The Obamacare Scheme

Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy has done the nation a service by laying out the grand design underlying the secret plan to force the United States into a single payer system, with the government deciding who gets care and who is left to languish untreated and eventually die. It is the modern statist's dream, whereby the state becomes almighty, holding in its grasp the health of all its subjects (the term "citizens" becomes archaic at this point).

Writing with precision, McCarthy lays out what he and other prosecutors of fraud mean by a scheme, and why it applies to Obamacare:

Fraud can be so brazen it takes people's breath away. But for a prosecutor tasked with proving a swindle - or what federal law describes as a "scheme to defraud" - the crucial thing is not so much the fraud. It is the scheme. (snip)

The fraud does not tell us what the stakes are. To know that, we must understand the scheme - the design.

The point of showing that Obama is carrying out a massive scheme to defraud - one that certainly would be prosecuted if committed in the private sector - is not to agitate for a prosecution that is never going to happen. It is to demonstrate that there is logic to the lies. There is an objective that the fraud aims to achieve. The scheme is the framework within which the myriad deceptions are peddled. Once you understand the scheme, once you can put the lies in a rational context, you understand why fraud was the president's only option - and why "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan" barely scratches the surface of Obamacare's deceit.

McCarthy lays out the grand strategic design, the scheme as prosecutors refer to it, by which step-by-step over a period of years, the nation will be left with no other alternative than to turn over complete control of health care to the federal government agencies already established by the scheme. Most readers of American Thinker are already familiar with most of these elements, such as the IPAB -- the Orwellian-titled "Independent Payment Advisory Board" which is dictatorial, not advisory in nature -- but McCarthy lays out, as would a prosecutor in the opening statement of a fraud trial, the way the moving parts of the scheme interact. The lies of Obamacare all make sense (they are not careless lies, they are deliberate and strategic) in light of the overall scheme.

This is a must-read.

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