can before their power slips away from them and that’s why they’re trying to create this brand new entitlement which really does have the government takeover 17% of our economy.”

This is what congressional Republicans should have been saying for the last twelve months, instead of bitching about bipartisanship.  Once again, they need to pound the table! 

This should have been is not a debate about tinkering with the Senate bill to allow Republicans to get some goodies of their own into the legislation.  This is not about who wins or loses in the 2010 midterms.

This is about the future of this country.   This is about joining the mediocrity of the rest of the world versus holding up what’s left of an exceptional nation. 

Unfortunately, time is running out–healthcare legislation is set for a vote within the next two weeks.  Republicans are essentially powerless, and the fate of healthcare reform rests in the hands of a few Democratic congressmen in the House.

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