Why Obamacare Offers Voter Registration

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  1. Revmitchell

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    During the past week conservatives have been all atwitter, as it were, about a development that shouldn’t have surprised anyone with the slightest familiarity with the Obama administration or the Democrat party. It seems that the online application drafted by HHS for those who wish to buy health coverage through Obamacare’s insurance exchanges asks applicants if they would like to register to vote, and facilitates that process if the answer is “yes.” Conservatives are outraged that “reform” is being used to bolster the roles of registered Democrats.

    Louisiana Republican Charles Boustany, chairman of the House Ways and Means Oversight subcommittee, said as much in a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: “The draft documents wander into areas outside the department’s purview and links applications for health insurance subsidies to voter registration.… While the healthcare law requires that government agencies collect vast information about Americans’ personal lives, it does not give your department an interest in whether individual Americans choose to vote.”

    Rep. Boustany is mistaken. Of course Commissar Sebelius and HHS have an “interest in whether individual Americans choose to vote.” Where the chairman goes awry is in the underlying assumption of his letter. He discusses Obamacare as if its primary purpose involves providing health care. By now, however, it should be obvious to the meanest intelligence that PPACA is, and always has been, a vote-buying scheme.

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  2. Magnetic Poles

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    Interesting how the Connies always are against registration of new voters. Could it be because they know they are in the minority of public opinion? You do not enable a democratic process by suppression of suffrage.
     
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    It's even funnier how both parties try to paint libertarians as the fringe.

    Republicans/Democrats. Two sides of the same coin.
     
  4. Revmitchell

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    Strawman fallacy
     
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    Consider the source of this, along with dozens of other thread that do nothing except denigrate our president. I'm sure glad to see those like him slowly becoming the minority in American politics today.
     
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