Rep. Phil Hare (D-IL): “I Don’t Worry About The Constitution”

Nice to know the Dems are so up front about trampling all over the principles of our nation’s founding document.


Hare packs a lot of stupidity in just over 3 minutes of blathering.
He prattles on about ‘parents worried about their children in emergency rooms…how are they going to pay for it… blah blah blah….’ The problem with that: ERs in this country are legally obligated to take care of emergency patients, regardless of the ability to pay. Hare misses the point of the anti-ObamaCare argument, entirely.

Aside from the government-mandated conrtol, increased taxation, and the addtion of trillions to the deficit, the Dems are busy mangling a Constitution they’ve never read. The 10th Amendment LIMITS the scope of the federal government.
Here’s the 10th amendment:

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Which means the Constitution prohibits Congress from manufacturing authority it does not have.
The powers laid out to the federal government can be found in Article 1, Section 8. Health care is not in there. Anywhere.

2 thoughts on “Rep. Phil Hare (D-IL): “I Don’t Worry About The Constitution””

  1. In your first paragraph you said that ER’s have an obligation to treat you regardless of ability to pay. However, what Hare said was that the child was treated and then you get a huge bill later. This is a fact of getting care when you do not have insurance. He said that you are worried for your child and then you find out your child is ok but later you get the bill and that fear is back. Whether or not you agree with Hare’s view points, no person should be bombarded by 2-3 people all asking questions at the same time, interuppting, and not paying any respect to whomever they are speaking to. Disagree with the person or not this type of “youtube” “15 minutes of fame” ambushing is just hurting all processes.

    1. Tammi,
      Bombarded? That sorry exuse for a “representative” hasn’t even READ the bill. That goes for the rest of the Dems who voted for a socialist trainwreck so (in Pelosi’s words) they could “see what’s in it”. These politicians deserve to get ambushed the same way they ambushed the American people with this health care power grab. That bill was ram-rodded through the legislature. In case you haven’t figured it out by now, it has more to do with Obama’s “legacy” than health care for those who cannot afford it.
      As soon as the public dared to confront them over the mandates, massive increase in taxation, the influx of millions of patients, the rationing of care and the decline of quality, they bombarded us with “racist, domestic terrorist, evil monger, KKK” epithets. They don’t pay much respect to their own constituents.
      They will in November.
      Having said that:

      Health care is not a “right”. It’s a privilege. Most people earn it and /or pay for it. There are already taxpayer funded programs and charitable organizations available for financial asisstance. Taxing the hell out of working people to pay for the care of a disproportionate number of others is not the answer.
      No health care is “free”. The expenses for that “huge bill” you mentioned should not be burdened by people who have their own health expenses to worry about. Many hospitals take the hit for unpaid bills and an avalanche of patients, to the extent they have to close.

      Here’s some common sense alternatives:

      1. Enact tort reform.
      2. Preserve the rights of individuals to choose their own private insurance and negotiate with their employer for programs that fit their needs.
      The Republicans submitted several good alternatives to ObamaCare, and every single one was dismissed by the Dems. They contain preventive health care, tax credits, reduction of fraud and abuse in existing federal health care programs, and tort reform.

      The Patient’s Choice Act of 2009

      Health Care Freedom Plan, S. 1324

      Empowering Patients First Act, H.R. 3400

      Those proposals, including CEO John Mackey’s:
      (, have overlapping good points, and are a step in the right direction. I would glean the best, most comprehesive parts from each and combine them into one simple bill.

      Here’s more:

      We will have to wait until we get elected officials who actually represent the American people to repeal this catastrophe. The Dems insulting the American people and trampling on the Constitution is what really hurts the process.

      SFC MAC

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