Sunday, December 9, 2012

More Bush vs Obama

Chicago Wednesday 24 October 2012   

Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune  


The Chicago Tribune prints a letter (Wednesday 24 
October "Obama's job) opening with "...Barack 
Obama ...came into office with a number of problems 
left by the previous administration and has done an 
admirable job.”  Yes, the previous administration did 
run an at the time unprecedented average monthly 
federal deficit of $20 billion per month.  President 
Obama's corresponding figure is a hardly admirable 
$120 billion.  

The letter continues that Obama was the “driving force 
in the killing of Osama bin Laden, who caused us so 
much misery....”  Had Obama captured him alive we 
might have waterboarded him into warning us of the 
misery we're still suffering from the Taliban.

The letter concludes: Obama “... put through a 
meaningful national health care bill that will take full 
effect in 2014.”  Could the writer point out where in 
the United States Constitution there is any reference 
at all to national health care?  It does contain a 'general 
welfare clause' which the Father of the Constitution,
 James Madison, explained in his Federalist paper 41 
that “...a specification of the objects alluded to by... 
'general welfare' ... immediately follows... not even
 separated by a longer pause than a semicolon."   
Following that semicolon is a list of 17 other 
congressional powers, from "borrow money on the 
credit of the United States" to "make all Laws which 
shall be necessary and proper for carrying into 
Execution the foregoing Powers," but not a word about 
health care.

Arnold H Nelson

Chicago IL 60640

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