from Tony Snow at Jewish World Review, Queen Tut:
Later, after solving the tonsorial riddle, she stepped forward as Hillary the Conquering Liberal. In 1994, she set out to redesign the American health-care system and convened a panel that drafted its plan secretly — in violation of federal law. The task force produced a complicated and draconian model statute. Among other things, it would have put the nation’s teaching hospitals under the federal thumb. (She now says she supports such institutions, 10 percent of which are in New York.) The plan prescribed some eye-popping maximum fines: $5,000 for refusing to join the government-mandated health plan; $5,000 for failing to pay premiums on time; 15 years to doctors who received “anything of value” in exchange for helping patients short-circuit the bureaucracy; $10,000 a day for faulty physician paperwork; $50,000 for unauthorized patient treatment; and $100,000 a day for drug companies that messed up federal filings. Not surprisingly, the plan’s fraud-abuse program financed itself through such bounty hunting.
When told the plan could bankrupt small businesses, Mrs. Clinton sighed, “I can’t be responsible for every undercapitalized small business in America.” When a woman complained that she didn’t want to get shoved into a plan not of her choosing, the first lady lectured, “It’s time to put the common good, the national interest, ahead of individuals.”
It is time for the GOP circular firing squad to focus on the real enemy. She is an arrogant tyrant.