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Monday, July 2, 2012

It's not cancer, it's DNA reform!

In the health care debate, the new ObamaCare law is often characterized as "health care reform." Now if that isn't gilding the lily, I don't know what is. To use the word "reform" to describe what the Obamacrats have done to health care, is the same as using the phrase DNA reform, to describe the onset of malignant cancer!

What causes cancer?
The abnormal behaviors demonstrated by cancer cells are the result of a series of mutations in key regulatory genes. The cells become progressively more abnormal as more genes become damaged. Often, the genes that are in control of DNA repair become damaged themselves, rendering the cells even more susceptible to ever-increasing levels of genetic mayhem.

For almost all types of cancer studied to date, it seems as if the transition from a normal, healthy cell to a cancer cell is step-wise progression that requires genetic changes in several different oncogenes and tumor suppressors. This is one reason why cancer is much more prevalent in older individuals. In order to generate a cancer cell, a series of mutations must occur in the same cell.
"Key regulatory genes?" ....hmm, I'm starting to see a pattern here. "Progressively more abnormal"... "Transition from normal" and healthy to diseased and dysfunctional is a "step-wise progression"...yep. "This is one reason why cancer is much more prevalent in older individuals"...or nations to take my little analogy to its logical conclusion. There are several comparison points between our current leadership and their activities and cancerous cells:
  1. Key regulatory genes / legislators
  2. Step-by-step progression from normal to dysfunctional 
  3. Many successive mutations necessary to establish cancer / socialism
  4. More prevalent in older individuals / nations
You've probably heard the old line about how our government likes fixing things so much, that even if it's not broken, they'll fix it till it is. ObamaCare is the apotheosis of this government interference paradigm. Under ObamaCare you can't be rejected for pre-existing conditions. Therefore you could simply pay the new ObamaCare tax penalty which it turns out, is substantially lower than the cost of health insurance, and if you happen to get sick, why, you just trot down to BCBS, AETNA, United Health Care, etc., and apply for your insurance. They'll have to take you, cancer and all. Naturally this will cause everyone else's insurance rates to go up, like they have been doing, and will continue to do.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or PPACA is 2700 pages long. That's longer than the KJV Bible, which most of us haven't even begun to finish after having it for most of our lives...Mea Culpa? So, to imagine that a single member of the Senate or the House of Representatives actually read the entire bill, or even most of the bill is simply an arrant flight of outrageous fantasy. None of them knew what was in that monstrosity of a bill; they simply accepted it on faith. Nancy Pelosi famously explained: "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what's in it." Now we know what's in it: a giant tax increase on those without insurance, and the unintended consequence of a giant spike in the cost of health insurance for everyone else.

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