Remember all of the screams about how Bush was turning the US into a fascist state – you know, one where threats forced you to comply with the demands of the government? Well, all I can say is congratulations – we’ve finally arrived at the thing all of the screaming leftists feared.
Letters sent to 52 insurance companies by Democratic leaders demand extensive documents for an examination of ‘extensive compensation and other business practices in the health insurance industry.” The letters set a deadline of Sept. 14 for the documents.
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, signed the three-page letter dated Monday.
An industry source replied when asked for comment: “This is nothing more than a taxpayer-funded fishing expedition designed to silence health plans.”
Now, of course, it’s not fascism – it’s “hope and change” – and things done for your own good in the name of the Messiah. As one could have predicted, there are no more grim milestones in the age of Obama – just sweetness and light and unicorn hugs. And threats – don’t forget the threats.